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
41 16
German Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
German Pilsner

2
30 16
American Stout is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Stout

3
23 10
English Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Pale Ale

4
32 18
Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Hefeweizen

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

6
52 37
American Lager is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Lager

7
36 23
Oktoberfest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oktoberfest

8
34 22
American Amber Ale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American Amber Ale

9
31 20
English Brown Ale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Ale

10
20 10
Belgian Pale Ale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Pale Ale

11
34 23
Oatmeal Stout is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Oatmeal Stout

12
22 12
Doppelbock is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Doppelbock

13
20 11
Robust Porter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Robust Porter

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

15
17 9
Vienna Lager is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Vienna Lager

16
18 10
Belgian Strong Dark Ale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Strong Dark Ale

17
18 10
Belgian Witbier is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Witbier

18
22 14
English Brown Porter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
English Brown Porter

19
26 18
Irish Dry Stout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Irish Dry Stout

20
19 12
Amber American Lager is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Amber American Lager

21
21 14
American IPA is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
American IPA

22
24 17
Milk Stout is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Milk Stout

23
17 11
Blonde Ale is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Blonde Ale

24
18 12
Bohemian Pilsner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Bohemian Pilsner

25
20 14
Belgian Saison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Types of Beer, Ranked
Belgian Saison