Looking for Sweet Beers

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

  1. andyrooroo

    andyrooroo Initiate (0) 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! :slight_smile:
  2. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    Some of the stouts from Southern Tier can be very sweet. Creme Brulee is out right now. Not fruity, but very sweet.
  3. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Defender (604) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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    Lindemans fruit lambics could work I think
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  4. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (8,789) May 5, 2010 Michigan
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    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 Poo-Bah (4,738) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    You stole my thunder.
  6. dbossman

    dbossman Meyvn (1,200) Apr 27, 2009 Nebraska

  7. ChadQuest

    ChadQuest Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2009 Illinois

    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.
  8. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,442) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

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

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,058) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    This. Especially the peach
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  10. BostonHops

    BostonHops Initiate (0) Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    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 Defender (673) Jan 17, 2007 United Kingdom (England)

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

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Dark Lord!
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  13. harrymel

    harrymel Initiate (0) Dec 15, 2010 Washington

    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. DrunkenMonk

    DrunkenMonk Disciple (319) Jun 2, 2012 California

    Lindemans. Peach.
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  15. FosterJM

    FosterJM Poo-Bah (2,719) Nov 16, 2009 California
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    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 Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    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 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2011 Ohio
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    This is the correct answer. Makes ST Creme Brule look like an IPA
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  18. ggfunk

    ggfunk Initiate (64) Mar 29, 2010 Oregon

    Stone Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean

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

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Lindeman's Kriek fits the bill.
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  20. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Crusader (736) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    Two Brothers Cane & Ebel - Rye beer made with Cane Sugar
  21. boldcity2008

    boldcity2008 Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2008 Florida

    Creme Brulee if you can get it.
  22. NickMunford

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

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

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    Samuel Smith's Organic Fruit Ales are very good. The Strawberry smells like smuckers preserves!
  24. Danielbt

    Danielbt Initiate (0) May 4, 2012 Texas

    Yep, these are basically very high quality wine coolers. Little to no beer flavors, but the fruit is well represented.
  25. iwantsomerocks

    iwantsomerocks Initiate (0) Oct 11, 2010 New Jersey

    I'd say Brouwerij Het Anker's Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauw. Great sweeter beer.
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  26. apaisncsu

    apaisncsu Aspirant (232) Mar 25, 2011 North Carolina
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    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 Initiate (94) Jan 30, 2008 Texas
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    New Belgium Brett Beer...
  28. JdoubleA

    JdoubleA Disciple (304) Apr 27, 2011 North Carolina
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    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 Zealot (521) Jul 30, 2011 Tennessee

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

    NickMunford Savant (978) Oct 2, 2006 Wyoming

    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) Jan 18, 2010 Indiana

  32. SpeedwayJim

    SpeedwayJim Poo-Bah (2,258) Jun 19, 2009 New York
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    Timmerman's lambics. I thought these were even sweeter than Lindemans.
    Also try New Glarus Raspberry Tart and Belgian Red
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  33. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

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

    thebigredone Champion (802) Dec 19, 2011 Wisconsin
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    +1 for the New Glarus beers
  35. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Mackeson Stout. A timeless classic.
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  36. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    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. DirtyPenny

    DirtyPenny Devotee (434) Jun 25, 2011 Massachusetts

    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.
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  38. mtlasley

    mtlasley Initiate (0) Mar 27, 2012 Illinois

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

    dranoelsy Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2011 California

  40. andyrooroo

    andyrooroo Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2012

    Thanks for all the suggestions everyone! :slight_smile: 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 :slight_smile:
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