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Top Rated Beers: Great Lakes (US)

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Top Rated Beers: Great Lakes (US)
    WR Revs
1Founders CBS Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.60% ABV
4.61918
2Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.59259
3Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.40% ABV
4.581,044
4Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.20% ABV
4.552,777
5Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout (2014)
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.20% ABV
4.5476
6Zombie Dust
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.20% ABV
4.531,341
7No Rules
Perrin Brewery
American Porter / 15.00% ABV
4.5251
8Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
English Barleywine / 12.10% ABV
4.48448
9Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.48179
10Bell's Black Note Stout
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.40% ABV
4.48549
11Permanent Funeral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.50% ABV
4.47250
12Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Old Ale / 13.50% ABV
4.46380
13Columbus Bodhi DIPA
Columbus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV
4.46144
14Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.30% ABV
4.463,440
15Bourbon County Brand Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.80% ABV
4.462,577
16Hopslam Ale
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.453,266
17Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.44363
18Oro Negro
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.4439
19Hop JuJu Imperial IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.41169
20Dreadnaught IPA
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.41,666
21Seventeen
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.50% ABV
4.3839
22R&D Vintage 2014
New Glarus Brewing Company
American Wild Ale / 6.00% ABV
4.3730
23Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Eisbock / 15.50% ABV
4.36438
24Serendipity
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.35235
25Bourbon Barrel Black Maple
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Porter / 11.00% ABV
4.3547
26Spotted Puffer
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.3419
27Wisconsin Belgian Red
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.34944
28Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American IPA / 7.50% ABV
4.34509
29Wulver
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 12.00% ABV
4.33161
30Raspberry Tart
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.32893
31Founders Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.321,719
32Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
4.32400
33Devil Over A Barrel - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter
Tyranena Brewing Company
American Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.31277
34Thumbprint Scream IIPA
New Glarus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.3153
35Unsessionable
Revolution Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.353
36Pipeworks / 4 Hands Square Grouper
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.357
37Dancing Man Wheat
New Glarus Brewing Company
Hefeweizen / 7.20% ABV
4.29443
38White Rajah
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
American IPA / 6.80% ABV
4.29367
39Dark Lord Imperial Stout
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.291,213
40Crimson Snapper
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.2930
41Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
English Barleywine / 14.50% ABV
4.28192
42Sure Bet
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.2731
43Strawberry Rhubarb
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.27137
44Two Hearted Ale
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.273,282
45Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
American Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.271,935
46Alpha King
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.66% ABV
4.271,734
47Roller Blabe DIPA
Hoof Hearted Brewing
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.2726
48Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%)
Small Town Brewery
Herbed / Spiced Beer / 10.00% ABV
4.2650
49Barrel Aged The Jones Dog
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Milk / Sweet Stout / 13.00% ABV
4.2635
50Citra
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.25108
51Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.25571
52Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
Tyranena Brewing Company
American Porter
4.2570
53Chillwave Double IPA
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.40% ABV
4.25444
54Hipster Brunch Stout
Odd Side Ales
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.2530
55Mathias Imperial IPA
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.2547
56Not Your Father's Root Beer (19.5%)
Small Town Brewery
Herbed / Spiced Beer / 19.50% ABV
4.2510
57Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
4.2542
58Nut Smasher
Willoughby Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.2422
59Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.40% ABV
4.24580
60Bitches' Bank
18th Street Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
4.2410
61Deal With The Devil
18th Street Brewery
American Pale Ale (APA) / 8.50% ABV
4.2425
62Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Old Ale / 13.50% ABV
4.24445
63Founders Porter
Founders Brewing Company
American Porter / 6.50% ABV
4.241,438
64Bourbon Barrel Dragontrax Night Fury
Witch's Hat Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.80% ABV
4.2410
65Columbus IPA
Columbus Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.50% ABV
4.24342
66Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca
Half Acre Beer Company
American IPA / 7.30% ABV
4.2328
67Gumballhead
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Wheat Ale / 5.60% ABV
4.231,468
68B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.40% ABV
4.231,002
69Beer Hates Astronauts
Half Acre Beer Company
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.2234
70Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
Half Acre Beer Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.22128
71Clare's Thirsty Ale
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.50% ABV
4.2213
72Bell's Uranus (The Magician)
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Black Ale / 9.50% ABV
4.22110
73Brewhouse Coffee Stout
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.22367
74Columbus Creeper
Columbus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.2237
75Founders Backwoods Bastard
Founders Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 10.20% ABV
4.221,588
76IBUsive
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.2216
77Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.2197
78R&D Bramble Berry Bourbon Barrel
New Glarus Brewing Company
American Wild Ale / 7.50% ABV
4.2122
793 Floyds / Half Acre Anicca
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.30% ABV
4.2131
80Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
4.2183
81Live A Rich Life
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Belgian IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.21129
82Barrel Aged Behemoth
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Barleywine / 12.50% ABV
4.2159
83Wigsplitter
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Oatmeal Stout / 7.70% ABV
4.220
84Broo Doo
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.2437
85Total Eclipse Breakfast Stout
Maumee Bay Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.10% ABV
4.253
86Founders Red's Rye IPA
Founders Brewing Company
Rye Beer / 6.60% ABV
4.21,647
87Founders Harvest Ale
Founders Brewing Company
American IPA / 7.60% ABV
4.2967
88Plead The 5th Imperial Stout
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.19830
89Bourbon Barrel Wood Burner
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.1920
90Big Tony's Imperial Stout
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 12.90% ABV
4.1912
91Java The Stout
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Stout / 6.50% ABV
4.1924
92Dragon's Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout
New Holland Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.1927
93Galaxy Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.1954
94Space Station: Middle Finger
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.00% ABV
4.19103
95Gangster Frog IPA
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
American IPA / 7.50% ABV
4.1952
96Bell's Expedition Stout
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.191,981
97Black Tuna
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Black Ale / 9.50% ABV
4.1920
98Founders Double Trouble
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.40% ABV
4.191,627
99The Oracle
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.18703
100Behemoth Blonde Barleywine
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Barleywine / 10.50% ABV
4.18566


How was this list calculated?

Lists are generated using a Bayesian estimate that pulls data from millions of BeerAdvocate user reviews and normalizes scores based on the number of reviews 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 reviews for the beer = (votes)
m = minimum number of reviews required to be considered (currently 10)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.76)
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