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Top Rated Beers: Great Lakes (US)

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Top Rated Beers: Great Lakes (US)
    WR Reviews | Hads
1Founders CBS Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.60% ABV
4.62969 | 4,146
2Marshmallow Handjee (Bourbon Barrel Aged Vanilla Bean Dark Lord)
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.62274 | 1,359
3Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout (2015)
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 14.50% ABV
4.58101 | 652
4Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.40% ABV
4.571,132 | 6,716
5Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.40% ABV
4.562,976 | 11,575
6Zombie Dust
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.20% ABV
4.531,461 | 9,415
7Bourbon County Brand Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.80% ABV
4.52,818 | 11,602
8Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Fourth Dementia
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Old Ale / 13.50% ABV
4.49401 | 1,827
9Bell's Black Note Stout
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.40% ABV
4.49570 | 3,851
10Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.48184 | 727
11Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale
Goose Island Beer Co.
English Barleywine / 12.10% ABV
4.48518 | 4,825
12Dark Horse Bourbon Barrel Aged Plead The 5th
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 12.00% ABV
4.47409 | 2,936
13Founders Breakfast Stout
Founders Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.30% ABV
4.473,654 | 15,755
14Black Gold (2015)
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.4661 | 409
15No Rules
Perrin Brewery
American Porter / 15.00% ABV
4.45144 | 670
16Columbus Bodhi DIPA
Columbus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV
4.44165 | 1,286
17Hopslam Ale
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.443,430 | 12,498
18Permanent Funeral
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.50% ABV
4.44298 | 2,649
19Bourbon Barrel Champion Ground
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.4350 | 241
20Hop JuJu Imperial IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.41231 | 1,887
21Oro Negro
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.4177 | 468
22Dreadnaught IPA
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.41,687 | 5,816
23Spotted Puffer
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.3842 | 271
24Nut Smasher
Willoughby Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.3848 | 233
25Sure Bet
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.3854 | 464
26Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Eisbock / 15.50% ABV
4.37445 | 1,188
27Wisconsin Belgian Red
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.35980 | 3,364
28Bourbon Barrel Black Maple
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
American Porter / 11.00% ABV
4.3579 | 796
29Serendipity
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.34265 | 2,642
30Raspberry Tart
New Glarus Brewing Company
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 4.00% ABV
4.33917 | 3,650
31Frampaars (Funk Factory Geuzeria Collaboration)
O'so Brewing Company & Tap House
Lambic - Fruit
4.3315 | 41
3230th Anniversary Ale
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.33257 | 1,291
33Hipster Brunch Stout
Odd Side Ales
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.3378 | 596
34Founders Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.331,815 | 7,509
35Pipeworks / 4 Hands Square Grouper
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.3258 | 644
36Fat Head's Head Hunter IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American IPA / 7.50% ABV
4.32554 | 3,979
37Crimson Snapper
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.3249 | 334
38Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
4.32419 | 1,776
39Clare's Thirsty Ale
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 12.50% ABV
4.3120 | 161
40Kuhnhenn Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
English Barleywine / 14.50% ABV
4.31202 | 716
41Wulver
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 12.00% ABV
4.31196 | 1,541
42Bourbon Barrel Aged Hi-Fi Rye
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery
American Barleywine / 10.90% ABV
4.31113 | 330
43Nutulhu
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.3116 | 231
44Lizard King
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.50% ABV
4.3153 | 810
45Devil Over A Barrel - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Porter
Tyranena Brewing Company
American Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.3279 | 541
46Roller Blabe DIPA
Hoof Hearted Brewing
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.367 | 238
47Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout
Goose Island Beer Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 13.20% ABV
4.3105 | 566
48Barrel Aged The Jones Dog
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Milk / Sweet Stout / 13.00% ABV
4.344 | 383
49Bière De Mars - Grand Reserve
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Bière de Garde / 7.00% ABV
4.3101 | 216
50Citra
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.29122 | 1,277
51Eighteen
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.2824 | 122
