brokensail (12206) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 9, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Hotel. Final entry in the Labatt Blue Dry Saga. Clear golden straw pour with white foam. Smells like booze, corn syrup, and apple juice. Much more garbage malt liquor than the lower alcohol versions. A little bit of bready malt and cereal grains, at least. Flavor is a bit soapy, very sweet, and a touch harsh on the finish. Corn, some buttered bread, and a lot of sweet fruit juice drink. I’d go for the 7% version myself...
Drake (9939) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
950 mL bottle courtesy of Kinz. Thanks! Pours a clear golden color with a thin frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of not much... dusty corn. Maybe some grassiness. The taste is green apples, pear, grain, grassy hops. Boozy. Thin. It’s a malt liquor, I guess. Both less harsh and harsher than a typical malt liquor. Almost a liter at 10.1%, those French Canadian kids don’t mess around.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
2009-12-31. New Years Eve at the Comfort Inn in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. When I turn on the TV the score between Canada and the US in the World Junior Hockey Championship is tied at 1-1. Shortly after I open the can the Americans score, and soon its 4-2 for the US, having scored two short handed goals so far. I can’t help but feel that it is somehow the beers fault. First sniff is pretty intense and not terribly inviting. The yellow body with a modest white head seems non-threatening in the little plastic hotel cup, unlike the 950mL tub of a can staring at me from across the room. The aroma starts out innocuously enough, pale grains and some straw, but the alcohol grows and gets to be a bit rough. Like a knee on knee hit, but I have neither a whistle nor the power to assign penalties. The flavour is surprisingly less offensive than anticipated. (Team Canada too seems to be lacking in offense right now unfortunately.) Odd yes, with its core of grainy pale malts but it varies between a harsh roughly alcoholic boozy character and a more refined cheap Belgian tripel like character. Still, it leans heavily towards the former, increasingly so as it starts to warm up. Average to light bodied palate. I start to wonder if finding this at a gas station is symbolic - perhaps the grain would have been better suited to ethanol fuel purposes? Who knows. I pour out the remainder and reward my taste buds with a Garrison IPA. Canada comes back and wins 5-4 in a shootout. Coincidence? I think not. Happy New Year! Can from Petro-Canada gas station, Somewhere on the road in Quebec
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2010
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
[2680-20091231] 950mL can. White fermented grapes aroma seem to have had bread crumbs dipped in. Clear, light orange brown body with long-lasting creamy off-white head. Fruity astringent grape yeast flavour. Medium body is boozy. Offensive in every way but how it looks. Huh.
(From Super-Relais, Riviere de Loupe, QC; w/ jerc)
drowland (6575) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
7/13/13. 40oz hilarious wide mouth bottle thanks to mathieuc! Sweet corn, fusels, caramel, and more. Phew, strong, sweet, and bready. walezbro
blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2008 Can (950ml!!) shared with HogTownHarry & tupalev -- courtesy of tupalev. Pours a clear pale gold with a spare diminishing white head. Very, very mild aroma -- pretty much nothing there. The flavour on the other hand BURNS. This is nothing but Bum-Juice.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 3, 2008
0.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Can - well, tub - 950ml ... jesus. Shared by ... well, he wants to stay anonymous, so uh ... call him "lupatev" ... with me and blankboy. I guess this isn’t "available only in 1.18 Litre bottles." Pale clear yellow pour, large fizzy-creamy plastic-y. Burny aroma - rice, pvc, cooked vegetables, alcohol, sugar, something stale and vaguely bitter - not hops, no, but ... ah, who cares. Strong, strong taste - like vodka, or as tupalev suggests, moonshine - there’s really nothing here - this is bum juice, pure and simple. Horrible.
obguthr (4313) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
New plastic smell. Golden, medium head. Hot, but not too bad for 10+%. Rotten grapes is dominant. Actually has character.
Butters (3916) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 19. Clear light golden pour with ring of white head. I’m generally a fan of malt liquor, but this is atrocious. horrendous amount of sweet creamed corn and gasoline blended together and drank out of a rubber tire. Still not a drainpour cause i’m trying to a little buzz on, but damn.... how can they sell this to the unsuspecting public???
Kinz (3405) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Richmond 19th. I’m ashamed to have subjected my compadres to this abomination. But also rather proud for having discovered something uniquely hideous. Very pale gold. Smells like corn. Tastes god awful. Sweet and adjunct laden horribleness. Truly one of the worst beers I have ever experienced.