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Nearly 2 and a half million times, RateBeer.com beer reviewers worldwide have raised a glass to review a new beer. The RateBeer administrators have tallied the scores and presented them in the their annual RateBeer Best competition results.
RateBeer Best was again the largest beer competition in the world -- over 2.47 million reviews of 110,000 beers from over 9680 brewers worldwide were tallied. A particular emphasis was placed on tastings from the last year's performance. Additionally, brewpubs, bottle shops, restaurants and bars around the world were awarded prizes. Cheers to all the winners and to everyone who keeps the world of craft beer growing as a friendly community devoted to excellence.
RateBeer is now home to the most experienced beer critics in the world with five master beer tasters having over 12,000 documented beer ratings. That's a phenomenal feat thought to be impossible even just a few years ago. Another 3100 RateBeer members have over 100 ratings each.
Despite the majority of reviewers and beers being American, the community is enriched by 90% of RateBeer's top 10 raters being from outside the United States. The depth and breadth of RateBeer's beer database is unsurpassed.
RateBeer Best is a beer competition unique in its independence -- the site survives most entirely without support by any brewer or distributor.
Unlike other beer contests, the emphasis was largely placed on tasting commercial samples -- not special batches prepared for festivals. Additionally, most beers were not tasted in large flights, allowing a more reliable and accurate account of the beer.
Press contact: Joe Tucker, President, RateBeer, LLC. +1 (302) 476-2337.
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 over 8700. The 100 listed represent the top 1.1% of all brewers -- the creme de la creme of 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 and New Zealand- Best beers
Belgium - Best beers
Canada - Best beers
Denmark - Best beers
Germany - Best beers
Italy - Best beers
Japan - Best beers
The Netherlands - Best beers
Sweden - Best beers
United Kingdom - Best beers
United States - Best beers