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Res omnes venena sunt, dosis sola facit venenum.
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COUNTRIES STATISTICS

  COUNTRY SCORE BEST BEER # OF BEERS
1. usa 14.30 PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE 1354
2. scotland 14.21 HARVIESTOUN OLA DUBH SPECIAL 12 249
3. denmark 14.21 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASEL (ISLAY EDITION) 656
4. norway 13.76 NØGNE Ø # 100 123
5. england 13.69 DARK STAR IMPERIAL STOUT 663
6. sweden 13.50 NÄRKE KULTURBRYGGERI KAGGEN! STORMAKTS PORTER 469
7. belgium 13.45 STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006 1265
8. italy 13.35 le BALADIN XYAUYÙ FUMÉ 448
9. holland 13.33 DE MOLEN 1914 SSS 344
10. estonia 13.30 TANKER KAKSTEISTKUUD (2016) 44
11. canada 13.21 DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ BOURBON 326
12. switzerland 13.20 BFM ABBAYE de SAINT BON-CHIEN 2010 5245
13. ireland 13.11 DUBLIN BEER COMPANY D'ARCY'S DUBLIN STOUT 44
14. wales 13.01 LINES TROIS DAMES DATE LINE 26
15. japan 12.91 ISE KADOYA BROWN ALE 51
16. newzealand 12.57 8 WIRED iSTOUT 40
17. latvia 12.50 LABIETIS KAPRACIS 19
18. spain 12.45 la PIRATA BLACK BLOCK TEQUILA BARREL AGED 376
19. croatia 12.42 the GARDEN PALE ALE 11
20. serbia 12.27 ZEBREW SANSHO 10
21. iceland 12.17 ÖLVISHOLT LAVA 28
22. liechtenstein 12.04 LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS CLUB BIER 03 BOCK STARK 19
23. northernireland 12.02 BOUNDARY A BERLINER VICE - LACTOSE & BLUEBERRY 12
24. czechrepublic 11.99 RODINNÝ ZICHOVEC SAISON 18° WHITE WINE BARREL AGED 85
25. lithuania 11.95 Sakiškiu alus IMPERIAL STOUT 5
26. poland 11.80 ZYWIEC PORTER 59
27. chile 11.72 HANDWERK BREWERS ROTHHAMMER BRUTAL HOPS IPA 6
28. isleofman 11.69 OKELL'S AILE 3
29. france 11.65 MONT SALÈVE la TZARINE 746
30. austria 11.64 BEVOG RUDEEN BLACK IPA 158
31. montenegro 11.63 TREBJESA NIKSICKO TAMNO 2
32. finland 11.60 SINEBRYCHOFF PORTER IV 155
33. malaysia 11.53 GUINNESS ANCHOR BERHAD GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 1
34. germany 11.53 ANDECHS KLOSTER DOPPELBOCK DUNKEL 1246
35. ukraine 11.52 LVIVSKA LVIVSKE PORTER 13
36. greenland 11.43 GREENLAND CHRISTMAS ALE 2
37. hungary 11.42 KÍSÉRLETI NYÚL FEHÉR NYÚL APA 37
38. nigeria 11.35 GUINNESS NIGERIA FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 3
39. macau 11.31 MACAU BLOND ALE 1
40. guernsey 11.31 WHITE ROCK SCAPEGOAT 1
41. singapore 11.23 MALAYAN ANCHOR BEER 2
42. togo 11.20 BB LOME EKU BAVARIA TYP EXPORT 5
43. bonaire 11.20 AT SEA BONAIRE BLONDE 1
44. bhutan 11.20 SER BHUM DRAGON STOUT 1
45. papuanewguinea 11.18 SOUTH PACIFIC PACIFIC LAGER 1
46. madagascar 11.16 STAR THREE HORSES BEER PILSENER 1
47. palestine 11.13 TAYBEH GOLDEN 1
48. niger 11.13 BRANIGER SPECIAL FÊTES 1
49. monaco 11.13 MONACO GRAND PRIX 1
50. guyana 11.13 BANKS DIH (BRAUTECH) PREMIUM 1
51. frenchguiana 11.13 BRASSERIE GUYANAISE JEUNE GUEULE WEÏTI 1
52. argentina 11.10 ANTARES STOUT IMPERIAL 14
53. ncyprus 11.09 LION'S HEART PRIDE 1
54. jersey 11.07 LIBERATION HERM ISLAND GOLD 2
55. bulgaria 11.07 SHUMENSKO CHERVENO 8
56. guam 11.05 ISHII MINAGOF PALE ALE 1
57. grenada 11.05 WEST INDIES HAWK TRIPEL 1
