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   3.82955Stout
2Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA   3.6965Imperial/Double IPA
3Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout   3.68181Imperial Stout
4Minoh Imperial Stout   3.6854Imperial Stout
5Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA   3.6821American Strong Ale
6Shonan W-IPA   3.669Imperial/Double IPA
7Hitachino Nest XH    3.66772Belgian Strong Ale
8Hidatakayama Karumina   3.6432Belgian Strong Ale
9Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA   3.62305Imperial/Double IPA
10Shonan Chocolate Porter   3.6012Porter
11Fujizakura Heights Weizen   3.6041German Hefeweizen
12Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout (2009-)   3.5938Imperial Stout
13Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine   3.5932Barley Wine
14Shiga Kogen African Pale Ale   3.5933American Pale Ale
15Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale   3.58621Spice/Herb/Vegetable
16Hideji (Hana no) White Weizen   3.578Belgian White (Witbier)
17Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1   3.5730Saison
18Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great    3.5613Black IPA
19Y Market Yofukashi Queen   3.567Barley Wine
20Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale    3.5681Fruit Beer/Radler
21Sankt Gallen El Diablo   3.5624Barley Wine
22Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)   3.55135Specialty Grain
23Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout   3.5443Imperial Stout
24Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Indian Summer Saison   3.5437Saison
25Swan Lake Imperial Stout   3.5415Imperial Stout
26Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro    3.5410Imperial Stout
27Shonan Belgian Stout   3.5312Stout
28Ushi-Tora Luc Lafontaine 9 to Go: Raspberry Sour Wheat Ale   3.537Fruit Beer/Radler
29Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1 Aged in Oak Barrels   3.5224Saison
30Ushi-Tora Luc Lafontaine 13: to Go Rauch x Kolsch Hybrid   3.517Smoked
31Baird Bakayaro!   3.5111American Strong Ale
32Oh! La! Ho Captain Crow Extra Pale Ale   3.5115American Pale Ale
33Nide Monster CIPA   3.5118India Pale Ale (IPA)
34Ushi-Tora Luc Lafontaine 10 to Go: Smoked Porter   3.507Porter
35Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale   3.50660India Pale Ale (IPA)
36Swan Lake #B-IPA   3.5016India Pale Ale (IPA)
37Ise Kadoya Imperial Red Ale   3.5018Irish Ale
38Fujizakura Heights Rauch   3.5057Smoked
39Outsider Brewing Drunk Monk Tripel   3.5012Abbey Tripel
40Baird Morning Coffee Stout   3.5075Stout
41Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPA   3.499India Pale Ale (IPA)
42North Island / Mikkeller Haskap Blonde   3.4910Fruit Beer/Radler
43Baird Kurofune Porter   3.49288Porter
44Nasu Kogen Nine-Tailed Fox Barleywine   3.4925Barley Wine
45Shiga Kogen IBA   3.4819Black IPA
46Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale   3.4831Amber Ale
47Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir   3.4822Saison
48Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale   3.4826Scotch Ale
49Fujizakura Heights Rauch Bock   3.4816Smoked
50Hitachino Nest Anbai   3.4749Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer

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