On tap at Growler & Gill, relaxing bourbon-barreled malt liquor contrasts maple-sugared corn sweetness against oaken vanilla-tinged whiskey dryness. Caramelized bourbon continuance gains firm footing as mild brandy snip sweetens the back end.
Tepid clear-yellowed malt liquor (despite lofty 11.6% ABV) is poor canned version of a strong pale lager. Cloyingly corn sugared alcohol solvency depletes Band-aid astringency, Scotch-licked crystal malting and sweet floral perfumed waft. Use as rubbing alcohol.
Black-bottled straw-cleared lager considered a malt liquor due to its sneaky 6.9% alcohol astringency, slick pale malting and syrupy corn sugaring. Acrid lemony hop spritz and salty snip contrast murky caramel sweetness. Betters most malt liquors, for sure.
Disgusting straw pale malt liquor places sour yeast pungency above cloying corn-sugared malts, spoiled lemon skunking and acrid maize-oiled sinew. Buttery dimethyl sulfide nastiness infects cabbage-smeared cat urine follow-up and cheap vodka reminder. Offensive mass produced India brew gains nasty cider-soured burnt rubber splotch at scabrous finish.
Muted sweet malt aroma, soft-bodied watery consistency, and corn sugar dalliance counter tamped down hop frolic to salted butter finish. Better than all urban-marketed malt liquors.
Palest yellow pearl-headed crud with dried maize waft suffers from slick corn syrup flow, cloy malt stickiness, and dismal finish. Slim barley-wheat base, mild carbolic hops, and sour candy whim don’t suffice.
Disgustingly gross faux-wine cooler with beleaguered 7-Up texture. Who buys this rueful drool? Trendy ’90s-bound seltzer-spumed scum suckers. ‘Zumthing Ztupid.’
Canadian version of Carlsberg strong lager found on Montreal trip ’06. Cloy glutenous malting and phenol hop bittering slacken crisp water briskness. Rugged corn-starched resolve and musty grained finish decrease value further. Pungent alcohol aftertaste lacks fortitude.
Vital statistics: 8% alcohol in 32 ounce can for 99 cents. One-dimensional cloying corn malts and clinging Brussels lace never dissipate as musty barley-wheat rounds out dire diacetyl bottom. Compares favorably to France’s feeble Fritz Brau.
Listless lemon-dried pearl-headed clear-yellowed African brew retains soft-grained moderate strength and mildewed bitter resolve emulating German-styled lager, but weak-bodied nature and unassuming alcohol-saturated finish lessen its value.
Grainy water-based simplicity sweetened by slovenly sugared corn malts. Faint hops don’t provide enough bitterness to dull finish. Listless blue collar fodder somehow better under Molson banner. Maybe it’s the water source.
Hefty 7.3% alcohol content negatively affects musty barley aroma, buttery Scotch mouthfeel, sticky sugar malt persistence and sweet cherry backdrop. Worse, delicate hop-backed diacetyl finish lacks pizzazz. Dry fruit jag and creamed corn respite cannot overcome soapy flow.