If you've just day-hiked Mt. Whitney in August--in other words, if you've just hiked a 22-mile round trip in a single day where you've gone from 8000 feet 14,495 feet and then back again, all the while in the blazing high-altitude sun--then trust me, these beers are indeed the best beers in the world. You'd pay anything--anything--for one of these beers. And it would be the best beer you've ever had in your life. Please trust me on this.
Point is, whether these beers are fizzy, beer-flavored water or absolutely amazing depends on context. This is a very important point that BMC-haters need to understand.