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QUALITY & INDIVIDUALITY -
why we don't have a style guide and how that
affects the tasting.
 
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ADVANTAGES & BENEFITS
what you can expect from us when participating
in the Finest Beer Selection.
 
ALL BENEFITS

 

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EXPERTISE & COMPASS
why the Finest Beer Selection is not a usual
beer competition, but sets new trends in the market.
 
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PROFILE & SCORE
why the Finest Beer Selection doesn't leave
it at a simple score, but offers more.

 
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REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION
Register beers easily and become part of the
Finest Beer Selection!
 
REGISTER BEERS NOW

 

 

 

THE NEW QUALITY COMPASS

100 Points

UNLIKE THE USUAL BEER COMPETITIONS, THE FINEST BEER SELECTION IS
NOT A COMPETITION IN WHICH BEERS ARE COMPARED WITH OTHER
BEERS IN EACH CATEGORY. THE CONCEPT IS RATHER A SENSORY TEST OF
EXCELLENCE.

Each beer is individually analyzed aromatically and evaluated based on a transparent
100-point scheme. Only the best beers of a year with a Finest Beer Score of 90 points or
more make it into the exclusive circle of the Finest Beer Selection.

The tasting and thus the choice of the Finest Beer Selection is carried out each year by
an international jury of qualified experts in a blind tasting.

Behind the concept are Doemens and Meininger Verlag, two absolute experts with
several years of experience in analyzing and evaluating beers and in organizing highly
professional beer tastings.
The Finest Beer Selection, the new, reliable quality compass for breweries, the trade and
for all beer consumers.

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THE BEERS & STYLES

EBC, IBU, degrees plato, ABV … The usual beer competitions submit to a rigid beer style corset.
The Finest Beer Selection is breaking new, and explores progressive and innovative paths.

 

Jury

Your style information serves as a sensory guide for the jury. With a high level of technical expertise, the taster groups describe and evaluate the beers, freed from guideline values and style guide discussions.

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YOUR BEER –
OUR BENCHMARK

Instead, the benchmark for the tasting is your self-assessment of which style the beer corresponds to. Assign it to an established style when registering, or register it individually as a creative brewing experiment.

Fokus Qualität

The Finest Beer Selection does it without a style guide. We believe that rigid category descriptions and analytical thresholds are detrimental to unbiased tasting focused on beer quality.

THE RATING

Only after an intensive sensory analysis and description of the beers does our expert jury give
its individual assessment based on a 100-point system. This way we do justice to each and
every beer.

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FINEST BEER EXPERT JURY

Proven beer experts with many years of tasting experience analyze the beers aromatically and evaluate them - individually, singularly and without comparison with competitors.

 

 

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FINEST BEER PROFILE

On the basis of numerous descriptors matched to each beer style, the jury creates an aroma profile in the form of a spider web diagram: the Finest Beer Profile.

 

 

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FINEST BEER SCORE

Based on the proven 100-point tasting pattern, each beer receives its individual rating, the Finest Beer Score, which shows the classification in a transparent and comprehensible way.

 

 

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FINEST BEER
SELECTION

All samples with a Finest Beer Score of 90 or more points are included in the selection of the best beers of a year.

 

 

5 BENEFITS FOR YOU AS A BREWERY

An experienced, international expert jury analyzes and evaluates your beer in a blind tasting at Doemens -
independently, impartially, professionally and not in comparison to other beers.

The jury creates a "Finest Beer Profile" for each beer. This provides information about the aromatic
character of your beer in the form of a spider web diagram.

With a "Finest Beer Score" of 90 or more points, your beer is officially included in the "Finest Beer Selection"
of the respective year. To promote this success, you will receive the "Finest Beer Seal", which you can use for
free, for example on your label, on the website, in documents, etc.

We create a professional, high-resolution image of your beer. You can for free use the evaluation and high
resolution images for your communication purposes. As part of an award ceremony, winning photos will
also be produced, which you can use free of charge for your media work.

The winning selection beers are presented to a broad public with a large circulation and wide coverage.
The communication channels include the company's own website, the worldwide Doemens network and
the various Meininger publications. The important B2B channels in the beverage trade and gastronomy in
particular are reached via these.

THE SEQUENCE

 

REGISTRATION & SHIPPING

 

USER ACCOUNTBenutzerkonto
After unlocking the registration (end-April), you can create an user account with all important data on your brewery in the first step.

 

BEER REGISTRATIONBenutzerkonto
You can then register your beers one after the other. In a few clicks you can either register for the appopriate beer style or for your creative brewing experiment via an individual input.

 

PAYMENTBenutzerkonto
Pay immediately after the beer recording using a credit card or PayPal or have an invoice created, which you subsequently pay by bank transfer.

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ShipmentSHIPMENT
Send your samples between
May 6th and June 4th, 2024 to


Doemens Academy GmbH,
Finest Beer Selection,
Lohenstraße 3, 82166 Gräfelfing.


Depending on the container size, 10 samples (< 0.5 l), 8 samples (0.5 l) or 6 samples (> 0.5 l) are required per beer.

 

 

PlausibilitätsprüfungCORRECTNESS CHECK
After receiving the beers, the organization team of the Finest Beer Selection checks the beer data recorded for correctness. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The carefully selected, staffed internationally Finest Beer Expert jury is made up of renowned beer experts with high subject expertise and tasting experience. The jury is intensely trained on the concept and tasting sheets.

 

TASTINGTasting
Each beer is described, analyzed and evaluated in a blind tasting by a jury group (and not in ranking comparison with other beers) in appearance, flavour and taste.

 

FINEST BEER PROFILEFBSProfil
The blind tasting takes place in two stages: First an aroma profile is created in the form of a spider web diagram: the Finest Beer Profile. It uses individual descriptors that match the specified beer style.

TASTING & EVALUATION

 

 

 

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FBScoreFINEST BEER SCORE
In the second step, an assessment value, the Finest Beer Score, is determined on the basis of a 100-point pattern.

 

ErgebnismitteilungRESULT
You will receive your result by email in a timely manner after the result evaluation. The result contains the objective tasting results including your individual Finest Beer profile, the Finest Beer Score and, if necessary, the award certificate.

 

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All beers with a Finest Beer Score of 90 or higher are included in the Finest Beer Selection and proudly carry their medal on the bottle or can.

 

SCHEDULE

 

Start registrations: 01.02.2024
End early bird discount: 15.03.2024
Registration deadline:  03.05.2024
Start date submissions: 06.05.2024
Deadline for samples: 04.06.2024
Tasting at Doemens: 11. - 13.06.2024
Award Ceremony: 15.07.2024

 

 

 

COSTS

 

Per beer registration with early bird discount: 230 €
Per beer registration without early bird discount: 260 €
Per beer with registration of
min. 3 beers with early bird discount:
200 €
Per beer with registration of
min. 3 beers without early bird discount:
230 €
 

 

All prices net, German brewers plus VAT, brewers from EU without VAT if tax ID is recorded.
Brewers outside EU without VAT upon presentation of appropriate proof of entrepreneurship.

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CONTACT

Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us via contact@finest-beer-selection.com