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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
4.3337 | 136
2J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.24839 | 1,449
3Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.23230 | 415
4Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Old Chimneys Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.2230 | 64
5Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.21112 | 174
6Courage Imperial Russian Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.2284 | 868
7Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Oatmeal Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.22,240 | 6,451
8Fuller's London Porter
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Porter / 5.40% ABV
4.21,198 | 2,531
9Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.18535 | 2,958
10Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
4.1791 | 296
11Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.00% ABV
4.17162 | 276
12Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.171,731 | 3,618
13Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.16143 | 416
14Fuller's Vintage Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Old Ale / 8.50% ABV
4.16653 | 1,209
15Traquair House Ale
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.20% ABV
4.15600 | 1,015
16Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
4.151,293 | 2,950
17Traquair Jacobite
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
4.14531 | 866
18J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.13217 | 402
19Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.12367 | 798
20Export Stout
The Kernel Brewery
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.1133 | 86
21Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1285 | 591
22Bracia
Thornbridge Brewery
English Strong Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.142 | 148
23Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
The Kernel Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.20% ABV
4.125 | 81
24Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.09777 | 1,629
25Fuller's 1845
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
4.09693 | 1,090
26Landlord Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Pale Ale / 4.10% ABV
4.08197 | 405
27Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Strong Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.07424 | 880
28Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Brown Ale / 5.00% ABV
4.071,440 | 3,748
29Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake
Siren Craft Brew
American Double / Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
4.0736 | 155
30Dark Island Reserve
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.0669 | 133
31Black Tokyo Horizon
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 15.20% ABV
4.0630 | 91
32Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.061,321 | 2,812
33Skull Splitter
Orkney Brewery
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.50% ABV
4.06985 | 2,116
34Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 7.50% ABV
4.06838 | 2,228
35J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.05240 | 457
36Naval College Old Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.0529 | 112
37Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.50% ABV
4.04566 | 1,032
38Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC
Milk / Sweet Stout / 4.90% ABV
4.03528 | 661
39J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.03188 | 333
40Golden Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Barleywine / 8.50% ABV
4.0289 | 180
41Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.20% ABV
4.022,319 | 5,595
42Celebration Stout
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.0225 | 78
43I Hardcore You
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.01246 | 518
44Wild Raven
Thornbridge Brewery
American Black Ale / 6.60% ABV
443 | 144
45London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 6.50% ABV
4285 | 457
46Jaipur IPA
Thornbridge Brewery
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV
3.99189 | 498
47Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery
Old Ale / 6.00% ABV
3.99301 | 453
48IPA Citra
The Kernel Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV
3.9819 | 57
49Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Foreign / Export Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.9823 | 57
50Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
English Pale Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.9727 | 53
51Young's Oatmeal Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Oatmeal Stout / 5.20% ABV
3.97453 | 557
52Kipling
Thornbridge Brewery
English Pale Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.97108 | 259
53Halcyon
Thornbridge Brewery
American Double / Imperial IPA / 7.40% ABV
3.9673 | 216
54Buxton / Evil Twin Anglo Mania
Buxton Brewery
English Barleywine / 10.30% ABV
3.9621 | 45
55Black Betty
Beavertown Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.40% ABV
3.9632 | 145
56Imperial Stout
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.70% ABV
3.9520 | 66
57Manchester Star Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Strong Ale / 7.30% ABV
3.95109 | 174
58Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.95373 | 607
59J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
3.95266 | 474
60Wildebeest
The Wild Beer Co.
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
3.9511 | 29
61HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)
George Gale & Company Ltd
English Bitter / 4.80% ABV
3.9539 | 60
62Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.9443 | 47
63Belhaven 90/~ Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.9429 | 88
64Royal Oak Pale Ale
O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.9459 | 79
65Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.94329 | 437
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
3.941,036 | 2,421
68Theakston Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Old Ale / 5.60% ABV
3.94576 | 989
69Saint Petersburg Imperial Stout
Thornbridge Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
3.9399 | 186
70Scotch Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.9372 | 105
71Dark Island
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.93252 | 414
72Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.9333 | 54
73Harveys Elizabethan Ale
Harvey & Son Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.10% ABV
3.93123 | 153
74American Pale Ale
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.70% ABV
3.9320 | 34
75Trade Winds
Cairngorm Brewery Company, The
English Pale Ale / 4.30% ABV
3.9221 | 34
76Jack Hammer
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.9236 | 258
77Broken Dream
Siren Craft Brew
American Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.9217 | 62
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
3.91348 | 578
80Adnams Tally-Ho
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Barleywine / 7.00% ABV
3.9132 | 66
81Belhaven Scottish Stout
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
English Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.91279 | 641
82Citra
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.60% ABV
3.9158 | 170
83O'Hara's Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.9134 | 138
84Cocoa Psycho
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
3.9175 | 412
85Orkney Porter
Highland Brewing Company Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
3.9110 | 21
86Imperial Black
Buxton Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.50% ABV
3.921 | 67
87Fuller's India Pale Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 4.90% ABV
3.9133 | 285
88Shnoodlepip
The Wild Beer Co.
American Wild Ale / 6.50% ABV
3.910 | 37
89Adnams Broadside Strong Original
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
3.89155 | 199
90Old World Russian Imperial Stout
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
3.8942 | 127
91Chiron
Thornbridge Brewery
American Pale Ale (APA) / 5.00% ABV
3.8922 | 73
92Ola Dubh Special Reserve 21
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 10.50% ABV
3.8934 | 124
93Boltmaker (formerly Best Bitter)
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Bitter / 4.00% ABV
3.8915 | 30
94St. Peter's Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Winter Warmer / 6.50% ABV
3.89182 | 254
95HopHead
Dark Star Brewing Company Limited
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.8924 | 58
96Blackfriar
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
Scottish Ale / 7.00% ABV
3.88123 | 163
97Old Jock Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.70% ABV
3.88112 | 143
98Midnight Sun
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
English Porter / 5.60% ABV
3.8872 | 153
99Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
English Porter / 4.80% ABV
3.88173 | 215
100St. Peter's Cream Stout
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 6.50% ABV
3.88609 | 1,023


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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