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Which Country Makes the World’s Worst Beer?Nominee


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Makes the World’s Worst Beer
1st United States 23% of votes
2nd China 5.2% of votes








4.1% of votes

3.7% of votes

3.4% of votes

3.3% of votes

FYI: So far Budweiser has had the most nominations for #1 world’s worst beer.
Good to be #1 at something.

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  1. LLang
    May 15th, 2010 at 13:11 | #1

    I think that the best beer is made by the Irish and the English regardless, America makes the most obviously but more does not always coincide with better.
    Budweiser has the edge on advertising….which they do very very well.

  2. Carl
    June 6th, 2010 at 17:25 | #2

    Correct! Budweiser got to be the worst! At least next to Coors, or even worse Coors light. (Did the water taste of the regular Coors bother you so you had to have a light version also?) But Coors is not a beer, it is a bad joke. The explanation why Americans like their “beer” ice cold (they call the European beer “warm” when it is at the ideal 15°C) is that if it is really cold one cannot feel the taste. The only way to get that horrible Budweiser down is to chill the shit out of it. To drink good, real, beer that cold would be a crime! Lately there are some small breweries in the U.S. that do a very good job though, not the least in Wisconsin, but they never get in a bottle! The local people drink them right away!

  3. Dennis Bohner
    June 18th, 2010 at 22:26 | #3

    What kills me is that you think that Budweiser is a bad beer. Compare it to skunkzilla-Heinmost. In fact we brew some of the best but we will sell you crap if you just want to get drunk. 24 12 ouncers for 12 bucks or less if you can handle the lack of flavor. Unlike the folks who desire a full bodied beer, quite a few of my countrymen just want to get a buzz and do it cheap.
    I would not be surprised by the universal ignorance of our better brews but they exist and easily challenge the flavorless crap that passes muster elswhere. Boddington? Stella Artois? Hideousken? Italian? Spanish? Chinese? Spare me..Tsing Tao, Ichiban. Really, better?
    Sam Adams kicks most of their cans and bottles. Let alone if we get into the less common ones. We make IPAs that dominate.
    Go to Rate Beer and start getting a lesson in what you are missing.

  4. June 19th, 2010 at 03:14 | #4

    The worst I have had, so far (in no particular order):

    1. Bud Light Golden Wheat (USA) It was trying to go for a hefeweizen or witbier taste but instead had that tinny “lite beer” aftertaste.
    2. San Miguel Strong Ice (Philippines) Tasted like someone had taken a regular beer and dropped a Hall’s menthol cough drop into it.
    3. Hite(South Korea)Weak and watery piss.
    4. Heineken (Netherlands) Tasted (and smelled) like a skunk had died in it.
    5. Red Horse (Philippines) Reminiscent of old socks and stale cinnamon.
    6. Michelob Ultra (USA) More weak and watery piss.
    7. Sapporo (Japan) this used to be one of my favorites until they sold the brewery to Molson in Canada.
    8. Asahi (Japan) another fine Japanese brew ruined by the move to Canada.
    9. Corona (Mexico) why does everyone rave about a beer that tastes like pure gasoline?
    10. Budweiser American Ale (USA) lame Bud attempt at a Pale Ale. Back to the drawing board, guys.

  5. ieatglue
    June 19th, 2010 at 19:30 | #5

    Here is the problem with this question. If you are asking ‘which country has the worst commercially mass produced beer’ then America is the clear winner. However, America does NOT make the worst beer as far as the entire country is concerned, not even a little bit. American micro-brews are some of the best in the world (see: Flying Dog, Bells, Stone, Dog Fish Head, Rogue, etc), and America has TOOOOOOONS of them. Meaning that America makes some of the best beer in the world, it just isn’t exported to the world or widely know about by tourists. I would say to have the WORST beer would also mean that both your local brews and your commercial beers just plain suck. Now, don’t get me wrong… I think America makes some kick-ass not-so-heard-of beer that can definitely compete with the greats, but, there other countries that consistently make awesome beers no matter what (like Belgium) and those countries have America beat for their consistency in awesomeness alone. So, while America is definitely not the worst, its also not the best by any stretch.

  6. f sil
    June 24th, 2010 at 22:52 | #6

    I agree with the fact that most of the elite American brewed beers arent shipped overseas, though I would guess that will change in the not so distant future. Captain Lawrence, an up and coming brewery in NY, NJ, CT is superb.

