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Title: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
Post by: Me on August 12, 2010, 08:13:47 PM
When thinking about the wide world of beer, there are so many delicious beers available but there are also so many that I would rather use to water plants with. So, what is the worst beer (commercial or homebrew) you have ever had the displeasure of tasting?

If we count malt liquor, the worst "beer" I have ever tasted is Evil Eye. I believe I had to chase it with a swig of cheap vodka.
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Post by: BrewArk on August 12, 2010, 08:23:41 PM
Tecate
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Post by: majorvices on August 12, 2010, 08:42:20 PM
Iron City Light
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Post by: jeffy on August 12, 2010, 08:46:52 PM
Dave's Cave Creek Chile beer.  I tried twice.
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Post by: mnstorm99 on August 12, 2010, 08:53:35 PM
Worst overall: Heineken, god is that stuff wretched
Worst that cost me: DFH 120 minute
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Post by: beersk on August 12, 2010, 08:56:06 PM
Sam Adam's triple bock
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Post by: BrewingRover on August 12, 2010, 09:19:36 PM
Dave's Cave Creek Chile beer.  I tried twice.
Drat, you beat me to it. I can't remember if I finished the one bottle a friend gave me.

I had a pretty nasty spruce beer once, but the brewer admitted he was just screwing around with that.
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Post by: denny on August 12, 2010, 09:20:08 PM
Wow, you guys are dredging up memories I'd rather not revisit!  SATB has gotta be right up there as far as commercial beers, but I think the absolute worst has to be the "Dastardly Dort" I brewed a few years back.
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Post by: denny on August 12, 2010, 09:21:11 PM
Worst overall: Heineken, god is that stuff wretched

I kinda like (or at least don't mind) Heineken, as long as it comes from a can.
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Post by: bluesman on August 12, 2010, 09:24:16 PM
Definitely SA Triple Bock for me. 

Tastes like the aroma of the juice that drips out of the back of a garbage truck.   :o
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Post by: nicneufeld on August 12, 2010, 09:27:20 PM
Worst overall: Heineken, god is that stuff wretched

I kinda like (or at least don't mind) Heineken, as long as it comes from a can.

Or those nifty little minikegs...I bought a couple of those before I started kegging.  Really not a terrible beer sans skunking.

SA Triple Bock was almost amusingly bad.  I had the 1997, sampled probably in 2004 or so.  Not even the worst tasting, but somehow the worst brewed beer I could imagine.  Soy sauce flavors even.  Best used as a meat marinade!

But the only beer I can remember dumping out in abject disgust, even though I do respect it as probably well brewed, is Hanssens Oude Kriek.  I wrote three things down in my tasting journal (yes back then I had a journal, lol!).  Acetone, vinegar, and manure.
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Post by: alikocho on August 12, 2010, 09:37:58 PM
Sibirskoe Korona Yantarnoe (Amber). They didn't make it for long, and it was truly foul.
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Post by: weithman5 on August 12, 2010, 10:01:34 PM
just about every beer i drank when i was in the south pacific.  they all were laced with formaldehyde.  even in hong kong.  the guinness sucked.  i still can't touch it.  budweiser was formaldehyde free.  maybe that is why i still like it on occasion.  it rescued me.
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Post by: tschmidlin on August 12, 2010, 11:09:48 PM
There have on rare occasions been homebrews I've judged that I've refused to taste, but I guess that doesn't count.

A friend of mine made a tomato-weizen once.  We asked him to turn in his brewing equipment.
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Post by: majorvices on August 12, 2010, 11:15:15 PM
While I am not a big Heineken fan I can think of LOTS of beers far worse. Coors light, for instance. I have had many brew pub beers across the country that were undrinkable. On a hot, summer day I can generally drink a Heineken, even if it is no where on the top of the list.
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Post by: beerocd on August 12, 2010, 11:57:59 PM
If I drink 3 Heinekins - that's a guaranteed headache for me. Even faster than Bud.

Worst though is the neighbor's homebrew.  :-X
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Post by: Dan on August 13, 2010, 12:18:52 AM
I'll go with the first beer I ever had - MGD that was 10 years old. Of course I didn't know what it should have tasted and the hang over sucked.

More recently, I'd say that I've always been disappointed when ordering any of the casked conditioned ales at the Red Hook tap house. They all seem very watered down.
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Post by: babalu87 on August 13, 2010, 12:33:02 AM
Pumpkin beers

STOP HAVING ME TRY THEM!!!!!!!

