Looking for Sweet Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by andyrooroo, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. andyrooroo

    andyrooroo Initiate (15) Jul 11, 2012

    Hi everyone-

    I was wondering if anyone could suggest any sweet/fruity beers? Sweet like REALLY sugary/candy sweet. Not like just the infused ales. I am in the midwest.

    THANKS! :)
  2. Some of the stouts from Southern Tier can be very sweet. Creme Brulee is out right now. Not fruity, but very sweet.
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  3. Lindemans fruit lambics could work I think
  4. superspak

    superspak Poobah (1,115) Michigan May 5, 2010 Verified

    Southern Tier Creme Brulee
    Any Doppelbock (Celebrator, Korbinian)
    JW Lees Harvest Ale
    Unibroue Quelque Chose
    Kasteel Rouge
    Lindemans Fruit Lambics
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  5. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poobah (1,220) Pennsylvania Dec 4, 2004 Verified

    You stole my thunder.
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  6. dbossman

    dbossman Savant (490) Nebraska Apr 27, 2009 Verified Subscriber

  7. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 4, 2009

    I would say get Southern Tier Choklat, but you can fill a glass with hersheys syrup for much cheaper.

    PS. don't use milk for best results. Just the syrup.
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  8. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (825) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Ommegang Three Philosophers should do the trick, if you've never tried it.. it's a great use of cherries.
  9. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (625) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    This. Especially the peach
  10. Founders cerise might fit the bill... Samichlaus also comes to mind... If it doesn't have to be fruity I would check out a few of the mentioned ST offerings (choklat and creme brûlée will both send your sugar levels soaring. And of course pumking is right around the corner.)
  11. ThirstyBird

    ThirstyBird Savant (395) Germany Jan 17, 2007

    I agree that Creme Brulee is the sweetest beer I've ever had. Also I recall Lagunitas Brown Shugga being very sweet.
  12. semibaked

    semibaked Advocate (720) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007 Verified

    Dark Lord!
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  13. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Washington Dec 15, 2010

    If I could double or quad like this, I would.

    Also, Samichlaus is ridiculous sweet with three to four years.

    Also, what do you mean by "infused ales"? I'm not familiar.
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  14. Lindemans. Peach.
  15. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    Any thing that has Framboise in the name
    He'Brew Funky Jewbelation
    Eclipse Brandy
    New Glarus Apple Ale, Raspberry Tart, Belgian Red

  16. brewbetter

    brewbetter Savant (410) Nauru Jun 2, 2012

    I tried a St Louis Framboise the other day. I thought it was a disgusting drainpour, but it was really really sweet and fruity if that's what you're looking for.
  17. MaxSpang

    MaxSpang Advocate (515) Ohio Jan 28, 2011

    This is the correct answer. Makes ST Creme Brule look like an IPA
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  18. ggfunk

    ggfunk Savant (290) Oregon Mar 29, 2010

    Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean

    Might be one of the sweetest dark beers I've ever had.
  19. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002

    Lindeman's Kriek fits the bill.
  20. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (570) New York Dec 9, 2011 Verified

    Two Brothers Cane & Ebel - Rye beer made with Cane Sugar
  21. Creme Brulee if you can get it.
  22. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    Nogne O - Dark Horizon 3rd Edition is extremely sweet, if you can find it (although I wouldn't recommend it).
  23. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (515) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Samuel Smith's Organic Fruit Ales are very good. The Strawberry smells like smuckers preserves!
  24. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Yep, these are basically very high quality wine coolers. Little to no beer flavors, but the fruit is well represented.
  25. I'd say Brouwerij Het Anker's Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw. Great sweeter beer.
  26. apaisncsu

    apaisncsu Savant (325) North Carolina Mar 25, 2011 Verified

    As sweet as the [black] Dark Horizon is, the [white] Sweet Horizon is immensely sweeter and I assume [red] Red Horizon is also sweet, though I haven't opened that bottle yet
  27. Krumb

    Krumb Savant (300) Texas Jan 30, 2008

    New Belgium Brett Beer...
  28. Old Curmudgeon's Better Half

    +1 on Creme Brulee, that's a 4 oz pour at the most.
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  29. elkinbrown

    elkinbrown Savant (485) Ohio Jul 30, 2011

    Sweetwater Brewing Company... All of their brews are sweeter than average.
  30. djaeon

    djaeon Champion (755) California Oct 2, 2006

    Yes, Sweet Horizon. I knew there was another one that I tried at last years "Pour it Black" festival, but could remember the name. Seem obvious now, haha! I couldn't finish that one, it was so sweet. That might have actually been what I was thinking of. I tried both the same day.
  31. Rempo

    Rempo Initiate (0) Indiana Jan 18, 2010

  32. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Advocate (710) New York Jun 19, 2009

    Timmerman's lambics. I thought these were even sweeter than Lindemans.
    Also try New Glarus Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red
  33. semibaked

    semibaked Advocate (720) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007 Verified

    Lol I wouldn't say that, both are sickening sweet to me though.
  34. thebigredone

    thebigredone Advocate (620) Wisconsin Dec 19, 2011 Verified

    +1 for the New Glarus beers
  35. Mackeson Stout. A timeless classic.
  36. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Champion (795) North Carolina Feb 16, 2011 Verified

    Timmermans Strawberry is actually pretty good.

    The Dark Lord in my glass is damn near as sweet as anything Ive had. Samichlaus was sweet. Better Half on tap was pure sugar.

    Ok so good concept to learn, the higher the ABV, the more non-fermentable sugars the beer retains. Those non-fermentable taste really sweet. Think 120 Minute IPA, Dark Lord, Samichlaus, World Wide Stout, and Raison D'Extra.
  37. Goose Island's Bourbon County stout has a very chocolate syrupy feel and flavor to it. That being said, I have no clue how obtainable it is or what distribution is like. Had it on tap at the Yardhouse in Dedham Mass. this Sunday. Very much a sipping beer or you're going to get a toothache.
  38. mtlasley

    mtlasley Initiate (0) Illinois Mar 27, 2012

    Not fruity but sweet as hell and easy to find; Rogue's Chocolate Stout.
  39. andyrooroo

    andyrooroo Initiate (15) Jul 11, 2012

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! :) I will have to try them all out! I've seen Lindemans online, I'm dying to try it but it isn't readily available in my area (CO), and I don't really feel like ordering it online. That's not very fun lol.

    Not fruity is fine, just anything that is sweeter than normal or dessert-like.

    Can anyone recommend a good Christmas beer? One that doesn't overload you with the taste of pine trees? lol :)