Brewed by Big Rock Brewery
Style: Malt Liquor
Calgary, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 1.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
andrewthfcmuir (32) - Kitchener, Ontario, - JUL 15, 2013
Same flavor as the regular bow valley lager (cheap grain, like the bleached white rice you can buy for $2.50/lb)... Just slightly higher alcohol content.

carcamper (2) - - AUG 3, 2016 does not count
This has been the very cheapest beer/alcohol for the buck that I’m aware of in Calgary. I’m almost suspecting that they pour a little rubbing alcohol in the mix at the brewery. You can try to doctor it with pop or juice or whatever, and it still tastes like poison. In the same price range, one should absolutely switch to Brewhouse Prime 6% which tastes pleasantly like beer and leaves one with none of the I’m-killing-myself-for-the-buzz feelings that this crap does.

Beerringer (4) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
The beer looks like a beer, has a big name brewery behind it, but just tastes awful, why do they do this, nobody with taste buds left would find this drinkable, I’m puzzled why they would sell such a horrible product while promoting the company as a premium brewery.
There is not a beer I know that compares to the taste, not one, it’s in a class all it’s own.

BeerAndPonies (175) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Single 355 ml can from the "ya takes a beer, ya takes ya chances" ice chest at Park Lane Liquor Store, served in a footed pilsner glass. It’s a powerful (7% abv) super-cheap malt liquor, and while I wasn’t expecting a palatable beverage with a ghetto profile like that, well... ticks is ticks, right? Pours a highly-carbonated golden straw yellow with a pearly, crackling off-white head that evaporates without a trace. Nose is a nasty, dirty melange of straw, corn, green apple, veggies, metal filings, sour cereals, and dirt; flavor is even worse - akin to drinking vomited Campbell’s vegetable soup mopped from a damp drunk-tank floor with a filthy sweatsock into a kerosene pail. Oily texture only adds to the ick-factor. Three sips and "no mas" pour moi. I’m out and this sewage becomes my first recorded drainpour. Congrats, Big Rock/Pine Creek/Bow Valley Strong...you’ve managed to score rock-bottom, even lower than Minhas. I want to hurt this beer back...

cubs (10721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Big thanks to Homer321 for getting me a taste of this. Pours a clear, slightly dark golden appearance with a white head. Wet grain, hay, grass, and a bit of corn in the nose. A little watery. Unfermented wort flavor. Herbal, watery, and husky flavor. Not good.

Homer321 (5202) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Can thanks to Kbudd. Nose is corny. Pale yellow. Small white head that dies quickly. Taste is gawd awful sweet and apple like. Sort of like perfume mixed with gasoline. Not gud

DrewFace (970) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Can share thanks to Homer321. Light adjunct aroma, doughy, corn. Brilliantly clear, golden yellow, small white head. Sweet, adjunct corny, not offensive.

bulldogops (2740) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
355mL Can. Straight up. Unbridled and savagely disgusting. Alcohol unmasked. Points for colour.

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
355ml can pours a pale golden color with a minimal white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is cereal grains and grass. Taste is malty sweet with some grassy hop bitterness that has some metallic notes. Please folks do not try this at home, in school or anywhere.

Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
Single can purchased from mom and pop store in Calgary, AB on 05/03/2012. Colour: Light and bright yellow with minimal white lacing. Nose: Big malt blast, then settles into fresh corn and finishes with stomach acid. Taste: Medium-high sweet, light bitter, medium-light sour. Typical traits for a low-class beer, even if it is brewed by big rock. Like the nose, pounds and pounds of sweet malt. Fades into a sticky light custard. Capitalizes on sugar addiction for attraction - but that is just not me.

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