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November 2022 - 2023 World Beer Championships

November 2022 - 2023 World Beer Championships
This month's Beer feature is the 2023 World Beer Championships. Below are the beers for breweries that choose to have full reviews of their beers. To see the complete results, including beers for breweries that did not chose full reviews, please follow this link.

2023 World Beer Championships Reviews

Fremont Brewing The Rusty Nail Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout
97 points
Rich and decadent, but with dark bittersweet chocolate on the palate supplying a pleasant dryness; the intoxicating aromas lead to a full, beautiful body and crisp finish.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - 2023 Best Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout - Best of Show
Variant Brewing Company Matters of the Subconscious Pinot Noir Barrel-Aged Flanders Style Red Ale
97 points
A barrel-aged Flanders Red that will delight both beer and wine drinkers alike thanks to its tart cherry and tannin character; a real stunner.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - 2023 Best Flanders Style Red Ale
Fremont Brewing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout
96 points
Rich cocoa nibs and sweet malt with notes of bourbon; a journey of a beer, and an excellent dessert pour.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal
Redding Beer Company Menestheus Mild Pale Ale
96 points
Rich and wintery desserts on the nose with a light body that makes this super easy to drink.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Platinum Medal - 2023 Best Mild
Edison Brewing Wizard Winter Weizen
95 points
Pleasant fruit and spice notes combine for a delicious, complex, autumnal drinking experience.
Tree House Brewing Company JJJuliusss American IPA
95 points
A hazy IPA for those looking to kick up the juicy citrus to 11.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - 2023 Best New England Style IPA
Boulevard Brewing Co. Bourbon Barrel Quad Barrel-Aged Ale
94 points
A delectable barrel-aged cherry delight.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - 2023 Best Barrel-Aged Ale
Edison Brewing Oktoberfest
94 points
A solid classic Octoberfest; light on its feet with a crisp, bracing hop bitterness at the back end making it worthy of a Stein.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - 2023 Best Marzen-Octoberfest
Edison Brewing Gus Porter
94 points
Wonderful to taste a traditional style Porter with such quality and complexity without giving way to frills.
Fremont Brewing Golden Pilsner
94 points
A light and super crisp Pilsner with nice length and depth of toasty, hoppy flavor.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - 2023 Best Pilsner
Maine Beer Company Lunch India Pale Ale
94 points
Fruity yet bitter, this IPA is well balanced with depth and a surprisingly refreshing finish.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal
Redding Beer Company Oktoberfest Marzen Lager
94 points
Rich caramels and toffee tones with a deft touch of bitterness to maintain balance without being assertive; delicious and very traditional.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal
Revolution Brewing Anti-Hero IPA
94 points
Crisp, clean, classic; a true to form IPA that is both bitter and refreshing without overpowering the palate.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal
Tree House Brewing Company King Julius American Double IPA
94 points
A tropical citrus fruit medley without being a juice bomb balanced by savory notes; a pleasingly gentle giant.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Trillium Brewing Co. The Harbor Islands Double IPA
94 points
A complex fruit forward NE IPA for a summer night of contemplative tropical dreaming.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Bia Saigon Lager
93 points
Light and easy drinking yet elegant; would pair well with spicy and complex dishes.
Edison Brewing Alt Current Altbier
93 points
Offering up depth and complexity of flavor while remaining light and sessionable; this a wonderful beer for sipping throughout a long winter afternoon.
Foam Brewers Pavement Double IPA
93 points
A delicious and tropical NE IPA all day; candied fruit without the sweetness and the bitterness paired just right to keep it in balance.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Four Quarters Brewing Krampus Nacht Bavarian Double Bock
93 points
The has a rich depth of flavors and holds the ABV exceedingly well; delicious and having a Krug of this by the fire with a good book is an excellent night cap.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Fremont Brewing Sky Kraken Hazy Pale Ale
93 points
Delicious, juicy, and sessionable; tons of minerality that is backed up by a decently bitter finish.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - 2023 Best American Style Pale Ale
Fremont Brewing B-Bomb Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Winter Ale
93 points
A bold, rich beer with strong dessert flavors, best suited for sipping by the snifter on a chilly winter night.
Fremont Brewing Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout
93 points
An excellent rendition of an Oatmeal Stout for sipping on a winter afternoon.
New Trail Brewing Co. Replenish West Coast Style IPA
93 points
A piney, cannabis nose parlays into a way more refined finish on the palate; there is plenty of malt presence without an overwhelming amount of hop bitterness and nice toasty chestnut and almond flavors.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Revolution Brewing Deths Tar Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout
93 points
A delicious, rich barrel-aged Stout with integrated flavors of dried fruits and chocolate cake; the oak elements and malt characteristics give this a boozy decadent flavor.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Russian River Brewing Company Pliny the Elder
93 points
