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Res omnes venena sunt, dosis sola facit venenum.
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COUNTRIES STATISTICS

  COUNTRY SCORE BEST BEER # OF BEERS
1. usa 14.23 PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE 1192
2. scotland 14.21 HARVIESTOUN OLA DUBH SPECIAL 12 235
3. denmark 14.12 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASEL (ISLAY EDITION) 598
4. norway 13.52 NØGNE Ø # 100 98
5. england 13.44 DARK STAR IMPERIAL STOUT 494
6. belgium 13.41 STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006 1226
7. italy 13.34 le BALADIN XYAUYÙ FUMÉ 406
8. sweden 13.31 NÄRKE KULTURBRYGGERI KAGGEN! STORMAKTS PORTER 417
9. estonia 13.21 TANKER KAKSTEISTKUUD (2016) 40
10. canada 13.19 DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ BOURBON 322
11. holland 13.18 DE MOLEN 1914 SSS 301
12. switzerland 13.01 BFM ABBAYE de SAINT BON-CHIEN 2010 3988
13. japan 12.99 ISE KADOYA BROWN ALE 49
14. ireland 12.88 DUBLIN BEER COMPANY D'ARCY'S DUBLIN STOUT 32
15. newzealand 12.55 8 WIRED iSTOUT 39
16. wales 12.32 TINY REBEL ONE INCH PUNCH 16
17. serbia 12.27 ZEBREW SANSHO 10
18. netherlands 12.17 UILTJE BZW / AABACHBIER COLLAB ON 4
19. liechtenstein 12.14 LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS CLUB BIER 03 BOCK STARK 16
20. spain 12.12 la PIRATA BLACK BLOCK TEQUILA BARREL AGED 248
21. lithuania 11.95 Sakiškiu alus IMPERIAL STOUT 5
22. czechrepublic 11.93 KLASTERN ŽELIV GOTTSCHALK 78
23. chile 11.72 HANDWERK BREWERS ROTHHAMMER BRUTAL HOPS IPA 6
24. isleofman 11.69 OKELL'S AILE 3
25. montenegro 11.63 TREBJESA NIKSICKO TAMNO 2
26. poland 11.59 ZYWIEC PORTER 53
27. finland 11.57 SINEBRYCHOFF PORTER IV 153
28. malaysia 11.53 GUINNESS ANCHOR BERHAD GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 1
29. france 11.49 MONT SALÈVE la TZARINE 687
30. austria 11.48 BEVOG RUDEEN BLACK IPA 137
31. greenland 11.43 GREENLAND CHRISTMAS ALE 2
32. togo 11.42 BB LOME EKU BAVARIA TYP EXPORT 3
33. germany 11.40 ANDECHS KLOSTER DOPPELBOCK DUNKEL 1155
34. nigeria 11.37 GUINNESS NIGERIA FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 2
35. macau 11.31 MACAU BLOND ALE 1
36. croatia 11.31 VISIBABA PIVO JOHN LEMON 5
37. singapore 11.23 MALAYAN ANCHOR BEER 2
38. latvia 11.23 ALDARIS PORTERIS 4
39. ukraine 11.19 LVIVSKA LVIVSKE PORTER 11
40. papuanewguinea 11.18 SOUTH PACIFIC PACIFIC LAGER 1
41. madagascar 11.16 STAR THREE HORSES BEER PILSENER 1
42. palestine 11.13 TAYBEH GOLDEN 1
43. monaco 11.13 MONACO GRAND PRIX 1
44. guyana 11.13 BANKS DIH (BRAUTECH) PREMIUM 1
45. frenchguiana 11.13 BRASSERIE GUYANAISE JEUNE GUEULE WEÏTI 1
46. argentina 11.10 ANTARES STOUT IMPERIAL 14
47. iceland 11.08 ÖLVISHOLT LAVA 17
48. bulgaria 11.07 SHUMENSKO CHERVENO 8
49. grenada 11.05 WEST INDIES HAWK TRIPEL 1
50. brazil 11.05 EVIL TWIN BREWING BRAZIL BRAZIL METRO MAN 53
51. sanmarino 11.03 TITANBRÄU ROSSA 2
52. uganda 11.02 UGANDA PILSNER LAGER EXTRA STRONG 1
