(Santa Rosa, CA)
RateBeer Best was again the largest beer competition in the world -- over 48,000 beers from over 5700 brewers worldwide from the most comprehensive list of brewers and beers ever assembled. Nearly three-quarters of a million tasting notes were compiled to calculate the winners. For the countries listed, only native evaluators were used to determine best beers. A particular emphasis was placed on ratings from the last nine months. 91.4% of all ratings were by evaluators who have rated 100 or more different beers. Of the top 20 raters, each with over 2500 ratings, only 20% are American.
Press contact: Joe Tucker, Executive Director, 646.257.3872.
THE BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD - OVERALL
The best 100 beers in the world as rated by tens of thousands of our worldwide tasters. All beers listed are gold medal winners
THE BEST BEERS IN THE WORLD BY STYLE CATEGORY
All beers listed are gold medal winners. (Note: In some instances the displayed scores are equal for beers of different places. This is not an error. Our calculations simply render much greater detail than we can display.)
THE BEST BREWERS IN THE WORLD
All brewers listed are gold medal winners. (The total number of brewers in our contest is 5,836. The 100 listed represent the top 1.7% of all brewers -- the creme de la creme or world brewing; a greater percentage of the population qualifies as genius for comparison.)
BEST BEERS BY COUNTRY
All beers listed; gold, silver and bronze medal winners. Ratings are by RateBeer representatives living in each country tasting the beers available there. Only countries with adequate representation are listed below.
Australia - Best beers
Belgium - Best beers
Canada - Best beers
Denmark - Best beers
England - Best beers
The Netherlands - Best beers
Sweden - Best beers
United States - Best beers