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List Rules 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
4,042 2,472
Guinness is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Guinness 4.1% alcohol

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2
3,616 1,974
Stella Artois is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Stella Artois 5% alcohol

3
1,583 1,092
Chimay White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Chimay White 8% alcohol

4
1,758 1,519
Newcastle Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

5
1,749 1,471
Blue Moon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

6
2,038 1,337
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 5.6% alcohol

7
1,020 1,005
Heineken is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Heineken 5.4% alcohol

8
1,864 973
Hoegaarden Witbier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Hoegaarden Witbier 5% alcohol

9
1,925 879
Chimay Blue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Chimay Blue 9% alcohol

10
1,748 827
St Bernardus Abt 12 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

11
1,628 839
Rochefort 10 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

12
1,026 1,020
Fat Tire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

13
972 956
Sapporo Premium Lager is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Sapporo Premium Lager 4.5% alcohol

14
1,376 676
Chimay Red is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Chimay Red 7% alcohol

15
1,277 1,057
Samuel Adams Boston Lager is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

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16
1,670 884
Leffe Blonde is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

17
1,993 831
Moortgat Duvel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Moortgat Duvel 8.5% alcohol

18
1,191 675
Delirium Tremens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

19
1,239 1,304
Corona is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

20
1,118 198
Westmalle Tripel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Sabrina Goossens added Westmalle Tripel 9

21
825 810
Stone IPA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Stone IPA 6.7% alcohol

22
1,176 690
Hoegaarden Grand Cru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Hoegaarden Grand Cru 8.7% alcohol

23
931 873
Guinness Harp Lager is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Guinness Harp Lager 5% alcohol

24
562 759
Pyramid Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Pyramid Hefeweizen 5% alcohol

25
853 732
Pilsner Urquell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

26
1,206 680
Rochefort 8 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

27
927 808
Guinness Smithwicks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Smithwick's 5% alcohol

28
846 719
Stone Brewing Co. Arrogant Bas... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

29
774 620
Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

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30
822 192
Orval is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
belkp added Orval 6.2

31
1,178 859
Samuel Adams Octoberfest is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Samuel Adams Octoberfest 4.75% alcohol

32
662 664
Rogue Dead Guy Ale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Rogue Dead Guy Ale 6.5% alcohol

33
566 616
Bass Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Bass Pale Ale 5.1% alcohol

34
1,597 303
Westvleteren 12 (Yellow Cap) is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

35
587 539
Paulaner Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

36
1,150 498
Westmalle Dubbel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

37
1,180 838
Guinness Draught Guinness is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

38
819 670
Murphy's Irish Stout is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

39
640 251
Rodenbach Grand Cru is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
johanjazz added Rodenbach Grand Cru 6.5

40
423 116
Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Ruben Lambrechts added Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet 8

41
649 606
Russian River Brewery Pliny th... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

42
649 639
Anchor Steam is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Anchor Steam 4.9% alcohol

43
375 600
Red Stripe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Red Stripe 4.7% alcohol

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44
493 117
Achouffe La Chouffe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
belkp added Achouffe La Chouffe 8% alcohol

45
341 365
Carlsburg is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

46
876 543
Chimay Grande Réserve 1997 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

47
610 579
Yuengling Premium Beer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
Yuengling Premium Beer 4.4% alcohol

48
647 307
Rochefort 6 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

49
554 184
St Bernardus Prior 8 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World

50
613 559
Dos Equis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Beers from Around the World
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