53. transnistria 11.02 ZAO BENDERSKIY STARAYA KREPOST KLASSICHESKOE 1
54. mozambique 10.98 CERVEJAS de MOçAMBIQUE LAURENTINA CLARA 1
55. seychelles 10.97 SEYCHELLES EKU BAVARIA EXPORT 2
56. trinidadandtobago 10.95 CARIB ROYAL LION EXTRA STOUT 3
57. nepal 10.95 MOUNT EVEREST EVEREST PREMIUM LAGER SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 1
58. gambia 10.95 BANJUL JUL BREW EXPORT 1
59. albania 10.95 BIRRA MALTO PREMIUM TIRANA PILS 1
60. mongolia 10.93 ULAN BATOR BAADOG 2
61. newcaledonia 10.91 GRANDE BRASSERIE DE NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE NUMBER 1 ONE 1
62. bolivia 10.91 BOLIVIANA NACIONAL PACEÑA CENTENARIO 1
63. barbados 10.91 BANKS LAGER 1
64. andorra 10.91 ALPHA MONJO BOIG 4
65. mauritius 10.89 MAURITIUS GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 5
66. virginislands 10.87 VIRGIN ISLANDS BLACKBEARD ALE 1
67. tahiti 10.87 BRASSERIE DE TAHITI HINANO 1
68. northernireland 10.87 CLANCONNEL McGRATH'S IRISH RED 2
69. kenya 10.86 KENYA TUSKER EXPORT LAGER 5
70. tajikistan 10.84 DUSHANBE SIM-SIM SVETLOE 1
71. jersey 10.84 ANN STREET MARY ANN BEST BITTER 1
72. ivorycoast 10.84 SOLIBRA FLAG SPECIALE 1
73. thailand 10.80 BOON RAWD SINGHA GOLD 4
74. suriname 10.80 SURINAAMSE DJOGO BIER 1
75. srilanka 10.80 CEYLON LION STOUT / IMPORTED 7
76. macedonia 10.80 PRILEPSKA ZLATEN DAB 1
77. capeverde 10.80 CERIS STRELA 1
78. antiguaandbarbuda 10.80 ANTIGUA CARIB LAGER 1
79. romania 10.77 URSUS CLUJ URSUS 3
80. kosovo 10.77 BIRRA PEJA PEJA PILSNER 3
81. belize 10.77 BELIZE BELIKIN STOUT 3
82. taiwan 10.76 TAIWAN TOBACCO AND LIQUOR CORP TAIWAN BEER DRAFT 1
83. lesotho 10.76 MALUTI MOUNTAIN MALUTI PREMIUM LAGER 1
84. greece 10.76 CORFU BEER REAL ALE BITTER 26
85. ghana 10.76 ACCRA CLUB PREMIUM LAGER 1
86. cookislands 10.76 COOKS LAGER 1
87. eritrea 10.73 ASMARA LAGER BEER 2
88. elsalvador 10.73 LA CONSTANCIA PILSENER LAGER 1
89. cayman 10.73 CAYMAN ISLANDS CAYBREW 1
90. bangladesh 10.73 CROWN HUNTER MALT BEVERAGE 1
91. azerbaijan 10.73 BAKI-CASTEL XIRDALAN 1
92. aruba 10.73 BALASHI BALASHI 1
93. cyprus 10.72 KEO BEER 2
94. uruguay 10.69 FNC PILSEN 1
95. northkorea 10.69 TAEDONGGANG TAEDONGGANG BEER 1
96. nicaragua 10.69 COMPAÑIA CEVERCERA DE NICARAGUA TOÑA 1
97. mali 10.69 BRAMALI CASTEL BEER 1
98. armenia 10.69 SHIRAK GYUMRI SHIRAK 4
99. zambia 10.65 ZAMBIAN BREWERIES MOSI LAGER 1
100. tunisia 10.65 SFBT CELTIA 2
101. pakistan 10.65 MURREE MURREE BEER 1
102. jamaica 10.65 DESNOES & GEDDES DRAGON STOUT 3
103. cambodia 10.65 CAMBREW ANGKOR BEER 1
104. bahamas 10.65 COMMONWEALTH KALIK 1
105. unitedarabemirates 10.62 AUJAN BARBICAN PREMIUM MALT 1
106. senegal 10.62 BRASSERIES de l'OUEST AFRICAIN la GAZELLE 1
107. panama 10.62 BARU PANAMA LAGER 1
108. benin 10.62 SOBEBRA la BENINOISE 1
109. angola 10.62 PELA CUCA NOVA CUCA 1
110. bosniaandherzegovina 10.61 BANJALUCKA NEKTAR 6
111. southafrica 10.60 BIERWERK AARDWOLF 18
