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   3.82937Stout
2Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout   3.67177Imperial Stout
3Hitachino Nest XH    3.65755Belgian Strong Ale
4Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA   3.6462Imperial/Double IPA
5Hidatakayama Karumina   3.6331Belgian Strong Ale
6Minoh Imperial Stout   3.6250Imperial Stout
7Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA   3.61291Imperial/Double IPA
8Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout (2009-)   3.5836Imperial Stout
9Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale   3.58616Spice/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)   3.55131Specialty Grain
13Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout   3.5443Imperial Stout
14Swan Lake Imperial Stout   3.5415Imperial Stout
15Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro    3.5410Imperial Stout
16Fujizakura Heights Weizen   3.5440German Hefeweizen
17Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine   3.5424Barley Wine
18Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Indian Summer Saison   3.5336Saison
19Shonan Belgian Stout   3.5312Stout
20Shiga Kogen African Pale Ale   3.5229American Pale Ale
21Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1 Aged in Oak Barrels   3.5224Saison
22Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale    3.5273Fruit Beer/Radler
23Baird West Coast Wheat Wine   3.5240Barley Wine
24Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale   3.50648India Pale Ale (IPA)
25Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA   3.5017American Strong Ale
26Fujizakura Heights Rauch   3.4954Smoked
27Baird Kurofune Porter   3.49283Porter
28Shiga Kogen IBA   3.4819Black IPA
29Baird Morning Coffee Stout   3.4872Stout
30Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale   3.4830Amber Ale
31Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale   3.4826Scotch Ale
32Fujizakura Heights Rauch Bock   3.4816Smoked
33Shiga Kogen IPA   3.4755India Pale Ale (IPA)
34Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout   3.4722Imperial Stout
35Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir Aged in Oak Barrels   3.4614Saison
36Hidatakayama Stout   3.4615Stout
37Shonan W-IPA   3.468Imperial/Double IPA
38Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPA   3.468India Pale Ale (IPA)
39Fujizakura Heights Weizen Bock   3.4610Weizen Bock
40Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1   3.4626Saison
41Baird Angry Boy Brown Ale   3.45285Brown Ale
42Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir   3.4520Saison
43Y Market Purple Sky Pale Ale    3.4410American Pale Ale
44Yo-Ho Tokyo Black Porter   3.44306Porter
45Hitachino Nest Amber Ale   3.4488Amber Ale
46Iwate Kura Stout   3.4427Stout
47Baeren Chocolate Stout Vintage (2010-)   3.4412Imperial Stout
48Shonan Chocolate Porter   3.4411Porter
49Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro Pete!?   3.4316Imperial Stout
50Swan Lake Barrel Aged Imperial Stout    3.436Imperial Stout

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