Bobsy wrote:However, I do sometimes see ABV as a value add. In general, the stronger beers last longer for me, so the value is that I might only be consuming one beer in an evening, when otherwise I may have gone for two. Of course, the value here is purely monetary and might affect whether I think something is worth the expense or not. Sours also fall into this category for me - they tend to be stupid expensive, but that's moderated by the fact that I can't knock them back at the pace of a pils or IPA.
I get it, there are lots of subjective 'value adds', in the sense some of us like sour or hoppy or super-high-ABV beers and some don't. I'm not sure that more sour or more hoppy is a universal positive bias on value - but maybe it is, as reflected in very good RateBeer ratings for Cantillon and top-notch DIPAs? It's a buyer's personal in-store decision as to whether a beer being extra-this-or-that is 'value' or not.
More sippable / intense beers tend to be highly-rated.