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Top 100 Beers



List of the world's best beers. (as reviewed / rated by BeerAdvocate members)

How was this list calculated?
Top 100 Beers
    Beer Name / Brewery Overall Reviews
1write a reviewTrappist Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap)
style: Quadrupel / abv: 10.20%
brewer: Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
4.53313
2write a reviewDark Lord Imperial Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 13.00%
brewer: Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub
4.45190
3write a reviewStone Imperial Russian Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 10.80%
brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
4.44601
4write a reviewDreadnaught IPA
style: American Double IPA / abv: 9.50%
brewer: Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub
4.42374
5write a reviewTrappist Westvleteren 8 (Blue Cap)
style: Dubbel / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Brouwerij Westvleteren (Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren)
4.41213
6write a reviewSt. Bernardus Abt 12
style: Quadrupel / abv: 10.50%
brewer: Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.41607
7write a reviewTrappistes Rochefort 10
style: Quadrupel / abv: 11.30%
brewer: Brasserie de Rochefort (Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy)
4.4510
8write a reviewFounders Breakfast Stout
style: American Double Stout / abv: 8.30%
brewer: Founders Brewing Company
4.39262
9write a reviewStorm King Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 9.10%
brewer: Victory Brewing Company
4.38851
10write a reviewMasala Mama India Pale Ale
style: American IPA / abv: 5.90%
brewer: Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery
4.36170
11write a reviewAleSmith Speedway Stout
style: American Double Stout / abv: 12.00%
brewer: AleSmith Brewing Company
4.36196
12write a reviewAyinger Celebrator Doppelbock
style: Doppelbock / abv: 6.70%
brewer: Privatbrauerei Franz Inselkammer KG / Brauerei Aying
4.34687
13write a reviewFounders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
style: American Double Stout / abv: 10.00%
brewer: Founders Brewing Company
4.33107
14write a reviewYuleSmith
style: American Double IPA / abv: 8.80%
brewer: AleSmith Brewing Company
4.32224
15write a reviewAbbaye Des Rocs Grand Cru [Brasserie Des Rocs Grand Cru]
style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / abv: 10.00%
brewer: Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
4.31242
16write a reviewDouble Bastard Ale
style: American Strong Ale / abv: 10.00%
brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
4.31451
17write a reviewThomas Hooker Liberator Doppelbock
style: Doppelbock / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Thomas Hooker Ales & Lagers (Troutbrook Brewing Company)
4.3178
18write a reviewKuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
style: Eisbock / abv: 13.50%
brewer: Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
4.3101
19write a reviewPliny The Elder
style: American Double IPA / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Russian River Brewing Company
4.29117
20write a reviewShakespeare Stout
style: American Stout / abv: 6.00%
brewer: Rogue Ales Brewery / Brewer's on the Bay
4.28664
21write a reviewPliny The Younger
style: American Double IPA / abv: 11.00%
brewer: Russian River Brewing Company
4.2866
22write a reviewSamuel Smith's Imperial Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 7.00%
brewer: Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.28588
23write a reviewAleSmith IPA
style: American IPA / abv: 7.75%
brewer: AleSmith Brewing Company
4.27176
24write a reviewStone Ruination IPA
style: American Double IPA / abv: 7.70%
brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
4.27612
25write a reviewTrappistes Rochefort 8
style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / abv: 9.20%
brewer: Brasserie de Rochefort (Abbaye de Notre-Dame de Saint-Rémy)
4.27391
26write a reviewChocolate Stout
style: American Stout / abv: 6.00%
brewer: Rogue Ales Brewery / Brewer's on the Bay
4.27590
27write a reviewOld Ruffian Barley Wine
style: American Barley Wine / abv: 10.20%
brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company
4.27235
28write a reviewWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier
style: Hefe Weizen / abv: 5.40%
brewer: Brauerei Weihenstephan
4.27447
29write a reviewAventinus
style: Weizenbock / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Private Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
4.26645
30write a reviewJ.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale
style: English Barley Wine / abv: 11.50%
brewer: J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
4.26251
31write a reviewImperial Stout
style: American Double Stout / abv: 10.50%
brewer: Rogue Ales Brewery / Brewer's on the Bay
4.26403
32write a reviewBell's Expedition Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 11.50%
brewer: Bell's Brewery, Inc / Eccentric Café & Beergarden
4.26381
33write a reviewTwo Hearted Ale
style: American IPA / abv: 6.00%
brewer: Bell's Brewery, Inc / Eccentric Café & Beergarden
4.26580
34write a reviewLa Fin Du Monde
style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Unibroue
4.26725
35write a reviewDuvel
style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale / abv: 8.50%
brewer: Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.26714
36write a reviewSupplication
style: American Wild Ale / abv: 7.00%
brewer: Russian River Brewing Company
4.25107
37write a reviewTröegs Nugget Nectar
style: American Amber / Red Ale / abv: 7.50%
brewer: Tröegs Brewing Company
4.25209
38write a reviewWisconsin Belgian Red
style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer / abv: 5.10%
brewer: New Glarus Brewing Company
4.25173
39write a reviewGreat Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
style: American Porter / abv: 5.80%
brewer: Great Lakes Brewing Company
4.25381
40write a reviewHop Rod Rye
style: American IPA / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.25431
41write a reviewAndechser Doppelbock Dunkel
style: Doppelbock / abv: 7.10%
brewer: Klosterbrauerei Andechs
4.2584
42write a reviewStone IPA (India Pale Ale)
style: American IPA / abv: 6.90%
brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
4.25677
43write a reviewPéché Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe)
style: American Double Stout / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
4.2499
44write a review90 Minute IPA
style: American Double IPA / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.24824
45write a reviewAlpha King Pale Ale
style: American Pale Ale (APA) / abv: 6.00%
brewer: Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub
4.24465
46write a reviewOld Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 9.00%
brewer: North Coast Brewing Co.
4.24678
47write a reviewHercules Double IPA
style: American Double IPA / abv: 9.10%
brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company
4.23339
48write a reviewPerkuno's Hammer Imperial Porter
style: Baltic Porter / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Heavyweight Brewing Co.
4.23330
49write a reviewCadillac Mtn. Stout
style: American Stout / abv: 6.70%
brewer: Bar Harbor Brewing Company
4.23136
50write a reviewArrogant Bastard Ale
style: American Strong Ale / abv: 7.20%
brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
4.22851
51write a reviewAlpha Klaus Xmas Porter
style: American Porter / abv: 7.50%
brewer: Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub
4.22227
52write a reviewAlaskan Smoked Porter
style: American Porter / abv: 6.50%
brewer: Alaskan Brewing Co.
4.22242
53write a reviewLa Folie Wood Aged Beer
style: Flanders Red Ale / abv: 6.00%
brewer: New Belgium Brewing Inc.
4.22107
54write a reviewYeti Imperial Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 9.50%
brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22297
55write a reviewOak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 9.50%
brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company
4.22266
56write a reviewBrasserie Des Rocs Triple Impériale
style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / abv: 10.00%
brewer: Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
4.22126
57write a reviewTemptation
style: American Wild Ale / abv: 7.25%
brewer: Russian River Brewing Company
4.21100
58write a reviewHennepin (Farmhouse Saison)
style: Saison / abv: 7.50%
brewer: Brewery Ommegang
4.21592
59write a reviewTrois Pistoles
style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Unibroue
4.21573
60write a reviewSinebrychoff Porter
style: Baltic Porter / abv: 7.20%
brewer: Oy Sinebrychoff Ab
4.21265
61write a reviewFuller's London Porter
style: English Porter / abv: 5.40%
brewer: Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.21417
62write a reviewSamuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
style: Oatmeal Stout / abv: 5.00%
brewer: Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
4.21653
63write a reviewSt. Bernardus Tripel
style: Tripel / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Brouwerij St. Bernardus NV
4.21329
64write a reviewBrooklyn Black Chocolate Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 8.50%
brewer: Brooklyn Brewery
4.2612
65write a reviewGumballhead
style: American Pale Wheat Ale / abv: 4.80%
brewer: Three Floyds Brewing Co. / Brewery & Pub
4.2325
66write a reviewBell's Batch 7000
style: American Double Stout / abv: 12.00%
brewer: Bell's Brewery, Inc / Eccentric Café & Beergarden
4.2178
67write a reviewWestmalle Trappist Tripel
style: Tripel / abv: 9.50%
brewer: Brouwerij Westmalle (Adbij der Trappisten van Westmalle)
4.2423
68write a reviewBig Bear Black Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 8.10%
brewer: Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.2298
69write a reviewOkocim Porter
style: Baltic Porter / abv: 8.10%
brewer: Browar Okocim S.A. (Carlsberg)
4.2154
70write a reviewOaked Arrogant Bastard Ale (Oaked Bastard)
style: American Strong Ale / abv: 7.20%
brewer: Stone Brewing Co.
4.299
71write a reviewAbbaye Des Rocs [Brasserie Des Rocs Brune]
style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Brasserie de l'Abbaye des Rocs s.a.
4.2155
72write a reviewFantôme Saison
style: Saison / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Brasserie Fantôme
4.2181
73write a reviewSouthampton Grand Cru
style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale / abv: 9.50%
brewer: Southampton Publick House
4.1977
74write a reviewBigfoot Barleywine Style Ale
style: American Barley Wine / abv: 9.60%
brewer: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.19772
75write a reviewGouden Carolus Carolus D'Or - Cuvée Van De Keizer
style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / abv: 11.00%
brewer: Brouwerij Het Anker
4.19163
76write a reviewGreat Lakes Blackout Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Great Lakes Brewing Company
4.19225
77write a reviewChimay Grande Réserve (Blue / Blauw)
style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Bières de Chimay (Abbaye Notre Dame de Scourmont)
4.18575
78write a reviewHopDevil Ale
style: American IPA / abv: 6.70%
brewer: Victory Brewing Company
4.18813
79write a reviewTripel Karmeliet
style: Tripel / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Brouwerij Bosteels
4.18304
80write a reviewI2PA - Imperial India Pale Ale
style: American Double IPA / abv: 9.20%
brewer: Rogue Ales Brewery / Brewer's on the Bay
4.18423
81write a reviewWorld Wide Stout
style: American Double Stout / abv: 18.00%
brewer: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
4.18446
82write a reviewThirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout
style: Russian Imperial Stout / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Thirsty Dog Brewing
4.18142
83write a reviewCelebration Ale
style: American IPA / abv: 6.80%
brewer: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
4.18853
84write a reviewAllagash Tripel Reserve
style: Tripel / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Allagash Brewing Company
4.17262
85write a reviewThomas Hooker Imperial Porter
style: American Porter / abv: 7.80%
brewer: Thomas Hooker Ales & Lagers (Troutbrook Brewing Company)
4.17119
86write a reviewRacer 5 India Pale Ale
style: American IPA / abv: 7.00%
brewer: Bear Republic Brewing Co.
4.17349
87write a reviewWeihenstephaner Korbinian
style: Doppelbock / abv: 7.40%
brewer: Brauerei Weihenstephan
4.17253
88write a reviewCantillon Saint Lamvinus
style: Lambic - Fruit / abv: 6.00%
brewer: Brasserie Cantillon
4.1759
89write a reviewRamstein Winter Wheat
style: Weizenbock / abv: 9.50%
brewer: High Point Wheat Beer Company
4.17130
90write a reviewAvec Les Bons Voeux
style: Saison / abv: 9.50%
brewer: Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.17107
91write a reviewMaudite
style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale / abv: 8.00%
brewer: Unibroue
4.17595
92write a reviewObsidian Stout
style: American Stout / abv: 6.40%
brewer: Deschutes Brewery, Inc.
4.17155
93write a reviewOld Horizontal
style: American Barley Wine / abv: 11.00%
brewer: Victory Brewing Company
4.16418
94write a reviewBourbon County Stout
style: American Double Stout / abv: 11.00%
brewer: Goose Island
4.16130
95write a reviewFuller's Vintage Ale
style: Old Ale / abv: 8.50%
brewer: Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
4.16236
96write a reviewTitan IPA
style: American IPA / abv: 6.80%
brewer: Great Divide Brewing Company
4.16294
97write a reviewFounders Red's Rye
style: Rye Beer / abv: 6.80%
brewer: Founders Brewing Company
4.15200
98write a reviewImperial IPA
style: American Double IPA / abv: 9.00%
brewer: Goose Island
4.15101
99write a reviewGirardin Gueuze 1882 Black Label (unfiltered)
style: Gueuze / abv: 5.00%
brewer: Brouwerij Girardin
4.1571
100write a reviewDrie Fonteinen Oude Gueuze
style: Gueuze / abv: 6.00%
brewer: Drie Fonteinen
4.1566


