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Broad scope, sketchy detail,
This review is from: Pocket Beer Book 2014 (Flexibound)
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When you consider how good this book is, the question really comes down to 'what do you want it for?'
If the idea is that you're on your travels, and you want to find out which of the local brews is worth a look, then it's fine, it shows a large number of breweries, has some brief notes on each beer and awards a score to each. All well and good, but you coul;dn't possibly use it for selecting from a wide range, and you don't really get a feel for which beers suit a particular palate. In these terms, it's worth four stars.
Where it loses an extra star for me is that I flatly disagree with the ratings, at least on the English and Belgian brews which are the only ones on which I can offer an opinion. It's personal preference no doubt, but I find the authors' tastes far too conservative.