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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25 13
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager

2
14 6
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale

3
8 2
Vienna Lager is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Vienna Lager

4
10 4
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen

5
11 5
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel

6
12 6
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner

7
13 7
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest

8
14 8
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout

9
10 5
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter

10
13 9
Double IPA is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Double IPA

11
9 5
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale

12
7 3
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter

13
7 3
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale

14
10 7
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale

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

16
7 4
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout

17
5 2
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale

18
11 9
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout

19
7 5
Blonde Ale is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Blonde Ale

20
6 4
Amber American Lager is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Amber American Lager

21
6 4
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout

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22
7 6
Session Beer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Session Beer

23
5 4
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse

24
5 4
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier

25
5 4
American Pale Wheat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Wheat

26
5 4
American Imperial Porter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Porter

27
5 4
Maibock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Maibock

28
4 3
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock

The Best Texas Beers, Ranked

29
7 7
Belgian Saison is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Saison

30
6 6
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner

31
5 5
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA

32
4 4
American Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Brown Ale

33
4 4
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale

34
3 4
Traditional Bock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Traditional Bock

35
3 4
American Imperial Stout is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Stout

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36
3 4
English Bitter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Bitter

37
3 4
Chocolate Beer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Chocolate Beer

38
2 3
Dunkelweizen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Dunkelweizen

39
2 3
German Schwarzbier is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Schwarzbier

40
3 5
Honey Beer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Honey Beer

41
3 5
Belgian Quadrupel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Quadrupel

42
1 3
Flanders Red Ale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Flanders Red Ale

The Best Vermont Beers, Ranked

43
3 6
Pumpkin Beer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Pumpkin Beer

44
3 6
English IPA is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English IPA

45
2 5
Barrel-Aged Beer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Barrel-Aged Beer

46
2 5
German Helles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Helles

47
2 5
Belgian Dubbel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Dubbel

48
1 4
Belgian Gueuze is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Gueuze

49
3 7
American Black Ale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Black Ale

50
2 6
Belgian Fruit Lambic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Fruit Lambic