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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
4.231,284
2Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Oatmeal Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.225,785
3Courage Imperial Russian Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
4.21697
4Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.21387
5Samuel Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.00% ABV
4.22,214
6Fuller's London Porter
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Porter / 5.40% ABV
4.192,230
7Samuel Smith's The Famous Taddy Porter
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Porter / 5.00% ABV
4.172,626
8Fuller's Vintage Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Old Ale / 8.50% ABV
4.171,041
9Ola Dubh Special Reserve 40
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.17172
10Traquair House Ale
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.20% ABV
4.17888
11Samuel Smith's Imperial Stout
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.00% ABV
4.163,256
12Ola Dubh Special Reserve 18
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.15319
13Old Engine Oil Engineer's Reserve Blackest Ale
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 9.00% ABV
4.15238
14Old Engine Oil
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
English Porter / 6.00% ABV
4.131,452
15Traquair Jacobite
Traquair House Brewery Lld
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
4.13763
16Guinness Special Export Stout (John Martin - Belgium)
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.00% ABV
4.12244
17Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1520
18Ola Dubh Special Reserve 12
Harviestoun Brewery Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.00% ABV
4.1690
19Fuller's 1845
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
4.09998
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
4.093,371
22Bracia
Thornbridge Brewery
English Strong Ale / 10.00% ABV
4.08114
23Samuel Smith's Yorkshire Stingo
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Strong Ale / 9.00% ABV
4.08751
24J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Port Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.08340
25Skull Splitter
Orkney Brewery
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.50% ABV
4.071,876
26Fuller's ESB
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.90% ABV
4.062,508
27Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
Guinness Ltd.
Foreign / Export Stout / 7.50% ABV
4.052,019
28Landlord Pale Ale
Timothy Taylor & Co. Limited
English Pale Ale / 4.10% ABV
4.05338
29Wee Heavy
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.50% ABV
4.05962
30Naval College Old Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 8.00% ABV
4.0591
31Export Stout
The Kernel Brewery
Foreign / Export Stout / 8.20% ABV
4.0469
32Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
The Kernel Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.80% ABV
4.0457
33Mackeson Triple XXX Stout
Whitbread PLC
Milk / Sweet Stout / 4.90% ABV
4.03638
34Black Tokyo Horizon
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 15.20% ABV
4.0373
35I Hardcore You
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.50% ABV
4.02486
36Young's Double Chocolate Stout
Wells & Young's Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 5.20% ABV
4.025,058
37J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Calvados Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.02397
38J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Sherry Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
4.01284
39Dark Island Reserve
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 10.00% ABV
4112
40Jaipur IPA
Thornbridge Brewery
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 5.90% ABV
3.99431
41London Porter
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English Porter / 6.50% ABV
3.98424
42Olde Suffolk English (Strong Suffolk Vintage) Ale
Greene King / Morland Brewery
Old Ale / 6.00% ABV
3.98420
43Samuel Smith's Organic Best Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.97594
44Jack Hammer
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.97136
45Kipling
Thornbridge Brewery
English Pale Ale / 5.20% ABV
3.96236
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
3.96547
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
3.96115
50Golden Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Barleywine / 8.50% ABV
3.95142
51Dark Island
Orkney Brewery
Scottish Ale / 4.60% ABV
3.95370
52Theakston Old Peculier
T & R Theakston Ltd.
Old Ale / 5.60% ABV
3.95938
53Fuller's London Pride
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English Pale Ale / 4.70% ABV
3.942,151
54Halcyon
Thornbridge Brewery
American IPA / 7.40% ABV
3.93188
55Libertine Black Ale
BrewDog
American Black Ale / 7.20% ABV
3.93294
56Young's Special London Ale
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 6.40% ABV
3.93415
57Manchester Star Ale
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Strong Ale / 7.30% ABV
3.92148
58IPA Citra
The Kernel Brewery
American IPA / 6.20% ABV
3.9248
59Old World Russian Imperial Stout
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 9.50% ABV
3.92118
60Cocoa Psycho
BrewDog
Russian Imperial Stout / 10.00% ABV
3.92274
61Belhaven Scottish Stout
Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd.