58. sanmarino 11.03 TITANBRÄU ROSSA 2
59. uganda 11.02 UGANDA PILSNER LAGER EXTRA STRONG 1
60. transnistria 11.02 ZAO BENDERSKIY STARAYA KREPOST KLASSICHESKOE 1
61. brazil 11.02 EVIL TWIN BREWING BRAZIL BRAZIL METRO MAN 62
62. vanuatu 10.98 VANUATU PREMIUM BITTER 1
63. mozambique 10.98 CERVEJAS de MOçAMBIQUE LAURENTINA CLARA 1
64. seychelles 10.97 SEYCHELLES EKU BAVARIA EXPORT 2
65. trinidadandtobago 10.95 CARIB ROYAL LION EXTRA STOUT 3
66. nepal 10.95 MOUNT EVEREST EVEREST PREMIUM LAGER SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 1
67. gambia 10.95 BANJUL JUL BREW EXPORT 1
68. albania 10.95 BIRRA MALTO PREMIUM TIRANA PILS 1
69. portugal 10.94 DOIS CORVOS TRIPEL BA PORT & WHISKY 39
70. mongolia 10.93 ULAN BATOR BAADOG 2
71. turksandcaicos 10.91 TURKS HEAD LAGER 1
72. newcaledonia 10.91 GRANDE BRASSERIE DE NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE NUMBER 1 ONE 1
73. guadeloupe 10.91 BRASSERIE DU CORSAIRE CORSAIRE 1
74. bolivia 10.91 BOLIVIANA NACIONAL PACEÑA CENTENARIO 1
75. barbados 10.91 BANKS LAGER 1
76. andorra 10.91 ALPHA MONJO BOIG 4
77. mauritius 10.89 MAURITIUS GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 5
78. virginislands 10.87 VIRGIN ISLANDS BLACKBEARD ALE 1
79. tahiti 10.87 BRASSERIE DE TAHITI HINANO 1
80. kenya 10.86 KENYA TUSKER EXPORT LAGER 5
81. tajikistan 10.84 DUSHANBE SIM-SIM SVETLOE 1
82. ivorycoast 10.84 SOLIBRA FLAG SPECIALE 1
83. thailand 10.80 BOON RAWD SINGHA GOLD 4
84. suriname 10.80 SURINAAMSE DJOGO BIER 1
85. srilanka 10.80 CEYLON LION STOUT / IMPORTED 7
86. reunion 10.80 BRASSERIE DE BOURBON BOURBON 1
87. paraguay 10.80 CERVEPAR PILSEN 1
88. macedonia 10.80 PRILEPSKA ZLATEN DAB 1
89. capeverde 10.80 CERIS STRELA 1
90. antiguaandbarbuda 10.80 ANTIGUA CARIB LAGER 1
91. slovenia 10.78 LOBIK NEW ENGLAND PALE ALE 7
92. romania 10.77 URSUS CLUJ URSUS 3
93. belize 10.77 BELIZE BELIKIN STOUT 3
94. taiwan 10.76 TAIWAN TOBACCO AND LIQUOR CORP TAIWAN BEER DRAFT 1
95. lesotho 10.76 MALUTI MOUNTAIN MALUTI PREMIUM LAGER 1
96. greece 10.76 CORFU BEER REAL ALE BITTER 26
97. gibraltar 10.76 LEWIS STAGNETTO BUSHYS GIBRALTAR BARBARY BEER 1
98. ghana 10.76 ACCRA CLUB PREMIUM LAGER 1
99. cookislands 10.76 COOKS LAGER 1
100. eritrea 10.73 ASMARA LAGER BEER 2
101. elsalvador 10.73 LA CONSTANCIA PILSENER LAGER 1
102. cayman 10.73 CAYMAN ISLANDS CAYBREW 1
103. bangladesh 10.73 CROWN HUNTER MALT BEVERAGE 1
104. azerbaijan 10.73 BAKI-CASTEL XIRDALAN 1
105. aruba 10.73 BALASHI BALASHI 1
106. cyprus 10.72 KEO BEER 2
107. uruguay 10.69 FNC PILSEN 1
108. nicaragua 10.69 COMPAÑIA CEVERCERA DE NICARAGUA TOÑA 1
109. mali 10.69 BRAMALI CASTEL BEER 1
110. malawi 10.69 CARLSBERG MALAWI KUCHE KUCHE 1
111. curacao 10.69 ANTILLAANSE BROUWERIJ AMSTEL BRIGHT 1
112. armenia 10.69 SHIRAK GYUMRI SHIRAK 4
113. northkorea 10.67 PONGHAK BEER 12 2
114. zambia 10.65 ZAMBIAN BREWERIES MOSI LAGER 1
115. tunisia 10.65 SFBT CELTIA 2
116. pakistan 10.65 MURREE MURREE BEER 1
117. jamaica 10.65 DESNOES & GEDDES DRAGON STOUT 3
118. cambodia 10.65 CAMBREW ANGKOR BEER 1
119. bahamas 10.65 COMMONWEALTH KALIK 1
120. unitedarabemirates 10.62 AUJAN BARBICAN PREMIUM MALT 1
121. senegal 10.62 BRASSERIES de l'OUEST AFRICAIN la GAZELLE 1
