It ain't all burritos and strippers, my friend.
- Aug 24, 2010
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If the goal is to make beers you enjoy, I completely agree.IMO, brew what you like/enjoy. Why need validation from unreliable/subjective judge(s)?
But if you want the most unbiased feedback possible about how a beer stacks up against a standard and against other beers, beer comps are the way to go. Even though some judges are bad, and good judges can have a bad day, or a blind spot, etc., you can enter the same beer in multiple competitions and look for the common comments between them.
For those with BYO online accounts, here's an old article (Dec 2016) that goes into depth on the subject.
How good is your homebrew? How would you know? Some homebrewers just want to know if they’re truly making good beer, and how to improve it. Others would like to know how