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The Best Beers from Around the World

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List Criteria: Any type of beer counts! Name the type of beer, not the brewery, if possible

The best beers in the world, as voted on by beer aficionados like you. Anyone can add their favorite brews to this list. The list updates automatically every time new beer rankings are added, making this an accurate, real-time ranking of the best beers, as chosen by the "wisdom of the crowd." Think about the top beers you've ever tasted and share your favorite beers with the world. Don't limit yourself to what's on tap at your local pub - these beverages are ranked on an international level. 

Naming the best beer in the world is a tough task - especially since taste is so subjective. The balance of hops, yeast, and malted barley all play a role in the taste of beer, yet some people prefer some of those flavors more than others. Many of the top rated beers on this list are heavy on hops, which give beer a bitter flavor and aroma. Other beers have a malt flavor that dominates the taste - giving them a sweet and buttery flavor. So while it may be difficult to name one type as the best tasting beer in the world, this list represents the range of good beers that are out there. Bottoms up and vote for your favorites!
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  1. 1
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    Guinness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Guinness 4.1% alcohol

  2. 2
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    Stella Artois is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Stella Artois 5% alcohol

  3. 3
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    - 1,234
    Newcastle Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed
    Newcastle Brown Ale 4.7% alcohol

  4. 4
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    Chimay White is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Chimay White 8% alcohol

  5. 5
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    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 5.6% alcohol

  6. 6
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    Blue Moon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed
    Blue Moon

  7. 7
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    Hoegaarden Witbier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Hoegaarden Witbier 5% alcohol

  8. 9
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    Chimay Blue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Chimay Blue 9% alcohol

  9. 10
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    Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Fat Tire

  10. 11
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    Sapporo Premium Lager is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Sapporo Premium Lager 4.5% alcohol

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    St Bernardus Abt 12 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    St Bernardus Abt 12 10% alcohol

  12. 13
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    Rochefort 10 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Rochefort 10 11.3% alcohol

  13. 14
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    Chimay Red is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Chimay Red 7% alcohol

  14. 15
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    Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed
    Samuel Adams Boston Lager 4.75% alcohol

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    Leffe Blonde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Leffe Blonde 6.6% alcohol

  16. 17
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    Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Stone IPA 6.7% alcohol

  17. 18
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    Delirium Tremens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Delirium Tremens 8.5% alcohol

  18. 19
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    Moortgat Duvel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Moortgat Duvel 8.5% alcohol

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    Corona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed
    Corona

  20. 21
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    Hoegaarden Grand Cru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Hoegaarden Grand Cru 8.7% alcohol

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    Pyramid Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Pyramid Hefeweizen 5% alcohol

  22. 23
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    Guinness Harp Lager is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Guinness Harp Lager 5% alcohol

  23. 24
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    Smithwick's is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Smithwick's 5% alcohol

  24. 25
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    Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) 11% alcohol

  25. 26
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    Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bas... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bastard Ale 7.2% alcohol

  26. 27
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    Westmalle Tripel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks & added by Sabrina Goossens
    Westmalle Tripel 9% alcohol

  27. 28
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    Rochefort 8 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Rochefort 8 9.2% alcohol

  28. 29
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    Pilsner Urquell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Pilsner Urquell 4.4% alcohol

  29. 30
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    Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Rogue Dead Guy Ale 6.5% alcohol

  30. 31
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    Samuel Adams Octoberfest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Samuel Adams Octoberfest 4.75% alcohol

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    Bass Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Bass Pale Ale 5.1% alcohol

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    Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier 5.4% alcohol

  33. 34
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    Paulaner Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Paulaner Hefeweizen

  34. 35
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    Rodenbach Grand Cru is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks & added by johanjazz
    Rodenbach Grand Cru 6.5% alcohol

  35. 36
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    Westmalle Dubbel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Westmalle Dubbel 7% alcohol

  36. 37
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    Orval is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks & added by belkp
    Orval 6.2% alcohol

  37. 38
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    Russian River Brewery Pliny th... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Russian River Brewery Pliny the Elder 8% alcohol

  38. 39
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    Guinness Draught Guinness is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Guinness Draught Guinness 4.1% alcohol

  39. 40
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    Murphy's Irish Stout is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Murphy's Irish Stout 4% alcohol

  40. 41
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    Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Anchor Steam 4.9% alcohol

  41. 42
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    Red Stripe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Red Stripe 4.7% alcohol

  42. 43
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    Yuengling Premium Beer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Yuengling Premium Beer 4.4% alcohol

  43. 44
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    Chimay Grande Réserve 1997 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Chimay Grande Réserve 1997 9% alcohol

  44. 45
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    - 24
    Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks & added by Ruben Lambrechts
    Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet 8% alcohol

  45. 46
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    - 81
    St Bernardus Prior 8 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    St Bernardus Prior 8 8% alcohol

  46. 47
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    Rochefort 6 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World


    Rochefort 6 7.5% alcohol

  47. 48
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    Hofbrauhaus München Münchner F... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hofbrauhaus München Münchner Fest-Bier 6% alcohol

  48. 49
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    Dos Equis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dos Equis

  49. 50
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    Leffe Brune 6 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    ranked low on reranks
    Leffe Brune 6 6.5% alcohol

  50. 51
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    Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA 9% alcohol

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