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   3.82945Stout
2Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout   3.67177Imperial Stout
3Hitachino Nest XH    3.65759Belgian Strong Ale
4Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA   3.6563Imperial/Double IPA
5Hidatakayama Karumina   3.6331Belgian Strong Ale
6Minoh Imperial Stout   3.6250Imperial Stout
7Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA   3.62298Imperial/Double IPA
8Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout (2009-)   3.5938Imperial Stout
9Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale   3.57619Spice/Herb/Vegetable
10Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great    3.5613Black IPA
11Sankt Gallen El Diablo   3.5624Barley Wine
12Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)   3.55132Specialty Grain
13Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout   3.5443Imperial Stout
14Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA   3.5419American Strong Ale
15Swan Lake Imperial Stout   3.5415Imperial Stout
16Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro    3.5410Imperial Stout
17Fujizakura Heights Weizen   3.5440German Hefeweizen
18Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine   3.5424Barley Wine
19Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Indian Summer Saison   3.5336Saison
20Shonan Belgian Stout   3.5312Stout
21Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale    3.5376Fruit Beer/Radler
22Shiga Kogen African Pale Ale   3.5229American Pale Ale
23Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1 Aged in Oak Barrels   3.5224Saison
24Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale   3.50655India Pale Ale (IPA)
25Baird Morning Coffee Stout   3.5075Stout
26Fujizakura Heights Rauch   3.5055Smoked
27Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPA   3.499India Pale Ale (IPA)
28Baird Kurofune Porter   3.49286Porter
29Shiga Kogen IBA   3.4819Black IPA
30Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale   3.4831Amber Ale
31Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale   3.4826Scotch Ale
32Fujizakura Heights Rauch Bock   3.4816Smoked
33Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout   3.4722Imperial Stout
34Shiga Kogen IPA   3.4758India Pale Ale (IPA)
35Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir Aged in Oak Barrels   3.4614Saison
36Hidatakayama Stout   3.4615Stout
37Shonan W-IPA   3.468Imperial/Double IPA
38Fujizakura Heights Weizen Bock   3.4610Weizen Bock
39Baird West Coast Wheat Wine   3.4545Barley Wine
40Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1   3.4527Saison
41Baeren Chocolate Stout Vintage (2010-)   3.4513Imperial Stout
42Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale   3.45289Brown Ale
43Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir   3.4520Saison
44Y Market Purple Sky Pale Ale    3.4410American Pale Ale
45Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter   3.44309Porter
46Iwate Kura Stout   3.4427Stout
47Aqula Kiwi IPA   3.4417India Pale Ale (IPA)
48Hitachino Nest Amber Ale   3.4489Amber Ale
49Shonan Chocolate Porter   3.4411Porter
50Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro Pete!?   3.4316Imperial Stout

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