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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 14.28 PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE 1279
2. scotland 14.20 HARVIESTOUN OLA DUBH SPECIAL 12 245
3. denmark 14.20 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BRUNCH WEASEL (ISLAY EDITION) 648
4. norway 13.69 NØGNE Ø # 100 114
5. england 13.60 DARK STAR IMPERIAL STOUT 584
6. sweden 13.44 NÄRKE KULTURBRYGGERI KAGGEN! STORMAKTS PORTER 453
7. belgium 13.44 STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006 1254
8. italy 13.36 le BALADIN XYAUYÙ FUMÉ 436
9. holland 13.30 DE MOLEN 1914 SSS 332
10. estonia 13.24 TANKER KAKSTEISTKUUD (2016) 41
11. canada 13.21 DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ BOURBON 326
12. switzerland 13.16 BFM ABBAYE de SAINT BON-CHIEN 2010 4904
13. ireland 13.13 DUBLIN BEER COMPANY D'ARCY'S DUBLIN STOUT 43
14. japan 13.00 ISE KADOYA BROWN ALE 50
15. wales 12.57 LINES TROIS DAMES DATE LINE 18
16. newzealand 12.57 8 WIRED iSTOUT 40
17. latvia 12.50 LABIETIS KAPRACIS 19
18. spain 12.33 la PIRATA BLACK BLOCK TEQUILA BARREL AGED 348
19. serbia 12.27 ZEBREW SANSHO 10
20. liechtenstein 12.04 LIECHTENSTEINER BRAUHAUS CLUB BIER 03 BOCK STARK 19
21. iceland 12.02 ÖLVISHOLT LAVA 25
22. lithuania 11.95 Sakiškiu alus IMPERIAL STOUT 5
23. czechrepublic 11.93 PERMON CRYO HOP CITRA 83
24. poland 11.76 ZYWIEC PORTER 57
25. chile 11.72 HANDWERK BREWERS ROTHHAMMER BRUTAL HOPS IPA 6
26. isleofman 11.69 OKELL'S AILE 3
27. montenegro 11.63 TREBJESA NIKSICKO TAMNO 2
28. austria 11.63 BEVOG RUDEEN BLACK IPA 157
29. france 11.62 MONT SALÈVE la TZARINE 736
30. finland 11.57 SINEBRYCHOFF PORTER IV 153
31. malaysia 11.53 GUINNESS ANCHOR BERHAD GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 1
32. hungary 11.53 KÍSÉRLETI NYÚL FEHÉR NYÚL APA 32
33. ukraine 11.52 LVIVSKA LVIVSKE PORTER 13
34. germany 11.51 ANDECHS KLOSTER DOPPELBOCK DUNKEL 1229
35. greenland 11.43 GREENLAND CHRISTMAS ALE 2
36. nigeria 11.35 GUINNESS NIGERIA FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 3
37. macau 11.31 MACAU BLOND ALE 1
38. croatia 11.31 VISIBABA PIVO JOHN LEMON 5
39. singapore 11.23 MALAYAN ANCHOR BEER 2
40. togo 11.20 BB LOME EKU BAVARIA TYP EXPORT 5
41. bonaire 11.20 AT SEA BONAIRE BLONDE 1
42. bhutan 11.20 SER BHUM DRAGON STOUT 1
43. papuanewguinea 11.18 SOUTH PACIFIC PACIFIC LAGER 1
44. madagascar 11.16 STAR THREE HORSES BEER PILSENER 1
45. palestine 11.13 TAYBEH GOLDEN 1
46. niger 11.13 BRANIGER SPECIAL FÊTES 1
47. monaco 11.13 MONACO GRAND PRIX 1
48. guyana 11.13 BANKS DIH (BRAUTECH) PREMIUM 1
49. frenchguiana 11.13 BRASSERIE GUYANAISE JEUNE GUEULE WEÏTI 1
