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The top 10 beers worldwide.

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Wow. It'd be hard to construct a worse top ten list that.

On the other hand, our local paper does one of those "best of" readers' choice features every year, and frequently proclaims Pizza Hut the best pizza in town, Baskin Robins the best ice cream, etc. Go figure.
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Negra Modelo is the best Mexian beer, IMO, and Smithwick's is drinkable. Haven't tried Affligem Blonde Ale, and I have no idea what the ones from Namibia and Mozambique are like.

Otherwise, it's a crap list.


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There's a couple that are drinkable, and a couple that even sound repulsive.  Wouldn't give away a hill of beans for the rest of them.....
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from the article:

"The reality is most of these [beers with big marketing budgets] aren't very good at all,” O'Connor told “Big Data Download.” “Our data shows that when people actually taste lesser-known beers and compare them to the most popular ones, they often prefer the small-brewery option,"

that about sums it up lol!

the fact is the majority of beer drinkers have not had a craft beer, nor care for them.  craft beer is just a small percentage compared to large commercial breweries.

I homebrew my own and its way better than any of those listed, and it doesn't have to be a crazy over the top hoppy IPA to be better.  I make some really good mellow stuff too.
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Negra Modelo is the best Mexian beer, IMO......

Otherwise, it's a crap list.

Have you ever been to Mexico ?

There's LOTS of beers there, that aren't available in "The States"

My personal favorite, which is only available in Yucatan , is Modelo's Leon Negra.

But even that isn't worth a "Top 10".


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My extremely improvised top ten:

Koestritzer (enjoying one right now)
Franziskaner Dunkelweizen
Jever
Black Butte Porter
Erdinger Dunkelweizen
Moose Drool
Pilsner Urquell
Schoefferhofer Dunkelweizen
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Trust me on this one- I have tested this extensively.

Pacifico is hands down the best beer in the world... for drinking right when you get out of the ocean. One, maybe 2. Then move on.

It's also a decent session beer when I can get it for under a buck a beer.

Negra Modelo- pretty good Mexican Beer available in the States. Mexico actually has a great beer tradition due to German Brewmiesters migrating there in the early 20th century.

Niether of which are top 10 as a general beer.

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Hey, Tecate crushes any commercial American swill any day of the week. At least it's not made out of rice (in keeping with the German Reinheitsgebot).

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Peoples choice awards are more of a popularity contect than a "best of"
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Negra Modelo is the best Mexian beer, IMO, and Smithwick's is drinkable. Haven't tried Affligem Blonde Ale, and I have no idea what the ones from Namibia and Mozambique are like.

Otherwise, it's a crap list.

Agreed on Negra modelo. Nice beer.

But the list reads like some list of low selling "specialty" beers made by corporate brewers.


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Well the video explained the basic process of how the list was compiled.  Personally it doesn't bother me when someone likes and drinks those beers.  It doesn't bother me these beers are on a Top Ten list because even a Top Ten of craft beers would be disputed by experts, and everyone thinks they are an expert.  

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Negra Modelo is the best Mexian beer, IMO......

Otherwise, it's a crap list.

Have you ever been to Mexico ?

There's LOTS of beers there, that aren't available in "The States"

My personal favorite, which is only available in Yucatan , is Modelo's Leon Negra.

But even that isn't worth a "Top 10".

I spent 6 months in Mexico, but that was over a quarter century ago. Wasn't impressed with any of the beers I tried back then--everything was pretty lightweight. Negra Modelo is the only Mexican beer I've tried that I really like. I'll keep an eye out for Leon Negra, though.


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Argue about this list.

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That's a better list. I'm certainly a fan of Stone. Some of my favs aren't on there, but I'm kinda glad they are flying under the radar.


I never met a Negra Modelo I didn't enjoy.
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I would argue that Boston Brewing (Sam Adams) should not be on that list.  I'd replace it with Bridgeport (OR), Pyramid (WA) Kona (HI) or another brewery.

BBC may be one of the first largely available brewers of non-pilsner beers in the US, but their overall, their products are bland and not particularly creative.
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I would argue that Boston Brewing (Sam Adams) should not be on that list.  I'd replace it with Bridgeport (OR), Pyramid (WA) Kona (HI) or another brewery.

BBC may be one of the first largely available brewers of non-pilsner beers in the US, but their overall, their products are bland and not particularly creative.

I'd kick off BBC too, and also New Belgium. Never saw the appeal of Fat Tire--it seems really insipid to me.

I would replace those two with North Coast (in Fort Bragg) and Deschutes (in Bend, I think).


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"Best beer" varies in both time and space, being the one with the highest ABV during happy hour.

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Flying Dog (maker of Fat Tire), has a pretty good K9 Winter Ale.  It's hard to find here nowadays, though.  Their Road Dog Scottish Ale was pretty good, too, but I don't think they make it anymore.

Top 10 in the world?  Well, that's a bit of a stretch.  Maybe Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout, Celebrator Doppelbock...
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Huh?

Fat Tire is made by New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO.

http://www.newbelgium.com/campaig....6a7b0ee
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Fat Tire still sucks, no matter who is brewing it.

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As with arguments of most any topic.

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Wow I have only tried a few of those but looking them up on Beer Advocate most of them ranked terrible.

...according to rankings from FindTheBest, which gathers and filters consumer and expert reviews from across the Web.

Hmm maybe they should look closer at Beer Advocate rather than whatever those expert reviews on the web are.

For example http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/29/3734 wow thats a bad rating I rarely even bother with a beer that below mid 80% ratings.

For a lager style, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold is probably one of my favorites. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/73/228 and even that small local brewery in Ohio (which most of you I am guessing have not ever heard of) and still nearly 2,000 reviews on that beer. So I am sticking with BA for my reviews.


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Flying Dog (maker of Fat Tire)

Huh?

Fat Tire is made by New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO.

http://www.newbelgium.com/campaig....6a7b0ee

My mistake.  I was thinking of their Tire Biter Ale.
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I have a pretty simple best beer list:

1. Someone else buys
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Meanwhile in Bend, I sit at the Deschutes brewery and drink the actual two best beers in the world from the tap...

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Wow I have only tried a few of those but looking them up on Beer Advocate most of them ranked terrible.

...according to rankings from FindTheBest, which gathers and filters consumer and expert reviews from across the Web.

Hmm maybe they should look closer at Beer Advocate rather than whatever those expert reviews on the web are.

For example http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/29/3734 wow thats a bad rating I rarely even bother with a beer that below mid 80% ratings.

For a lager style, Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold is probably one of my favorites. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/73/228 and even that small local brewery in Ohio (which most of you I am guessing have not ever heard of) and still nearly 2,000 reviews on that beer. So I am sticking with BA for my reviews.

Hellz yeah to pretty much anything from Great Lakes, esp. Dortmunder, Fitzgerald porter, and Ness lager. Nothing spectacular about their beers, just really solid.

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I love beer arguments, they are so filled with indignation.

Rumi

Then there are the people who love arguments and indignation...

So much so they reply to the same post twice.

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