Extremely strong (7.3% alcohol) despite tepid pilsner styling. Highly viscous golden hazed fluid brings rye-malted toasting to honeyed yeast sweetness, lemony grapefruit dryness and mild herbaceous jag. Though lacking up-front resilience, serene mineral graining secures candied citric finish well.
Despite affordable $1.25 price for commanding 8% alcohol boom, nasty cabbage-like vegetal waft and cloying corn-sugared maize-dried caramel malting disrupt carbolic-fizzed bittersweet citric hop zip.
Viscous saffron-hued ‘American All-Malt Lager’ pleats raw-honeyed barley-toasted wheat cracker frontage into cardboard-y butterscotch-marzipan-hazelnut sweetness. Alcohol-burned juniper-swayed pepper-spiced hop bittering allows grapefruit rind souring to overtake dry orange, apricot, and apple skin nuances thereafter.
Repulsively bland, soapy, cabbage-scented lager gains diacetyl corn malt clutter to counter dismal lemony hop slot. Strong, but obtrusively pungent.
Inoffensive clear straw lager retains dank malt sweetness and white breaded sourdough pleasantry to watered down metallic finish. Lazy barley-oats scamper recedes abruptly. Hefty 9.5% alcohol strength lost in the shuffle.
Meek golden-cleared pilsner-styled Czech lager puts nondescript cereal grains in bland dry malt setting. Seltzer water frisk can’t overcome lame body and alcohol reminder gets annoyingly astringent.
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.