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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1
21 7
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout

2
29 14
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest

3
45 29
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager

4
23 10
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen

5
25 12
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner

6
17 5
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock

7
27 15
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout

8
26 15
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale

9
14 5
Vienna Lager is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Vienna Lager

10
22 13
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale

11
15 7
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter

12
17 9
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel

13
17 9
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter

14
20 12
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout

15
12 5
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse

16
13 6
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale

17
14 7
Amber American Lager is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Amber American Lager

18
15 8
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale

19
19 12
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout

20
11 5
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale

21
12 6
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier

22
12 6
American Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Brown Ale

23
12 6
American Imperial Porter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Porter

24
13 8
Blonde Ale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Blonde Ale

25
15 11
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale

26
14 10
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA

27
13 9
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner

28
11 7
Maibock is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Maibock

29
18 15
Double IPA is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Double IPA

30
13 10
Belgian Saison is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Saison

31
9 6
Belgian Dubbel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Dubbel

32
9 6
American Imperial Stout is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Stout

33
11 9
American Pale Wheat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Wheat

34
8 6
Traditional Bock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Traditional Bock

35
12 11
Session Beer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Session Beer

36
7 6
German Helles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Helles

37
6 5
Dunkelweizen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Dunkelweizen

38
13 13
Coffee Beer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Coffee Beer

39
7 7
Belgian Quadrupel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Quadrupel

40
4 5
Flanders Red Ale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Flanders Red Ale

41
4 5
Weizenbock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Weizenbock

42
4 5
German Schwarzbier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Schwarzbier

43
9 11
Honey Beer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Honey Beer

44
8 10
English Bitter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Bitter

45
4 6
Rye Beer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Rye Beer

46
7 10
English IPA is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English IPA

47
5 8
Barrel-Aged Beer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Barrel-Aged Beer

48
5 9
Belgian Fruit Lambic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Fruit Lambic

49
5 9
American Black Ale is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Black Ale

50
2 7
Belgian Gueuze is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Gueuze