50. argentina 11.10 ANTARES STOUT IMPERIAL 14
51. ncyprus 11.09 LION'S HEART PRIDE 1
52. bulgaria 11.07 SHUMENSKO CHERVENO 8
53. guam 11.05 ISHII MINAGOF PALE ALE 1
54. grenada 11.05 WEST INDIES HAWK TRIPEL 1
55. sanmarino 11.03 TITANBRÄU ROSSA 2
56. uganda 11.02 UGANDA PILSNER LAGER EXTRA STRONG 1
57. transnistria 11.02 ZAO BENDERSKIY STARAYA KREPOST KLASSICHESKOE 1
58. brazil 11.02 EVIL TWIN BREWING BRAZIL BRAZIL METRO MAN 62
59. vanuatu 10.98 VANUATU PREMIUM BITTER 1
60. northernireland 10.98 BOUNDARY PUSH & PULL SIMCOE 3
61. mozambique 10.98 CERVEJAS de MOçAMBIQUE LAURENTINA CLARA 1
62. seychelles 10.97 SEYCHELLES EKU BAVARIA EXPORT 2
63. trinidadandtobago 10.95 CARIB ROYAL LION EXTRA STOUT 3
64. nepal 10.95 MOUNT EVEREST EVEREST PREMIUM LAGER SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION 1
65. gambia 10.95 BANJUL JUL BREW EXPORT 1
66. albania 10.95 BIRRA MALTO PREMIUM TIRANA PILS 1
67. mongolia 10.93 ULAN BATOR BAADOG 2
68. turksandcaicos 10.91 TURKS HEAD LAGER 1
69. newcaledonia 10.91 GRANDE BRASSERIE DE NOUVELLE-CALEDONIE NUMBER 1 ONE 1
70. guadeloupe 10.91 BRASSERIE DU CORSAIRE CORSAIRE 1
71. bolivia 10.91 BOLIVIANA NACIONAL PACEÑA CENTENARIO 1
72. barbados 10.91 BANKS LAGER 1
73. andorra 10.91 ALPHA MONJO BOIG 4
74. mauritius 10.89 MAURITIUS GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA STOUT 5
75. virginislands 10.87 VIRGIN ISLANDS BLACKBEARD ALE 1
76. tahiti 10.87 BRASSERIE DE TAHITI HINANO 1
77. kenya 10.86 KENYA TUSKER EXPORT LAGER 5
78. tajikistan 10.84 DUSHANBE SIM-SIM SVETLOE 1
79. jersey 10.84 ANN STREET MARY ANN BEST BITTER 1
80. ivorycoast 10.84 SOLIBRA FLAG SPECIALE 1
81. thailand 10.80 BOON RAWD SINGHA GOLD 4
82. suriname 10.80 SURINAAMSE DJOGO BIER 1
83. srilanka 10.80 CEYLON LION STOUT / IMPORTED 7
84. reunion 10.80 BRASSERIE DE BOURBON BOURBON 1
85. paraguay 10.80 CERVEPAR PILSEN 1
86. macedonia 10.80 PRILEPSKA ZLATEN DAB 1
87. capeverde 10.80 CERIS STRELA 1
88. antiguaandbarbuda 10.80 ANTIGUA CARIB LAGER 1
89. slovenia 10.78 LOBIK NEW ENGLAND PALE ALE 7
90. romania 10.77 URSUS CLUJ URSUS 3
91. kosovo 10.77 BIRRA PEJA PEJA PILSNER 3
92. belize 10.77 BELIZE BELIKIN STOUT 3
93. taiwan 10.76 TAIWAN TOBACCO AND LIQUOR CORP TAIWAN BEER DRAFT 1
94. lesotho 10.76 MALUTI MOUNTAIN MALUTI PREMIUM LAGER 1
95. greece 10.76 CORFU BEER REAL ALE BITTER 26
96. gibraltar 10.76 LEWIS STAGNETTO BUSHYS GIBRALTAR BARBARY BEER 1
97. ghana 10.76 ACCRA CLUB PREMIUM LAGER 1
98. cookislands 10.76 COOKS LAGER 1
99. eritrea 10.73 ASMARA LAGER BEER 2
100. elsalvador 10.73 LA CONSTANCIA PILSENER LAGER 1
101. cayman 10.73 CAYMAN ISLANDS CAYBREW 1
102. bangladesh 10.73 CROWN HUNTER MALT BEVERAGE 1
