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
47 17
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner
2
37 18
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen
3
33 16
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout
4
37 23
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout
5
27 14
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel
6
54 39
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager
7
37 24
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest
8
23 11
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale
9
24 12
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock
10
22 11
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter
11
28 17
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout
12
21 11
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
13
21 11
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier
14
34 24
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale
15
23 14
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale
16
23 14
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA
17
31 22
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale
18
18 10
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse
19
18 10
Vienna Lager is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Vienna Lager
20
20 12
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale
21
22 14
Belgian Saison is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Saison
22
18 11
American Imperial Porter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Porter
23
17 10
Belgian Dubbel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Dubbel
24
26 20
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout
25
22 16
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter