VOTE The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked  

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There's nothing quite like a cold beer on a warm summer night. But what kind of brew stocks your dream cooler? The best types of beers come in all different forms. Some good kinds of beers are light and refreshing while other delicious beers are dark and full of robust flavors. The most popular styles of beer originated all over the globe, from Germany to Ireland to the United States.

What varieties will you find on this list of the best beers? American lagers are favorites stateside, thanks to go-to brands like Coors Light and Budweiser. India pale ales - also known as IPAs - win over imbibers with their citrus-y, hop-forward flavors, while oatmeal stouts are smooth and drinkable. There are even many tasty gluten-free beer types available on the market today. Other good beers featured on this top beer types list include American brown ale, doppelbock, and porters.

What's your favorite type of beer? Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them towards the number-one spot, and please any good brews that are missing.

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American Lager is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager

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16 8
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale

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12 5
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen

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10 4
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale

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Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel

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German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner

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Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest

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Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout

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Vienna Lager is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Vienna Lager

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English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter

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10 6
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale

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8 4
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter

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Double IPA is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Double IPA

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11 8
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale

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9 6
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout

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8 5
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout

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7 4
American Pale Wheat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Wheat

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12 10
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout

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9 7
Belgian Saison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Saison

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6 4
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier

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6 4
Amber American Lager is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Amber American Lager

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5 3
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock

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5 3
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale

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8 7
Coffee Beer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Coffee Beer

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7 6
Blonde Ale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Blonde Ale

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6 5
American Imperial Porter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Porter

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5 4
American Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Brown Ale

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Session Beer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Session Beer

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6 6
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA

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5 5
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse

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5 5
Maibock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Maibock

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3 3
Dunkelweizen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Dunkelweizen

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6 7
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner

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4 5
Honey Beer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Honey Beer

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4 5
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale

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3 5
Traditional Bock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Traditional Bock

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3 5
Chocolate Beer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Chocolate Beer

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3 5
American Imperial Stout is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Stout

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3 5
English Bitter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Bitter

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3 5
Belgian Dubbel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Dubbel

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2 4
German Schwarzbier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Schwarzbier

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4 7
American Black Ale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Black Ale

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3 6
Belgian Quadrupel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Quadrupel

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2 5
Rye Beer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Rye Beer

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2 5
German Helles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Helles

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1 4
Weizenbock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Weizenbock

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1 4
Flanders Red Ale is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Flanders Red Ale

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3 7
Pumpkin Beer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Pumpkin Beer

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3 7
English IPA is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English IPA

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2 6
Barrel-Aged Beer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Barrel-Aged Beer