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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1
24 9
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner

2
27 13
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest

3
22 9
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen

4
25 13
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout

5
25 13
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale

6
18 7
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout

7
41 28
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager

8
15 5
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock

9
13 5
Vienna Lager is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Vienna Lager

10
14 6
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter

11
19 11
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout

12
16 9
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel

13
18 11
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout

14
20 13
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale

15
11 5
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse

16
12 6
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale

17
13 7
Amber American Lager is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Amber American Lager

18
14 8
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale

19
15 9
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter

20
14 9
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA

21
15 10
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale

22
18 14
Double IPA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Double IPA

23
12 8
Blonde Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Blonde Ale

24
10 6
American Imperial Porter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Porter

25
10 6
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier

26
10 6
American Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Brown Ale

27
9 5
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale

28
12 9
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner

29
11 8
American Pale Wheat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Wheat

30
10 7
Maibock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Maibock

31
12 10
Belgian Saison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Saison

32
13 12
Coffee Beer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Coffee Beer

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

34
7 6
Traditional Bock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Traditional Bock

35
7 6
American Imperial Stout is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Stout

36
11 11
Session Beer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Session Beer

37
6 6
German Helles is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Helles

38
5 5
Dunkelweizen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Dunkelweizen

39
9 10
Honey Beer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Honey Beer

40
6 7
Belgian Quadrupel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Quadrupel

41
4 5
German Schwarzbier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Schwarzbier

42
4 5
Weizenbock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Weizenbock

43
4 5
Flanders Red Ale is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Flanders Red Ale

44
8 10
English Bitter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Bitter

45
4 6
Rye Beer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Rye Beer

46
7 10
English IPA is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English IPA

47
5 8
Barrel-Aged Beer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Barrel-Aged Beer

48
5 9
American Black Ale is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Black Ale

49
5 9
Belgian Fruit Lambic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Fruit Lambic

50
2 7
Belgian Gueuze is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Gueuze