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
20 8
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen

2
23 11
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest

3
20 9
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner

4
37 25
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager

5
14 4
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock

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

7
13 4
Vienna Lager is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Vienna Lager

8
14 6
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale

9
14 6
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout

10
16 8
Belgian Tripel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Tripel

11
20 12
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout

12
18 11
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout

13
15 9
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout

14
18 12
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale

15
10 5
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier

16
11 6
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter

17
14 9
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter

18
17 13
Double IPA is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Double IPA

19
12 8
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA

20
10 6
Amber American Lager is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Amber American Lager

21
10 6
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale

22
9 5
Berliner Weisse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Berliner Weisse

23
9 5
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale

24
13 10
American Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Ale

25
11 8
Blonde Ale is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Blonde Ale

26
10 7
American Pale Wheat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Pale Wheat

27
9 6
American Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Brown Ale

28
9 6
American Imperial Porter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Porter

29
12 10
Belgian Saison is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Saison

30
11 9
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner

31
9 7
Maibock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Maibock

32
7 6
Traditional Bock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Traditional Bock

33
7 6
Belgian Dubbel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Dubbel

34
5 5
Dunkelweizen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Dunkelweizen

35
10 11
Session Beer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Session Beer

36
10 11
Coffee Beer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Coffee Beer

37
6 7
Belgian Quadrupel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Quadrupel

38
5 6
German Helles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Helles

39
5 6
American Imperial Stout is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Imperial Stout

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

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

42
8 10
Honey Beer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Honey Beer

43
7 9
English IPA is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English IPA

44
6 8
English Bitter is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Bitter

45
5 7
Barrel-Aged Beer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Barrel-Aged Beer

46
4 6
Rye Beer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Rye Beer

47
3 5
Flanders Red Ale is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Flanders Red Ale

48
5 8
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
5 10
American Sour is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Sour