If you open a damn Pumpkin beer and see me coming just ignore me dont reach out JEFF YOU GOTTA TRY THIS

I DONT WANT IT
I am far too low key,easy going to tell someone I dont want to try their beer so this is posted in hopes that someone from my club will see it.

I might have to skip the October and November meetings................
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Post by: dhacker on August 13, 2010, 01:10:49 AM
The worst commercial beer I have any remembrance of was this past Memorial Day Weekend at Zoo Brew in Memphis. . . Saranac Black Forest Dark Lager. Pure vinegar.  It was so bad, that the representative was suggesting folks not try it.

Nice!  ::)
 
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Post by: brewballs on August 13, 2010, 01:17:08 AM
One of mine.
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Post by: euge on August 13, 2010, 01:48:21 AM
All those 40's of Old English I drank years ago. Actually gave me the s***s.
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Post by: babalu87 on August 13, 2010, 02:05:31 AM
s***s, we can say s*** here cool

I wonder if f##k goes through because f##k is a bad assed word.

I know Denny f##kin Conn likes to include it in posts if the opportunity arises
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Post by: majorvices on August 13, 2010, 02:11:01 AM
You can't say it.  ;)  BTW: +1 on the pumpkin beer. Keep those spices for pumpkin pie. I love that stuff!! ;D
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Post by: brewballs on August 13, 2010, 02:24:42 AM
I'll bet your pumpkin beer is the best. Is your brewery going to feature that? I'll certainly be first in line to buy it.
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Post by: tschmidlin on August 13, 2010, 02:29:14 AM
You can't say it.  ;)  BTW: +1 on the pumpkin beer. Keep those spices for pumpkin pie. I love that stuff!! ;D
It's not like we're going to run out of pumpkin pie spices, those things go a long way!

Elysian has a Great Pumpkin Beer Festival every year with lots of different Elysian pumpkin beers on tap, and they tap a beer that has been conditioned in a giant pumpkin.  Dick just drives a tap into the side of the pumpkin and the beer starts pouring!  I usually don't make it there, but if you like pumpkin beers it's a great thing.
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Post by: majorvices on August 13, 2010, 02:34:27 AM
You can't say it.  ;)  BTW: +1 on the pumpkin beer. Keep those spices for pumpkin pie. I love that stuff!! ;D
It's not like we're going to run out of pumpkin pie spices, those things go a long way!


 ;D Good point! I would certainly try a beer tapped out of a pumpkin any day. FTR: I don't "hate" pumpkin spiced beers, just not something I can drink more than one of.
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Post by: brewballs on August 13, 2010, 02:40:26 AM
Do any of you Senior Brewmasters have recipes you can share?

Thanks in advance.
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Post by: majorvices on August 13, 2010, 02:43:06 AM
Recipe for what?? Iron City Light? No - sorry. I don't.
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Post by: BrewingRover on August 13, 2010, 02:43:54 AM
s***s, we can say s*** here cool

I wonder if f##k goes through because f##k is a bad assed word.

I know Denny f##kin Conn likes to include it in posts if the opportunity arises
You're sounding like you've had one too many pumpkin beers :)
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Post by: brewballs on August 13, 2010, 02:46:03 AM
Quote
Recipe for what?? Iron City Light? No - sorry. I don't.]

Anything your brewery recommends has got to be good.  
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Post by: majorvices on August 13, 2010, 02:50:43 AM
Well, in that case I don't recommend pumpkin beers, or IC Light. especially not the latter. I also don't recommend Steel Reserve.
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Post by: brewballs on August 13, 2010, 02:52:32 AM
 I'll certainly stay away from those beers. Can you share any recipes from your brewery?
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Post by: majorvices on August 13, 2010, 03:10:47 AM
Anyone who knows me knows that I am very free to hand out any recipe. Send me a PM and I will be happy to oblige. But I'm not going to post my recipes in this titled thread.  ;)

(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n137/majorvices/stayontopic.jpg)
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Post by: brewballs on August 13, 2010, 03:21:59 AM
Sorry, I would never ask you to post a recipe in a "Worst Beer" thread. My bad.
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Post by: myrtlebeachbums on August 13, 2010, 04:57:38 AM
Victory Helios. Maybe I just don't like Belgian farmhouse ales, but I gave it a shot because I like pretty much everything else that Victory makes.

This one tasted like it came straight from the horse. If it's this, Bud Light, or using a cheese grater on my head I'm going to ask how sharp the cheese grater is.
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Post by: babalu87 on August 13, 2010, 11:22:55 AM
You can't say it.  ;)  BTW: +1 on the pumpkin beer. Keep those spices for pumpkin pie. I love that stuff!! ;D

Word
Up!