112. peru 10.58 BACKUS & JOHNSTON MORENA 7
113. haiti 10.58 BRASSERIE NATIONALE PRESTIGE LAGER 1
114. venezuela 10.57 NACIONAL ANDES 2
115. slovakia 10.57 BANSKOBISTRICKY URPINER DRAUGHT DARK LAGER 11
116. laos 10.57 LAO BEERLAO LAGER 2
117. honduras 10.57 HONDURENA SALVA VIDA 2
118. westernsamoa 10.55 SAMOA VAILIMA 1
119. hongkong 10.55 SAN MIGUEL SUN LIK BEER 1
120. burkinafaso 10.55 BRAKINA BEAUFORT 1
121. slovenia 10.52 LASKO TERMALNI DESERT 6
122. dominicanrep 10.52 CERVECERIA NACIONAL DOMINICANA PRESIDENTE 3
123. egypt 10.51 AL AHRAM STELLA PREMIUM 6
124. botswana 10.51 KGALAGADI ST LOUIS LAGER 1
125. lebanon 10.48 961 BEER KISSMEYER BREWMASTER'S SELECT 01 3
126. guatemala 10.48 CENTRO AMERICANA DORADA DRAFT 3
127. uzbekistan 10.47 SAMARQAND 1-SON PIVO ZAVODI GOLD PULSAR 12 1
128. stlucia 10.47 WINDWARD & LEEWARD PITON LAGER 1
129. malta 10.47 LORD CHAMBRAY BLUE LAGOON 12
130. indonesia 10.47 BALI HAI PREMIUM 2
131. faroe 10.44 FÖROYA BJóR GULL EXPORT 8
132. stvincent 10.43 ST. VINCENT HAIROUN 2
133. israel 10.43 DANCING CAMEL AMERICAN PALE ALE 3
134. australia 10.43 COOPERS BEST EXTRA STOUT 40
135. swaziland 10.40 SWAZILAND BREWERS CHRISTIE'S GOLD 1
136. kazakhstan 10.40 EFES KARAGANDA KARAGANDINSKOE TRADITSIONNOE 3
137. ethiopia 10.40 KOMBOLCHA ST. GEORGE AMBER BEER 4
138. portugal 10.39 DEUSA CELTA 32
139. puertorico 10.37 HATUEY LAGER BEER 2
140. dominica 10.33 DOMINICA KUBULI 1
141. costarica 10.32 COSTA RICA'S CRAFT BREWING LIBERTAS TROPICAL GOLDEN ALE 6
142. rwanda 10.31 RWANDA-BRALIRWA MÜTZIG 3
143. myanmar 10.31 DAGON EXTRA STRONG 4
144. saudiarabia 10.30 MAHMOOD SAEED HILLSBURG REGULAR 2
145. philippines 10.30 SAN MIGUEL RED HORSE STALLION 2
146. namibia 10.28 HANSA URBOCK 7
147. zimbabwe 10.27 DELTA GOLDEN PILSENER 2
148. syria 10.27 AL-CHARK AL-CHARK 2
149. cameroon 10.27 BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA 6
150. fiji 10.20 FOSTER'S GROUP PACIFIC FIJI EXPORT BITTER 2
151. ecuador 10.19 KRÜGER LAGER 3
152. cuba 10.16 BUCANERO CUBANERO FUERTE 8
153. belarus 10.16 ALIVARIA PORTER 6
154. iran 10.13 IRAN BEHNOUSH DELSTER NA 2
155. zaire 10.10 SIMBA BIÈRE DU LION 2
156. tanzania 10.08 ASSOCIATED BREWERIES SERENGETI LAGER 3
157. jordan 10.07 GENERAL INVESTMENT COMPANY PETRA BEER 8% 2
158. southkorea 10.06 ORIENTAL OB LAGER SPECIAL 3
159. moldova 10.03 BEERMASTER JIGULEOVSKOE BLONDA 15
160. algeria 10.03 TANGO BIÈRE BLONDE 4
161. china 9.98 TSINGTAO DRAGON 8 9
162. morocco 9.87 BRASSERIES du MAROC CASTEL BEER 7
163. vietnam 9.86 BGI FOSTER'S TIEN GIANG 6
164. mexico 9.86 ESPECIALIDADES CERVECERAS CASTA MORENA 22
165. luxembourg 9.79 DIEKIRCH GRANDE RESERVE 5
166. georgia 9.74 NATAKHTARI BEER 7
167. russia 9.59 BALTIKA 8 PSHENICHNOE 39
168. colombia 9.56 BAVARIA CLUB COLOMBIA NEGRA 7
169. turkey 9.52 ANADOLU EFES EFES DARK BROWN 27
170. india 9.30 KARAN BILIMORIA COBRA SILVER LABEL 13
171. hungary 8.90 BORSODI BOROSTYÁN 6
TOTAL: 171 COUNTRIESAVERAGE RATING: 12.85TOTAL: 12682