How was this list calculated?
The Best of BeerAdvocate (BA) lists are generated using statisical formulas that pull data from hundreds of thousands of user reviews. They are not hand-picked by any one person. The general formula uses a Bayesian estimate:

weighted rank (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

where:
R = review average for the beer
v = number of reviews for the beer
m = minimum reviews required to be listed (currently 43)
C = the mean across the list (currently 3.72)


The formula normalizes scores, that is pulls (R) to the mean (C) if the number of reviews is not well above (m). So if a beer has only a few reviews above (m), its (WR) is decreased a little if it is above the mean (C), or increased a little if it is below the mean (C) in accordance with the normal distribution rule of statistics.

Currently, a beer must have 5 or > reviews to be included in any calculations. And (m) is calculated by averaging the number of reviews for beers that have 5 or > reviews within the list being viewed, while (C) is the mean (average) overall score for all beers that have or > reviews within the list.

Example 1: (a beer with a 4.35 review average and 105 reviews)

(105 ÷ (105+43)) × 4.35 + (43 ÷ (105+43)) × 3.72 = 4.17 = WR

Example 2: (a beer with a 3.1 review average and 6 reviews)

(6 ÷ (6+43)) × 3.1 + (43 ÷ (6+43)) × 3.72 = 3.64 = WR

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if I don't agree with your list?
A: We don't care.

Q: Why isn't {insert beer} listed? That's just wrong!
A: It didn't make the cut. Did you review the beer? If not, then you have even less to complain about.

Q: How can {insert beer} be better than {insert beer}?
A: Ask your first grade math teacher.



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