Pumpkin pie = WIN

You know what cinnamon is good in?
Apple Pie!

You're sounding like you've had one too many pumpkin beers :)

I suppose you are correct as ONE Pumpkin beer is one too many  :P
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Post by: mnstorm99 on August 13, 2010, 12:03:27 PM
I will admit, when I had a Heineken in Amstrdam, it wasn't half bad.  But, I guess I am thinking of the green bottle skunk bomb that we get here in America, I can see the cans being better but I probably won't ty it.  Maybe Corona should have been my answer, because even in Mexico that stuff is terrible.
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Post by: madscientist on August 13, 2010, 01:02:47 PM
This topic dredges up memories of college parties, kegs, and getting the most beer for our meager bucks.  And I only graduated 4 years ago.

Natural "Natty" Ice and Natty Light top the list.  I think a case ran us about $9.  When we wanted a "better" beer, we would get.... Keystone Light or Keystone Ice.  $11/case.  There was one day one of my roommates bought a case of Schlitz... $6/case.  The list goes on and includes names such as Milwakee's Best, and Lionshead.  With the exception of Keystone, I got sick from everyone of those beers, and it wasn't just the low tolerance.  I won't even go into the 40s we would on occasion.

Thank god I discovered better beers and someone bought Yuengling one night.    I still don't mind the occasional bud or miller, though, but mention Natty and I cringe. 

Oh and I forgot one!  MGD 64.  Tastes like piss water. 
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Post by: bluesman on August 13, 2010, 01:03:42 PM
I have to admit that pumkin beers are hard to get excited about.  Maybe I haven't had any good examples yet but they leave much to be desired IMHO.  or maybe my IMNSHO.  ;)
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Post by: babalu87 on August 13, 2010, 01:05:23 PM
I have to admit that pumkin beers are a hard to get excited about.  Maybe I haven't had any good examples yet but they leave much to be desired IMHO.  or maybe my IMNSHO.  ;)

Maybe................ Maybe?

Pumpkin soup, thats what beers with Jack-o-lanterns, Pumpkins, Goblins, Gouls and trick or treaters on the lable belong in.

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Post by: 1vertical on August 13, 2010, 01:37:59 PM
Memorable thin watery beer was a Dunkel I ordered at Old Chicago here.  It was almost
5 bux a glass... :o...

and memories of Buckhorn Beer keep floating to the top like cream on milk....LEFT IN THE SUN.

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:NhHmew49FWvKPM:http://www.taverntrove.com/beerpics/Buckhorn-Beer-Labels-Olympia-Brewing-Company_47482-1.jpg)
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Post by: ryang on August 13, 2010, 01:38:39 PM
a pale ale I made with hops I found growing along the creek.  

it was my house pale ale 'recipe' if you will with these forsaken hops sub'd in.

My dad put it best when he described it as licking the floor of a dirty tire shop.
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Post by: theoman on August 13, 2010, 01:41:09 PM
A couple "award winning" homebrews from a relative. That made me realize I'm not too bad of a brewer.

As for pumpkin beer - try it as a chaser with Jamesons. Not too bad.
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Post by: weithman5 on August 13, 2010, 02:29:01 PM
Since we are bashing pumpkin beers, we may be in luck this fall.  My daughter wanted to make pumpkin chip cookies last night.  I scoured the city.  There is no pumpkin to be had.  The shortage from the last two years of rainy weather in illinois is killing the supply.  Maybe Libby's won't be able to spare enough for the breweries.  I prefer my pumpkin in pie.  How else can I justify all the Cool Whip I am going to eat this fall 8)
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Post by: bartzbrau on August 13, 2010, 03:36:41 PM
Any shop beer from my local HBS.

They boil the grains, and put the glass fermenters right up against the WEST facing windows.  No temp control, even when they use lager yeasts.

The funny thing is, they donate beer like this to our annual club competition.  You can tell their kegs; they have all these plastic cups full of beer with maybe a sip or two taken out before the cup was put down.
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Post by: okierat1 on August 13, 2010, 03:37:24 PM
Well, commercial I gotta go with SATB as well.  

