Good Beer Guide Survey

Good Beer Guide online survey

There is an online survey about the future of the Good Beer guide. Please complete this survey as the feedback will have an influence on the future direction and content of the Good Beer Guide. Click on the link: http://www.camra.org.uk/gbg2018survey

As we now have the newest edition of the ‘Good Beer Guide’, you may wonder how those pubs are selected to appear in the Guide. The answer is that it is largely via beer scores submitted by CAMRA members from all over the country.

These scores are part of the National Beer Scoring System (NBSS). Any CAMRA member can send in beer scores, so to give your favourite pub a chance of being in the Guide, make sure you regularly rate the quality of beer as described below.

NBSS Scores play a major factor in determining which pubs we short-list for the following year’s GBG. However we do set a threshold of at least 20 scores over a 12 month period for NBSS scores to be considered in the process. The following pubs need one or a few more scores before the end of the year to reach that threshold. It is important to remember you should score the beers truthfully as you find them. If for example, you only score beers that are 4 or higher your scores may be excluded.

It would be a great help to the branch if you as members find yourself in one of these pubs that you use What Pub to record NBSS scores for any cask beer you drink.

Abel Heywood; Bulls Head, Circus Tavern; Rain Bar; Seven Bro7hers Beerhouse; Seven Stars; Soup Kitchen; Unicorn; and Waldorf.

Although you don’t have to be an ‘expert’ to begin scoring your beer, it is not about your personal favourite beer receiving the highest scores, but about being discerning. The main consideration is the quality of that beer, how well the pub has kept and served it, and score it according to the general guide below. It is a simple system of a ten point range from 0 to 5, with half points being used if your opinion of the beer falls between two categories.

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