Beer Scoring

The National Beer Scoring Scheme (NBSS) is a 0-5 point scale for judging beer quality in pubs. It is an easy to use system that has been designed to assist CAMRA branches in selecting pubs for the Good Beer Guide and monitoring beer quality by encouraging CAMRA members to report on beer quality where ever they go.

You can either submit a score via CAMRA’s excellent online pub guide WhatPub or via the Good Beer Guide mobile app. When submitting a score use the following criteria:

  1. No cask ale available
  2. Poor
    Beer that is anything from barely drinkable to drinkable with considerable resentment.
  3. Average.
    Competently kept, drinkable pint but doesn’t inspire in any way, not worth moving to another pub but you drink the beer without really noticing.
  4. Good
    Good beer in good form. You may cancel plans to move to the next pub. You want to stay for another pint and may seek out the beer again.
  5. Very Good
    Excellent beer in excellent condition.
  6. Perfect
    Probably the best you are ever likely to find. A seasoned drinker will award this score very rarely.

More information is available on the main CAMRA site here.

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