  7. June 29th, 2010 at 00:55 | #7

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  8. July 20th, 2010 at 21:30 | #8

    Budweiser and Miller are now owned by non-US companies. American-owned breweries are creating high-quality beer and pushing the envelope when it comes to creativity and taste in the ancient art of brewing. We are the brewing capital of the world, at the vanguard of craft beer. This is not a contest, this is fact.

  9. July 21st, 2010 at 16:30 | #9

    Budweiser is no longer an American beer.

    American Craft beer will beat out any other countries beer, we just need to work better on getting the word out there, and the bad taste out of everyone’s mouth left over from Bud.

  10. Paul
    July 24th, 2010 at 01:21 | #10

    I agree the US niche and micro brewers are generally outstanding but if 90% of the population drink Bud and the like then the US deserves the title. Majority rules.

  11. Seth
    August 14th, 2010 at 01:12 | #11

    It’s clear that most people taking this survey have never tasted Korean beer. Hite makes Bud taste like a fine craft brew.

  12. Danno
    August 18th, 2010 at 06:20 | #12

    With the craft beer revolution that kicked off back in the 90’s, anyone who would say that the US has the worst beer in the world is clearly clueless about whats happening here. Regionally, throughout most of the US, smaller brewers are churning out a myriad of beer styles other then just plain old pale lager. You can now go to almost any grocery store in this country a buy decent beer. Even Walmart. Now if this poll was about “who has the most beer drinkers with the worst taste in beer?” we might still be in the running for that.

  13. Mark
    December 20th, 2010 at 23:31 | #13

    Shocked Britain made it onto the list, I think they produce the best beer in the world. Remember, real ale comes from the UK, beer doesn’t get any better than real ale. Most of the world’s great styles come from Britain; Pale Ale, IPA, Porter, Stout, Summer Ale etc… Like I said; shocket Britain made it onto this list! However I do understand the other countries being on it.

  14. January 2nd, 2011 at 07:10 | #14

    Sorry, but I totally disagree,
    Go ahead, try to find a good beer in Korea, you can try- you wont. Try to get a good beer in Taiwan?

  15. February 1st, 2011 at 15:20 | #15

    I’d be curious who would get voted for Worlds Best Beer. I challenge the people on this website. If people who vote on this website actually knows good beer, America would be #1.

  16. PQ
    May 1st, 2011 at 01:24 | #16

    Heineken and all the beer in a green or a clear bottle.

  17. Sahil
    August 8th, 2011 at 00:28 | #17

    I hate beer. Give me vodka or rum anyday.

  18. E Watkins
    December 20th, 2011 at 02:00 | #18

    Regular Budweiser is an ok beer if you are faced with a choice of Bud and any light beer. There are many good, if not outstanding American beers. Those who classify all American beers under the Budweiser, Coors, Miller genre are missing thousands of beers made by many smaller breweries. Here in Atlanta Sweetwater, for example, makes fine beer and ale. Good American beers and ales can stand up to and exceed most beers from around the world. Germany makes fine beer, but so do other nations. Just don’t count us out. Get educated.

  19. Vibramguy
    May 1st, 2012 at 16:09 | #19

    Those who say Budweiser is the worst beer just base their opinion on hatred towards USA.

  20. Michael
    June 25th, 2012 at 05:36 | #20

    Its kind of like saying the worst cheeses are American, because of processed cheese foods.
    Or the worst breads because of processed white bread….its mass produced crap.

    I drink Great Lakes

    Its a local microbrew…..which is getting into other markets.

  21. Rohan
    December 24th, 2012 at 10:55 | #21

    It appears that only the Americans think that they don’t have the worst beer…

  22. January 21st, 2013 at 15:51 | #22

    Lest we not forget that as we talk about Budweiser being US, not only can they not imitate a good beer, they cant even think of their own name. Budweiser being Czech of course who were brewing Budweiser and Pilsner in their towns of the same name before Patent rights even exist.

    In come the US with the question ‘Do you have a patent for Budweiser?’ To which the Czechs reply ‘What do you mean Patent, we have a town and a history producing the 1st clear beers the world has yet to see before the US was even discovered’

    But if you take beer as lager beer then the US, France, Italy, China and Britain (with Carling Fosters etc) the list is probably about right. I’d put italy ahead of Britain though.

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  24. Dominik
    October 9th, 2013 at 18:23 | #24

    Yes, but its worst because its an american “Budweis er”…
    For example Budweiser Budvar (Budějovický Budvar) is one of the best european beers…

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