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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
4.231,269
2Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Oatmeal Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.225,662
3Courage Imperial Russian Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.21675
4Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.22,107
5Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.2385
6Fuller's London Porter
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Porter / 5.40% ABV
4.192,192
7Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
4.172,581
8Fuller's Vintage Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Old Ale / 8.50% ABV
4.171,030
9Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.17169
10Traquair House Ale
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.20% ABV
4.17877
11Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.163,216
12Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.15313
13Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
4.14232
14Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.131,434
15Traquair Jacobite
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
4.13755
16Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.00% ABV
4.12238
17Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1512
18Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1677
19Fuller's 1845
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
4.09991
20Old Chimneys Good King Henry Special Reserve
Old Chimneys Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 11.00% ABV
4.0953
21Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Brown Ale / 5.00% ABV
4.093,310
22Bracia
Thornbridge Brewery
English Strong Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.08110
23Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Strong Ale / 9.00% ABV
4.08739
24J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.08338
25Skull Splitter
Orkney Brewery
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.50% ABV
4.071,841
26Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.062,472
27Landlord Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Pale Ale / 4.10% ABV
4.06330
28Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.50% ABV
4.05945
29Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 7.50% ABV
4.051,990
30Naval College Old Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.0489
31Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
The Kernel Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.80% ABV
4.0456
32Export Stout
The Kernel Brewery
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.0468
33Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC
Milk / Sweet Stout / 4.90% ABV
4.03632
34I Hardcore You
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.02480
35Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.20% ABV
4.024,977
36J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.02395
37Black Tokyo Horizon
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 15.20% ABV
4.0169
38J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.01282
39Dark Island Reserve
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 10.00% ABV
4110
40Jaipur IPA
Thornbridge Brewery
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV
3.99426
41London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 6.50% ABV
3.98418
42Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery
Old Ale / 6.00% ABV
3.98416
43Jack Hammer
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.97132
44Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.97590
45Kipling
Thornbridge Brewery
English Pale Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.96233
46Celebration Stout
The Porterhouse Brewing Company
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.9669
47Young's Oatmeal Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Oatmeal Stout / 5.20% ABV
3.96544
48Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Extra Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Foreign / Export Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.9645
49Wild Raven
Thornbridge Brewery
American Black Ale / 6.60% ABV
3.95113
50Dark Island
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.95364
51Theakston Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Old Ale / 5.60% ABV
3.95928
52Golden Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Barleywine / 8.50% ABV
3.94138
53Fuller's London Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Pale Ale / 4.70% ABV
3.942,116
54Libertine Black Ale
BrewDog
American Black Ale / 7.20% ABV
3.93277
55Halcyon
Thornbridge Brewery
American IPA / 7.40% ABV
3.93187
56Old World Russian Imperial Stout
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
3.93118
57Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.93413
58IPA Citra
The Kernel Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV
3.9247
59Manchester Star Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Strong Ale / 7.30% ABV
3.92147
60Cocoa Psycho
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
3.91258
61Belhaven Scottish Stout
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
English Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.91570
62Hardcore IPA
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV
3.911,243
63Dogma (7,4%)
BrewDog
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.91136
64Saint Petersburg Imperial Stout
Thornbridge Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
3.91152
65Tokyo*
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 18.20% ABV
3.91622
66Scotch Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.9102
67J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
3.9406
68India Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 7.50% ABV
3.89529
69Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.8944
70O'Hara's Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.8999
71Royal Oak Pale Ale
O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.8976
72Fuller's India Pale Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 4.90% ABV
3.89242
73Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA
Siren Craft Brew
American IPA / 9.10% ABV
3.88225
74Hoppy Christmas
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.8839
75Adnams Broadside Strong Original
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
3.88189
76Black Douglas Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scottish Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.87115
77Adnams Tally-Ho
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Barleywine / 7.00% ABV
3.8752
78Midnight Sun
Williams Brothers Brewing Company
English Porter / 5.60% ABV
3.87139
79Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.86955
80Imperial Black
Buxton Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.50% ABV
3.8653
81Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8646
82St. Peter's Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Winter Warmer / 6.50% ABV
3.86230
83Old Jock Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.70% ABV
3.86138
84Double Stout
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
English Stout / 4.80% ABV
3.86134
85Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
English Porter / 4.80% ABV
3.85196
86Traquair 900
Traquair House Brewery Lld
English Barleywine / 9.00% ABV
3.8543
87St. Peter's Cream Stout
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 6.50% ABV
3.85902
88Bluebird Bitter
Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd
English Bitter / 4.20% ABV
3.85377
89Blackfriar
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
Scottish Ale / 7.00% ABV
3.85145
90O'Hara's Irish Stout
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.85781
91Young's Ram Rod
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.85175
92Citra
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.60% ABV
3.85133
93Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 5.10% ABV
3.85293
94Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.8449
95Fuller's Old Winter Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Winter Warmer / 5.30% ABV
3.8484
96Export India Porter
The Kernel Brewery
English Porter / 6.30% ABV
3.8456
97St. Peter's Old-Style Porter
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
English Porter / 5.10% ABV
3.84548
98HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)
George Gale & Company Ltd
English Bitter / 4.80% ABV
3.8454
99Hambleton Nightmare (Extra Stout Porter)
Hambleton Ales
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
3.8477
100Young's Special
Wells & Young's Ltd
English Pale Ale / 4.50% ABV
3.8345


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 36)
    = (the average number of ratings across the dataset)
C = the mean rating across the dataset (currently 3.65)
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