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World Map showing the countries from which I have already sampled
beers (in black). Click to enlarge.
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Countries distribution.

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MY MILESTONES

100th beer 10/87 John Martin Douglas Scotch Ale
500th beer 06/93 ?
1000th beer 11/17/95 Unibroue la Fin du Monde
1500th beer 09/25/98 Cantillon Grand Cru Old Lambic Bruocsella 1900
2000th beer 11/24/00 Brooklyn Monster Ale 2000
2500th beer 04/06/02 De Achelse Kluis Achel
the big cleaning 03/24/03 45 duplicates deleted :-((
3000th beer 11/23/03 Hogs Back A Over T
3500th beer 04/01/05 Fuller's Vintage Ale 2002
4000th beer 08/29/06 Belhaven Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer 2005
big cleaning II 12/29/06 72 duplicates deleted :-((
4500th beer 01/09/08 Hantverksbryggeriet Baronen
5000th beer 12/22/08 Struise Pannepot Reserva 2006
5500th beer 08/24/09 Lindemans Kriek Cuvee Rene
6000th beer 05/19/10 Three Floyds Behemoth
6500th beer 12/25/10 la Gastaldia American Pale Ale
7000th beer 08/19/11 Cigar City Sea Bass
7500th beer 04/20/12 CafÉ du MarchÉ Body Check
8000th beer 10/30/12 Jester King Black Metal
8500th beer 05/25/13 LØkken Elsebeth Gyldenstjerne
9000th beer 11/03/13 BFM 4x4
9500th beer 06/10/14 Mas Malta Edbeer Rossa
10'000th beer 12/06/14 BrewDog Mikkeler Nogne O Black Tokyo Horizon
10'500th beer 05/18/15 To Ol IPA (Nema)
11'000th beer 09/27/15 Einstok Toasted Porter
11'500th beer 02/25/16 Almanac Horchata Almond Milk Stout
12'000th beer 07/05/16 Moor Amoor
12'500th beer 01/08/17 Speakeasy Prohibition Ale
12'600th beer 02/09/17 Mikkeller Brian
12'700th beer 03/09/17 Alvinne Cuvee Sofie

Year New beers Total reviewed New countries
2000 288 ? 11 (El Salvador, Estonia, Guyana, Laos, Latvia, Namibia, Panama, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Zimbabwe)
2001 373 570 8 (Benin, Croatia, Nigeria, Palestine, Wales, Kazakhstan, St Lucia and Jersey)
2002 339 530 4 (Mali, Yugoslavia, Faroe Islands and Honduras)
2003 325 430 13 (Armenia, Taiwan, Uganda, Albania, Macedonia, Uzbekistan, Malta, Malaysia, Iceland, Mongolia, Togo, Hungary and Madagascar)
2004 384 441 10 (Myanmar, Lithuania, Bosnia, Antigua, Macau, Cameroon, Puerto Rico, Ghana, Syria, San Marino)
2005 344 371 4 (Seychelles, Algeria, Uruguay, Kosovo)
2006 407 433 11 (Chile, Lesotho, Fiji, Western Samoa, Swaziland, Botswana, Cook Islands, Bahamas, Iran, Ivory Coast, Isle of Man)
2007 410 420 5 (Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Greenland, North Korea, Cambodia)
2008 529 539 11 (Georgia, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Angola, Haiti, Nicaragua, Azerbaijan, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan)
2009 729 742 4 (Nepal, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Suriname)
2010 765 784 1 (Senegal)
2011 777 778 0
2012 834 839 3 (Dominica, Andorra, Monaco)
2013 1007 1030 2 (Cayman Islands, San Marino)
2014 970 975 4 (Mozambique, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Zambia, Aruba)
2015 1230 1244 3 (Pakistan, Transnistria, French Guiana)
2016 1164 1168 5 (Belize, Rwanda, Gambia, Cape Verde, Tajikistan)
2017 - - 1 (Grenada)