52Hell's Black Intelligencer
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Oatmeal Stout / 6.00% ABV
4.2866 | 204
53Dark Lord Imperial Stout
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 15.00% ABV
4.281,238 | 4,071
54Thumbprint Scream IIPA
New Glarus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.27182 | 1,850
55Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.27606 | 2,217
56Dragonsaddle
Hoof Hearted Brewing
American Double / Imperial IPA / 11.20% ABV
4.2722 | 100
57White Rajah
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
American IPA / 6.80% ABV
4.27392 | 2,201
58Super Juicy Hop JuJu
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.2715 | 72
59Bitches' Bank
18th Street Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
4.2617 | 150
60Coffee & Vanilla Barrel Aged Axis Mundi
MadTree Brewing
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.2625 | 75
61Dancing Man Wheat
New Glarus Brewing Company
Hefeweizen / 7.20% ABV
4.26452 | 1,310
62Two Hearted Ale
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.263,397 | 13,612
63Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
American Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.261,988 | 6,270
64Alpha King
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.66% ABV
4.261,773 | 6,161
65Wigsplitter
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
Oatmeal Stout / 7.70% ABV
4.2574 | 410
66Rye Barrel-Aged Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Porter
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Porter / 9.50% ABV
4.2525 | 192
67Brewer's Reserve Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 9.50% ABV
4.25130 | 737
68Galactic Double Daisy Cutter
Half Acre Beer Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.25129 | 563
69Barrel Aged B.O.R.I.S. Oatmeal Imperial Stout
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.40% ABV
4.25606 | 2,319
70Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia (4D)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
Old Ale / 13.50% ABV
4.25449 | 1,031
71Founders Backwoods Bastard
Founders Brewing Company
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 11.60% ABV
4.251,734 | 7,702
72Kuhnhenn DRIPA (Double Rice IPA)
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.25108 | 916
73Deth's Tar
Revolution Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.40% ABV
4.2472 | 750
74Deal With The Devil
18th Street Brewery
American Pale Ale (APA) / 8.50% ABV
4.2435 | 305
75Rye'da Tiger
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.60% ABV
4.2493 | 628
76Founders Porter
Founders Brewing Company
American Porter / 6.50% ABV
4.241,536 | 6,980
77Ninja Vs. Unicorn
Pipeworks Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.00% ABV
4.23291 | 1,990
78Hazel's Nuts
Odd Side Ales
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.2340 | 176
79Half Acre / Three Floyds Anicca
Half Acre Beer Company
American IPA / 7.30% ABV
4.2328 | 366
80Beer Hates Astronauts
Half Acre Beer Company
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.2334 | 310
81Kuhnhenn American Imperial Stout
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
4.2343 | 112
82Unsessionable
Revolution Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.23118 | 1,000
83Chillwave Double IPA
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.00% ABV
4.23468 | 3,137
84Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA
Fat Head's Brewery & Saloon
American IPA / 7.50% ABV
4.2346 | 391
85Mathias Imperial IPA
Haymarket Pub & Brewery
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.2350 | 238
86Who's Your Daddy? Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
Tyranena Brewing Company
American Porter / 7.50% ABV
4.2373 | 158
87B.O.R.I.S. The Crusher Oatmeal-Imperial Stout
Hoppin' Frog Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.40% ABV
4.231,023 | 2,658
88Plead The 5th Imperial Stout
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.22888 | 3,796
89Columbus Creeper
Columbus Brewing Company
American Double / Imperial IPA / 10.00% ABV
4.2240 | 263
90Cassian Sunset
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.2220 | 78
91Brewhouse Coffee Stout
Central Waters Brewing Co.
American Double / Imperial Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.22374 | 880
92Columbus IPA
Columbus Brewing Company
American IPA / 6.50% ABV
4.22357 | 1,219
93Pear Bear
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Wild Ale / 7.50% ABV
4.2240 | 248
94Dark Apparition - Bourbon Barrel Aged
Jackie O's Pub & Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.22135 | 601
95Straight Jacket
Revolution Brewing Company
English Barleywine / 13.00% ABV
4.2179 | 595
96Broo Doo
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American IPA / 7.00% ABV
4.21467 | 1,817
97Barrel Aged Behemoth
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Barleywine / 12.50% ABV
4.2164 | 403
98Not Your Father's Root Beer (10%)
Small Town Brewery
Herbed / Spiced Beer / 10.00% ABV
4.2155 | 558
99Bell's Expedition Stout
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.50% ABV
4.212,075 | 5,910
100Gumballhead
3 Floyds Brewing Co.
American Pale Wheat Ale / 5.60% ABV
4.211,508 | 5,587


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 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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