Beer Ratings: Rants

Bush Pęche Mel 1.4  
Dubuisson Pipaix, Belgium
Proefglas van 33cl-fles op WBA-tasting bij Freddy. Merci! U: Helder goudblond met gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Chemische perzik, wasverzachter, snoep en een alcohol hint. S: Overdreven chemisch zoet, perziksnoep en alcohol. Doet denken aan de fameuze Bacardi Breezers. Keep this away from me. M: Geen noemenswaardige body, onaangenaam plakkerig met medium carbonatie. nutjes

Sapporo Reserve 1.9  
Sapporo Breweries Tokyo , Japan
Can shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Excellent Little Brother! Clear gold with a white head. Sweet and a little papery aroma, sweet and papery taste. Light body, not enough carbonation, papery finish. kerenmk

Snails Bank Very Perry (Draught) 1.0  
Snails Bank Cider Worcester, Herefordshire
Cask sample, gravity dispense, at the 16th Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival, as Snails Bank Verry Perry, I asked for 1/3 pint, and the bartender asked if I wouldn’t like a smaller sample in stead - a rather strange thing to do. But I quickly found out why - the perry smelled rather nasty, and the flavour was unpleasantly bitter. Yes, I know that perry pear varieties often are more bitter than eating pears, but this simply was not good at all. Sigmund

Heineken 1.9  
Heineken Nederland Zoeterwoude, Netherlands
Mild grain and skunky aroma. Not much in the way of taste. Little grassy/skunky at the back end. Tip: drink as close to freezing as possible to make even more tasteless. GraemeL

Bud Light Lime 1.3  
Anheuser-Busch InBev St. Louis, Missouri
Drank from can at Cole’s house in late summer when I literally ran out of beer and was last available option. Better than nothing,....on second thought nothing may have been better. TheHopster

Bud Light Lime Water-Melon-Rita 0.8  
Anheuser-Busch InBev St. Louis, Missouri
8 oz can. (Festival Foods) La Crosse, WI.
Bright neon pink color with no head. Jelly bean aroma. Indescribable flavor of candies. I can’t drink this.

Bud Light Lime Cherry-Ahh-Rita 1.3  
Anheuser-Busch InBev St. Louis, Missouri
8 oz can. (Festival Foods) La Crosse, WI.
Cloudy purple color with a tiny pink head. Cherry candies in the aroma. The flavor is canned cherries, sweetness and mild tartness. Quite repulsive.

The Livery Unknown Soldier 1.9  
The Livery Benton Harbor, Michigan
From notes. Enjoyed at Corbet’s house during a tasting on October 24. 750 mL bottle. The pour is not too bad. There is a light muddy brown color and a thin ring of light tan head that sits atop this before fading. The aroma is not good. There is a funkiness to this that no one wants. The smoke level is humongous. There is no peach anything, no real sour anything; this is just smoky, sweet, bitter, everything I do not want in anything. The flavor is worse. There is a little citric acid there, but it’s like bile. Vinegar and garbage. This is gross. The mouth feel is thin and syrupy with hardly any carb and an aftertaste of bile and garbage that just will not leave my tongue. Oh or the love of god. koleminer20

Trinity The Brown 1.6  
Trinity Brewhouse Providence, Rhode Island
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear brown with a beige head of foam. Raw alcohol in the taste and aroma. Fairly awful. Thin body, medium carbonation, and an overall odd beer. Really bad. JStax

Holy Mountain Refraction 1.8  
Holy Mountain Brewing Company Seattle, Washington
Draft at Holy Grale. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of butter/diacetyl, decaying apples, dirty clothes, gum, bile. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, very unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Man, I sure was excited about a low-gravity spelt saison (partly since Blaugies Saison d’Epeautre is one of my favorite beers of all time), but unfortunately, this is just a clumsy, dirty sour ale instead. There’s even freaking obvious diacetyl in this, goodness gracious! Dirty aftertaste and a very icky, infected-like acidity makes this really, really hard to drink...I literally winced and cringed every single time I took a sip. There’s not even anything enticing behind the nice hops or esters (tiny bit of gum) or anything’s just dull and buttery and dirty-sour. Poor QC or is this really the way they wanted it??? Second try from this brewery (first was The Goat from bottle) and I’m still not seeing why they’re revered. Ernest

Yerevan Zhigulyovskoe 1.1  
Yerevan Brewery Yerevan, Armenia
Bottle. Stale grain, cardboard, fungus-covered cork. Really bad even by Armenian macro standards. ElDesmadre

Kotayk Cani 1.6  
Abovian Brewery Abovian, Armenia
Bottle. Stale grain, cardboard, rubber. Drinkable only due to the bitterness being comparatively pronounced, given its local competitors. ElDesmadre

Fourpure Cherry Tart 1.8  
Fourpure Bermondsey, Greater London
Draught. Light sweet, faint tartness actually, medium body, the opposite of crisp, lots of cherry cough syrup in both aroma and flavour. Hints of citrus and flowers almost escaping notion. Certainly not the way to brew a decent, tart fruit beer. ElDesmadre

De Dochter van de Korenaar Noblesse Extra-Ordinaire 1.9  
De Dochter van de Korenaar Baarle-Hertog, Belgium
Arôme beaucoup trop faible. Jolie mousse. Forte amertume qui masque tout le reste. Floteuse. Pas agrable a boire . florent.janssens

Brandy´s Braugarage Black Magic Woman 1.3  
Brandy´s Braugarage Wallersdorf, Bavaria
Bottle. Gushing alert. Roasted grain, some coffee, nuts and lots of glue and solvent. The flaws gradually take over, pushing the dark malts into the background, while the overcarbonation adds insult to injury. Disastrous. ElDesmadre


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