There are a few different places you'll see ratings on Untappd, on Beer and Brewery pages, and Top Rated global and local pages. This guide will help you understand what ratings are displayed where, how ratings are calculated and answer common questions about ratings!


Be sure to visit the FAQ at the bottom as most questions are answered there!


Beer


The Beer Pure Average is the rating that you see on the beer page, search results, lists etc. This is calculated by a Pure Average of the Beer's ratings as displayed below.








Brewery


The Brewery Average is the rating that you see on the brewery page, the brewery map, etc. This is calculated by an Average of all the Beers as displayed below.







Top Rated


  • Beer - A beer must have 150 ratings to qualify for the Top Rated list.

    • Local

      This is the rating displayed in the Local tab of the Top Rated Beer list on the Discover page. This rating is calculated by a Bayesian Average of beers checked-in within the last 15 days in the selected radius of the search area. The reasoning for this is to provide a Top Rated list of beers that could be available within the local area searched. The formula is displayed below.

    • Global

      This is the rating displayed in the Global tab in the Top Rated Beer list on the Discover page. This rating is calculated by a Bayesian Average of all beers. The formula is displayed below.






  • Brewery - A brewery needs at least 1,000 ratings, at least 5 beers on the beer page and a physical location tied to their brewery page to qualify for the Top Rated list.

    • Local

      This is the rating displayed in the Local tab of the Top Rated Brewery list on the Discover page. This rating is calculated by the weighted formula below and will show breweries based within the search radius. This rating effectively rates all breweries against each other and gives weight to their beers with a higher rating count.
    • Global

      This is the rating displayed in the Global tab of the Top Rated Brewery list on the Discover page. This rating is calculated by the weighted formula below. This rating effectively rates all breweries against each other and gives weight to their beers with a higher rating count.






Frequently Asked Questions


  1. How many ratings does a beer need before the rating will show?
    • A beer needs at least 10 ratings before the rating will show. (Remember, a check-in and a rating are not the same thing!)
  2. Why isn't this brewery showing on the Top Rated pages?
    • A brewery needs at least 1,000 ratings, at least 5 beers on the beer page and a physical location tied to their brewery page to qualify for the Top Rated list. (Remember, a check-in and a rating are not the same thing!) 
  3. Why isn't this beer showing on the Top Rated pages?
    • A beer must have 150 ratings to qualify for the Top Rated list. (Remember, a check-in and a rating are not the same thing!)
  4. How are collaboration beers rated?

    • Just like normal beers except the rating only applies to the parent brewery and not the collaborating brewery.

  5. How often does the Top Rated refresh?

    • Top Rated refreshes every 24 hours.

  6. How often do beer or brewery pages refresh?

    • Beer and Brewery page ratings refresh every 24-48 hours.

  7. If I rated a beer multiple times how is that rating determined?

    • When you rate a beer all previous ratings are averaged up and applied to the beer. You can rate as many times as you want but you only get 1 rating per beer per user.

  8. What happens to my rating if I delete my check-in?

    • If this is your only check-in to that beer your rating will be removed. If you have multiple check-ins to that beer, your rating for that beer will still exist but will not include the rating on the check-in that you deleted. 

  9. If I don't rate a beer does it count as a 0 cap rating?

    • No! If you leave the rating blank it wont count towards the beers total.




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