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   3.82954Stout
2Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA   3.6965Imperial/Double IPA
3Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout   3.68181Imperial Stout
4Minoh Imperial Stout   3.6854Imperial Stout
5Shonan W-IPA   3.669Imperial/Double IPA
6Hitachino Nest XH    3.66770Belgian Strong Ale
7Hidatakayama Karumina   3.6432Belgian Strong Ale
8Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA   3.62304Imperial/Double IPA
9Baird Ganko Oyaji (Stubborn Old Man) Barley Wine   3.6226Barley Wine
10Fujizakura Heights Weizen   3.6041German Hefeweizen
11Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout (2009-)   3.5938Imperial Stout
12Shiga Kogen African Pale Ale   3.5933American Pale Ale
13Hitachino Nest New Year Celebration Ale   3.58621Spice/Herb/Vegetable
14North Island / Mikkeller Haskap Blonde   3.579Fruit Beer/Radler
15Hideji (Hana no) White Weizen   3.578Belgian White (Witbier)
16Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 1   3.5730Saison
17Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great    3.5613Black IPA
18Y Market Yofukashi Queen   3.567Barley Wine
19Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA   3.5620American Strong Ale
20Sankt Gallen El Diablo   3.5624Barley Wine
21Hitachino Nest Ancient Nipponia (Bottom Fermented)   3.55135Specialty Grain
22Shiga Kogen Takashi Imperial Stout   3.5443Imperial Stout
23Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Indian Summer Saison   3.5437Saison
24Swan Lake Imperial Stout   3.5415Imperial Stout
25Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro    3.5410Imperial Stout
26Shonan Belgian Stout   3.5312Stout
27Ushi-Tora Luc Lafontaine 9 to Go: Raspberry Sour Wheat Ale   3.537Fruit Beer/Radler
28Baird Temple Garden Yuzu Ale    3.5376Fruit 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
32Nide Monster CIPA   3.5118India Pale Ale (IPA)
33Ushi-Tora Luc Lafontaine 10 to Go: Smoked Porter   3.507Porter
34Hitachino Nest Japanese Classic Ale   3.50660India Pale Ale (IPA)
35Swan Lake #B-IPA   3.5016India Pale Ale (IPA)
36Ise Kadoya Imperial Red Ale   3.5018Irish Ale
37Fujizakura Heights Rauch   3.5057Smoked
38Outsider Brewing Drunk Monk Tripel   3.5012Abbey Tripel
39Baird Morning Coffee Stout   3.5075Stout
40Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPA   3.499India Pale Ale (IPA)
41Baird Kurofune Porter   3.49288Porter
42Nasu Kogen Nine-Tailed Fox Barleywine   3.4925Barley Wine
43Shiga Kogen IBA   3.4819Black IPA
44Swan Lake Amber Swan Ale   3.4831Amber Ale
45Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir   3.4822Saison
46Baird Yabai Yabai Strong Scotch Ale   3.4826Scotch Ale
47Fujizakura Heights Rauch Bock   3.4816Smoked
48Hitachino Nest Anbai   3.4749Grodziskie/Gose/Lichtenhainer
49Hidatakayama Stout   3.4716Stout
50Daisen G Beer Imperial Stout   3.4723Imperial Stout

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