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Beer Enthusiasts Pick The Worst Beers In The World At RateBeer.com

First Posted: 10/21/10 05:23 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:05 PM ET


Thousands of beer enthusiasts at RateBeer.com have selected what they consider to be the Worst Beers in the World.

"We provide this list in the name of beer education," they write. "We aren't picking on the fat kid as much as we're making a few big brewers accountable for their products that are more about beer hype and marketing than substance."

Topping the list as the worst beer in the world is Olde English 800 3.2,* actually a malt liquor, followed closely by regular Natural Light and Natural Light Ice.

The Worst 20 list notably includes both Budweiser's Light and not-light Chelada beer offerings. (For a better way to get your chelada or michelada fix, and all manner of beer-cocktails, check out HuffPost Food's slideshow on how to make them at home.) Michelob Ultra and Bud Light both cracked the Worst 20, and almost escaping embarrassment was Miller Lite -- at 49th worst it beat out the other big boys in bad American beer, Coors Light and Bud Light.

Below, RateBeer.com's 20 Worst Beers in the World, starting with #20.

See the complete list of the 50 Worst Beers in the World and their rating details, as well as some of the best beers in the world, here at RateBeer.com.

* An earlier version of this story noted the lowest-rated beer as simply 'Olde English 800.' The '3.2' iteration that actually scored lowest on RateBeer.com's list refers to this variety's alcohol content, which was reformulated to meet blue laws in certain states (Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma for example) prohibiting beers higher than 3.2% ABV from being sold in grocery stores. Standard Olde English 800 ranked 41st worst on the list.

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Filed by Colin Sterling  |