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MY STRONGEST BEERS

  BEER COUNTRY ALCOHOL %
1. BREWDOG SINK THE BISMARCK scotland 41
2. BREWDOG WATT DICKIE scotland 35
  REVELATION CAT FREEZE THE PENGUIN italy 35
4. BREWDOG TACTICAL NUCLEAR PENGUIN scotland 32
5. MIKKELLER ?? HEAVY BLACK denmark 31.1
6. SCHORSCHBRÄU ICE 30% germany 30
7. BOSTON BEER SAMUEL ADAMS UTOPIAS usa 25
8. FLEURAC OCTO-PYROCLASTIC BLACK IPA france 24
9. BLACKWELL BREWER'S RESERVE BIPOLAR FROSTITUTE switzerland 23.6
10. DOGFISH HEAD WORLD WIDE STOUT usa 23.04
11. DOGFISH HEAD 120 MINUTE IMPERIAL IPA usa 21
  BLACKWELL VANILLA POLUNOCNICA SWEET IMPERIAL STOUT switzerland 21
13. STORM&ANCHOR INDIA ICE BOCK switzerland 20
14. THE BRUERY BLACK TUESDAY 2014 usa 19.7
15. MIKKELLER FORÊT LIMOUSINE - LIGHT TOASTED denmark 19.3
  MIKKELLER FORÊT du CENTRE - MEDIUM TOASTED denmark 19.3
  MIKKELLER FORÊT du CENTRE - LIGHT TOASTED denmark 19.3
  MIKKELLER FORÊT de TRONÇAIS - MEDIUM TOASTED denmark 19.3
  MIKKELLER FORÊT de TRONÇAIS - LIGHT TOASTED denmark 19.3
20. JACOBSEN IMPERIAL BARLEY WINE denmark 19.1

Of course there are some beers that I never tried with a very high alcoholic strength:
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 57% finis coronat opus, Germany, 57.7% (September 2011)
  • Brewdog the End of History, Scotland, 55% (July 2010)
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 43%, Germany, 43.38% (May 2010)
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 40%, Germany, 39.44% (January 2010)
  • Struise Black Damnation VI Messy, Belgium, 39% (June 2011)
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 32%, Germany, 32% (June 2009)
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 31% Black Edition, Germany, 31% (November 2010)
  • Schoschbräu Eisbock, Germany, 30.86% (2008)

History of the 'title' holders:
  • In 1953: Eku 28, 11%
  • In 1980: Hürlimann Samichlaus, 14%
  • In 1994: Samuel Adams Triple Bock, 17.5%
  • In June 1999: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, 18%
  • In 1999: Samuel Adams Millennium, 20%
  • In feb. 2002: Samuel Adams Utopias MMII, 25%
  • In 2003: Hair of The Dog Dave, 29%
  • In 2008: Schoschbräu Eisbock, 30.86%
  • In November 2009: BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin, 32%
  • In January 2010: Schorschbräu Schorschbock 40%, Germany, 39.44%
  • In February 2010: Brewdog Sink The Bismarck, Scotland, 41%
  • In May 2010: Schorschbräu Schorschbock 43%, Germany, 43.38%
  • In July 2010: Brewdog the End of History, Scotland, 55%
  • Since September 2011: Schorschbräu Schorschbock 57% finis coronat opus, Germany, 57.7%
  • Please note: Brewmeister Armageddon (October 2012) was a fake (allegedly 65% and in fact only about 15%). Brewmeister Snake Venom (October 2013) is reaching 67.5% by adding ethanol, so does not compete. See also here for additional information

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MY FAVOURITE BEERS

People who have one favourite beer do not like beer at all.
- unknown -

RANK BEER COUNTRY ALCOHOL % POINTS
1. STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006 belgium 10 19.6
2. PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE usa 12.5 19.2
  NÄRKE KULTURBRYGGERI KAGGEN! STORMAKTS PORTER sweden 9 19.2
  NØGNE Ø # 100 norway 10 19.2
  DE MOLEN 1914 SSS holland 9.99 19.2
  MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASEL (ISLAY EDITION) denmark 10.9 19.2
  DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ BOURBON canada 9.5 19.2
  WESTVLETEREN ABT 12 belgium 10.8/11.0 19.2
9. THREE FLOYDS DREADNAUGHT IMPERIAL IPA usa 9.5 18.8
  PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE OAK BARREL usa 12.5 18.8
  GREAT DIVIDE OAK AGED YETI usa 9.5 18.8
  BELL'S BATCH 6000 ALE usa 10.5 18.8
  ALESMITH SPEEDWAY STOUT usa 12 18.8
  BFM ABBAYE de SAINT BON-CHIEN 2010 switzerland 11 18.8
  le BALADIN XYAUYÙ FUMÉ italy 13.5 18.8
  DE MOLEN MOUT & MOCCA 2 holland 10 18.8
  NØRREBRO NORTH BRIDGE EXTREME denmark 9.6 18.8
  MIKKELLER STELLA 1 denmark 8.4 18.8
  DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ MORTEL canada 9.5 18.8
  WESTVLETEREN EXTRA 8 belgium 8 18.8
  WESTMALLE TRIPEL belgium 9 18.8
  STRUISE CUVEE DELPHINE belgium 13 18.8
  STRUISE (CAULIER) PANNEPOT belgium 10 18.8
  RODENBACH ALEXANDER belgium 6 18.8
  ELLEZELLOISE HERCULE la BIÈRE des COLLINES belgium 9 18.8
  DUBUISSON BUSH PRESTIGE belgium 13 18.8
  DUBUISSON BUSH MILLENIUM CUVEE 2000 belgium 13 18.8
  DE DOLLE STILLE NACHT RESERVA 2000 belgium 12 18.8

