Sorry Allagash White Fan, Untappd Ratings Reflect What A Beer Actually Tastes Like

You Allagash White fucks.

I want just one of you, ONE OF YOU, to admit that Allagash White is not for everyone.

It is a niche style beer!!

Hello!? McFly!? Think, McFly, think.

Belgian Yeast and Wheat Beer in general, kinda fucking suck… well, suck to a lot of people anyway. Allagash White Fan always fails to mention this when complaining.

And then there is the disconnect of what the upper beer geek crust thinks Untappd is and what it actually is.

I mean really, how long is it going to take you Untappd haters to understand the app? It is not for rating a beer on how well it is made. Nope.

It is an app for rating how a beer tastes to a person. A human beer drinker. Not a brewer, or Beer Twitter, or Beer Instagram.

So when you understand the context, 3.76 is a very good rating for a shit style. Is there a Belgian Yeast inspired Wheat Beer ranking higher? I’m not going to take the time to figure it out but it’s HIGHLY doubtful.

I now present to you the most accurate Allagash White rating on Untappd:

Belgian Yeast is the Brussel Sprout of the beer world. Loved by some, disliked by most.

So Allagash White Dude should be happy with that rating. And maybe shut the hell up, for once.

Running List: What Are The Best Drinking Companions?

Sometimes a bright Moon and a quiet patio make for a great drinking companion

Not here to rank these. I don’t want these these to battle. Just here to make a running list of things that are known to be great beer drinking company.

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Humans (a few of them – on an occasional basis)
  • Bottle opener.
  • Phone.
  • A TV series.
  • A movie.
  • A porch with ANY kind of view of anything.
  • Patio (also with a view of any kind of anything).
  • Book.
  • Video game.
  • Any kind of sporting event.
  • Plant life.
  • Pool or any body of water.
  • Bird feeder.
  • Wildlife.
  • The sky.
  • Stars and or The Moon.
  • The sound of crickets (or whatever your local noisy insect is).
  • Rain.
  • A breeze flowing through trees.

I will regularly come back to this list when I have something to add. Feel free to add your own in the comments.

Peaceful drinking to you and your beer. 🍻✌️

The Golden Hour of Beer Drinking

The Golden Hour of drinking and photography, combined

I don’t think it’s talked about enough: A good beer buzz.

Maybe you are a normal fuck. You don’t need beer or pot to open up an environment for you to act like a normal person.

Sadly (or not), I need a beer or two to actually enjoy things. To think like a norm.

That came out wrong; I enjoy things without beer. I am not THAT bad off. But my anxiety filled mind quiets down a bit after a good beer or two.

The right music and a second beer in? I am usually feeling pretty good. A nice buzz, man. That’s what I like, what I need. It’s a big part of why I like beer.

That’s the “Golden Hour” in beer drinking. For filmmakers it’s that last hour of light, when everything looks magical on film.

For beer drinking it’s that buzz after two beers. It doesn’t last long, maybe an hour – one foot in reality, awake and still making good decisions, one foot into a mind altered state where everything is kinda fun.

I am not afraid to admit it. A nice little buzz is what I look for most drinking sessions. I like it. It’s nice. It should be enjoyed and talked about more often.

Cheers to a nice buzz! 🍻🎉

This Rhinelander Beer Board Sign Is LIT

Rhinelander Beer Board Sign

I don’t know anything about Rhinelander brewery but I want that sign board!! It is simply perfect.

Especially if you’re a home-brewer like the owner, John Harry, you can put your own beers on it:

John is so lucky to get that. I searched all of eBay and found nothing like it.

If you see something similar out there, let me know. I would love to have something like it up in my garage.

BTW, John is the historian for Point Brewery, the second oldest brewery in Wisconsin. Sounds like a pretty cool thing to be.

You Can’t Really Fix Untappd’s ‘Not My Style’ Guy

He is talking about how if Allagash White (considered by Beer Twitter to be a perfect beer) can be rated so low by Untappd, then something is wrong with Untappd.

Yes but if you are Untappd, HOW can you weight by style? 

I think everyone knows “not my style” guy is a problem in Untappd, but how in the world could you actually remove that guy’s rating? How do you fix that in reality without someone at Untappd picking through every rating and messing with it?

I don’t think you can. 

One of the ticks of Untappd is it’s what the world of drinkers thinks of a beer, not just what uppity beer geeks think.

Maybe you can try, like others have, to create a more curated, “educated” beer drinker app and not let anyone rate Allagash White below a five. Good luck with your boring-ass beer app.

And also, us beer geeks aren’t perfect either:

Yeah, what that👆guy said!

I guess it would be nice to have a more accurate rating system. But I feel like you lose something if you’re tweaking things and walling off all non-snobs.

So I think Allagash White deserves that 3.76. It’s rated too low by drinkers that don’t know Belgian Wit and overly hyped by Allagash fans, making for a perfect real world rating.

BTW, Wheat beers and Belgian Witbier, like Allagash White? Well, they suck. Not my style.