If you have been reading the reviews you might have noticed that we have changed some things. Some of the changes have been planned for a long period of time and others we just jumped into.
The first thing we changed was the 5 star rating. Let's face it, a 5 star system doesn't give that much opportunity to rate a beer. Therefore we brought up a 10 star system like for example IMDB uses. All older values where recalculated. We think that the 10 star system will sooner or later become the standard in beer rating. Numbers or local school grade systems are of no use if the system is used globally, whereas the 10 star system is known world wide.
Only one review per person per beer is now possible. You can still write several reviews about a beer, but only the last one will go into the total rating seen on the beers page.
All beers can now be reviewed externally. If you are a review writer but you don't want to use the Lautering.net system you can still publish your reviews at the beers external page. Check the beer page
http://lautering.net/beers/15765 and its corresponding http://lautering.net/beers/15765/external external review page. Get an account and add your reviews. Please be advised that we don't accept links to beer rating portals.
The most important improvement, which we could think of, was done to the review pages. We have added a radar diagram to each review. Check a review to see the diagram. The values come from the beer flavor wheel and give the reader a fast overview how the beer will taste / smell. Together with the other information about the beer the reader can get a good impression about the reviewed beer.
There are still some improvements to be made. Comments are welcome!