beer tasting log?
- pinstripeprincess Nov 23, 2007 10:53 AM
my friend sent me this for wines http://www.winelog.net/ and i'm pretty sure there are a variety of them out there, but...
is there one for beers short of writing a review on beeradvocate? i don't feel that i have the chops yet to start rating beers willy nilly for others to see but i would certainly like to keep a log of notes for myself online. one thing i like about that website is that it will suggest wines that fall within what you tend to enjoy... i would LOVE that for beer as sometimes i feel overwhelmed when i do a beer run across the border and there are racks and racks of names i dont' recognize.
Speaking to your point:
"one thing i like about that website is that it will suggest wines that fall within what you tend to enjoy... "
Beer advocate does with every beer reviewed present beers of similar scores within the style. So for instance if you look up a review of a great DIPA you had, beer advocate will have a score and then list other DIPAs of similar score.
i'd second the recommendation for ratebeer.com. when you see a particular beer's ratings, there's also a list of top beers in that style, other brewers from the area, and other beers made by that brewer. they've also got good discussion boards. also, because i know you're a toronto person too, i'd suggest checking out bartowel.com , which is a t.o-based site for and by beer geeks. lots of good info on new stuff (which doesn't always make it to the lcbo), tastings, beer dinners, etc.
Does anyone know of any software that is tailored to beer tasting? Right now, I have a bulging notebook with the labels that I soak off and glue on each page over my "review" (notes really of what I like and dont like). I would like to organize this a little bit better. I check out beer advocate and rate beer but really just want something for my own internal records.
I have combed the ads in All About Beer but can't find anything. There is one program, but it only works on palm pilots or blackberries. That doesnt really help...