Homebrew?  Well I remember judging a compeition in Wichita several years ago and someone entered a "MapleSherry Beer", fusel alcohol so bad just the aroma made my head hurt.  Also, a buckwheat beer that tasted like citronilla smells like.
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Post by: piszkiewiczp on August 13, 2010, 04:06:49 PM
At this week's brew club meeting one of the long time members brought in a mystery beer for sampling. It tasted like it came off the bottom of used witch's kettle - dark, scorched and many odd oxidized flavors.  After everyone tried to find a way to dispose of the swill, it was revealed that th beer was from a Mr. Beer kit for a Canadian pale ale where the LME was stamped with a  2008 expiration date. It was fermented with Red Star bakers yeast during a rather warm northern Illinois summer.

Overall, a great object lesson in what not to do when homebrewing.
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Post by: denny on August 13, 2010, 04:19:33 PM
A friend of mine made a tomato-weizen once.  We asked him to turn in his brewing equipment.

I have a friend who made a beet-weizen.  Fortunately, you couldn't taste the beets and it wasn't red.
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Post by: majorvices on August 13, 2010, 04:21:56 PM
I wanted to comment of the Tomato Weizen but I almost upchucked on my keyboard.   :o ;D
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Post by: bluesman on August 13, 2010, 04:31:26 PM
My brother gave me a blueberry beer once...and it was...I'll be nice....putrid!   :o

I'm not sure if had expired or what but it was awful.
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Post by: maxieboy on August 13, 2010, 04:39:41 PM
Falstaff...
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Post by: brewballs on August 13, 2010, 04:50:02 PM
I used to buy Falstaff, in glass stubbies, for $1.19 a sixer. Seemed like pretty good beer at the time, but I was young.
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Post by: tubercle on August 13, 2010, 05:00:39 PM
Homemade - the one I tried a double handful of pine needles instead of hops.

Commercial - Skunked Corona, Dos Equos (sp? - the Mexican XX stuff), any thing with the word "ICE".
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Post by: fredek on August 13, 2010, 05:08:30 PM
There used to be a cheap Wisconsin beer called Lucky Lager. Even though this was before I discovered real beer, that was the only one where I've never been able to finish one can.

And, one of my bad ones: I made a pilsener once that was fine in the bottle, but something got into the keg. You know that taste you get in your mouth when there's a piece of food stuck between your teeth and then it finally wriggles loose? That's what it tasted like. I was brewing with a buddy that day and we ceremoniously marched it, like pallbearers, straight to the compost pile.

And +1 on the pumpkin beers. Also most fruit beers. And don't get me started on jalapeno beers... >:(
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Post by: denny on August 13, 2010, 05:33:47 PM
And +1 on the pumpkin beers. Also most fruit beers. And don't get me started on jalapeno beers... >:(

Ya know, I KNEW I liked you!   ;)
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Post by: tschmidlin on August 13, 2010, 05:44:22 PM
A friend of mine made a tomato-weizen once.  We asked him to turn in his brewing equipment.

I have a friend who made a beet-weizen.  Fortunately, you couldn't taste the beets and it wasn't red.
But was it any good?

I wanted to comment of the Tomato Weizen but I almost upchucked on my keyboard.   :o ;D
The tomato weizen . . . it was murky, kind of greenish pinkish if that's even possible.  It was flawless from a sanitation perspective, but the aroma and flavor . . . indescribably bad.  Just truly awful.   :'(

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Post by: majorvices on August 13, 2010, 05:47:33 PM


I wanted to comment of the Tomato Weizen but I almost upchucked on my keyboard.   :o ;D
The tomato weizen . . . it was murky, kind of greenish pinkish if that's even possible.  It was flawless from a sanitation perspective, but the aroma and flavor . . . indescribably bad.  Just truly awful.   :'(



Gawd that sounds disgusting! Tomato-weizen - FTW!!!
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Post by: denny on August 13, 2010, 06:02:58 PM
A friend of mine made a tomato-weizen once.  We asked him to turn in his brewing equipment.

I have a friend who made a beet-weizen.  Fortunately, you couldn't taste the beets and it wasn't red.
But was it any good?

It was a rather ordinary American wheat beer.
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Post by: Kit B on August 13, 2010, 06:16:29 PM
Gluek Honey Bock, in a can....ACHHHHGGHHHHH...Ptoooeee!!!
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Post by: Slowbrew on August 13, 2010, 08:55:41 PM
A friend from high school would proudly offer you a can that was kind of light manila envelope colored with BEER, nothing else, printed on the label.  It made Meister Brau taste good.

I drank cheap beer in college and I couldn't ever drink more than 1/2 a can of that stuff.

Paul
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Post by: flapjack on August 13, 2010, 09:27:27 PM
Any skunk beer: Corona, bottled Heineken.....(mentioned above many times)

Any beer that's improperly served at a bar. Through dirty lines, old beer, poor temps......

