Monday, October 31, 2011

And the Winners Are!

The announcement of the winners for the World Beer Awards 2011, the global awards selecting the very best internationally recognised beer styles from around the world.

Judging is blind with regional style heats held in Europe, the USA and Asia under the careful eye of a regional Chairman.

They select the style winner in each region, which is then tasted against the other regional winners to select the World’ss Best Style.

From these world winners judges can then select the World’s Best Ale, Lager, Stout & Porter and Wheat Beer. The pages of this year’s World Beer Awards guide identify winners by style and by category, we hope you enjoy this year’s findings and the fantastic range of beers they represent.

Enjoy exploring this incredible selection of outstanding beers.

World’s Best Beer

World's Best Wheat Beer, World's Best BeerWeihenstephaner Vitus 7.7%

World’s Best Category Winners

World's Best Dark Ale, World's Best AleRodenbach Grand Cru 6%
World's Best LagerSamuel Adams Double Bock 9.5%
World's Best Pale AleDeschutes Hop Henge 9%
World's Best Stout & PorterHarvey's Imperial Extra Double Stout 9%
World's Best Wheat Beer, World's Best BeerWeihenstephaner Vitus 7.7%

World’s Best Dark Ales

World’s Best Barley Wine Dark AleBotet Barley Wine 2009 9.1%
World’s Best Brown Dark AleKamakura Beer Flower 5.5%
World’s Best Flavoured Dark AleThornbridge Bracia 9%
World’s Best Kriek Dark AleBockor Kriek Max %
World’s Best Mild Dark AleBrains Dark 3.5%
World’s Best Old / Vintage Ale / Oud Bruin Dark AleRodenbach Grand Cru 6%
World’s Best Speciality Dark AleRedoak Special Reserve 12%
World’s Best Strong Dark Dark AleDark Island Reserve 10%
World’s Best Dark Ale winners booklet

World’s Best Lagers

World’s Best Dark LagerBernard Dark 5.1%
World’s Best Doppel Bock LagerSamuel Adams Double Bock 9.5%
World’s Best Flavoured LagerFujizakura Rauch 5.5%
World’s Best Gluten-free LagerSA Damm Estrella Damm Daura 5.4%
World’s Best Low / No Alcohol (inc. ’light’) LagerClaustmaler Classic Radeberger 0.5%
World’s Best Pils / Pils(e)ner LagerBorgio 5.5%
World’s Best Premium LagerSA Damm Keler 18 6.5%
World’s Best Seasonal LagerChatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager 6%
World’s Best Standard LagerEgils Gull 5%
World’s Best Strong LagerAustralian Max 7.1%
World’s Best Lager winners booklet

World’s Best Pale Ales

World’s Best Abbey / Trappist Pale AleLe Trou Du Diable La Buteuse 10%
World’s Best Altbier Pale AleTazawako Beer Alt 5%
World’s Best Amber Pale AleMont Blanc La Rousse du Mont Blanc 7.2%
World’s Best Best Bitter Pale AleRogue Brutal IPA 6.2%
World’s Best Biere de Garde Pale AleSamuel Adams Longshot Lemon Pepper Saison 6.4%
World’s Best Bitter Pale AleSharp’s Special 5%
World’s Best Blonde / Golden Pale AleStewart Brewing Hollyrood 5%
World’s Best Flavoured Pale AleSharp’s Chalky’s Bite 10%
World’s Best Harvest Pale AleDeschutes Hop Trip 5.5%
World’s Best Imperial IPA Pale AleDeschutes Hop Henge 9%
World’s Best IPA Pale AleSanktGallen Yokohama XPA 5.8%
World’s Best Kolsch Pale AleAlltech Kentucky Light 4.32%
World’s Best Lambic & Gueuze Pale AleOud Beersel Oude Gueuze 6%
World’s Best Premium Pale AleSt Austell Admiral’s Ale 5%
World’s Best Seasonal Pale AleVoie Maltee Graincheuse 8%
World’s Best Speciality Pale AlePetrus Aged Pale 7.3%
World’s Best Standrd Pale AleUnibroue Blonde De Chambly 5%
World’s Best Strong / Extra Special Pale AleDeschutes Red Chair NWPA 6.2%
World’s Best Pale Ale winners booklet

World’s Best Stouts & Porters

World’s Best Porter Stout & PorterFuller’s London Porter 5.4%
World’s Best Porter - Baltic Stout & PorterBaltika No6 Porter 7%
World’s Best Porter - Flavoured Stout & PorterRogue Mocha Porter 5.3%
World’s Best Stout - Dry Stout & PorterDeschutes Obsidian Stout 6.4%
World’s Best Stout - Export Style Stout & PorterPreston Ale Stout (Irish Ale) 6%
World’s Best Stout - Flavoured Stout & PorterRogue Chocolate Stout 6%
World’s Best Stout - Strong Stout & PorterHarvey’s Imperial Extra Double Stout 9%
World’s Best Stout & Porter winners booklet

World’s Best Wheat Beers

World’s Best Dark Wheat BeerWeihenstephaner Hefeweissbier Dunkel 5.3%
World’s Best Fruit Wheat BeerUnibroue Ephemere Cassis (Black Currant) 5.5%
World’s Best Grain-only Wheat BeerDaisen G Beer Weizen 5%
World’s Best Low / No Alcohol Wheat BeerEder Bavaria Weizenbier Alcoholfrei 0%
World’s Best Spiced Wheat BeerUnibroue Blanche De Chambly 5%
World’s Best Strong Wheat BeerWeihenstephaner Vitus 7.7%
World’s Best Wheat Beer winners booklet

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