122. panama 10.62 BARU PANAMA LAGER 1
123. benin 10.62 SOBEBRA la BENINOISE 1
124. angola 10.62 PELA CUCA NOVA CUCA 1
125. slovakia 10.61 BANSKOBISTRICKY URPINER DRAUGHT DARK LAGER 13
126. bosniaandherzegovina 10.61 BANJALUCKA NEKTAR 6
127. southafrica 10.60 BIERWERK AARDWOLF 18
128. kosovo 10.60 BIRRA PEJA PEJA PILSNER 4
129. peru 10.58 BACKUS & JOHNSTON MORENA 7
130. haiti 10.58 BRASSERIE NATIONALE PRESTIGE LAGER 1
131. venezuela 10.57 NACIONAL ANDES 2
132. laos 10.57 LAO BEERLAO LAGER 2
133. honduras 10.57 HONDURENA SALVA VIDA 2
134. westernsamoa 10.55 SAMOA VAILIMA 1
135. hongkong 10.55 SAN MIGUEL SUN LIK BEER 1
136. burkinafaso 10.55 BRAKINA BEAUFORT 1
137. dominicanrep 10.52 CERVECERIA NACIONAL DOMINICANA PRESIDENTE 3
138. martinique 10.51 LORRAINE BIERE LORRAINE 1
139. egypt 10.51 AL AHRAM STELLA PREMIUM 6
140. botswana 10.51 KGALAGADI ST LOUIS LAGER 1
141. lebanon 10.48 961 BEER KISSMEYER BREWMASTER'S SELECT 01 3
142. guatemala 10.48 CENTRO AMERICANA DORADA DRAFT 3
143. uzbekistan 10.47 SAMARQAND 1-SON PIVO ZAVODI GOLD PULSAR 12 1
144. stlucia 10.47 WINDWARD & LEEWARD PITON LAGER 1
145. malta 10.47 LORD CHAMBRAY BLUE LAGOON 12
146. indonesia 10.47 BALI HAI PREMIUM 2
147. faroe 10.44 FÖROYA BJóR GULL EXPORT 8
148. australia 10.44 COOPERS BEST EXTRA STOUT 41
149. stvincent 10.43 ST. VINCENT HAIROUN 2
150. israel 10.43 DANCING CAMEL AMERICAN PALE ALE 3
151. swaziland 10.40 SWAZILAND BREWERS CHRISTIE'S GOLD 1
152. kazakhstan 10.40 EFES KARAGANDA KARAGANDINSKOE TRADITSIONNOE 3
153. ethiopia 10.40 KOMBOLCHA ST. GEORGE AMBER BEER 4
154. puertorico 10.37 HATUEY LAGER BEER 2
155. dominica 10.33 DOMINICA KUBULI 1
156. costarica 10.32 COSTA RICA'S CRAFT BREWING LIBERTAS TROPICAL GOLDEN ALE 6
157. rwanda 10.31 RWANDA-BRALIRWA MÜTZIG 3
158. myanmar 10.31 DAGON EXTRA STRONG 4
159. saudiarabia 10.30 MAHMOOD SAEED HILLSBURG REGULAR 2
160. philippines 10.30 SAN MIGUEL RED HORSE STALLION 2
161. namibia 10.28 HANSA URBOCK 7
162. zimbabwe 10.27 DELTA GOLDEN PILSENER 2
163. syria 10.27 AL-CHARK AL-CHARK 2
164. cameroon 10.27 BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA 6
165. fiji 10.20 FOSTER'S GROUP PACIFIC FIJI EXPORT BITTER 2
166. ecuador 10.19 KRÜGER LAGER 3
167. cuba 10.16 BUCANERO CUBANERO FUERTE 8
168. iran 10.13 IRAN BEHNOUSH DELSTER NA 2
169. zaire 10.10 SIMBA BIÈRE DU LION 2
170. tanzania 10.08 ASSOCIATED BREWERIES SERENGETI LAGER 3
171. jordan 10.07 GENERAL INVESTMENT COMPANY PETRA BEER 8% 2
172. southkorea 10.06 ORIENTAL OB LAGER SPECIAL 3
173. china 10.04 TSINGTAO DRAGON 8 10
174. moldova 10.03 BEERMASTER JIGULEOVSKOE BLONDA 15
175. algeria 10.03 TANGO BIÈRE BLONDE 4
176. belarus 10.01 ALIVARIA PORTER 7
177. morocco 9.87 BRASSERIES du MAROC CASTEL BEER 7
178. vietnam 9.86 BGI FOSTER'S TIEN GIANG 6
179. luxembourg 9.79 DIEKIRCH GRANDE RESERVE 5
180. mexico 9.77 ESPECIALIDADES CERVECERAS CASTA MORENA 22
181. georgia 9.74 NATAKHTARI BEER 7
182. russia 9.59 BALTIKA 8 PSHENICHNOE 39
183. colombia 9.56 BAVARIA CLUB COLOMBIA NEGRA 7
184. turkey 9.52 ANADOLU EFES EFES DARK BROWN 27
185. india 9.30 KARAN BILIMORIA COBRA SILVER LABEL 13
TOTAL: 185 COUNTRIESAVERAGE RATING: 13.01TOTAL: 15007

