Alcohol 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
37 15
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner

2
36 21
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest

3
28 14
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout

4
30 16
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen

5
22 9
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale

6
50 36
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager

7
21 10
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock

8
29 18
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale

9
32 21
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout

10
19 9
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter

11
31 21
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale

12
17 8
Vienna Lager is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Vienna Lager

13
21 12
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel

14
22 13
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter

15
18 10
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale

16
19 11
Amber American Lager is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Amber American Lager

17
23 16
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout

18
24 17
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout

19
15 9
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale

20
15 9
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse

21
16 10
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier

22
20 14
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA

23
16 11
Blonde Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Blonde Ale

24
19 14
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale

25
17 12
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner