kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Name: 186000 MPS
Date: May 29, 2010
Source: Tasting, Bhalter Summersalter
Appearance: hazy yellow, huge frothy white head
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, floral hops
Body: huge carbonated body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, cereal sweetness, floral hops, balancing bitterness, light bitter finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20
Score: *+ /4
Thanks to Alex for this... ugly gold, no carbonation... not a fan of the aroma at all, weird aroma... the taste is weird too, really bad ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Appearance: Pours out a hazed, straw-hued body with a tall, unabashed, white head with excellent retention.
Smell: Modestly malty, same for the floral hops, and same for the whiffs of simple, unadorned booze. Lightly sweetish.
Taste: Soft, pale malted barley, modestly sweet, with perhaps a hint of rice. Faint floral character, though very, very little bitterness. A few drops of neutral grain spirits. Fairly clean finish with only a hint of sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation.
Drinkability: You know, I actually liked this one. The inherent carbonation keeps this one lighter and looser than the rest of the malt liquor lot, making it fairly drinkable. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Okee-dokee, I purchased this brew from "Listermann’s" on Dana Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio - I was a bit wary of trying this one, but this is probably the best tasting malt liquor I’ve ever had! It poured a brown beer with a rapidly fading, small bubbled white head of foam and distinctive lacing and a sweet malt-floral scent. Tastewise, this stuff has a clean, sweet taste with bouncey body and a somewhat rose hip like faint aftertaste! alexsdad06 (10639) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a clear piss yellow color with a rapidly diminishing white head. The aroma resembles the organic solvents I used to work with in the lab, but sweeter. The flavor was also very solvent like and harsh. I am going to bypass any other description and say that this was bad. The only reason to drink this is for a tick, but its really not worth it.
phaleslu (10547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines. I’ve seen a couple Listermann beers out now, so I figured what the heck, even though this one was clearly marked as a malt liquor. I guess that now I’ve had one done by a craft brewer, I am guessing that this is just a bad style. At least King Cobra and the others are macro swill; this isn’t much better. It looks a little better, or more interesting anyway, with an odd hazy orange pour and small white head that disappears. I wonder if my bottle was old or something, because the other raters don’t seem to see this as dark as I am seeing it. Syrupy aroma, with notes that are both metallic and medicinal. The flavor is worse, just hard to choke down. Orange syrup mixed with under-the-sink chemicals. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a nasty malt liquor aftertaste. I even poured this into a glass at home, opting not to drink it out of a paper bag at a bus stop. I guess I’m not getting the full experience. One extra point for not smelling as terrible as other malt liquors, one notch for having some color, and one notch for being from a local microbrewer. Drink at your own risk. shigadeyo (3764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Tmoney99 (14850) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2009
7/16/2009: Listermann 186,000 MPS Malt Liquor is HORRIFIC! That is the first adjective that came to mind after the initial smell and taste. Further analysis shows that this "beer" has a chill-hazed super pale straw color (lighter than white wine) with geyser-like carbonation. It smells syrupy and like acetone or some other solvent. It tastes like sweet poison. This is a horrible "beer"/malt liquor and is and will mostly likely always be the worst beer that I have ever had. I would rate it a 0 if I could. There not a single thing good that I can say about it. It’s so bad that three people cound’t even get through half a bottle together and we all also poured out our samples after the first sip or two. There’s no other way to say it... This is some NASTY SHIT!
22 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Rating #3 for this beer.
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2009 Bomber bottle from Listermann.
Poured light pale color with virtually no head and minimal lacing. Light grainy solvent aroma. Syrupy body and sticky texture with soft carbonation. Light sweet grain flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration.
Another cold wet alcohol brew with no pleasing character. I would not give this to a thirsty man under a bridge. TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2009 Dear Mr. Listermann,
This is the first of your bottled beers that I have enjoyed. You run an awesome homebrew shop and give great advice, but thus far the beer you brew has just been subpar. This is my first malt liquor, and it was fairly nice, though overcarbonated. It’s an unclear straw yellow with billowing white head. It smells tastes like like malts and cereals. The employee that sold it to me told me that it’s 12%, which is pretty darn impressive because I don’t taste that at all. Overall, this is a very simple but enjoyable beer. I hope your other beers improve with subsequent batches and that you branch out from the rather prosaic styles of mild, cream ale, and malt liquor and brew some of the styles you have mastered in the extract kits you sell.
PS (10/10/09): This bottle is hardly carbonated at all and is way too sweet. Dear old Dan, please improve your consistency here.