Mensa’s beer list

Mensa, yes that Mensa, released a survey of their members favorite beers.

I have seen a couple of snarky beer blogs saying: mensa people are stupid if these are their favorite beers. So let’s look at the top 10 choices (not broken down by coast)

1. Blue Moon (Blue Moon Brewing Company)

A safe choice, it’s nothing special but I don’t see anything wrong with someone picking this as their favorite beer (I know many women really love it).

2. Samuel Adams Boston Lager

I am of the opinion that Sam Adams is grossly overrated so this pick doesn’t surprise me, I would have been shocked if it wasn’t in the top 10.

3. Guinness

OK pick, really the only dark beer on the list.

4. 60 Minute IPA (Dogfish Head Craft Brewery)

Very good, I won’t get into the IPA fans vs IPA haters thing… because we should all be friends and drink together (your public service announcement of the post)

5. Heineken

Fine, not surprising, not a great beer.

6. Fat Tire Amber Ale (New Belgium Brewing)

I’m a Fat Tire fan and this is much higher than expected, good job Mensa.

7. Corona

The first REALLY bad choice, ugh… awful

8. Newcastle Brown Ale

See Heineken

9. Bud Light

An even worse choice, COME ON MENSA!

10. Stella Artois

An underrated beer I was happy to see on the list.

So (in my unscientific opinion) they picked 2 horrible beers, 2 really good beers and a bunch in between — not bad.

I should add that they were given a list of only 30 so we can’t expect something like Beer Advocate’s top 250

Also look at the 30 best selling beers if you want to be really depressed/force yourself to drink (mass consumption is not a great indicator of taste)


~ by realfactsandbeer on June 3, 2013.

One Response to “Mensa’s beer list”

  1. Hey Corona isn’t awful. But ya I got this list a while back (since I am a Mensa) and clearly intelligence and beer choices are not correlated

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