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.
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.
Stench-y malt liquor-like 10% alcohol flow absorbs funky fruited malts and lively hop surge, but nice berry-melon hints drop off as miring corn starch nature and sourly metallic finish evolve.
Buttery Scotch malts and moderated roasted hop bittering engage brown-sugared chocolate-spiced cocoa bean undertones for heavily liquor-laden lager. Sweet corn and honeyed wheat provide backdrop. Just a tad acidic and harsh.
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.