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World Map showing the countries from which I have already sampled
beers (in black). Click to enlarge.

Detailled map of Africa
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Countries distribution.

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MY MILESTONES

100th beer 10/87 John Martin Douglas Scotch Ale
500th beer 06/93 ?
1000th beer 11/17/95 Unibroue la Fin du Monde
1500th beer 09/25/98 Cantillon Grand Cru Old Lambic Bruocsella 1900
2000th beer 11/24/00 Brooklyn Monster Ale 2000
2500th beer 04/06/02 De Achelse Kluis Achel
the big cleaning 03/24/03 45 duplicates deleted :-((
3000th beer 11/23/03 Hogs Back A Over T
3500th beer 04/01/05 Fuller's Vintage Ale 2002
4000th beer 08/29/06 Belhaven Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer 2005
big cleaning II 12/29/06 72 duplicates deleted :-((
4500th beer 01/09/08 Hantverksbryggeriet Baronen
5000th beer 12/22/08 Struise Pannepot Reserva 2006
5500th beer 08/24/09 Lindemans Kriek Cuvee Rene
6000th beer 05/19/10 Three Floyds Behemoth
6500th beer 12/25/10 la Gastaldia American Pale Ale
7000th beer 08/19/11 Cigar City Sea Bass
7500th beer 04/20/12 CafÉ du MarchÉ Body Check
8000th beer 10/30/12 Jester King Black Metal
8500th beer 05/25/13 LØkken Elsebeth Gyldenstjerne
9000th beer 11/03/13 BFM 4x4
9500th beer 06/10/14 Mas Malta Edbeer Rossa
10'000th beer 12/06/14 BrewDog Mikkeler Nogne O Black Tokyo Horizon
10'500th beer 05/18/15 To Ol IPA (Nema)
11'000th beer 09/27/15 Einstok Toasted Porter
11'500th beer 02/25/16 Almanac Horchata Almond Milk Stout
12'000th beer 07/05/16 Moor Amoor
12'500th beer 01/08/17 Speakeasy Prohibition Ale
13'000th beer 06/09/17 Soorser Bier Soo.magisch
13'500th beer 10/28/17 4655 Brewing Company Mirabelle Blues
14'000th beer 04/07/18 Kiserleti Nyul Feher Nyul APA
14'500th beer 07/14/18 Loverbeer Pruss Perdu
15'000th beer 09/29/18 Strange Roots Grand Blü

Year New beers Total reviewed New countries
2000 288 ? 11 (El Salvador, Estonia, Guyana, Laos, Latvia, Namibia, Panama, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Zimbabwe)
2001 373 570 8 (Benin, Croatia, Nigeria, Palestine, Wales, Kazakhstan, St Lucia and Jersey)
2002 339 530 4 (Mali, Yugoslavia, Faroe Islands and Honduras)
2003 325 430 13 (Armenia, Taiwan, Uganda, Albania, Macedonia, Uzbekistan, Malta, Malaysia, Iceland, Mongolia, Togo, Hungary and Madagascar)
2004 384 441 10 (Myanmar, Lithuania, Bosnia, Antigua, Macau, Cameroon, Puerto Rico, Ghana, Syria, San Marino)
2005 344 371 4 (Seychelles, Algeria, Uruguay, Kosovo)
2006 407 433 11 (Chile, Lesotho, Fiji, Western Samoa, Swaziland, Botswana, Cook Islands, Bahamas, Iran, Ivory Coast, Isle of Man)
2007 410 420 5 (Bangladesh, Costa Rica, Greenland, North Korea, Cambodia)
2008 529 539 11 (Georgia, Moldova, Liechtenstein, Angola, Haiti, Nicaragua, Azerbaijan, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Jordan)
2009 729 742 4 (Nepal, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Suriname)
2010 765 784 1 (Senegal)
2011 777 778 0
2012 834 839 3 (Dominica, Andorra, Monaco)
2013 1007 1030 2 (Cayman Islands, San Marino)
2014 970 975 4 (Mozambique, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Zambia, Aruba)
2015 1230 1244 3 (Pakistan, Transnistria, French Guiana)
2016 1164 1168 5 (Belize, Rwanda, Gambia, Cape Verde, Tajikistan)
2017 1229 1241 11 (Grenada, Turks and Caicos, Gibraltar, Bonaire, Vanuatu, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Bhutan, Niger, Curaçao, Malawi, Paraguay)
2018 - - 2 (Guam, Guernsey)

