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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
4.221,296
2Courage Imperial Russian Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.22720
3Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.212,320
4Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Oatmeal Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.215,884
5Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.2392
6Fuller's London Porter
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Porter / 5.40% ABV
4.182,265
7Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.18172
8Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
4.172,663
9Fuller's Vintage Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Old Ale / 8.50% ABV
4.171,066
10Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.163,299
11Traquair House Ale
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.20% ABV
4.16901
12Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.16330
13Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
4.15247
14Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.131,483
15Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.00% ABV
4.12249
16Traquair Jacobite
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
4.12777
17Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1529
18Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Old Chimneys Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.154
19Fuller's 1845
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
4.091,011
20Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.09709
21Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Brown Ale / 5.00% ABV
4.093,421
22Bracia
Thornbridge Brewery
English Strong Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.08116
23Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Strong Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.08765
24J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.08347
25Skull Splitter
Orkney Brewery
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.50% ABV
4.071,907
26Export Stout
The Kernel Brewery
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.0674
27Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.052,546
28Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 7.50% ABV
4.052,038
29Landlord Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Pale Ale / 4.10% ABV
4.05342
30Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
The Kernel Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.80% ABV
4.0561
31Naval College Old Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.0492
32Black Tokyo Horizon
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 15.20% ABV
4.0476
33Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.50% ABV
4.04977
34Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC
Milk / Sweet Stout / 4.90% ABV
4.03640
35I Hardcore You
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.02494
36Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.20% ABV
4.025,136
37Dark Island Reserve
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.01114
38J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.01402
39J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.01288
40Jaipur IPA
Thornbridge Brewery
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV
3.99440
41Jack Hammer
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.99145
42London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 6.50% ABV
3.98426
43Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery
Old Ale / 6.00% ABV
3.97429
44Celebration Stout
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.9769
45Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.96594
46Wild Raven
Thornbridge Brewery
American Black Ale / 6.60% ABV
3.96119
47Young's Oatmeal Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Oatmeal Stout / 5.20% ABV
3.96547
48Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Foreign / Export Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.9645
49Kipling
Thornbridge Brewery
English Pale Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.96236
50Dark Island
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.95375
51Golden Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Barleywine / 8.50% ABV
3.95147
52Theakston Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Old Ale / 5.60% ABV
3.95947
53Fuller's London Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Pale Ale / 4.70% ABV
3.942,175
54Old World Russian Imperial Stout
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
3.93121
55Halcyon
Thornbridge Brewery
American IPA / 7.40% ABV
3.93192
56Cocoa Psycho
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
3.93299
57Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.93418
58IPA Citra
The Kernel Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV
3.9348
59O'Hara's Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.92108
60Libertine Black Ale
BrewDog
American Black Ale / 7.20% ABV
3.92305
61Manchester Star Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Strong Ale / 7.30% ABV
3.92150
62Dogma (7,4%)
BrewDog
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.92148
63Tokyo*
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 18.20% ABV
3.92647
64Belhaven Scottish Stout
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
English Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.91584
65Imperial Stout
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.70% ABV
3.9141
66Hardcore IPA
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV
3.911,303
67Saint Petersburg Imperial Stout
Thornbridge Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
3.91155
68Harveys Elizabethan Ale
Harvey & Son Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.10% ABV
3.91140
69Scotch Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.91103
70Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.944
71J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
3.9413
72Hoppy Christmas
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.8957
73Fuller's India Pale Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 4.90% ABV
3.89253
74Young's Old Nick
Wells & Young's Ltd
English Barleywine / 7.20% ABV
3.8935
75Royal Oak Pale Ale
O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.8878
76Adnams Tally-Ho
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Barleywine / 7.00% ABV
3.8855
77Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA
Siren Craft Brew
American IPA / 9.10% ABV
3.88258
78Black Betty
Beavertown Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.40% ABV
3.8866
79India Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 7.50% ABV
3.88542
80Black Douglas Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scottish Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.87114
81Adnams Broadside Strong Original
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
3.87191
82Midnight Sun
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
English Porter / 5.60% ABV
3.87141
83Imperial Black
Buxton Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.50% ABV
3.8754
84St. Peter's Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Winter Warmer / 6.50% ABV
3.86237
85Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8646
86Traquair 900
Traquair House Brewery Lld
English Barleywine / 9.00% ABV
3.8643
87Double Stout
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
English Stout / 4.80% ABV
3.86134
88Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
English Porter / 4.80% ABV
3.86199
89Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.85963
90Citra
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.60% ABV
3.85140
91O'Hara's Irish Stout
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.85807
92Export India Porter
The Kernel Brewery
English Porter / 6.30% ABV
3.8560
93Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 5.10% ABV
3.85305
94Blackfriar
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
Scottish Ale / 7.00% ABV
3.85156
95Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.8549
96Fuller's Old Winter Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Winter Warmer / 5.30% ABV
3.8589
97Old Jock Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.70% ABV
3.84139
98HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)
George Gale & Company Ltd
English Bitter / 4.80% ABV
3.8455
99Young's Ram Rod
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.84176
100Bluebird Bitter
Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd
English Bitter / 4.20% ABV
3.84382


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 35)
    = (the average number of ratings across the dataset)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.66)
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