Top Rated Beers: UK & Ireland

Beers from English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish brewers.
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Top Rated Beers: UK & Ireland
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1Courage Imperial Russian Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.23774
2Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.222,577
3J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.221,332
4Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Oatmeal Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.216,081
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
4.182,340
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
4.171,115
9Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.173,407
10Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
4.162,754
11Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.16356
12Traquair House Ale
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.20% ABV
4.16933
13Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
4.16266
14Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.131,541
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
4.12801
17Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Old Chimneys Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.1156
18Bracia
Thornbridge Brewery
English Strong Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.11131
19Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1552
20Fuller's 1845
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
4.11,038
21Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.09745
22J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.09359
23Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Brown Ale / 5.00% ABV
4.093,542
24Black Tokyo Horizon
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 15.20% ABV
4.0886
25Skull Splitter
Orkney Brewery
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.50% ABV
4.071,984
26Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Strong Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.07800
27Export Stout
The Kernel Brewery
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.0778
28Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
The Kernel Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.80% ABV
4.0767
29Naval College Old Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.06104
30Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.052,631
31Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 7.50% ABV
4.052,114
32Landlord Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Pale Ale / 4.10% ABV
4.05363
33Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.50% ABV
4.041,003
34I Hardcore You
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.04508
35Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC
Milk / Sweet Stout / 4.90% ABV
4.03646
36Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 10.50% ABV
4.0290
37Dark Island Reserve
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.02123
38J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.02421
39Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.20% ABV
4.025,326
40J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.01298
41Jack Hammer
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
4.01179
42Jaipur IPA
Thornbridge Brewery
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV
3.99464
43Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery
Old Ale / 6.00% ABV
3.98442
44London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 6.50% ABV
3.98434
45Wild Raven
Thornbridge Brewery
American Black Ale / 6.60% ABV
3.98125
46Of Foam And Fury
Galway Bay Brewery
American Double / Imperial IPA / 8.50% ABV
3.9736
47Celebration Stout
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.9774
48Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Foreign / Export Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.9746
49Golden Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Barleywine / 8.50% ABV
3.97158
50Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.96598
51Young's Oatmeal Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Oatmeal Stout / 5.20% ABV
3.96553
52Kipling
Thornbridge Brewery
English Pale Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.96244
53Theakston Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Old Ale / 5.60% ABV
3.95961
54Dark Island
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.95387
55Imperial Stout
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.70% ABV
3.9449
56Tokyo*
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 18.20% ABV
3.94685
57Dogma (7,4%)
BrewDog
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.94172
58O'Hara's Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.93122
59Old World Russian Imperial Stout
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
3.93121
60Halcyon
Thornbridge Brewery
American IPA / 7.40% ABV
3.93200
61Libertine Black Ale
BrewDog
American Black Ale / 7.20% ABV
3.93344
62Cocoa Psycho
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
3.93334
63IPA Citra
The Kernel Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV
3.9348
64Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.93423
65Fuller's London Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Pale Ale / 4.70% ABV
3.932,236
66Manchester Star Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Strong Ale / 7.30% ABV
3.92158
67Hardcore IPA
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV
3.921,372
68Black Betty
Beavertown Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.40% ABV
3.92110
69Belhaven Scottish Stout
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
English Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.92607
70J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
3.91425
71Saint Petersburg Imperial Stout
Thornbridge Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
3.91168
72Scotch Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.91103
73Harveys Elizabethan Ale
Harvey & Son Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.10% ABV
3.9146
74Hoppy Christmas
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.960
75Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.946
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
78Fuller's India Pale Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 4.90% ABV
3.88265
79Black Douglas Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scottish Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.88115
80India Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 7.50% ABV
3.88557
81Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA
Siren Craft Brew
American IPA / 9.10% ABV
3.88291
82Organic Export Scotch Ale
Black Isle Brewery Co Ltd
Scottish Ale / 6.20% ABV
3.8835
83Adnams Broadside Strong Original
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
3.87194
84Imperial Black
Buxton Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.50% ABV
3.8760
85St. Peter's Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Winter Warmer / 6.50% ABV
3.87242
86Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
English Porter / 4.80% ABV
3.87207
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
89Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8646
90Midnight Sun
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
English Porter / 5.60% ABV
3.86143
91Broken Dream
Siren Craft Brew
American Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.8638
92Double Stout
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
English Stout / 4.80% ABV
3.86141
93Citra
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.60% ABV
3.86149
94Old Jock Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.70% ABV
3.85141
95Adnams Tally-Ho
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Barleywine / 7.00% ABV
3.8561
96Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.85975
97McEwan's Scotch Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.8584
98O'Hara's Irish Stout
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.85835
99Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 5.10% ABV
3.85327
100Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.8549


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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