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Added: Saturday, September 29th 2012

Following four rounds of judging, seven bottled beers have been crowned ‘World’s Best Beers’ by an international judging panel.  Judges have now blind-tasted beers from nearly 600 entries in 32 countries, in the annual World Beer Awards.  Category winners and style trophies have also been named.  For the first time this year, a new category has been introduced, ‘World’s Best Label’.  The Judges have named Deschutes, Red Chair NWPA ‘2012 World’s Best Beer’ and Le Trou Du Diable, Schieve Tabarnak ‘2012 World’s Best Label’.

 WINNERS WORLD BEER AWARDS 2012

 *World's Best Beer - Deschutes, Red Chair NWPA

 

Category

Beer

World's Best Dark Beer

Het Anker, Gouden Carolus Classic

 

World's Best Flavoured Beer

TSA Co., Double Espresso

 

World's Best Lager

Waldhaus, Spezial Gold

 

World's Best Pale Beer

*Deschutes, Red Chair NWPA

 

World's Best Speciality Beer

Fujizakura, Rauch

World's Best Stout & Porter

Deschutes, The Abyss

 

World's Best Wheat Beer

Weihenstephaner, Vitus

 

 New category for 2012*

 *World's Best Label – Le Trou Du Diable, Schieve Tabarnak

 

Asia’s Best Label

Fujizakura Heights Beer Pils

Europe's Best Label

Loncium, Gailtaler Weisse

*The Americas Best Label

Le Trou Du Diable, Schieve Tabarnak

 

 The judging panel is made up of beer experts. The World Chairman of judges is Roger Protz, European Chairman, Adrian-Tierney Jones, Asian Chairman Bryan Harrell, The Americas Chairman, Stan Hieronymus. The Chairmen are supported by their panel of judges, for a full list of the judging panel go to: www.worldbeerawards.com

 The Award stages were as follows:

World’s Best Regional Style Trophies:

Each beer is tasted by style in the region in which it is entered to select the best beer style in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

World’s Best Style Trophies:

The winning beers from each style in region are then tasted against each other to select the World’s Best Styles.

The World’s Best Categories:

The world’s best styles are tasted against each other to select the World’s Best Beers by Category.

 

The World’s Best Beers:

The world’s best categories are then tasted against each other to select the World Best Beers.  The winners are announced on Friday 28 September 2012 via The World Beer Awards website www.worldbeerawards.com

 *Countries include: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, England, Estonia, Germany, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Switzerland, U.S.A., Wales.

 World’s Best Styles

Dark Beer

 

World's Best Barley Wine

Harvey's

Christmas Ale

World's Best Belgian Style Dubbel

Het Anker

Gouden Carolus Classic

World's Best Belgian Style Strong

Le Trou de Diable

La Grivoise de Noel

World's Best Black IPA

Thornbridge

Raven

World's Best Brown

Arran Brewery

Dark

World's Best Mild

Thwaites

Nutty Black

World's Best Oud Bruin

Deschutes

The Dissident

World's Best Strong

Brakspear

Triple

World's Best Vintage

Rodenbach

Vintage 2009

 Flavoured Beer

 

World's Best Chocolate & Coffee

TSA Brewing Co.

Double Espresso

World's Best Experimental

Sam Adams

Thirteenth Hour

World's Best Fruit

Innis & Gunn

Melville's Strawberry Beer

World's Best Herb & Spice

Midtfyns Bryghus

Chili Tripel

World's Best Honey

Bogota

Cajica Miel

World's Best Smoked

Sam Adams

Bonfire Rauchbier

World's Best Wood-Aged

Petrus

Aged Pale

 Lager

 

World's Best Alcohol Free

Radegast

Birell

World's Best Amber / Vienna

Bierland

Vienna

World's Best Bock

Flotzinger

Josefi Bock

World's Best Dark

Bamberg

Schwarzbier

World's Best Doppelbock

Master

Tmavy

World's Best Dortmunder

Waldhaus

Spezial Gold

World's Best Gluten-free

Brouwerij Huyghe

Mongozo Premium Pilsner

World's Best Helles/Munchner

Flotzinger

Hell

World's Best Low Carb

Waldhaus

Classic 2.9

World's Best Pilsner

Borg

Brio

World's Best Seasonal

Waldhaus

Ohne Filter

World's Best Strong

Primator

Exklusiv 16%

 Pale Beer

 

World's Best Altbier

Tazawako Beer

Alt

World's Best Barley Wine

Fish Brewing

10 Squared

World's Best Belgian Style Blonde

Brouwerij De Halve Maan

Brugse Zot Blond

World's Best Belgian Style Strong

Unibroue

Don De Dieu

World's Best Belgian Style Tripel

Het Anker

Gouden Carolus Tripel