103. azerbaijan 10.73 BAKI-CASTEL XIRDALAN 1
104. aruba 10.73 BALASHI BALASHI 1
105. cyprus 10.72 KEO BEER 2
106. uruguay 10.69 FNC PILSEN 1
107. nicaragua 10.69 COMPAÑIA CEVERCERA DE NICARAGUA TOÑA 1
108. mali 10.69 BRAMALI CASTEL BEER 1
109. malawi 10.69 CARLSBERG MALAWI KUCHE KUCHE 1
110. curacao 10.69 ANTILLAANSE BROUWERIJ AMSTEL BRIGHT 1
111. armenia 10.69 SHIRAK GYUMRI SHIRAK 4
112. northkorea 10.67 PONGHAK BEER 12 2
113. zambia 10.65 ZAMBIAN BREWERIES MOSI LAGER 1
114. tunisia 10.65 SFBT CELTIA 2
115. pakistan 10.65 MURREE MURREE BEER 1
116. jamaica 10.65 DESNOES & GEDDES DRAGON STOUT 3
117. cambodia 10.65 CAMBREW ANGKOR BEER 1
118. bahamas 10.65 COMMONWEALTH KALIK 1
119. unitedarabemirates 10.62 AUJAN BARBICAN PREMIUM MALT 1
120. senegal 10.62 BRASSERIES de l'OUEST AFRICAIN la GAZELLE 1
121. panama 10.62 BARU PANAMA LAGER 1
122. benin 10.62 SOBEBRA la BENINOISE 1
123. angola 10.62 PELA CUCA NOVA CUCA 1
124. bosniaandherzegovina 10.61 BANJALUCKA NEKTAR 6
125. southafrica 10.60 BIERWERK AARDWOLF 18
126. peru 10.58 BACKUS & JOHNSTON MORENA 7
127. haiti 10.58 BRASSERIE NATIONALE PRESTIGE LAGER 1
128. venezuela 10.57 NACIONAL ANDES 2
129. laos 10.57 LAO BEERLAO LAGER 2
130. honduras 10.57 HONDURENA SALVA VIDA 2
131. westernsamoa 10.55 SAMOA VAILIMA 1
132. hongkong 10.55 SAN MIGUEL SUN LIK BEER 1
133. burkinafaso 10.55 BRAKINA BEAUFORT 1
134. dominicanrep 10.52 CERVECERIA NACIONAL DOMINICANA PRESIDENTE 3
135. martinique 10.51 LORRAINE BIERE LORRAINE 1
136. egypt 10.51 AL AHRAM STELLA PREMIUM 6
137. botswana 10.51 KGALAGADI ST LOUIS LAGER 1
138. portugal 10.50 DOIS CORVOS FINISTERRA 33
139. lebanon 10.48 961 BEER KISSMEYER BREWMASTER'S SELECT 01 3
140. guatemala 10.48 CENTRO AMERICANA DORADA DRAFT 3
141. uzbekistan 10.47 SAMARQAND 1-SON PIVO ZAVODI GOLD PULSAR 12 1
142. stlucia 10.47 WINDWARD & LEEWARD PITON LAGER 1
143. malta 10.47 LORD CHAMBRAY BLUE LAGOON 12
144. indonesia 10.47 BALI HAI PREMIUM 2
145. slovakia 10.45 BANSKOBISTRICKY URPINER DRAUGHT DARK LAGER 12
146. faroe 10.44 FÖROYA BJóR GULL EXPORT 8
147. australia 10.44 COOPERS BEST EXTRA STOUT 41
148. stvincent 10.43 ST. VINCENT HAIROUN 2
149. israel 10.43 DANCING CAMEL AMERICAN PALE ALE 3
150. swaziland 10.40 SWAZILAND BREWERS CHRISTIE'S GOLD 1
151. kazakhstan 10.40 EFES KARAGANDA KARAGANDINSKOE TRADITSIONNOE 3
152. ethiopia 10.40 KOMBOLCHA ST. GEORGE AMBER BEER 4
153. puertorico 10.37 HATUEY LAGER BEER 2
154. dominica 10.33 DOMINICA KUBULI 1
155. costarica 10.32 COSTA RICA'S CRAFT BREWING LIBERTAS TROPICAL GOLDEN ALE 6
156. rwanda 10.31 RWANDA-BRALIRWA MÜTZIG 3
157. myanmar 10.31 DAGON EXTRA STRONG 4
158. saudiarabia 10.30 MAHMOOD SAEED HILLSBURG REGULAR 2