English Stout / 7.00% ABV
3.91576
62Dogma (7,4%)
BrewDog
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 7.40% ABV
3.91140
63O'Hara's Leann Folláin
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 6.00% ABV
3.91107
64Hardcore IPA
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial IPA / 9.20% ABV
3.911,269
65Harveys Elizabethan Ale
Harvey & Son Ltd.
Old Ale / 8.10% ABV
3.91138
66Saint Petersburg Imperial Stout
Thornbridge Brewery
Russian Imperial Stout / 7.40% ABV
3.91154
67Tokyo*
BrewDog
American Double / Imperial Stout / 18.20% ABV
3.91629
68Scotch Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 8.00% ABV
3.9103
69J.W. Lees Harvest Ale (Lagavulin Whisky Cask)
J.W. Lees & Co (Brewers) Ltd
English Barleywine / 11.50% ABV
3.9409
70Bishop's Farewell
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 4.60% ABV
3.8944
71Fuller's India Pale Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 4.90% ABV
3.89248
72India Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
English India Pale Ale (IPA) / 7.50% ABV
3.88534
73Royal Oak Pale Ale
O'Hanlon Brewing Co. Ltd.
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.8878
74Adnams Broadside Strong Original
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
English Strong Ale / 6.30% ABV
3.88190
75Siren / Mikkeller / Hill Farmstead Limoncello IPA
Siren Craft Brew
American IPA / 9.10% ABV
3.88243
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
3.87140
79Double Stout
Hook Norton Brewery Co. Ltd.
English Stout / 4.80% ABV
3.86134
80Samuel Smith's Old Brewery Pale Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
English Pale Ale / 5.00% ABV
3.86961
81Imperial Black
Buxton Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.50% ABV
3.8654
82O'Hara's Irish Stout
Carlow Brewing Company
Irish Dry Stout / 4.30% ABV
3.86799
83Old Izaak
Whim Ales
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.8646
84St. Peter's Winter Ale
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Winter Warmer / 6.50% ABV
3.86230
85Citra
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
American Pale Ale (APA) / 4.60% ABV
3.86136
86Blackfriar
Inveralmond Brewery Ltd., The
Scottish Ale / 7.00% ABV
3.85155
87Entire Butt English Porter
Salopian Brewing Company Ltd
English Porter / 4.80% ABV
3.85197
88Traquair 900
Traquair House Brewery Lld
English Barleywine / 9.00% ABV
3.8543
89St. Peter's Cream Stout
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
Milk / Sweet Stout / 6.50% ABV
3.85913
90Hoppy Christmas
BrewDog
American IPA / 7.20% ABV
3.8545
91Bluebird Bitter
Coniston Brewing Co. Ltd
English Bitter / 4.20% ABV
3.85379
92Young's Ram Rod
Wells & Young's Ltd
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) / 5.00% ABV
3.85176
93Old Jock Ale
Broughton Ales Ltd
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy / 6.70% ABV
3.85140
94Fuller's Old Winter Ale
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
Winter Warmer / 5.30% ABV
3.8587
95Samuel Smith's Organic Apricot Ale
Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)
Fruit / Vegetable Beer / 5.10% ABV
3.85300
96Black Betty
Beavertown Brewery
American Black Ale / 7.40% ABV
3.8439
97Export India Porter
The Kernel Brewery
English Porter / 6.30% ABV
3.8458
98HSB (Horndean Special Bitter)
George Gale & Company Ltd
English Bitter / 4.80% ABV
3.8455
99St. Peter's Old-Style Porter
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
English Porter / 5.10% ABV
3.84552
100Jeffrey Hudson Bitter
Oakham Ales / The Brewery Tap
English Bitter / 3.80% ABV
3.8450


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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