The Shocking Reality Of The World’s Strongest Beers

How many “regular” beers does it take to get the same punch as these monsters? The answers might surprise you.

According to, the following are the planet’s most potent beers with the highest ABVs (alcohol by volume) on record.

How do they get so strong? Fractional freezing is how.

Since alcohol freezes at a lower temperature than water, what fractional freezing does is get beer cool enough to freeze some of the water in it. Brewers can then scoop out the ice solids, thus leaving behind a more concentrated alcoholic liquid.

2. Just be warned: These beers are not for chugging. They are for tasting, and drinking a whole one is not advised and could lead to this:

Also, some of these can be can be more than 1800 calories a bottle, just so you know.

3. Brewmeister Armageddon 65% ABV

This brew equals 15.5 Natural Lights with a 4.2% ABV.

4. Koelschip Start the Future 60% ABV

This brew equals 10 Natural Ices with a 5.9% ABV.

5. Schorschbräu Schorschbock 57% ABV

This brew equals 7.7 Olde English 800s with a 7.5% ABV.

6. Fenton Smoked Porter 50% ABV

This brew equals 11.6 Milwaukee’s Best Premiums with a 4.3% ABV.

7. Koelschip Obilix 45% ABV

This brew equals 10.7 Michelob Ultras with a 4.2% ABV.

8. Schorschbräu Schorschbock 43% ABV

This brew equals 10.5 Bud Lights with a 4.1% ABV.

9. BrewDog Sink the Bismarck 41% ABV

This brew equals 16.4 Budweiser Select 55s with a 2.5% ABV.

10. Baladin Esprit de Noel 40% ABV

This brew equals 6.8 Busch Ices with a 5.9% ABV.

11. De Struise Black Damnation VI - Messy 39% ABV

This brew equals 8.5 Corona Extras with a 4.6% ABV.

12. BrewDog Watt Dickie 35% ABV

This brew equals 8.3 Milwaukee’s Best Lights with a 4.2% ABV.

Just remember no matter what you choose to drink:

Check out more articles on!

  Your Reaction?

    Starting soon, you'll only be able to post a comment on BuzzFeed using a Facebook account or via our app. If you have questions or thoughts, email us here.


    Now Buzzing