In the name of Science, I have tasted about 5,500 beers, ciders, etc., and these are my favorites.

Complete tasting results are published monthly at
You can contact me at or @BryanTastesBeer with questions or feedback.

(the list below is sorted by style; click here to sort by producer)

Christian Drouin Poiré 4.0% ABV

Platform Disco Godfather 4.2%, rotating

Unibroue Blanche de Chambly 5.0%, year-round

Ayinger Dunkelweizen 5.8% ABV, year-round
Würzburger Julius Echter Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel 4.9% ABV, year-round

Fruit beer
Liefmans Cuvee-Brut 6.0% ABV, year-round
Unibroue Éphémère 5.5% ABV, seasonal
Verhaeghe Barbe Ruby 7.7% ABV, year-round
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon 4.9% ABV, seasonal

J. Wakefield / Arizona Wilderness That's My Jam 7.0%, rotating

Weihenstephaner Korbinian 7.4% ABV, year-round

Avery Perzik Saison 6.4% ABV, seasonal
Blackberry Farm Classic Saison 6.0% ABV, year-round
Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale 8.5% ABV, year-round
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace 7.6% ABV, year-round
Fantôme Hiver 8.0% ABV, seasonal
Ommegang Hennepin 7.7% ABV, year-round

Weihenstephaner Vitus 7.7% ABV, year-round

AleWerks Bourbon Barrel Porter 9.0% ABV, rotating
Sterkens Hoogstraten Poorter 6.5% ABV, year-round

Spiced ale
Southern Tier 2XMAS 8.0%, seasonal

Ommegang Abbey Ale 8.2% ABV, year-round

Oud bruin
De Brabandere Petrus Aged Red 8.5% ABV, year-round

Belgian IPA
Flying Dog Raging Bitch 8.3%, year-round
Flying Dog Tropical Bitch 8.0%, seasonal
Van Steenberge Piraat Triple Hop 10.5% ABV, year-round

Boulevard Long Strange Tripel 9.2% ABV, year-round
Duvel Moortgat Maredsous 10 Tripel 10.0% ABV, year-round
Het Anker Gouden Carolus Tripel 9.0% ABV, year-round
Unibroue La Fin Du Monde 9.0% ABV, year-round
Van Steenberge Gulden Draak 10.5% ABV, year-round

Belgian strong pale ale
Achouffe La Chouffe 8.0% ABV, year-round
AleSmith Horny Devil 10.0% ABV, year-round
Great Divide Peach Grand Cru 12.0% ABV, rotating
Unibroue Don de Dieu 9.0% ABV, year-round
Van Honsebrouck Brigand 9.0% ABV, year-round
Van Steenberge Piraat Ale 10.5% ABV, year-round

Ballast Point Rum Barrel Aged Sea Monster 10.0% ABV, rotating
Djævlebryg Gudeløs 8.9% ABV, rotating
Epic Big Bad Baptist Imperial Stout 11.8% ABV, rotating
Firestone Walker Parabola 14.0% ABV, rotating
Goose Island The Muddy 9.0% ABV, seasonal
Old Bust Head Cherry Chocolate Gold Cup 10.0% ABV, year-round
Perennial Abraxas 10.0% ABV
3 Stars Starsky and Dutch 8.3% ABV, rotating

De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Quadrupel 11.0% ABV, year-round
De Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel 10.0% ABV, year-round
Deschutes The Stoic 11.0% ABV, rotating
Sierra Nevada Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums 10.2% ABV, rotating
St. Bernardus Abt 12 10.0% ABV, quadrupel
Van Steenberge Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple 10.7% ABV, year-round

Pumpkin ale
Uinta Jacked B Nimble 11.0% ABV, seasonal

Belgian strong dark ale
Affligem Noël 9.0% ABV, seasonal
Dogfish Head Raison d’Extra 18.0% ABV, rotating
Unibroue Maudite 8.0%, year-round
Unibroue Trois Pistoles 9.0% ABV, year-round

Brown ale
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron 12.0% ABV, year-round