LONDON

 

Awarding Beers by Quality, Value and Packaging

MEET THE WINNING BEERS
OF THE LONDON BEER COMPETITION 

 

Full List of Top 100 Beers     

 
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WHAT ARE THE TOP 100 BEERS

The list of 2020 LBC Winners is out. It is curated and picked up by a leading panel of top-level beer buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility or beer consultants and experts who are also directly involved in the development of new beer brands or buying beer for commercial resale.

The list of judges was drawn from leading retail chains, wholesalers, distributors, and on-trade groups across a variety of channels and disciplines including multiple retailing, convenience stores, cash and carries, specialist retailers, casual and fine dining, hospitality and the travel industry. 

VOTING PROCESS

1. Blind tasting to determine the beer's quality. Beers that are well balanced, where their acidity, tannins and alcohol levels all work seamlessly together. That’s the quality factor. Where appropriate they will also be assessed by variety, style, region, and country. London Beer Competition wants to celebrate beers that are both enjoyable and easy to drink.

2. Judges will then determine the value score of the beer based on the quality and its retail price. You don't need to be the cheapest beer on the shelf to offer the best value for money. Far from it. A beer may have a higher price tag, but can still offer great value providing it delivers the right quality and taste for a beer at that price point. London Beer Competition will assess each beer for how much value it is offering its customers.

3. The judges will then be handed the bottle or format for them to be able to assess, in detail, the design, label, and packaging and determine how well that matches up to, or complements the quality of the beer and its price point. Up to 65% of consumers will try a new beer just because it looks good and if you can match that with a price and quality of beer that offers great value for money, then you are more than half way home. The London Beer Competition will reward those brands that show they understand their customers, and the price category they are operating in, and have produced a design and package with the right personality to attract and keep their attention. 

4. The judges can discuss the beer as a whole to help allocate scores in the four judging areas however each judge will give the beer its own score and the average will be taken as the final score.

 

No. 1

Roller IPA

No. 2

Pale Ale

No. 3

Goodfather

No. 4

DDH IPA

No. 5

Val-Dieu Grand-Cru

TOP 100 BEERS LIST

  • 1 Roller IPA
  • 2 Pale Ale
  • 3 Goodfather
  • 4 DDH IPA
  • 5 Val-Dieu Grand-Cru
  • 6 Russian Imperial Stout
  • 7 Val-Dieu Triple
  • 8 Val-Dieu Brune
  • 9 Opaque Reality
  • 10 Best Friends
  • 11 Blanche de Liège
  • 12 Direktørens Skau
  • 13 John o Groats Brewery - Deep Groat
  • 14 Pale Ale
  • 15 Bow Bells
  • 16 Val-Dieu Noël
  • 17 Bavarian Pale Ale
  • 18 Alfa Edel Pils
  • 19 A Brewtiful Day
  • 20 Latajacy Holender
  • 21 Rothaus
  • 22 Anspach & Hobday - Brown British Beer
  • 23 Maku Brewing IPA 7,3 %
  • 24 Friedenfelser Urtyp Hell
  • 25 Venloosch Wit
  • 26 Orient Ale
  • 27 Trybunał Export
  • 28 Buckskin Schwarzbier
  • 29 Bachiella Hazy IPA
  • 30 Alfa Krachtig Dort
  • 31 Manila De San Miguel
  • 32 Maximo
  • 33 Buckskin Kölsch
  • 34 Witte Bie
  • 35 ABK Edel
  • 36 Lindeboom Pilsener
  • 37 Fake Macchiato
  • 38 Double Red Alert
  • 39 San Miguel Especial
  • 40 Direktørens Jul
  • 41 India Pale Ale
  • 42 ABK Dunkel
  • 43 Buckskin German Pilsner
  • 44 Lemon Myrtle lite Pilsner style
  • 45 Krakhan
  • 46 Stoffoasje
  • 47 London Göse
  • 48 SB- IPA
  • 49 Beast Master
  • 50 Maestra Dunkel
  • 51 Mahou Cinco Estrellas
  • 52 Maku Brewing Mosaic APA 4,5 %
  • 53 Tripel
  • 54 La Dark Soul
  • 55 Crus Blond
  • 56 Bitrex Ipa
  • 57 Ballast Porter
  • 58 Rebellion Lager
  • 59 Celtic
  • 60 ABK Hefeweizen Anno 25
  • 61 Salitos Cerveza
  • 62 Qantelaar
  • 63 Buckskin Munich Dunkel
  • 64 Raw Lager
  • 65 Zatte Bie
  • 66 Double Bie
  • 67 slurp
  • 68 Trybunał Porter Bałtycki
  • 69 Trybunał Pils
  • 70 Buckskin Heller Bock
  • 71 Gouverneur Dubbel
  • 72 Tempête Divine
  • 73 Genny
  • 74 dhillons brewery - Standard American Beer
  • 75 WooHa Wheat
  • 76 Buckkskin Märzen
  • 77 Delirium Tremens
  • 78 Wee Laddie
  • 79 Imperial Stout
  • 80 Bitrex California
  • 81 Averbode
  • 82 Winter Bie
  • 83 Spinifex Brewing Co - Wattle Amber Ale
  • 84 42&2
  • 85 Selecta De San Miguel
  • 86 Farang
  • 87 Optimo
  • 88 APHRODITE
  • 89 Ice Mann
  • 90 Brewmaster Irish Red Ale
  • 91 Redenaar
  • 92 East End Lager
  • 93 Buckskin Brewmaster's Select
  • 94 Hellżbieta
  • 95 Val-Dieu Blonde
  • 96 Maestra Doble Lúpulo
  • 97 Zorbing
  • 98 Organic Valdemar Sejer Brown Ale / Økologisk Valdemar Sejer Brown Ale
  • 99 Brewmaster IPA
  • 100 Bachiella Tostada