159. philippines 10.30 SAN MIGUEL RED HORSE STALLION 2
160. namibia 10.28 HANSA URBOCK 7
161. zimbabwe 10.27 DELTA GOLDEN PILSENER 2
162. syria 10.27 AL-CHARK AL-CHARK 2
163. cameroon 10.27 BRASSERIES DU CAMEROUN GUINNESS FOREIGN EXTRA 6
164. fiji 10.20 FOSTER'S GROUP PACIFIC FIJI EXPORT BITTER 2
165. ecuador 10.19 KRÜGER LAGER 3
166. cuba 10.16 BUCANERO CUBANERO FUERTE 8
167. iran 10.13 IRAN BEHNOUSH DELSTER NA 2
168. zaire 10.10 SIMBA BIÈRE DU LION 2
169. tanzania 10.08 ASSOCIATED BREWERIES SERENGETI LAGER 3
170. jordan 10.07 GENERAL INVESTMENT COMPANY PETRA BEER 8% 2
171. southkorea 10.06 ORIENTAL OB LAGER SPECIAL 3
172. moldova 10.03 BEERMASTER JIGULEOVSKOE BLONDA 15
173. algeria 10.03 TANGO BIÈRE BLONDE 4
174. belarus 10.01 ALIVARIA PORTER 7
175. china 9.98 TSINGTAO DRAGON 8 9
176. morocco 9.87 BRASSERIES du MAROC CASTEL BEER 7
177. vietnam 9.86 BGI FOSTER'S TIEN GIANG 6
178. luxembourg 9.79 DIEKIRCH GRANDE RESERVE 5
179. mexico 9.77 ESPECIALIDADES CERVECERAS CASTA MORENA 22
180. georgia 9.74 NATAKHTARI BEER 7
181. russia 9.59 BALTIKA 8 PSHENICHNOE 39
182. colombia 9.56 BAVARIA CLUB COLOMBIA NEGRA 7
183. turkey 9.52 ANADOLU EFES EFES DARK BROWN 27
184. india 9.30 KARAN BILIMORIA COBRA SILVER LABEL 13
TOTAL: 184 COUNTRIESAVERAGE RATING: 12.96TOTAL: 14331

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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
14'100th beer 04/26/18 7Peaks Black IPA
14'200th beer 05/26/18 St Laurentius Cascade NEIPA
14'300th beer 06/09/18 Endstation Elfenau

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 - - 1 (Guam)

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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
  UILTJE BZW / AABACHBIER COLLAB ON holland COLLAB OFF …?!
3. 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
6. BALTIKA SANKT-PETERBOURG russia 3.8 1.2
7. CELTIK DOUAR MEN ROHANE AMBREE france 6.5 2
8. 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
11. KEERSMAEKER MORT SUBITE XTREME MANZANA belgium 4.2 2.8
  SILLY PINK KILLER belgium 5 2.8
13. BOSTON BEER OREGON ORIGINAL RASPBERRY WHEAT usa   3
14. 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 15.47 switzerland 98
5. DIEU DU CIEL! 15.42 canada 30
6. 3 FONTEINEN 15.41 belgium 26
7. PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY 15.40 usa 37
8. STORM&ANCHOR 15.38 switzerland 88
9. GREAT DIVIDE 15.24 usa 12
10. BLACKWELL 15.20 switzerland 66
11. CIGAR CITY 15.19 usa 15
12. NÄRKE KULTURBRYGGERI 15.15 sweden 10
13. THREE FLOYDS 15.11 usa 8
14. STONE 15.07 usa 14
15. CINQ 4000 15.05 switzerland 92
16. 523 15.05 switzerland 79
17. NØGNE Ø 15.04 norway 34