A sharp, herbal classic West Coast example of the category; would love to drink alongside a pho or a southeast Asian fish stew.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - 2023 Best Imperial IPA
Tree House Brewing Company Emperor Julius Double IPA
93 points
Juicy, lush, and delicious; this is the Sunday morning breakfast beer that will keep the party going.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Bia Lac Viet Lager
92 points
Light and refreshing, so its totally clean, crushable, and palate cleansing.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Boulevard Brewing Co. Tank 7 American Saison Ale
92 points
A striking, elegant Saison expression that is both quaffable and complex.
Boulevard Brewing Co. Flying Start Non-Alcoholic IPA
92 points
Crisp and refreshing, this will appeal to the drinker that misses their evening Pale Ale but does not want the alcohol.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal
Commonhouse Aleworks Red Fox Irish Style Red Ale
92 points
Exactly what you want for the style, just missing a glass of whiskey in the other hand.
Commonhouse Aleworks Looking East American Style IPA
92 points
A quaffable, clean IPA with just the right balance of grapefruit and pine.
Edison Brewing Lumière Biere De Garde
92 points
Full-bodied & spicy, suitable for winter warming and provincial fare.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - 2023 Best Biere De Garde
Edison Brewing Cori Anna Gose
92 points
As 'clean' as a funky Ale can be, executing the classic style points with life and poise.
Fremont Brewing Legend Cold IPA
92 points
Satisfying and a rather rich and restrained styling showing fruit as well as some pleasant vegetable tones.
Lawson’s Sip Of Sunshine IPA
92 points
A hop-head's dream beer with strong, lingering bitterness and a dry finish.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
New Trail Brewing Co. Crisp Lager
92 points
A slightly hoppy Lager, with just a hint of hops at the end; clean enough to appease the lawnmower or shower beer drinker, but with a hoppy finish to appease the craft crowd.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
Quirk Strawberry Lemon & Basil Hard Seltzer
92 points
Light and refreshing with no sweetness, this feels like a fun and clean Italian soda for a warm summer day.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Revolution Brewing Hazy-Hero Hazy IPA
92 points
Juicy and tropical with just a hint of balancing bitter grapefruit, this beer is utterly delicious.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Bia Saigon Export Lager
92 points
$12
Clean and easy with a touch of sweetness; yummy and crushable.
Bia Saigon Limited Edition Gold Pilsner
91 points
A tasty and refreshing Euro Lager to entice you into seconds and thirds.
Redding Beer Company Belgian Style Triple Ale
91 points
Quite moreish despite its heft, offering new dimensions with every glass.
Canadian River Brewing Co. Remediator Coffee Infused Doppelbock
90 points
Smooth and round textures maintain a delicate Lager style with rich and bold coffee flavors.
The Alchemist Focal Banger American IPA
90 points
A rich, round, and flavorful grain bill mix with aromatic funky and fruity hops; a food friendly crusher.
The Alchemist Heady Topper American Double IPA
90 points
A high octane, citrus-forward beer for hops seeking IPA lovers.
Canadian River Brewing Co. Abtei Uber Baumholder Abbey Style Ale
89 points
Pleasant roasted malt on the palate with excellent texture and balance.
Commonhouse Aleworks Navy Town American IPA
89 points
Crisp and clean while offering up smells of December nostalgia with Tannenbaum and citrus stuffed stockings by the fireplace.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Bia 333 Pale Lager
88 points
Crisp and refreshing with a pleasing salinity and herbaceous tone to match the malt sweetness.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Bronze Medal
New Trail Brewing Co. Broken Heels Hazy IPA
88 points
A good example of the style with pleasing hop bitterness, plenty of lemon peel, spruce tips, and pine resin.
Bia Saigon Special Lager
87 points
A light, crisp, refreshing Lager for drinking by the pint along side your favorite hard cheeses.
Bia Saigon Chill Lager
87 points
Smooth round texture and a pleasing sweetness with citrus and mild bitterness for a perfect warm weather grilling beer.
Bia Saigon Coffee Infused Lager
87 points
An interesting lager, showing crisp and clean yet with a powerful coffee impact.
Commonhouse Aleworks Park Circle Pale Ale
87 points
Clean and crisp with some classic West Coast stylings, yet a touch more malty than expected.
Edison Brewing All Mina English Pale Ale
87 points
A pleasant English sipper for a rainy day in London that would go nicely washing down some fish and chips.
Four Quarters Brewing Phaze IPA
87 points
Tasty and juicy, and super easy to drink.
Variant Brewing Company Embracing This Mortal Coil Double New England IPA
87 points
A juicy, dank, and terpene driven style that will pair well with CBD infused foods.
Wild River Brewing And Pizza Co. Double Eagle Imperial Stout
87 points
Roasty toasty, curl up under a blanket next to the fire or pound a few in the snow near a ski slope.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Silver Medal
Wild River Brewing And Pizza Co. Hellgate Haze Hazy IPA
87 points
A crushable aperitif beer to get cleanse the palate for the heavier stuff.
Edison Brewing KV Honey Rye Lager
86 points
Warm, rich toasted bread and honey flavors mingle with a nice refreshing pepper spice.
Edison Brewing AlvAnother Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scottish Ale
85 points
A flavorful and thought provoking barrel-aged beer.
Edison Brewing Gus Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter
84 points
A rich and inviting barrel-aged beer that would make for some fun brew pub food pairings.
Fremont Brewing Head Full Of Dynomite Hazy IPA V.42
84 points
Pleasant and food friendly with an interesting savory and meaty quality to play off of the tropical fruits.
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