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MY STRONGEST BEERS

  BEER COUNTRY ALCOHOL %
1. BREWDOG SINK THE BISMARCK scotland 41
2. BREWDOG WATT DICKIE scotland 35
  REVELATION CAT FREEZE THE PENGUIN italy 35
4. BREWDOG TACTICAL NUCLEAR PENGUIN scotland 32
5. MIKKELLER ?? HEAVY BLACK denmark 31.1
6. SCHORSCHBRÄU ICE 30% germany 30
7. BOSTON BEER SAMUEL ADAMS UTOPIAS usa 25
8. FLEURAC OCTO-PYROCLASTIC BLACK IPA france 24
9. BLACKWELL BREWER'S RESERVE BIPOLAR FROSTITUTE switzerland 23.6
10. DOGFISH HEAD WORLD WIDE STOUT usa 23.04
11. UG BRÄU BERLINER W ICE-02 switzerland 22.4
12. DOGFISH HEAD 120 MINUTE IMPERIAL IPA usa 21
  BLACKWELL VANILLA POLUNOCNICA SWEET IMPERIAL STOUT switzerland 21
14. STORM&ANCHOR INDIA ICE BOCK switzerland 20
  BLACKWELL VAAT SCHNAPSIDEE switzerland 20
  523 DECONSTRUCTED switzerland 20
17. THE BRUERY BLACK TUESDAY 2014 usa 19.7
18. MIKKELLER FORÊT LIMOUSINE - LIGHT TOASTED denmark 19.3
  MIKKELLER FORÊT du CENTRE - MEDIUM TOASTED denmark 19.3
  MIKKELLER FORÊT du CENTRE - LIGHT TOASTED denmark 19.3
  MIKKELLER FORÊT de TRONÇAIS - MEDIUM TOASTED denmark 19.3
  MIKKELLER FORÊT de TRONÇAIS - LIGHT TOASTED denmark 19.3

Of course there are some beers that I never tried with a very high alcoholic strength:
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 57% finis coronat opus, Germany, 57.7% (September 2011)
  • Brewdog the End of History, Scotland, 55% (July 2010)
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 43%, Germany, 43.38% (May 2010)
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 40%, Germany, 39.44% (January 2010)
  • Struise Black Damnation VI Messy, Belgium, 39% (June 2011)
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 32%, Germany, 32% (June 2009)
  • Schorschbräu Schorschbock 31% Black Edition, Germany, 31% (November 2010)
  • Schoschbräu Eisbock, Germany, 30.86% (2008)

History of the 'title' holders:
  • In 1953: Eku 28, 11%
  • In 1980: Hürlimann Samichlaus, 14%
  • In 1994: Samuel Adams Triple Bock, 17.5%
  • In June 1999: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, 18%
  • In 1999: Samuel Adams Millennium, 20%
  • In feb. 2002: Samuel Adams Utopias MMII, 25%
  • In 2003: Hair of The Dog Dave, 29%
  • In 2008: Schoschbräu Eisbock, 30.86%
  • In November 2009: BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin, 32%
  • In January 2010: Schorschbräu Schorschbock 40%, Germany, 39.44%
  • In February 2010: Brewdog Sink The Bismarck, Scotland, 41%
  • In May 2010: Schorschbräu Schorschbock 43%, Germany, 43.38%
  • In July 2010: Brewdog the End of History, Scotland, 55%
  • Since September 2011: Schorschbräu Schorschbock 57% finis coronat opus, Germany, 57.7%
  • Please note: Brewmeister Armageddon (October 2012) was a fake (allegedly 65% and in fact only about 15%). Brewmeister Snake Venom (October 2013) is reaching 67.5% by adding ethanol, so does not compete. See also here for additional information