Beers I haven't tried that are rumored to be very good :

  • Three Floyds Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout, USA
  • Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout, USA
  • Russian River Pliny the Younger, USA
  • Bell's Black Note Stout, USA
  • Alesmith Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout, USA
  • Founder's CBS, USA
  • Cigar City Zhukov's Final Push, USA
  • Cigar City Hunahpus Imperial Stout, USA

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BOV'S WORST BEERS

RANK BEER COUNTRY ALCOHOL RATING
1. BRASSEURS SAVOYARDS LA CORDÉE BRUNE france 10 0
  UILTJE BZW / AABACHBIER COLLAB ON netherlands COLLAB OFF …?!
3. HUYGHE FLORISGAARDEN CHOCOLAT GARDENBEER belgium 3.0/4.2 0.8
  BLACK MOUNTAIN CAVE CREEK CHILI BEER usa 4.7 0.8
  GARCIA CHILI BEER usa 4.7 0.8
6. BALTIKA SANKT-PETERBOURG russia 3.8 1.2
7. CELTIK DOUAR MEN ROHANE AMBREE france 6.5 2
8. HUYGHE FLORISGAARDEN CACTUS belgium 4.2 2.4
  CELTIK DOUAR MEN ROHANE BLONDE france 6.5 2.4
  l'OLANIER LA JOYEUSE AMBRÉE france 7.5 2.4
11. KEERSMAEKER MORT SUBITE XTREME MANZANA belgium 4.2 2.8
  SILLY PINK KILLER belgium 5 2.8
13. BOSTON BEER OREGON ORIGINAL RASPBERRY WHEAT usa   3
14. PALM SALITOS belgium 5.9 3.2
  GRAIN d’ORGE (JEANNE D'ARC) ST MARTIN france 3.7 3.2
  SNC SCA BNA KINGSBRÄU france 4.7 3.2
  VELTINS V+ LEMON germany 2.9 3.2
  MUNKBO GLÖGG sweden 11 3.2
  MOLARD BLONDE switzerland   3.2
  SIMBA TEMBO zaire   3.2
Non alcoholic beers are not listed here, it would be unfair...

Beers I haven't tried that are rumored to be very bad :

  • Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice, USA
  • Anheuser-Busch Natural Light, USA
  • Carlton & United Empire Lager, Australia
  • City Camo genuine Ale, USA
  • Heilemann B-40 Bull Max, USA
  • Jezek Tmave, Czech Rep.
  • Michelob Ultra, USA
  • Miller Milwaukees Best, USA
  • Modelo Corona Light, Mexico
  • Modelo Especial, Mexico
  • Pabst General Generic Beer, USA
  • Pabst Ice, USA
  • Salva Vida , Honduras
  • Stepan Razin Studencheskoye , Russia

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BOV'S BEST/WORST BREWERIES

Don't take this too seriously. For each of those breweries, it is possible that I missed the best or the worst of their beers. But in any cases, this could be a good indication. A minimum of 3 beers tasted per brewery is required.

RANK BREWERY SCORE COUNTRY # OF BEERS
Best Breweries
1. RUSSIAN RIVER 15.61 usa 11
2. BFM 15.58 switzerland 82
3. STRUISE 15.52 belgium 30
4. DE DOLLE 15.51 belgium 12
5. PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY 15.40 usa 36
6. 523 15.40 switzerland 44
7. DIEU DU CIEL! 15.39 canada 29
8. 3 FONTEINEN 15.38 belgium 25
9. STORM&ANCHOR 15.34 switzerland 80
10. GREAT DIVIDE 15.24 usa 12
11. NÄRKE KULTURBRYGGERI 15.15 sweden 10
12. THREE FLOYDS 15.11 usa 8
13. STONE 15.09 usa 13
14. PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES 15.05 usa 14
15. ALESMITH 15.04 usa 16
16. NØGNE Ø 15.04 norway 34
17. CINQ 4000 14.99 switzerland 73
18. CANTILLON 14.99 belgium 26
19. AMAGER 14.96 denmark 59
20. SOUTHERN TIER 14.95 usa 33

