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
53 19
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner
2
39 17
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout
3
41 21
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen
4
34 17
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout
5
27 11
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale
6
26 11
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter
7
29 14
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel
8
39 23
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout
9
40 24
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest
10
25 11
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier
11
26 13
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock
12
27 14
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale
13
38 24
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale
14
56 42
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager
15
34 22
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale
16
21 11
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
17
24 14
Belgian Saison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Saison
18
20 11
American Imperial Porter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Porter
19
20 11
American Imperial Stout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Stout
20
21 12
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale
21
25 16
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter
22
26 17
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA
23
29 20
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout
24
17 9
Traditional Bock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Traditional Bock
25
18 10
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse