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What the heck is this “poundability” thing?
Our use of a poundability rating originated during the Festbier episode. In the BJCP guidelines for 4B Festbier, the History section reads
“Paulaner first created the golden version in the mid-1970s because they thought the traditional Oktoberfest was too filling. So they developed a lighter, more drinkable but still malty version that they wanted to be “more poundable” (according to the head brewer at Paulaner).”
We decided from then on to give every beer a “poundability” rating. This in no way measures how good or bad the beer might be, but only measures how easily one could “pound” the drink if needed. Measured on a 1 to 10 scale, 1 being incredibly difficult to drink quickly and 10 being incredibly easy.
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