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Watson Analyzes This: The Discreet Charm of the Framboisie


IBM’s Watson computer system, which you may remember from the decidedly one-sided man vs. machine Jeopardy! series when it was first unveiled, is now trying its hand as a psychoanalyst. Personality Insights takes sample text and returns a “spectrum of cognitive and social characteristics.” With Watson Analyzes This, we see what Watson has to say about our beers from their Beers Page description, then run our own, human-powered analysis of its work.

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On the Couch: The Discreet Charm of the Framboisie
Home Team: Brooklyn Quarterly Experiments (Go, Experiments!)
Favorite fashion accessories: Billowy scarves and skull rings
Predictability: Hold on tight

Watson Says:
You are heartfelt, somewhat insensitive and strict. You are calm under pressure: you handle unexpected events calmly and effectively. You are unstructured: you do not make a lot of time for organization in your daily life. And you are imaginative: you have a wild imagination.

Your choices are driven by a desire for prestige.You are relatively unconcerned with tradition. You consider independence to guide a large part of what you do: you like to set your own goals to decide how to best achieve them.


Dr. Rozmus Says:
Yikes, Watson! Coming on a little strong there, aren’t we? Sour beers might catch you off guard a little bit, but “insensitive and strict” seems like an overreaction. And how do you get there after starting with “heartfelt?”

After that, you’re much more on board. The wild imagination, the independence, the nearly improvisational day-to-day life– that’s The Discreet Charm of the Framboisie if I’ve ever met it. It’s a freewheeling kind of beer. A partyhopping-without-being-rude beer. Punk-rock-and-garden-parties and all the rest. Honestly, Watson, if you get over your initial rudeness, you might even have some fun!

Oh, and you’d better hurry with that fun– Framboisie is a limited release, and you won’t be able to wait and make amends. Get out there and carpe beer!

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