Opaque yellow tint, funky horsehide-fertilizer nose, and dry piney mouthfeel initiate covert 6.9% alcohol indulgence. Sugar malt caress, honey wheat passage, and carbolic citric hop mildness dent hard-watered texture on second passing.
Longer ‘lagered’ and more crystal malted than Rebel Pilsener, placing soft-grained wheat chaff above scant spiced hops to soapy mainstream finish. Strong alcohol pungency noticeable.
Crisp evenly-flavored clear-bodied Eastern Euro full of bitter hops and sour malts aiding roasted barley base. Cornmeal sweetness mellows boldly embittered malt liquor finish. Perfect with a whiskey shot.
Drab white-headed pale-cleared canned lager languishes in one-dimensional crystal malt blandness, allowing no sub-texture to lacquer cloy corn crimp and shabby grain strand. Watered down fluff.
Pungently alcoholic corn whiskey opening saddles cloy malt liquor-like muck of grainy white-headed copper-toned moderation. If warmed, sour astringency drowns out insulting metallic streak.
Unspecific dried fruit souring rubs against cautious butterscotch sweetness of hazy golden full body. Precarious cider astringency, grassy hop musk, and dank malt finish lower appeal.
Decent light-bodied bottom-fermented pale-strawed Maltese lager (with billowy white head) retains miserly malt liquor aroma, dank oily maize dryness, and roughhewn cereal-grained innuendo. Soft lemon lime core overcomes vegetal snip. For low budget refugees.
Sweet-to-cloying Scotch-malted corn sugar entry upsets softly carbonated full-bodied lager (while puffy white bubbles consume short head). Oily 7% alcohol flow scoffed by rugged American-styled malt liquor heft.
High-octane strong lager from oldest industrial Lithuanian brewer turns cheap malt liquor buzz to horrid hangover. Bargain basement 99 cents for 9.5% alcohol made prohibitive by overt boozy astringency and cloying caramel corn malting. Shoddily sticky pastry-like finish is nearly deplorable.
Strong creamy-headed Thai sometimes sold under malt liquor banner maintains lingered barley-corn bittering and sourdough-y Scotch malt sweetness, staying ticklish on the tongue and mellow down the throat. ’07 tasting found clear pale lager increasing sharp-hopped wheat gluten stickiness burrowing through oxidized turpentine acidity. Compares favorably to bold Eastern Euro beers due to lofty malted grain pungency and tinny metallic twinge.
Sugar malt conviction and cereal grain bed given peppier sharp hop thrust than Hayward’s 2000 ‘model.’ Cotton-candied orange marmalade dots phenol alcohol remnant.
Billowy phenol fizz and doughy sweetness initiate weary corn-sugared pale-bodied strong lager (sold in America under nebulous malt liquor category). Hop-spiced bitterness hides licorice trace beneath indistinguishable barleywine finish.