18. JESTER KING 15.02 usa 29
19. CANTILLON 15.01 belgium 27
20. DEGENBIER 14.99 switzerland 36

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 Imperial Stout 15.78451 DIEU DU CIEL! PÉCHÉ BOURBON
2 Imperial/Double IPA 15.43332 NØGNE Ø # 100
3 Lambic - Gueuze 15.4054 LINDEMANS GUEUZE CUVÉE RENÉ GRAND CRU 1994/2002
4 Lambic - unblended 15.3610 GIRARDIN LAMBIC
5 Flemish Sour 15.22311 RODENBACH ALEXANDER
6 Black IPA 15.19155 TO ØL BLACK MALT & BODY SALTS
7 Baltic / Imperial Porter 15.08116 MIKKELLER STELLA 1
8 American Strong Ale 14.9879 FIFTYFIFTY MASTER BART
9 Foreign Stout 14.9531 DE DOLLE SPECIAL EXTRA EXPORT STOUT
10 ABT (Quadrupel) 14.8758 WESTVLETEREN ABT 12
11 Saison 14.67347 FANTÔME SAISON
12 India Pale Ale 14.63952 NØGNE Ø INDIA PALE ALE
13 Barley Wine 14.58220 PORT BREWING / LOST ABBEY ANGEL'S SHARE
14 Berliner Weisse 14.4773 BLACKWELL DRAHTESEL
15 Scotch Ale 14.4463 À l'ABRI de la TEMPÊTE CORNE de BRUME
16 Old Ale / English Strong Ale 14.29201 HARVIESTOUN OLA DUBH SPECIAL 12
17 Grodziskie / Gose / Lichtenhainer 14.2858 DE MOLEN ANGST & BEVEN
18 Abbey Tripel 14.21205 STRUISE PANNEPOT RESERVA 2006
19 American Pale Ale 14.20494 TROIS DAMES PACIFIC NORTH WEST COAST PALE ALE
20 Belgian Strong Ale 14.18599 DE DOLLE STILLE NACHT RESERVA 2000
21 India Pale Lagers/Imperial Pils 14.1060 BÄRE-BRÄU HOPFENBOMBE
22 Porter 14.09281 ØLFABRIKKEN PORTER
23 Sweet Stout 14.0491 LOST COAST EIGHT-BALL STOUT
24 Session IPA 14.00126 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 13.79361 MIKKELLER BEER GEEK BREAKFAST
28 Premium Bitter / ESB 13.71145 PURITY MAD GOOSE
29 Smoked 13.65233 STORM&ANCHOR BURNED
30 Brown Ale 13.59208 523 3 OF A KIND: ABA EDITION HOPS ADRIANO'S BROWN
31 Lambic - Fruit 13.59116 3 FONTEINEN HOMMAGE
32 Doppelbock 13.56107 SVANEKE BORNHOLMER SWEET MARY
33 Eisbock 13.5322 BFM PROCRASTINATOR 2
34 Irish Ale 13.4879 CINQ 4000 BIÈRE de ZINAL HERETIC RED
35 California Common 13.3623 BIERZUNFT WEHNTAL AABACHBIER MIA WALLACE
36 Schwarzbier 13.31113 SHORT'S SUSTENANCE BLACK BEER
37 Altbier 13.28106 FERDINAND SCHUMACHER ALT
38 American Wheat 13.23125 TO ØL BLOSSOM
39 Lambic - Faro 13.1811 3 FONTEINEN STRAFFE WINTER
40 Belgian Witbier 12.97308 LAMPÉE-BAUMGARTNER la BLANCHE DE RÉ
41 Heller Bock/Maibock 12.97108 ZEHENDNER MÖNCHSAMBACHER WEIHNACHTSBOCK
42 Dunkler Bock 12.92131 LUZERNER BIER BRAUER (LuBB) BOCKBIER
43 Weizenbock 12.9154 ALESMITH WEIZENBOCK
44 Scottish Ale 12.8724 BÄRE-BRÄU WACHOLDER ROTBRÄU
45 Mild Ale 12.7737 DE MOLEN REVELATION CAT WHOLE MILK MILD
46 Bitter 12.70128 OXFORDSHIRE PRIDE of OXFORD
47 Belgian Ale 12.70472 DIEU DU CIEL! DERNIÈRE VOLONTÉ
48 Kölsch 12.6781 FREIGEIST BRAULAGER LOVELY MINX WIESS
