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Top Rated Beers: Great Lakes (US)

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Top Rated Beers: Great Lakes (US)
    WR Ratings
1Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.40% ABV
4.685,792
2Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.651,074
3Founders CBS Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.60% ABV
4.653,041
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.20% ABV
4.619,349
5Zombie Dust
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.20% ABV
4.67,909
6Bourbon County Vanilla Rye
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.60% ABV
4.591,068
7Bourbon County Brand Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.80% ABV
4.599,966
8Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014)
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.20% ABV
4.56477
9Bell's Black Note Stout
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.40% ABV
4.543,461
10Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.532,395
11Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Old Ale / 13.50% ABV
4.531,633
12Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
English Barleywine / 12.10% ABV
4.523,990
13Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.30% ABV
4.5213,986
14Permanent Funeral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.50% ABV
4.52,064
15R&D Wild Peach
New Glarus Brewing Company
American Wild Ale / 7.25% ABV
4.48482
16Hopslam Ale
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.4811,122
17Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.47589
18Columbus Bodhi DIPA
Columbus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.47997
19Bourbon Barrel Black Maple
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Porter / 11.00% ABV
4.46518
20Hop JuJu Imperial IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.441,161
21Square Grouper
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.43326
22Unsessionable
Revolution Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.41659
23Dreadnaught IPA
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.45,347
24Nutulhu
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.39135
25Citra
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.391,118
26Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
English Barleywine / 14.50% ABV
4.37579
27Wisconsin Belgian Red
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.372,857
28Wulver
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 12.00% ABV
4.351,176
29Founders Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.356,558
30Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Eisbock / 15.50% ABV
4.351,015
31Seventeen
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout
4.35170
32Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.35792
33Raspberry Tart
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.353,174
34Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
4.341,493
35Thumbprint Scream IIPA
New Glarus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.341,386
36Founders Backwoods Bastard
Founders Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 10.20% ABV
4.336,781
37Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American IPA / 7.50% ABV
4.333,245
38Sure Bet
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.32182
39Serendipity
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.322,200
40Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%)
Small Town Brewery
Herbed / Spiced Beer / 10.00% ABV
4.32377
41Galaxy Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.32613
42Sour Reserve
Upland Brewing Company
Gueuze
4.3303
43Clare's Thirsty Ale
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.50% ABV
4.3119
44Plead The 5th Imperial Stout
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.33,225
45Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
Half Acre Beer Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.3456
46Not Your Father's Root Beer (5.9%)
Small Town Brewery
Herbed / Spiced Beer / 5.90% ABV
4.29377
47Bourbon Barrel Barleywine Ale
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.291,939
48Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca
Half Acre Beer Company
American IPA / 7.30% ABV
4.29326
49Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.40% ABV
4.282,132
50Deal With The Devil
18th Street Brewery
American Pale Ale (APA) / 8.50% ABV
4.28167
51White Rajah
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
American IPA / 6.80% ABV
4.281,794
52Beer Hates Astronauts
Half Acre Beer Company
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.28207
53Chillwave Double IPA
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.40% ABV
4.282,421
54Strawberry Rhubarb
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.271,223
55Dark Lord Imperial Stout
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.273,623
56Two Hearted Ale
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.2712,093
57Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.26400
58Founders Harvest Ale
Founders Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.60% ABV
4.263,843
593 Floyds / Half Acre Anicca
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.30% ABV
4.26340
60Founders Porter
Founders Brewing Company
American Porter / 6.50% ABV
4.256,157
61Hipster Brunch Stout
Odd Side Ales
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.25195
62Columbus Creeper
Columbus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.25195
63Alpha King
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.66% ABV
4.255,512
64Barrel Aged The Jones Dog
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Milk / Sweet Stout / 13.00% ABV
4.25286
65Arctic Panzer Wolf
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.253,223
66Barrel Aged Behemoth
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Barleywine / 12.50% ABV
4.25332
67Ninja Vs. Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV
4.251,410
68Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American IPA / 7.50% ABV
4.24268
69Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Old Ale / 13.50% ABV
4.24944
70Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
American Porter / 5.80% ABV
4.245,678
71Devil Over A Barrel - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter
Tyranena Brewing Company
American Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.24488
72Broo Doo
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.241,647
73Double Daisy Cutter
Half Acre Beer Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV
4.24651
74Hell's Black Intelligencer
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Oatmeal Stout / 6.00% ABV
4.24203
75Bell's Expedition Stout
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.235,301
76Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
4.232,025
77Hunter Vanilla
18th Street Brewery
Milk / Sweet Stout / 8.50% ABV
4.23133
78Apocalypse Cow
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 11.00% ABV
4.231,807
79Founders Blushing Monk
Founders Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 9.20% ABV
4.231,026
80Rye'da Tiger
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.60% ABV
4.23619
81Juliet
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Wild Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.231,437
82Bourbon Barrel Wood Burner
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.23151
83Simcoe
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.23495
84Deth's Tar
Revolution Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.40% ABV
4.22549
85As You Wish...
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Porter / 11.00% ABV
4.22118
86Behemoth Blonde Barleywine
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Barleywine / 10.50% ABV
4.221,613
87Straight Jacket
Revolution Brewing Company
American Barleywine / 13.00% ABV
4.22453
88Mathias Imperial IPA
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.22211
89Unicorn Hits Rock Bottom
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.22149
90IBUsive
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.22112
91B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.40% ABV
4.222,479
92Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.22255
93Live A Rich Life
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Belgian IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.22702
94Thumbprint Cran-Bic
New Glarus Brewing Company
Lambic - Fruit / 6.00% ABV
4.21481
95Bourbon Barrel Aged Siberian Night Imperial Stout
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.90% ABV
4.21833
96Bean Gene
Revolution Brewing Company
American Porter / 8.50% ABV
4.21509
97Barrel Aged Naked Evil
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
English Barleywine / 11.30% ABV
4.21580
98Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Bière de Garde / 7.00% ABV
4.2198
99Founders Double Trouble
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.40% ABV
4.25,921
100Gumballhead
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Wheat Ale / 5.60% ABV
4.24,959


How was this list calculated?

Lists are generated using a Bayesian estimate that pulls data from millions of BeerAdvocate user ratings and normalizes scores based on the number of ratings for each beer.

The general statistical formula is:
weighted rank (WR) = (v ÷ (v+m)) × R + (m ÷ (v+m)) × C

R = average (mean) rating for the beer = (Rating)
v = number of ratings for the beer = (votes)
m = minimum ratings required to be considered (currently 72)
    = (the average number of ratings across the dataset)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.78)
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