We like beer. And so do the guys at RateBeer.com
, so we decided to join forces and give you the 10 beers you need to pour into your face before you die. Some of these are hard to find, some of them will taste like no beer you’ve ever had before, but all of these are some of the finest beers on the planet. Do whatever it takes to get a mug full of all these.
The best Trappist Ale and currently only available at the Abbey in Belgium (and a few places around the world that resell it). It’s been a highly-rated and sought after beer for many years. It’s very limited supplies only add to its allure.
The only way to get your hands on Dark Lord is to make the pilgrimage to the brewery in Indiana on "Dark Lord Day" and wait in line for hours with like-minded beer fans. Or you can pay hudreds of dollars for it on eBay. Your choice.
Yes, it’s a salty beer, full of funk and comes in a weird bottle from Germany. You probably won’t like it. But that’s not stopping the brewer from making it and other people with sophisticated palates from getting into it.
One of Germany’s best beers that offers spectacular views from the brewery-monastery. If you make the journey, throw in a trip across Ammersee to make it memorable for a lifetime…as long as you don’t put back enough Doppelbock to forget what country you’re in.
One of the strongest beers in the world at 29% and it’s now 15 years old. It’s in dwindling supplies, so do whatever you can to get a thimble full before it’s gone forever.
5. Russian River Pliny The Younger
Brewed with ridiculous quantities of fresh hops and only available for a short time in February, this beer has fans around the world that have it shipped out in small quantities.
You need to try a great lambic and what better example than this gem from Belgium’s Drie Fonteinen. Sour and funky and lots of amazing. This gueze was bottled in 1998.
It’s brewed in Minnesota and hard to get outside the area but it’s worth the effort. Loads of velvety deep dark chocolate along with a major citrusy hop element make this an epic beer dessert.
All you need to know is, there’s over a pound of cherries in every bottle and it’s lagered in oak.
It’s an unfiltered smoke beer for drinking during Lent (if you’re not abstaining from alcohol…and really, why would you?). The idea is that it’s hearty enough to be drunk as a snack. The barley is smoked over beechwood and the smoke acts as a preservative (as it does for meats, cheeses and fish) for some malt flavors.
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here. If you like drinking beer, you’ll love drinking these beers. If you don’t love drinking beer, go back to Russia.