Halloween Treats: Even More Beers That Taste Like Candy

Instead of ruining your teeth on real candy, reach for one of these beers, which our reviewers thought were as great as the real thing.

Libby Murphy Oct 13, 2016 - 3 min read

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Two years ago, we shared a list of beers that reminded our blind-tasting judges of candy. With even more craft beers on the market, and hundreds more reviews under our belt, it’s time for an update!

For that amazing buttery, sticky honey flavor, Deschutes Brewery’s Mirror Pond Pale Ale (Bend, Oregon) has a “light malt sweetness with notes of honey (like Bit-o-Honey candy).”

Pelican Brewing Company’s Mother of All Storms (Pacific City, Oregon) has “hints of chocolate, vanilla, butterscotch, and toffee. Candy in a glass for short.”

Toffee lovers will want to get their hands on Heavy Seas Beer’s Peg Leg (Halethorpe, Maryland), which has “toffee, caramel, butterscotch, moderate sweetness, and no heat.”


Dogfish Head’s World Wide Stout (Milton, Delaware) tastes like a “sweet chocolate bar,” with “cherry, fruity, and sweet notes up front.”

Rise by Revolution Brewing Company (Chicago, Illinois) “tastes like a better, less sweet version of those chocolate-covered orange candy sticks, but with a heavy dose of pine richness. Very tasty!”

If SweeTarts are what you’re craving, The Post Brewing Company’s Howdy Beer (Lafayette, Colorado) is perfect. “The SweeTart candy flavor balances nicely with the hops bitterness and the floral, peppery notes.”

The Saison by Allagash Brewing Company (Portland, Maine) has a “sweet aroma of bubblegum and lots of lemon/orange candy.”


If citrus and tart are your thing, Libertine Brewing Company’s Saison (San Luis Obispo, California) should be on your list. “When combined with tartness, it comes across as lemon drop or Warheads candies.“

Destihl’s Here Gose Nothing (Bloomington, Illinois) is also a beer for tart fans. “Huge coriander, with a SweeTarts mix of malt and sour, and a big salty kiss that lingers into the aftertaste.”

Tallgrass Brewing Company’s Raspberry Jam (Manhattan, Kansas) is great for those who like sweet, fruity flavors but don’t want to head to the farmer’s market. “Big fruit notes all over the board—moderate raspberry, juicy lemon, and sweet gummy Lifesavers.”

4 Hands’ Passion Fruit Prussia (St. Louis, Missouri) also has some great fruity flavor, and is “sweet with some tropical fruit flavors, and Tutti-Frutti gum notes.”

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