49 Spice/Herb/Vegetable 12.55565 ‘t IJ VLO
50 English Pale Ale 12.54131 KEES SPRING BLOSSOM
51 Special Grain 12.52157 BIRRIFICIO TICINESE BAD ATTITUDE HOBO
52 Fruit Beer 12.49326 EVIL TWIN SOFT XMAS aka PRETTY PLEASE with A CHERRY on TOP
53 Amber Ale 12.33301 HALE'S ALES O'BRIEN'S HARVEST ALE
54 Kristall Weizen 12.2721 BINDING SCHÖFFERHOFER WEIZENBIER KRISTALLWEIZEN
55 Bière de Garde 12.2476 DUYCK REFLETS DE FRANCE BIERE DE GARDE DU NORD
56 Zwickelbier / Kellerbier / Landbier 12.24132 KAISER BRÄU VELDENSTEINER ZWICK'L
57 German Hefeweizen 12.21389 ? FEUER WEISSE
58 Golden/Blond/Cream Ale 12.19370 DOPPELLEU BRAUWERKSTATT CHOPFAB TRÜEB
59 Czech Pilsner 12.0476 BREWDOG FAKE LAGER
60 Märzen/Oktoberfest 11.77211 BUECHIBÄRGERBIER HEISS BLICK PLACEBO MÄRZEN
61 Dortmunder/Helles/Premium Lager 11.76488 MIKKELLER BEDOW SUMMER PILSNER
62 Amber Lager/Vienna 11.73210 S:T ERIKS SKÖRDEÖL
63 Dunkel 11.65267 ZIEGELHOF RAURACHER BRÄU DUNKEL
64 German Dunkelweizen 11.5478 MAISEL MAISEL'S WEISSE DUNKEL
65 Pilsner 11.43526 VICTORY PRIMA PILS
66 Malt Liquor / European Strong Lager 9.59149 BRÜLL! BIER LYCAN VOLLMOND
67 Malt Liquor / European Strong Lager 9.301 la PIRATA ¡Ay
68 Pale Lager 8.811047 BREWDOG THIS. IS. LAGER.
69 Pale Lager 8.501 SAINTE-CRUCIENNE SEX
70 Low Alcohol 6.79129 MIKKELLER DRINK'IN BARELY BERLINER
71 Radler / Shandy 6.67115 BOURGANEL aux MYRTILLES de L'ARDÈCHE
72 Radler / Shandy 6.601 523 MAMA
73 Radler / Shandy 5.801 BIERZUNFT WEHNTAL BIERVERSUCHE HERR SCHNEIDER BITTE INS POSTLAGER
74 Radler / Shandy 5.001 523 WILD
75 Radler / Shandy 5.001 AMAGER CROOKED STAVE CHAD
76 Radler / Shandy 4.601 MIKKELLER PETER
77 Radler / Shandy 4.431 523 WILDER
78 Radler / Shandy 4.201 BREW BY NUMBERS TRACK 01/31 SAISON - MOTUEKA
  Radler / Shandy  1 UILTJE BZW / AABACHBIER COLLAB ON

MOST BEERS TASTED FROM A BREWERY

RANK BREWERY SCORE COUNTRY # OF BEERS
1. MIKKELLER 14.83 denmark 208
2. BREWDOG 14.71 scotland 130
3. DE MOLEN 14.93 holland 118
4. BFM 15.61 switzerland 98
5. CINQ 4000 15.19 switzerland 92
6. TROIS DAMES 14.49 switzerland 90
7. STORM&ANCHOR 15.53 switzerland 88
8. UHB 14.28 switzerland 83
9. 523 15.21 switzerland 79
10. FELDSCHLÖSSCHEN 8.44 switzerland 74
11. ALTES TRAMDEPOT 12.40 switzerland 73
12. TO ØL 15.00 denmark 70
13. BLACKWELL 15.39 switzerland 66
14. AMAGER 15.02 denmark 65
15. UG BRÄU 14.24 switzerland 59
  STRÄTTLIGEN BIER 13.97 switzerland 59
17. HUYGHE 10.46 belgium 54
18. WHITEFRONTIER 15.09 switzerland 48
19. GUTKNECHT'S HAMMER-BIER 14.62 switzerland 47
20. OLD SCHOOL 14.11 switzerland 42

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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