You may know all about the top beer festivals and beer cities in the world, and the best places to go beer tasting in your local city. Perhaps you’ve even tried beer yoga at the last beer festival that you attended or at your local yoga studio. But, do you know what the strongest beers in the world are?
To clarify, strong beer is considered by most countries to start at an alcohol by volume (ABV) of 6%. However, this is subjective because in some countries it’s 4.8%.
Let’s have a look at 5 of the strongest beers in the world
The reason why more than one brewery can claim to have the strongest beers in the world is that the definition of what is and isn’t beer is disputable.
The following list of some of the strongest beers in the world (See also: Beer festivals in the us that you cannot say no to ) include beers that may not meet traditionalist’s standards:
This bold beer is a hoppy, malty, carbonated beer with no beer head. It is amber with hints of cherry and apple. Even with such a high alcohol content, it still tastes like beer.
2. Brewmeister Armageddon
This golden-colored Eisbock has aromas of caramel and hops. It’s slightly sweet with a malty taste. It has no beer head.
3. Schorschbrau Schorschbock 57
Schorschbräu’s strongest Eisbock is an amber-colored beer. It has fine caramel and cherry cognac notes. It tastes sweet and rich and isn’t carbonated.
4. BrewDog Sink the Bismarck!
An Imperial IPA with a deeply fruity, resinous, and spicy aroma. This smooth beer tastes of malt, sweet honey, and hop oils, and it has a hop bitterness.
5. BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin
This Imperial Stout has become a type of cult beer and was the strongest beer in the world in 2009. It is dark with an aroma of coffee and roasted malt. It has a sharp bitterness to it.
Give them a try
Behind each of these beers lies a story. They are not your average pint and they have pushed the definition of beer to its limits.
In conclusion, strong beers are supposed to be sipped slowly and not meant to be consumed in large quantities. Go ahead and see if you can handle one of the strongest beers in the world!