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MY FAVOURITE BEERS

People who have one favourite beer do not like beer at all.
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RANK BEER COUNTRY ALCOHOL % POINTS
1. STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006 belgium 10 19.6
2. PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE usa 12.5 19.2
  NÄRKE KULTURBRYGGERI KAGGEN! STORMAKTS PORTER sweden 9 19.2
  NØGNE Ø # 100 norway 10 19.2
  DE MOLEN 1914 SSS holland 9.99 19.2
  MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASEL (ISLAY EDITION) denmark 10.9 19.2
  DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ BOURBON canada 9.5 19.2
  WESTVLETEREN ABT 12 belgium 10.8/11.0 19.2
9. THREE FLOYDS DREADNAUGHT IMPERIAL IPA usa 9.5 18.8
  PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE OAK BARREL usa 12.5 18.8
  GREAT DIVIDE OAK AGED YETI usa 9.5 18.8
  BELL'S BATCH 6000 ALE usa 10.5 18.8
  ALESMITH SPEEDWAY STOUT usa 12 18.8
  BFM ABBAYE de SAINT BON-CHIEN 2010 switzerland 11 18.8
  le BALADIN XYAUYÙ FUMÉ italy 13.5 18.8
  DE MOLEN MOUT & MOCCA 2 holland 10 18.8
  NØRREBRO NORTH BRIDGE EXTREME denmark 9.6 18.8
  MIKKELLER STELLA 1 denmark 8.4 18.8
  DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ MORTEL canada 9.5 18.8
  WESTVLETEREN EXTRA 8 belgium 8 18.8
  WESTMALLE TRIPEL belgium 9 18.8
  STRUISE CUVEE DELPHINE belgium 13 18.8
  STRUISE (CAULIER) PANNEPOT belgium 10 18.8
  RODENBACH ALEXANDER belgium 6 18.8
  ELLEZELLOISE HERCULE la BIÈRE des COLLINES belgium 9 18.8
  DUBUISSON BUSH PRESTIGE belgium 13 18.8
  DUBUISSON BUSH MILLENIUM CUVEE 2000 belgium 13 18.8
  DE DOLLE STILLE NACHT RESERVA 2000 belgium 12 18.8

Beers I haven't tried that are rumored to be very good :

  • Three Floyds Barrel Aged Dark Lord Imperial Stout, USA
  • Alesmith Barrel Aged Speedway Stout, USA
  • Russian River Pliny the Younger, USA
  • Bell's Black Note Stout, USA
  • Alesmith Kopi Luwak Speedway Stout, USA
  • Founder's CBS, USA
  • Cigar City Zhukov's Final Push, USA
  • Cigar City Hunahpus Imperial Stout, USA

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BOV'S WORST BEERS

RANK BEER COUNTRY ALCOHOL RATING
1. BRASSEURS SAVOYARDS LA CORDÉE BRUNE france 10 0
2. HUYGHE FLORISGAARDEN CHOCOLAT GARDENBEER belgium 3.0/4.2 0.8
  BLACK MOUNTAIN CAVE CREEK CHILI BEER usa 4.7 0.8
  GARCIA CHILI BEER usa 4.7 0.8
5. BALTIKA SANKT-PETERBOURG russia 3.8 1.2
6. CELTIK DOUAR MEN ROHANE AMBREE france 6.5 2
7. HUYGHE FLORISGAARDEN CACTUS belgium 4.2 2.4
  CELTIK DOUAR MEN ROHANE BLONDE france 6.5 2.4
  l'OLANIER LA JOYEUSE AMBRÉE france 7.5 2.4
10. KEERSMAEKER MORT SUBITE XTREME MANZANA belgium 4.2 2.8
  SILLY PINK KILLER belgium 5 2.8
12. BOSTON BEER OREGON ORIGINAL RASPBERRY WHEAT usa   3
13. PALM SALITOS belgium 5.9 3.2
  GRAIN d’ORGE (JEANNE D'ARC) ST MARTIN france 3.7 3.2
  SNC SCA BNA KINGSBRÄU france 4.7 3.2
  VELTINS V+ LEMON germany 2.9 3.2
  MUNKBO GLÖGG sweden 11 3.2
  HORDEUM NOIRE MÉTÉORE switzerland 5.4 3.2
  MOLARD BLONDE switzerland   3.2
  SIMBA TEMBO zaire   3.2
Non alcoholic beers are not listed here, it would be unfair...

Beers I haven't tried that are rumored to be very bad :

  • Anheuser-Busch Natural Ice, USA
  • Anheuser-Busch Natural Light, USA
  • Carlton & United Empire Lager, Australia
  • City Camo genuine Ale, USA
  • Heilemann B-40 Bull Max, USA
  • Jezek Tmave, Czech Rep.
  • Michelob Ultra, USA
  • Miller Milwaukees Best, USA
  • Modelo Corona Light, Mexico
  • Modelo Especial, Mexico
  • Pabst General Generic Beer, USA
  • Pabst Ice, USA
  • Salva Vida , Honduras
  • Stepan Razin Studencheskoye , Russia

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BOV'S BEST/WORST BREWERIES

Don't take this too seriously. For each of those breweries, it is possible that I missed the best or the worst of their beers. But in any cases, this could be a good indication. A minimum of 3 beers tasted per brewery is required.

