12 Belgian beers in the top 100


Twelve Belgian beers have made it into a list of the world’s one hundred best beers in 2015, put together by RateBeer, one the world’s most important international beer websites. On the list are four Trappist beers: two from Rochefort and two from Westvleteren. The Struise Brouwers microbrewery in Oostvleteren is also doing well, with four beers in the top 100!

The famous Trappist beer XII from Westvleteren is no longer the best beer in the world, according to RateBeer. This year, first place goes to the American beer Toppling Goliath Kentucky Brunch.

The twelve Belgian beers on the list for 2015 recorded by RateBeer are the following: 3 Fonteinen Hommage, Cantillon Lou Pepe Pure Kriek, Rochefort Trappistes 10, Rochefort Trappistes 8, Rodenbach Caractère Rouge, St Bernardus Abt 12, Struise Black Albert, Struise Pannepot, Struise Pannepot Grand Reserva, Struise Pannepot Reserva, Westvleteren Extra 8 and Westvleteren 12 (XII). These twelve beers were awarded a gold medal by RateBeer.

This weekend, RateBeer also revealed the world’s best beer destinations. ‘In de Verzekering tegen de Grote Dorst’ [Insurance against Great Thirst, roughly] in Eizeringen, Lennik, is one of the best beer destinations in the world, while the Antwerp café ‘Kulminator’ is the fifth best in the world.

RateBeer is one of the most important international beer websites. Since 2002, the website has given out prizes for which beer lovers all over the world can cast their vote.