RANK BREWERY SCORE COUNTRY # OF BEERS
Worst Breweries
1. PIEDBOEUF 7.70 belgium 7
2. INBEV BRASIL 7.75 brazil 7
3. l'OLANIER 7.83 france 3
4. SNC SCA BNA 7.83 france 3
5. SAVERNE 8.02 france 22
6. BRAUNSCHWEIG 8.20 germany 8
7. BORSODI 8.23 hungary 3
8. SAINT-OMER 8.28 france 9
9. FELDSCHLÖSSCHEN 8.36 switzerland 70
10. CELTIK 8.37 france 3

BOV'S FAVOURITE STYLES

RANK STYLE SCORE # OF BEERS MY FAVOURITE BEER FOR THIS STYLE
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1 Imperial Stout 15.88373 DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ BOURBON
2 Imperial/Double IPA 15.47271 NØGNE Ø # 100
3 Lambic - Gueuze 15.4352 LINDEMANS GUEUZE CUVÉE RENÉ GRAND CRU 1994/2002
4 Lambic - unblended 15.3610 GIRARDIN LAMBIC
5 Flemish Sour 15.26225 RODENBACH ALEXANDER
6 Black IPA 15.20128 TO ØL BLACK MALT & BODY SALTS
7 Baltic / Imperial Porter 15.10101 MIKKELLER STELLA 1
8 Foreign Stout 15.0029 DE DOLLE SPECIAL EXTRA EXPORT STOUT
9 American Strong Ale 14.9674 FIFTYFIFTY MASTER BART
10 ABT (Quadrupel) 14.8549 WESTVLETEREN ABT 12
11 India Pale Ale 14.70749 NØGNE Ø INDIA PALE ALE
12 Saison 14.65259 FANTÔME SAISON
13 Barley Wine 14.54204 PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE
14 Scotch Ale 14.3959 À l'ABRI de la TEMPÊTE CORNE de BRUME
15 Abbey Tripel 14.29197 STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006
16 India Pale Lagers/Imperial Pils 14.2940 BÄRE-BRÄU HOPFENBOMBE
17 Old Ale / English Strong Ale 14.27193 HARVIESTOUN OLA DUBH SPECIAL 12
18 American Pale Ale 14.24370 TROIS DAMES PACIFIC NORTH WEST COAST PALE ALE
19 Session IPA 14.2376 523 SUPER CRISP GALAXY
20 Belgian Strong Ale 14.18573 DE DOLLE STILLE NACHT RESERVA 2000
21 Grodziskie / Gose / Lichtenhainer 14.1432 DE MOLEN ANGST & BEVEN
22 Porter 14.05255 ØLFABRIKKEN PORTER
23 Traditional Ale 13.9374 HAIR OF THE DOG ADAM HEARTY OLD WORLD ALE
24 Sweet Stout 13.9273 LOST COAST EIGHT-BALL STOUT
25 Abbey Dubbel 13.91115 WESTVLETEREN EXTRA 8
26 Berliner Weisse 13.8440 BLACKWELL DRAHTESEL
27 Stout / Dry Stout 13.80301 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BREAKFAST
28 Premium Bitter / ESB 13.68140 PURITY MAD GOOSE
29 Smoked 13.62213 STORM&ANCHOR BURNED
30 Brown Ale 13.59193 523 3 OF A KIND: ABA EDITION HOPS ADRIANO'S BROWN
31 Irish Ale 13.5468 CINQ 4000 BIÈRE de ZINAL HERETIC RED
32 Doppelbock 13.53101 SVANEKE BORNHOLMER SWEET MARY
33 Lambic - Fruit 13.52113 3 FONTEINEN HOMMAGE
34 Schwarzbier 13.4698 SHORT'S SUSTENANCE BLACK BEER
35 American Wheat 13.2495 les TROIS MOUSQUETAIRES S.S. HOPFENWEISSE
36 California Common 13.1818 la NÉBULEUSE STIRLING
37 Lambic - Faro 13.1811 3 FONTEINEN STRAFFE WINTER
38 Altbier 13.1799 FERDINAND SCHUMACHER ALT
39 Eisbock 13.1419 BFM PROCRASTINATOR 2
40 Heller Bock/Maibock 12.97101 ZEHENDNER MÖNCHSAMBACHER WEIHNACHTSBOCK
41 Belgian Witbier 12.94274 LAMPÉE-BAUMGARTNER la BLANCHE DE RÉ
42 Dunkler Bock 12.93127 LUZERNER BIER BRAUER (LuBB) BOCKBIER
43 Weizenbock 12.8850 ALESMITH WEIZENBOCK
44 Mild Ale 12.7836 DE MOLEN REVELATION CAT WHOLE MILK MILD
45 Bitter 12.74120 OXFORDSHIRE PRIDE of OXFORD
46 Scottish Ale 12.7322 BÄRE-BRÄU WACHOLDER ROTBRÄU
47 Kölsch 12.7373 FREIBURGER BIERMANUFAKTUR KLOSTERBIER FRANZISKUS
48 Belgian Ale 12.72441 DIEU DU CIEL! DERNIÈRE VOLONTÉ
49 Special Grain 12.59142 BIRRIFICIO TICINESE BAD ATTITUDE HOBO
50 English Pale Ale 12.47118 REDOAK ORGANIC PALE ALE
51 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 12.42495 ‘t IJ VLO
52 Fruit Beer 12.31283 EVIL TWIN SOFT XMAS aka PRETTY PLEASE with A CHERRY on TOP
53 Amber Ale 12.29261 HALE'S ALES O'BRIEN'S HARVEST ALE
54 Kristall Weizen 12.2721 BINDING SCHÖFFERHOFER WEIZENBIER KRISTALLWEIZEN
55 Zwickelbier / Kellerbier / Landbier 12.22125 KAISER BRÄU VELDENSTEINER ZWICK'L
56 Golden/Blond/Cream Ale 12.20310 DOPPELLEU BRAUWERKSTATT CHOPFAB TRÜEB
57 Bière de Garde 12.2074 DUYCK REFLETS DE FRANCE BIERE DE GARDE DU NORD
58 German Hefeweizen 12.20363 ? FEUER WEISSE
59 Czech Pilsner 11.9374 BREWDOG FAKE LAGER
60 Märzen/Oktoberfest 11.81193 BUECHIBÄRGERBIER HEISS BLICK PLACEBO MÄRZEN
61 Amber Lager/Vienna 11.75193 S:T ERIKS SKÖRDEÖL
62 Dortmunder/Helles/Premium Lager 11.74461 MIKKELLER BEDOW SUMMER PILSNER
63 German Dunkelweizen 11.6176 MAISEL MAISEL'S WEISSE DUNKEL
64 Dunkel 11.61254 ZIEGELHOF RAURACHER BRÄU DUNKEL
65 Pilsner 11.34504 VICTORY PRIMA PILS
66 Malt Liquor / European Strong Lager 9.57148 BRÜLL! BIER LYCAN VOLLMOND
67 Pale Lager 8.791015 BREWDOG THIS. IS. LAGER.
68 Pale Lager 8.501 SAINTE-CRUCIENNE SEX
69 Low Alcohol 6.69126 MIKKELLER DRINK'IN BARELY BERLINER
70 Radler / Shandy 6.61109 BOURGANEL aux MYRTILLES de L'ARDÈCHE
71 Radler / Shandy 5.801 BIERZUNFT WEHNTAL BIERVERSUCHE HERR SCHNEIDER BITTE INS POSTLAGER
72 Radler / Shandy 4.601 MIKKELLER PETER
  Radler / Shandy  1 UILTJE BZW / AABACHBIER COLLAB ON

