I agree, but given palate fatigue, beer staling, and other issues, is not always due to naive judges who think bigger is better. But I think it often is. I will say that my doppelbock was technically my best beer out of the three I submitted, yet it got the worst score. Why? It was on the low end of the ABV range, yet it was almost identical to Celebrator in terms of OG/FG stats. Biggest complaint was lack of alcohol warming. Really? I think most judges would prefer an alcoholic bock versus one that showed complexity in malty body, and this is a problem.