Ruggedly coarse Euro strong lager recalls dismal American malt liquor. Glutenous honeyed wheat malting and sour yeast pungency bring sickeningly cloy entry to wet-paper backend of no-headed straw-paled drear. Cheap whiskey snip and skunked metallic reminder deplete corn-sugared murk.
For what it’s worth, one of the better mass-marketed malt liquor-like strong lagers of the ‘90s. Honeyed corn sugar buttering and chemical-like alcohol whir override overripe dry-hopped banana fruiting to frisky ginger-snapped finish. Creamy crystal malting nearly pushes this over the top.
Astringent malt liquor stench suits sour dough pungency and unassumingly corn-y 7.8% alcohol flow. Gruff grain wave rolls off the back of the tongue mid-palate, softening substantially by oily maize finish.
Wood burnt grain fervor overpowers dry Scotch malting to toasted biscuit bottom of strong pale lager. But dull cardboard finish nulls any mild sugary sweetness or cocoa bittering, lowering its potency.
Uniquely embossed Buddha-bellied green-bottled lager becomes tiresome as Asian-influenced glutinous wheat-rice pastiness and musty malt souring falter. Dry-hopped astringency brings about dank dishwater soaping upsetting residual lemony tartness.
Wickedly inept 8% alcohol deviance can’t propel dismal corn syrupy clear-toned mess. Cloying honeyed maltose goo further undermined by astringent peppered hops.
Sweet rye-molasses confluence heightens burnt caramel malt sweetness as corn-husked wheat shard abets brisk hop spicing. Unobtrusive 7% alcohol flow, heavy for a lager, hidden by smooth sugary alleviation.
Abysmal funky-scented cloy-tasting malt liquor-like scum retains horrid corn oil astringency. Reprehensible.
Flogging malt liquor coarseness and sour malt nose merge to cloying Scotch signature worsened by cheap corn-sugared alcohol harshness. Oily hops don’t help.
After somewhat promising sweet malt salvo, pearly white-headed fluff depletes unassuming 7.8% alcohol burn for desolate mineral-grained tizzy. Abated oily hops dull herbal nuances consuming slick cloying finish that fails to reach full-bodied potential.
Skunked pale-malted phenol-hop bitterness settles up-front for highly carbolic moderate-bodied Ukrainian. Mild corn-husked barley-rice conflux lost to sour apple drear at drab finish. Harsh metallic aftertaste ensues.