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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NameAvg#Style
1Hitachino Nest Espresso Stout 3.821264Stout - Flavored
2Shonan Ichiro's Malt Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian Stout 3.819Stout - Imperial
3Hideji Kuri Kuro (Dark Chestnut Ale) 3.8036Stout - Imperial
4Noboribetsu (Oni Densetsu) / Y Market I, Pa King 3.788IIPA - Imperial / Double IPA
5Shonan Belgian Stout 3.7619Stout
6Yorocco Skywalker IPA 3.7610IPA
7Hidatakayama Karumina 3.7636Belgian Ale - Strong Dark
8Swan Lake Imperial Stout 3.7522Stout - Imperial
9Fujizakura Heights Rauch Bock 3.7427Smoked - Rauchbier
10Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro  3.7421Stout - Imperial
11Shiga Kogen 10th Anniversary IPA 3.7373IPA
12Tamamura-Honten Yamabushi Saison 2: Saison Noir Aged in Oak Barrels 3.7219Saison / Farmhouse - Dark
13Y Market Meitei King 3.729Stout - Imperial
14Minoh Imperial Stout 3.7069Stout - Imperial
15Yorocco Saison 3.7010Saison / Farmhouse / Grisette
16Shonan Imperial Stout 3.6914Stout - Imperial
17Yorocco Black Saint 3.6910Porter - Imperial
18Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Masaji Ichiro Bourbon Barrel Aged W-IBA 3.688Strong Ale - American
19Y Market Yellow Sky Pale Ale 3.6710Pale Ale - American / APA
20Shiga Kogen Isseki Sancho 3.6723Belgian Ale - Strong Pale
21Thrashzone Brew Labo World Downfall Stout 3.6712Stout
22Baird Dark Sky Imperial Stout 3.67240Stout - Imperial
23Tamamura-Honten The Far East Barrel Aged Imperial House IPA 3.6658Strong Ale - American
24Kyoto Brewing Ichii Senshin 3.6622IPA - Belgian
25Sankt Gallen Imperial Chocolate Stout (2009-) 3.6647Stout - Imperial
26Hitachino Nest XH (Extra High) 3.65895Belgian Ale - Strong Dark
27Shiga Kogen W-IBA Masaji the Great 3.6525IPA - Black/Brown/Cascadian Dark
28Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) House IPA 3.6590IIPA - Imperial / Double IPA
29Fujizakura Heights Roppongi Draft #1 3.659Bock - Weizenbock
30Shonan W-IPA 3.6410IIPA - Imperial / Double IPA
31Thrashzone Brew Labo Speed Kills IPA 3.6419IPA
32Yorocco Kinkan Blonde 3.647Flavored - Fruit
33Ise Kadoya / Culmination Neko Nihiki 3.6317IPA - Hazy / NEIPA
34Fujizakura Heights Weizen Bock 3.6316Bock - Weizenbock
35Shiga Kogen Takashi Ichiro Pete!? 3.6323Stout - Imperial
36Coedo / Fieldwork Gattsu Pozu 3.6322IIPA - Imperial / Double IPA
37Y Market Purple Sky Pale Ale  3.6212Pale Ale - American / APA
38Kyoto Brewing Yoru no Tobari (Veil of Darkness) 3.628Stout - Imperial
39Hidatakayama Stout 3.6219Stout
40Kyoto Brewing Ichigo Ichie 3.6220Saison / Farmhouse / Grisette
41Baird Suruga Bay Imperial IPA 3.62403IPA - Rye
42Noboribetsu Oni wa Soto IPA 3.626IIPA - Imperial / Double IPA
43Shiga Kogen IBA 3.6219IPA - Black/Brown/Cascadian Dark
44Shonan Chocolate Porter 3.6116Porter
45Oh! La! Ho Biere de Raiden Fuyu Shikomi Porter 3.6114Porter
46Tamamura Honten (Shiga Kogen) Masaji Ichiro Chichibu Barrel Aged W-IBA 3.617Strong Ale - American
47Y Market Distortion IPA 3.617IIPA - Imperial / Double IPA
48Fujizakura Heights Rauch Weizenbock 3.6110Smoked - Rauchbier
49Fujizakura Heights Weizen 3.6053Weissbier - Hefeweizen
50Baeren Chocolate Stout Vintage (2010-) 3.5915Stout - Imperial