RANK BREWERY SCORE COUNTRY # OF BEERS
Best Breweries
1. RUSSIAN RIVER 15.61 usa 11
2. STRUISE 15.56 belgium 32
3. DE DOLLE 15.51 belgium 12
4. BFM 15.42 switzerland 103
5. DIEU DU CIEL! 15.42 canada 30
6. 3 FONTEINEN 15.41 belgium 26
7. PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY 15.39 usa 38
8. STORM&ANCHOR 15.38 switzerland 91
9. 523 15.30 switzerland 83
10. GREAT DIVIDE 15.24 usa 12
11. BLACKWELL 15.21 switzerland 77
12. PRAIRIE ARTISAN ALES 15.15 usa 18
13. NÄRKE KULTURBRYGGERI 15.13 sweden 11
14. THREE FLOYDS 15.11 usa 8
15. STONE 15.07 usa 14
16. DEGENBIER 15.04 switzerland 40
17. JESTER KING 15.02 usa 29
18. NØGNE Ø 15.02 norway 35
19. AMAGER 15.01 denmark 66
20. CINQ 4000 15.00 switzerland 99

RANK BREWERY SCORE COUNTRY # OF BEERS
Worst Breweries
1. PIEDBOEUF 7.70 belgium 7
2. INBEV BRASIL 7.75 brazil 7
3. l'OLANIER 7.83 france 3
4. SNC SCA BNA 7.83 france 3
5. SAVERNE 7.98 france 23
6. BRAUNSCHWEIG 8.20 germany 8
7. BORSODI 8.23 hungary 3
8. SAINT-OMER 8.28 france 9
9. CELTIK 8.37 france 3
10. BRASSERIE ARTISANALE DE PORRENTRUY 8.38 switzerland 8

BOV'S FAVOURITE STYLES

RANK STYLE SCORE # OF BEERS MY FAVOURITE BEER FOR THIS STYLE
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1 Stout - Imperial 15.76476 DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ BOURBON
2 IPA - Imperial / Double 15.38360 NØGNE Ø # 100
3 Lambic - unblended 15.3811 GIRARDIN LAMBIC
4 Lambic - Gueuze 15.3855 LINDEMANS GUEUZE CUVÉE RENÉ GRAND CRU 1994/2002
5 IPA - Black 15.18160 TO ØL BLACK MALT & BODY SALTS
6 Sour Red / Brown 15.17371 RODENBACH ALEXANDER
7 Porter - Baltic 15.10122 MIKKELLER STELLA 1
8 American Strong Ale 14.9780 FIFTYFIFTY MASTER BART
9 Stout - Foreign 14.9434 DE DOLLE SPECIAL EXTRA EXPORT STOUT
10 ABT (Quadrupel) 14.8758 WESTVLETEREN ABT 12
11 Saison 14.63383 FANTÔME SAISON
12 India Pale Ale 14.611053 NØGNE Ø INDIA PALE ALE
13 Barley Wine 14.59230 PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE
14 Berliner Weisse 14.4891 BLACKWELL DRAHTESEL
15 Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy 14.4264 À l'ABRI de la TEMPÊTE CORNE de BRUME
16 Old Ale / English Strong Ale 14.27206 HARVIESTOUN OLA DUBH SPECIAL 12
17 Grodziskie / Gose / Lichtenhainer 14.2573 DE MOLEN ANGST & BEVEN
18 Abbey Tripel 14.21210 STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006
19 Pale Ale - American 14.18534 TROIS DAMES PACIFIC NORTH WEST COAST PALE ALE
20 Belgian Strong Ale 14.18604 DE DOLLE STILLE NACHT RESERVA 2000
21 Stout - Sweet 14.1599 LOST COAST EIGHT-BALL STOUT
22 India Pale Lagers / Imperial Pils 14.1262 BÄRE-BRÄU HOPFENBOMBE
23 Porter 14.10293 ØLFABRIKKEN PORTER
24 IPA - Session 14.01144 523 SUPER CRISP - GALAXY
25 Abbey Dubbel 13.95121 WESTVLETEREN EXTRA 8
26 Traditional Ale 13.9578 HAIR OF THE DOG ADAM HEARTY OLD WORLD ALE
27 Stout / Dry Stout 13.81381 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BREAKFAST
28 Premium Bitter / ESB 13.69149 PURITY MAD GOOSE
29 Brown Ale 13.65218 523 3 OF A KIND: ABA EDITION HOPS ADRIANO'S BROWN
30 Smoked 13.65239 STORM&ANCHOR BURNED
31 Lambic - Fruited 13.65120 3 FONTEINEN HOMMAGE
32 Bock - Doppelbock 13.54109 SVANEKE BORNHOLMER SWEET MARY
33 Bock - Eisbock 13.5322 BFM PROCRASTINATOR 2
34 Irish Ale 13.4492 CINQ 4000 BIÈRE de ZINAL HERETIC RED
35 California Common 13.3724 BIERZUNFT WEHNTAL AABACHBIER MIA WALLACE
36 Schwarzbier 13.37118 SHORT'S SUSTENANCE BLACK BEER
37 Altbier 13.26107 FERDINAND SCHUMACHER ALT
38 Wheat Ale 13.24131 TO ØL BLOSSOM
39 Lambic - Faro 13.1811 3 FONTEINEN STRAFFE WINTER
40 Mild Ale 13.0750 DE MOLEN REVELATION CAT WHOLE MILK MILD
41 Belgian Witbier 13.03320 LAMPÉE-BAUMGARTNER la BLANCHE DE RÉ
42 Bock - Hell / Maibock 13.03112 ZEHENDNER MÖNCHSAMBACHER WEIHNACHTSBOCK
43 Weizen - Weizenbock 13.0257 ALESMITH WEIZENBOCK
44 Bock - Dunkel 12.94134 LUZERNER BIER BRAUER (LuBB) BOCKBIER
45 Scottish Ale 12.8724 BÄRE-BRÄU WACHOLDER ROTBRÄU
46 Bitter 12.77138 OXFORDSHIRE PRIDE of OXFORD
47 Belgian Ale 12.71475 DIEU DU CIEL! DERNIÈRE VOLONTÉ
48 Kölsch 12.7087 FREIGEIST BRAULAGER LOVELY MINX WIESS
49 Spice / Herb / Vegetable 12.55581 ‘t IJ VLO
50 Fruit Beer 12.53347 EVIL TWIN SOFT XMAS aka PRETTY PLEASE with A CHERRY on TOP
51 Pale Ale - English 12.52136 KEES SPRING BLOSSOM
52 Special Grain 12.51161 BIRRIFICIO TICINESE BAD ATTITUDE HOBO
53 Amber Ale 12.40319 HALE'S ALES O'BRIEN'S HARVEST ALE
54 Golden / Blond / Cream Ale 12.28414 DOPPELLEU BRAUWERKSTATT CHOPFAB TRÜEB
55 Zwickelbier / Kellerbier / Landbier 12.25134 KAISER BRÄU VELDENSTEINER ZWICK'L
56 Bière de Garde 12.2476 DUYCK REFLETS DE FRANCE BIERE DE GARDE DU NORD
57 Weizen - Kristallweizen 12.2422 BINDING SCHÖFFERHOFER WEIZENBIER KRISTALLWEIZEN
58 Weizen - Hefeweizen 12.20394 ? FEUER WEISSE
59 Czech Pilsner 12.0677 BREWDOG FAKE LAGER
60 Dortmunder / Helles / Premium Lager 11.81498 MIKKELLER BEDOW SUMMER PILSNER
61 Märzen / Oktoberfest 11.79216 BUECHIBÄRGERBIER HEISS BLICK PLACEBO MÄRZEN
62 Amber Lager / Vienna 11.75212 S:T ERIKS SKÖRDEÖL
63 Dunkel 11.66268 ZIEGELHOF RAURACHER BRÄU DUNKEL
64 Weizen - Dunkelweizen 11.5379 MAISEL MAISEL'S WEISSE DUNKEL
65 Pilsner 11.46537 VICTORY PRIMA PILS
66 Malt Liquor / European Strong Lager 9.59149 BRÜLL! BIER LYCAN VOLLMOND
67 Pale Lager 8.811053 BREWDOG THIS. IS. LAGER.
68 Low Alcohol 6.84130 MIKKELLER DRINK'IN BARELY BERLINER
69 Radler / Shandy 6.67115 BOURGANEL aux MYRTILLES de L'ARDÈCHE