MOST BEERS TASTED FROM A BREWERY

RANK BREWERY SCORE COUNTRY # OF BEERS
1. MIKKELLER 14.81 denmark 199
2. BREWDOG 14.74 scotland 125
3. DE MOLEN 14.99 holland 113
4. BFM 15.74 switzerland 82
5. STORM&ANCHOR 15.50 switzerland 80
6. TROIS DAMES 14.54 switzerland 76
7. UHB 14.42 switzerland 74
8. CINQ 4000 15.15 switzerland 73
9. FELDSCHLÖSSCHEN 8.25 switzerland 70
10. ALTES TRAMDEPOT 12.10 switzerland 63
11. TO ØL 14.90 denmark 59
  AMAGER 15.16 denmark 59
13. STRÄTTLIGEN BIER 13.96 switzerland 58
14. UG BRÄU 14.10 switzerland 54
  HUYGHE 10.46 belgium 54
16. GUTKNECHT'S HAMMER-BIER 14.62 switzerland 47
17. 523 15.70 switzerland 44
18. OLD SCHOOL 14.11 switzerland 42
19. KRONENBOURG 8.78 france 40
20. LOCHER 11.00 switzerland 39

THE MOST OVERRATED BEERS IN THE WORLD (imho)

based on comparison between my ratings and ratings from www.ratebeer.com for beers scoring >3.5
RANK BEER
1. Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock
2. Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia
3. Bosteels Deus
4. Boston Beer Samuel Adams Utopias
5. Old Dominion Millennium Specialty Ale
6. Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
7. De Proef Mikkeller Black
8. Ettal Ettaller Curator Doppelbock
9. Avery Out Of Bounds Stout
10. Bieropholie S S

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