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Top Rated Beers: UK & Ireland

Beers from English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish brewers.
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Top Rated Beers: UK & Ireland
    WR Ratings
1J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.231,323
2Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.222,516
3Courage Imperial Russian Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.22765
4Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Oatmeal Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.216,031
5Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.2401
6Fuller's London Porter
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Porter / 5.40% ABV
4.182,322
7Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.18172
8Fuller's Vintage Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Old Ale / 8.50% ABV
4.171,104
9Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
4.172,730
10Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.163,377
11Traquair House Ale
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.20% ABV
4.16926
12Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.16347
13Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
4.16262
14Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.131,527
15Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.00% ABV
4.13254
16Traquair Jacobite
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
4.12796
17Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Old Chimneys Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.1155
18Bracia
Thornbridge Brewery
English Strong Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.1128
19Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1547
20Fuller's 1845
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
4.11,028
21Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.09735
22J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.09355
23Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Brown Ale / 5.00% ABV
4.093,514
24Skull Splitter
Orkney Brewery
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.50% ABV
4.071,970
25Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Strong Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.07793
26Export Stout
The Kernel Brewery
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.0674
27Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
The Kernel Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.80% ABV
4.0666
28Black Tokyo Horizon
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 15.20% ABV
4.0683
29Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.052,608
30Naval College Old Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.0599
31Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 7.50% ABV
4.052,098
32Landlord Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Pale Ale / 4.10% ABV
4.05355
33Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.50% ABV
4.04998
34I Hardcore You
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.03506
35Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC
Milk / Sweet Stout / 4.90% ABV
4.03645
36Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 10.50% ABV
4.0381
37J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.02413
38Dark Island Reserve
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.02119
39Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.20% ABV
4.025,287
40J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.01295
41Jack Hammer
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
4169
42Jaipur IPA
Thornbridge Brewery
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV
3.99459
43Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery
Old Ale / 6.00% ABV
3.98439
44London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 6.50% ABV
3.98431
45Wild Raven
Thornbridge Brewery
American Black Ale / 6.60% ABV
3.97122
46Golden Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Barleywine / 8.50% ABV
3.96154
47Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.96596
48Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Foreign / Export Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.9645
49Young's Oatmeal Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Oatmeal Stout / 5.20% ABV
3.96551
50Celebration Stout
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.9672
51Kipling
Thornbridge Brewery
English Pale Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.96242
52Theakston Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Old Ale / 5.60% ABV
3.95959
53Dark Island
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.94383
54Tokyo*
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 18.20% ABV
3.94678
55Imperial Stout
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.70% ABV
3.9448
56Old World Russian Imperial Stout
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
3.93121
57Halcyon
Thornbridge Brewery
American IPA / 7.40% ABV
3.93198
58Libertine Black Ale
BrewDog
American Black Ale / 7.20% ABV
3.93333
59O'Hara's Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.93116
60IPA Citra
The Kernel Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV
3.9348
61Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.93422
62Dogma (7,4%)
BrewDog
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.93171
63Fuller's London Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Pale Ale / 4.70% ABV
3.932,217
64Hardcore IPA
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV
3.921,349
65Cocoa Psycho
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
3.92327
66Manchester Star Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Strong Ale / 7.30% ABV
3.92155
67Belhaven Scottish Stout
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
English Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.92600
68J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
3.91421
69Black Betty
Beavertown Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.40% ABV
3.91104
70Saint Petersburg Imperial Stout
Thornbridge Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
3.91165
71Scotch Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.91103
72Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.9146
73Hoppy Christmas
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.960
74Harveys Elizabethan Ale
Harvey & Son Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.10% ABV
3.9143
75Fuller's India Pale Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 4.90% ABV
3.89261
76Young's Old Nick
Wells & Young's Ltd
English Barleywine / 7.20% ABV
3.8936
77Royal Oak Pale Ale
O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.8878
78India Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 7.50% ABV
3.88552
79Black Douglas Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scottish Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.88115
80Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA
Siren Craft Brew
American IPA / 9.10% ABV
3.87278
81Adnams Broadside Strong Original
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
3.87194
82St. Peter's Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Winter Warmer / 6.50% ABV
3.87242
83Organic Export Scotch Ale
Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Scottish Ale / 6.20% ABV
3.8734
84Midnight Sun
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
English Porter / 5.60% ABV
3.87141
85Imperial Black
Buxton Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.50% ABV
3.8758
86Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
English Porter / 4.80% ABV
3.87204
87Traquair 900
Traquair House Brewery Lld
English Barleywine / 9.00% ABV
3.8644
88HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)
George Gale & Company Ltd
English Bitter / 4.80% ABV
3.8658
89O'Hara's Irish Stout
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.86830
90Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8646
91Double Stout
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
English Stout / 4.80% ABV
3.86139
92Adnams Tally-Ho
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Barleywine / 7.00% ABV
3.8659
93Citra
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.60% ABV
3.85145
94Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.85972
95Broken Dream
Siren Craft Brew
American Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.8537
96McEwan's Scotch Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.8583
97Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 5.10% ABV
3.85321
98Blackfriar
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
Scottish Ale / 7.00% ABV
3.85158
99Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.8549
100Old Jock Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.70% ABV
3.84139


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 34)
    = (the average number of ratings across the dataset)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.66)
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