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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 Reviews | Hads
1Buxton / Omnipollo Yellow Belly
Buxton Brewery
American Double / Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.2831 | 98
2J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.24830 | 1,418
3Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.23230 | 413
4Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Old Chimneys Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.2129 | 62
5Fuller's London Porter
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Porter / 5.40% ABV
4.211,183 | 2,490
6Courage Imperial Russian Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.2278 | 852
7Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Oatmeal Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.22,220 | 6,363
8Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
4.1988 | 290
9Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.18522 | 2,895
10Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.00% ABV
4.17160 | 271
11Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.171,722 | 3,573
12Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.16142 | 407
13Fuller's Vintage Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Old Ale / 8.50% ABV
4.16648 | 1,187
14Traquair House Ale
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.20% ABV
4.16596 | 998
15Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
4.151,283 | 2,903
16Traquair Jacobite
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
4.14526 | 852
17J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.13216 | 396
18Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.12364 | 782
19Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1282 | 583
20Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
The Kernel Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.20% ABV
4.0925 | 80
21Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.09770 | 1,607
22Fuller's 1845
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
4.09692 | 1,081
23Bracia
Thornbridge Brewery
English Strong Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.0941 | 143
24Export Stout
The Kernel Brewery
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.0932 | 84
25Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Strong Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.07420 | 864
26Landlord Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Pale Ale / 4.10% ABV
4.07194 | 393
27Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Brown Ale / 5.00% ABV
4.071,435 | 3,709
28Dark Island Reserve
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.0669 | 130
29Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.061,313 | 2,771
30Black Tokyo Horizon
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 15.20% ABV
4.0630 | 91
31Skull Splitter
Orkney Brewery
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.50% ABV
4.06977 | 2,086
32Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 7.50% ABV
4.06826 | 2,195
33J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.05237 | 449
34Naval College Old Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.0529 | 111
35Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.50% ABV
4.04564 | 1,027
36Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC
Milk / Sweet Stout / 4.90% ABV
4.04528 | 659
37J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.03188 | 326
38Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake
Siren Craft Brew
American Double / Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
4.0226 | 113
39Golden Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Barleywine / 8.50% ABV
4.0289 | 175
40Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.20% ABV
4.022,303 | 5,531
41Celebration Stout
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.0225 | 78
42I Hardcore You
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.01246 | 518
43London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 6.50% ABV
4285 | 452
44Wild Raven
Thornbridge Brewery
American Black Ale / 6.60% ABV
441 | 140
45Jaipur IPA
Thornbridge Brewery
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV
3.99188 | 490
46Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery
Old Ale / 6.00% ABV
3.99301 | 452
47Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.9825 | 49
48Kipling
Thornbridge Brewery
English Pale Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.98106 | 253
49IPA Citra
The Kernel Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV
3.9819 | 57
50Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Foreign / Export Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.9823 | 57
51Young's Oatmeal Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Oatmeal Stout / 5.20% ABV
3.97453 | 556
52Buxton / Evil Twin Anglo Mania
Buxton Brewery
English Barleywine / 10.30% ABV
3.9720 | 42
53Halcyon
Thornbridge Brewery
American Double / Imperial IPA / 7.40% ABV
3.9672 | 213
54Manchester Star Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Strong Ale / 7.30% ABV
3.95109 | 171
55Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.95372 | 605
56HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)
George Gale & Company Ltd
English Bitter / 4.80% ABV
3.9539 | 60
57Traquair 900
Traquair House Brewery Lld
English Barleywine / 9.00% ABV
3.9438 | 44
58Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.9443 | 47
59Wildebeest
The Wild Beer Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
3.9410 | 25
60Royal Oak Pale Ale
O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.9459 | 79
61Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.94327 | 433
62Imperial Stout
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.70% ABV
3.9419 | 65
63J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
3.94263 | 462
64Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.9431 | 52
65Black Betty
Beavertown Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.40% ABV
3.9431 | 134
66Tesco Finest American Double IPA
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV
3.9414 | 37
67Fuller's London Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Pale Ale / 4.70% ABV
3.941,028 | 2,378
68Theakston Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Old Ale / 5.60% ABV
3.94576 | 984
69Belhaven 90/~ Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.9326 | 76
70Scotch Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.9372 | 105
71Saint Petersburg Imperial Stout
Thornbridge Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
3.9397 | 181
72Dark Island
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.93251 | 410
73Harveys Elizabethan Ale
Harvey & Son Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.10% ABV
3.93120 | 148
74American Pale Ale
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.70% ABV
3.9320 | 33
75Trade Winds
Cairngorm Brewery Company, The
English Pale Ale / 4.30% ABV
3.9221 | 34
76Belhaven Scottish Stout
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
English Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.92278 | 635
77Jack Hammer
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.9235 | 245
78Black Douglas Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scottish Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.9194 | 116
79India Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 7.50% ABV
3.91347 | 573
80Broken Dream
Siren Craft Brew
American Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.9116 | 58
81Adnams Tally-Ho
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Barleywine / 7.00% ABV
3.9132 | 65
82Citra
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.60% ABV
3.9157 | 167
83Cocoa Psycho
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
3.971 | 398
84O'Hara's Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.933 | 134
85Orkney Porter
Highland Brewing Company Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
3.910 | 21
86Imperial Black
Buxton Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.50% ABV
3.921 | 65
87Fuller's India Pale Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 4.90% ABV
3.9133 | 281
88Adnams Broadside Strong Original
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
3.89155 | 198
89Old World Russian Imperial Stout
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
3.8941 | 125
90Table Beer
The Kernel Brewery
American Pale Ale (APA) / 3.20% ABV
3.8911 | 48
91St. Peter's Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Winter Warmer / 6.50% ABV
3.89182 | 254
92HopHead
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.8824 | 58
93Chiron
Thornbridge Brewery
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.00% ABV
3.8821 | 71
94Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 10.50% ABV
3.8829 | 115
95Blackfriar
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
Scottish Ale / 7.00% ABV
3.88123 | 163
96Old Jock Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.70% ABV
3.88112 | 143
97Midnight Sun
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
English Porter / 5.60% ABV
3.8872 | 152
98Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
English Porter / 4.80% ABV
3.88173 | 213
99O'Hara's Irish Stout
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.88469 | 870
100Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 5.10% ABV
3.8786 | 359


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 3.66)
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