We attempted to brew a German Pilsner, one of our first club homebrews, the result was some sort of toxic beverage that tasted like formaldehyde. Because of that we now over-sanitize everything. 
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Post by: rabid_dingo on August 13, 2010, 09:45:30 PM
The brewery closest to me was a nice local Micro with a very nice selection of other micro on tap. The owner/brewer
had the right idea to sell his and other micro toghether. Quite the hang out. But then I noticed his beers begining to
taste infected and rancid. I come to find out later that he had quite the coke habit...Sadly the beer is not the only thing to suffer. The brewery itself became a hangout for the "wrong" crowd. That beer was my worst.
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Post by: 4himarks on August 13, 2010, 10:05:18 PM
There was some Cherry juice added beer from Smuttynose that was just awful. I think it had some sort of Japanese-sounding name.

+1 on the pumpkin beers, although Dogfish Head makes one that's almost drinkable.

Don't get me started on sour beers. I've had sweetened vinegars that taste better.
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Post by: Mark G on August 14, 2010, 03:07:47 AM
I remember back in college finding a beer called "Brewski" at the grocery store for 3.99 a case. Tasted like the cans were made out of cast iron. Sadly we kept going back until they ran out of stock. These were the days when we thought buying a 40 of Mickeys was splurging on the good stuff.
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Post by: majorvices on August 14, 2010, 03:56:41 AM
Kinda surprised I haven't seen mentioned SA Cranberry Lambic or Cherry Wheat.
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Post by: dbeechum on August 14, 2010, 08:10:41 AM
Kinda surprised I haven't seen mentioned SA Cranberry Lambic or Cherry Wheat.

Mostly cause neither of those hold a candle to the true worst: Dixie White Chocolate Mousse.
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Post by: babalu87 on August 14, 2010, 11:27:21 AM
Kinda surprised I haven't seen mentioned SA Cranberry Lambic or Cherry Wheat.

Could be because the Lambic is SO GOOD in a salad dressing
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Post by: weithman5 on August 14, 2010, 12:18:34 PM
okay i will say it.  i had a SA cranberry lambic that was terrible, as was a SA imperial white.  just not as bad as the south pacific San Miguel laced with formaldehyde.
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Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on August 14, 2010, 03:49:37 PM
For me, the cheap yellow swill that most people have covered above was bad, but not memorably bad.  Memorably bad would have to go to Brau Brothers Scotch Ale.  I hate to rag on a local brewery, but these guys must use about 50% peat smoked malt in that beer, rendering it completely undrinkable, IMO.  I couldn't even finish the tasting sample I was given at a beer festival last summer.  I tried to give a smile to the rep who poured my sample after I took swig, but it was difficult to hide the fact that it was just awful.  
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Post by: tschmidlin on August 14, 2010, 09:08:39 PM
For me, the cheap yellow swill that most people have covered above was bad, but not memorably bad.  Memorably bad would have to go to Brau Brothers Scotch Ale.  I hate to rag on a local brewery, but these guys must use about 50% peat smoked malt in that beer, rendering it completely undrinkable, IMO.  I couldn't even finish the tasting sample I was given at a beer festival last summer.  I tried to give a smile to the rep who poured my sample after I took swig, but it was difficult to hide the fact that it was just awful.  

I haven't had that beer, but I think peated malt should be either banned altogether or limited to no more than 1 grain per 5 gallon batch.  Unless you are making whisky.   ;)  All right, maybe not, but so many people REALLY overdo it.  I think more than 1% of the total grist is pushing it in a lot of beers.
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Post by: nicneufeld on August 15, 2010, 12:32:44 AM
Peated malt in beer is such a wrong-headed thing...I like scotch whisky in some beers, I like smoke (rauchmalt, or woodsmoke) in beers, but by Jove I hate peated malt in any beer.  And yes, as a beginner I brewed a 80 shilling and wee heavy with much too much peated malt, foolishly.

Go to Scotland, drink their ales....they don't use peated malt for beer.  Only for whisky!
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Post by: Malticulous on August 15, 2010, 11:18:13 PM
SA Cherry Wheat and Tractor Brewing Double Plow Stout.
Title: Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
Post by: andrew on August 17, 2010, 09:48:44 PM
Kinda surprised I haven't seen mentioned SA Cranberry Lambic or Cherry Wheat.

Mostly cause neither of those hold a candle to the true worst: Dixie White Chocolate Mousse.

mmm... white cake batter with some beer flavor   :-X