- A Classic - a superlative example of the style.
- Excellent - technically flawless, just short of the kind of character that distinguishes it as as the best in its style.
- Good - a well-made beer that is a fairly common example of its style.
- Average - nothing stands out; beer doesn't have off-flavors, but fails to impress as a good example of its style.
- Not Poisonous - off-flavors mar the recipe.
- Poisonous - off-flavors so profound the beer is undrinkable.
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