The other day I sat down to read a book that does a “review” on beers that are available in Australia.
The author rates beer on a number out of 100.
The relevant ratings are: 61-70 Potable, but not recommended and 81 -90 Better beer
Flicking through to my favourite drinks, I see that Coopers Best Extra Stout gets a 90, while Little Creatures Pale Ale gets a 92. Which made me think the book might be worth paying attention to.
Then I saw that the no longer brewed Barefoot Radler scored a 65. (Seeing that the author lives in Sydney, it sort of made sense. IMNSHO the Radler was great when outdoors on one of the many stinking hot days Qld has).
What really got me was XXXX Gold, Melbourne Bitter and Victoria Bitter scoring an 83, 87 and 85 respectively. If you have ever tried any of those beers, I am sure you will also be scratching your head as to how they scored so high.
This got me thinking about the way that “experts” influence our decisions and views.
Do you take what an “expert” says as “gospel”?
Or, do you weigh it up based on your experience and what you currently know?
If you are in a position where you don’t know much about a particular field, rather than following the lead of so-called “experts”, it might be better in the long term to find a mentor or coach.
That way, you will be able to form an opinion based on your own experience, not someone else’s.