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The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked 

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Updated October 12, 2018 2.8k votes 318 voters 3.5k 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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German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner
2
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest
3
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter
4
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale
5
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout
6
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale
7
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale
8
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel
9
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen
10
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock
11
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale
12
Belgian Strong Dark Ale ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
13
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout
14
German Helles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Helles
15
Traditional Bock is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Traditional Bock
16
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner
17
American Imperial Stout ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Stout
18
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout
19
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier
20
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager
21
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale
22
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout
23
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA
24
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse
25
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter