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The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked 

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Updated October 12, 2018 3.4k votes 365 voters 3.9k views 57 items

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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1
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner
2
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager
3
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest
4
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen
5
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale
6
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout
7
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale
8
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale
9
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout
10
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel
11
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter
12
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale
13
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout
14
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA
15
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock
16
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier
17
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner
18
Blonde Ale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Blonde Ale
19
German Helles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Helles
20
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter
21
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale
22
American Imperial Stout ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Stout
23
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout
24
Amber American Lager is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Amber American Lager
25
Belgian Strong Dark Ale ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale