|No I am not from Tennessee. I am a lifetime Virginian! I have been a volunteer beer taster since 1974. I am willing to drive from the western slopes of West Virginia & Pennsylvania to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to help you drink beer. My volunteering is truly without being motivated by financial or material gain. My altruistic activity is intended to promote good and improve human quality of life.
Here is how I relate to the Draught Club ratings;
The Keg designation for those beers that I REALLY liked, World class: You need this beer in your life. I would serve this beer at my party. 6 pack, take the whole six pack. Exceptional: DO NOT HESITATE to have several of these. I'd buy this to share. 5, Very Good: brew to savor. I will buy this again. Rating 4 or 3 I would thankfully accept from a friend.
4, Good; Enjoyable but not life alternating. I like it but probably will not buy it. 3, Average: generally unimpressive. I will drink this if offered. If offered a beer rated 2 or less I might “accidentally” spill it, or suddenly need a head call and come back with an empty glass – you get my point. 2, To each their own: I'll drink this if nothing else is available.
1, Walk away, Do you have any water? 0, I prefer sipping last weeks urine out of a rotting tree trunk in the middle of a malaria infested swamp over ever drinking this again. I am not a beer bigot; I am not going to insult your selection of unpalatable swill. .. My assessments are subjective based solely on my tastes. My tastes (“the sensation of flavor perceived in the mouth and throat on contact with a substance”) have changed significantly over the last 4 years. I attribute some of this to being exposed to the unlimited variations of beer that we the Draught Club have enjoyed.