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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 Revs
1J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.25820
2Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.23229
3Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Old Chimneys Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.2228
4Fuller's London Porter
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Porter / 5.40% ABV
4.221,164
5Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.21111
6Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
4.281
7Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Oatmeal Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.22,184
8Courage Imperial Russian Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.19271
9Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.00% ABV
4.19158
10Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.17132
11Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.17466
12Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.171,696
13Traquair House Ale
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.20% ABV
4.16589
14J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.16209
15Fuller's Vintage Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Old Ale / 8.50% ABV
4.15641
16Traquair Jacobite
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
4.14520
17Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
4.141,261
18Naval College Old Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.1128
19Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
The Kernel Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.80% ABV
4.1124
20Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.11358
21Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1277
22Landlord Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Pale Ale / 4.10% ABV
4.1187
23Fuller's 1845
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
4.09685
24Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.08756
25Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Strong Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.08411
26Bracia
Thornbridge Brewery
English Strong Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.0839
27J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.07233
28Export Stout
The Kernel Brewery
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.0731
29Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Brown Ale / 5.00% ABV
4.071,412
30Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 7.50% ABV
4.07820
31Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.061,297
32Skull Splitter
Orkney Brewery
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.50% ABV
4.06959
33Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.50% ABV
4.05564
34Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC
Milk / Sweet Stout / 4.90% ABV
4.05528
35Golden Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Barleywine / 8.50% ABV
4.0587
36Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
4.0524
37Dark Island Reserve
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.0467
38Black Tokyo Horizon
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 15.20% ABV
4.0328
39J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.03181
40Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.20% ABV
4.032,285
41London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 6.50% ABV
4.01281
42Wild Raven
Thornbridge Brewery
American Black Ale / 6.60% ABV
438
43Jaipur IPA
Thornbridge Brewery
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV
4184
44Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Foreign / Export Stout / 4.30% ABV
423
45Kipling
Thornbridge Brewery
English Pale Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.99104
46Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery
Old Ale / 6.00% ABV
3.99298
47I Hardcore You
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
3.99245
48HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)
George Gale & Company Ltd
English Bitter / 4.80% ABV
3.9839
49Buxton / Evil Twin Anglo Mania
Buxton Brewery
English Barleywine / 10.30% ABV
3.9815
50Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.97327
51Tesco Finest American Double IPA
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV
3.9612
52Halcyon
Thornbridge Brewery
American IPA / 7.40% ABV
3.9668
53India Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 7.50% ABV
3.95347
54Belhaven Scottish Stout
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
English Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.95272
55Fuller's London Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Pale Ale / 4.70% ABV
3.951,015
56Neck Oil
Beavertown Brewery
American IPA / 4.30% ABV
3.9412
57Saint Petersburg Imperial Stout
Thornbridge Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
3.9492
58J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
3.94254
59Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.93371
60Citra
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.60% ABV
3.9353
61Black Betty
Beavertown Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.40% ABV
3.9329
62Belhaven 90/~ Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.9316
63HopHead
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.9323
64Adnams Tally-Ho
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Barleywine / 7.00% ABV
3.9331
65Manchester Star Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Strong Ale / 7.30% ABV
3.93106
66Theakston Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Old Ale / 5.60% ABV
3.93566
67Jack Hammer
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.9225
68Dark Island
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.92246
69Scotch Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.9271
70Broken Dream
Siren Craft Brew
American Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.9112
71Imperial Black
Buxton Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.50% ABV
3.9121
72McEwan's Scotch Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.9123
73Fuller's India Pale Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 4.90% ABV
3.9132
74Blackfriar
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
Scottish Ale / 7.00% ABV
3.9122
75O'Hara's Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.933
76Libertine Black Ale
BrewDog
American Black Ale / 7.20% ABV
3.957
77Imperial Stout
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.70% ABV
3.8917
78Chocolate Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Baltic Porter / 5.50% ABV
3.8918
79St. Peter's Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Winter Warmer / 6.50% ABV
3.89179
80Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
English Porter / 4.80% ABV
3.89171
81Adnams Broadside Strong Original
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
3.89155
82Adnams Broadside
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.30% ABV
3.89145
83Fuller's Old Winter Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Winter Warmer / 5.30% ABV
3.8856
84Dogma (7,4%)
BrewDog
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.8827
85Harveys Elizabethan Ale
Harvey & Son Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.10% ABV
3.88120
86March Of The Penguins
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
English Stout / 4.90% ABV
3.8810
87Old Jock Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.70% ABV
3.88111
88Midnight Sun
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
English Porter / 5.60% ABV
3.8870
89Old World Russian Imperial Stout
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
3.8841
90Buxton / Arizona Wilderness Brewing Dragon Tips
Buxton Brewery
American Stout / 8.30% ABV
3.8812
91Sussex Best Bitter
Harvey & Son Ltd.
English Bitter / 4.00% ABV
3.8810
92St. Peter's Cream Stout
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 6.50% ABV
3.88599
93O'Hara's Irish Stout
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.88465
94Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 10.50% ABV
3.8725
95Chiron
Thornbridge Brewery
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.00% ABV
3.8718
96Hooky Gold
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
English Pale Ale / 4.20% ABV
3.8629
97Bluebird Bitter
Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd
English Bitter / 4.20% ABV
3.86282
98Adnams Tally-Ho Reserve
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Barleywine / 9.00% ABV
3.8637
99Original Flag Porter
Darwin Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
3.86182
100Innis & Gunn Limited Edition Oak Aged Highland Ale
Innis & Gunn
English Strong Ale / 7.40% ABV
3.8614


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 3.67)
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