Beer with caramel taste

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  1. mborden

    mborden Initiate (172) Jan 28, 2009 New York

    Protip: A beer float with Saranac Caramel Porter and some Vanilla Ice Cream totally hits the spot
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  2. Mattyb79

    Mattyb79 Devotee (474) Dec 11, 2012 Virginia
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    If you like bourbon (which has a lot of burnt caramel notes) try Coney Island Barrel Aged Human Blockhead. The base beer is a double bock. I got tons of caramel and bourbon goodness from this one!
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  3. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Champion (849) Apr 8, 2010 Illinois
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    Havent had one in a while but maybe a Great Divide Hibernation?
  4. smo

    smo Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I came here to post this. Believe this man!
  5. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,152) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Hair of the Dog Adam
  6. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    And if you're looking for a caramel flavor, you will find it here. No searching for hints of caramel, it is a very pronounced flavor.
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  7. Ranbot

    Ranbot Zealot (500) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    If I remember correctly, Shipyard's Prelude and their Old Thumper had some caramel flavors. If properly controlled by the brewer, the ringwood yeast used by Shipyard [and several other brewers] can impart caramel and toffee flavors to a beer, but if the yeasts aren't controlled properly the beer can quickly turn into buttered popcorn (from excess diacetyl). There's a lot of variability in people's sensitivity and/or aversion to the toffee/caramel/buttery diacetyl flavors, so you'll get some very mixed reviews of beers that have those flavors, even if they are made as the brewer intended. There are even some BA members who incorrectly think ANY detectable diacetyl-like flavor in any beer is a flaw. Just be aware that a beer's overall BA score might not help you find the type of beer you're looking for.
  8. ipas-for-life

    ipas-for-life Disciple (347) Feb 28, 2012 Virginia
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    Alesmith Wee Heavy is probably the best wee heavy I've had and remember some nice caramel flavors. Weyerbacher Insanity or other english style barleywines usually have a lot of caramel flavor to them.
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  9. dungledauf

    dungledauf Initiate (170) Nov 8, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Troegs Hopback Amber Ale has a great caramel malt backbone to it.
  10. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (2,149) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    It's been a while since I've bought any imports (Buy American, save a job) but my impression of a lot of English imports that are dark styles is that they have a caramel flavor in the background, some seeming to be almost a scorched caramel flavor.
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  11. fishtremble

    fishtremble Initiate (185) Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
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    Orkney Skull Splitter is the first beer to pop in my mind when I think of caramel flavor being the most pronounced profile for an easy to find beer. Of course BB4D by Kuhnhenns definitely has even more but is far harder to come by.
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  12. HipsterBrewfus

    HipsterBrewfus Initiate (0) Jun 3, 2012 Maryland


    I like it, a lot.
  13. Monsone

    Monsone Initiate (196) Jun 5, 2006 Illinois

    I typically find a caramel essence in English style beers where a bit of diacetyl is acceptable. That hint of butter with a crystal malt heavy malt bill will come across with a distinct caramel note.
  14. w_klon

    w_klon Initiate (80) Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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  15. Mediczod

    Mediczod Initiate (0) Aug 2, 2012 New York

    Belhaven Wee Heavy is also an excellent wee heavy, and has some pretty good caramel notes to it as well.
  16. mdvatab

    mdvatab Zealot (574) Apr 5, 2006 Indiana

    Getting one's feet wet or not, Fruet is ~$35 well-spent :wink:
  17. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (564) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    drop a shot of it into a founders breakfast is awesome! enjoy
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  18. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Human Blockhead. Shockingly delicious for a style I usually don't dig.
  19. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (564) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Yards Brawler.
  20. StonedTrippin

    StonedTrippin Poo-Bah (12,623) May 28, 2011 Colorado

    if you are an IPA guy looking for caramel, I just picked up some First Cast from Elevation Beer Co in Pancha Springs, CO. its still an IPA, but man does it have some nice malty caramel gooeyness to it, the flavor without all the sugar. in 4 packs now of 16oz. bottles, highly recommended!
  21. hoparoundnw2337

    hoparoundnw2337 Initiate (55) Aug 6, 2011 Washington
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    They may be sharing:rolling_eyes: I agree with Fruet if you want definative carmel flavor...
  22. MadDogMD

    MadDogMD Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2013 Arizona

    Barleywines! FW Sucaba or Boulder Killer Penguin, imo.
  23. TychoNDC

    TychoNDC Disciple (395) Jan 7, 2013 Colorado
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    That is a fantastic idea and I plan to try it out some time. Thanks!
  24. StevenSpringer

    StevenSpringer Aspirant (246) Sep 26, 2011 California
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    Avery- Samels
  25. ifnkovhg

    ifnkovhg Aspirant (204) Aug 12, 2008 California

    Ayinger Jahrhundert Bier.
  26. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (3,583) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Backwoods Bastard had the most authentic caramel taste I've ever got from a beer.
  27. Beerverage

    Beerverage Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2010 North Carolina
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    Olde hickory seven devils
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