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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #60 on: August 13, 2010, 02:27:27 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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #61 on: August 13, 2010, 02:45:30 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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #62 on: August 13, 2010, 03:05:18 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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2010, 08:07:47 PM »
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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2010, 08:56:41 PM »
Kinda surprised I haven't seen mentioned SA Cranberry Lambic or Cherry Wheat.
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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #65 on: August 14, 2010, 01:10:41 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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2010, 04:27:21 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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2010, 05:18:34 AM »
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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #68 on: August 14, 2010, 08:49:37 AM »
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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #69 on: August 14, 2010, 02:08:39 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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #70 on: August 14, 2010, 05:32:44 PM »
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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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #71 on: August 15, 2010, 04:18:13 PM »
SA Cherry Wheat and Tractor Brewing Double Plow Stout.

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Re: What is the worst beer you have ever tasted?
« Reply #72 on: August 17, 2010, 02:48:44 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
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