the best beers of japan

The following are the highest rated beers brewed in Japan as they appear in the ranks at RateBeer.com. Beer scores are weighted means so that more ratings for a beer increase the score's tendency to the beer's actual mean.

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1Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout   3.82982Stout
2Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPA   3.8114India Pale Ale (IPA)
3Shonan Imperial Stout   3.6913Imperial Stout
4Shonan Belgian Stout   3.6912Stout
5Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA   3.6966Imperial IPA
6Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout   3.68188Imperial Stout
7Minoh Imperial Stout   3.6855Imperial Stout
8Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA   3.6821American Strong Ale
9Swan Lake Imperial Stout   3.6716Imperial Stout
10Shonan W-IPA   3.669Imperial IPA
11Hitachino Nest XH    3.66784Belgian Strong Ale
12Kyoto Brewing Thoughts of the West Coast   3.659India Pale Ale (IPA)
13Sankt Gallen El Diablo   3.6525Barley Wine
14Coedonado Ichiro Malt Barrel Aged Version   3.647American Strong Ale
15Hidatakayama Karumina   3.6432Belgian Strong Ale
16Y Market Yellow Sky Pale Ale   3.647American Pale Ale
17Fujizakura Heights Weizen Bock   3.6310Weizen Bock
18Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1 Aged in Oak Barrels   3.6325Saison
19Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA   3.63322Imperial IPA
20Fujizakura Heights Rauch Bock   3.6217Smoked
21Y Market Purple Sky Pale Ale    3.6110American Pale Ale
22Kyoto Brewing Hajimemashite   3.6111American Pale Ale
23Shonan Chocolate Porter   3.6113Porter
24Shiga Kogen African Pale Ale   3.6135American Pale Ale
25Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout   3.6144Imperial Stout
26Thrashzone Brew Labo World Downfall Stout   3.619Stout
27Kyoto Brewing Ichigo Ichie   3.6110Saison
28Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Indian Summer Saison   3.6038Saison
29Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir   3.6024Saison
30Hideji (Hana no) White Weizen   3.609Witbier
31Fujizakura Heights Weizen   3.6041German Hefeweizen
32Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout (2009-)   3.5938Imperial Stout
33Shiga Kogen / Hair of the Dog Monkey Claws   3.597Barley Wine
34Nihonkai Club Pilsner   3.5914Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
35Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale   3.58625Spice/Herb/Vegetable
36Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Fuyu Shikomi Porter   3.5810Porter
37Outsider Brewing Oak Aged Barley Wine   3.578Barley Wine
38Ushi-Tora Luc Lafontaine 9 to Go: Raspberry Sour Wheat Ale   3.578Fruit Beer
39Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Masaji Ichiro Bourbon Barrel Aged W-IBA   3.576American Strong Ale
40Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Extra Pale Ale   3.5718American Pale Ale
41Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1   3.5730Saison
42Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great    3.5613Black IPA
43Shiga Kogen / Pizza Port So Sexy Brown   3.5610Brown Ale
44Kyoto Brewing Tribute to Snow Monkey   3.5610Saison
45Y Market Yofukashi Queen   3.567Barley Wine
46Aqula Kiwi IPA   3.5617India Pale Ale (IPA)
47Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale   3.5627Scotch Ale
48Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)   3.56143Specialty Grain
49Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale   3.5532Amber Ale
50Fujizakura Heights Mandarina Bavaria   3.557German Hefeweizen

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