MOST BEERS TASTED FROM A BREWERY

RANK BREWERY SCORE COUNTRY # OF BEERS
1. MIKKELLER 14.87 denmark 211
2. BREWDOG 14.72 scotland 132
3. DE MOLEN 14.93 holland 118
4. BFM 15.55 switzerland 103
5. CINQ 4000 15.12 switzerland 99
6. TROIS DAMES 14.50 switzerland 94
7. STORM&ANCHOR 15.53 switzerland 91
8. UHB 14.24 switzerland 85
9. 523 15.45 switzerland 83
10. BLACKWELL 15.37 switzerland 77
11. ALTES TRAMDEPOT 12.45 switzerland 75
12. FELDSCHLÖSSCHEN 8.44 switzerland 74
13. TO ØL 14.99 denmark 71
14. AMAGER 15.19 denmark 66
15. STRÄTTLIGEN BIER 13.98 switzerland 60
16. UG BRÄU 14.24 switzerland 59
17. WHITEFRONTIER 15.11 switzerland 55
18. HUYGHE 10.46 belgium 54
19. GUTKNECHT'S HAMMER-BIER 14.62 switzerland 47
20. OLD SCHOOL 14.05 switzerland 44

THE MOST OVERRATED BEERS IN THE WORLD (imho)

based on comparison between my ratings and ratings from www.ratebeer.com for beers scoring >3.5
RANK BEER
1. Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen Triple Bock
2. Kuhnhenn Fourth Dementia
3. Bosteels Deus
4. Boston Beer Samuel Adams Utopias
5. Old Dominion Millennium Specialty Ale
6. Schneider Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock
7. De Proef Mikkeller Black
8. Ettal Ettaller Curator Doppelbock
9. Avery Out Of Bounds Stout
10. Bieropholie S S

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