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Big Hurt Beer - Big Hurt Brewing Company

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65
poor

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 24.24%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Big Hurt Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-15-2011)
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AleWatcher

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had to grab one of these for the sake of the tick...
Served in an imperial pint.

Very clear yellow with a foamy white head of about a finger. Surprisingly nice retention, legs, and lacing.

Smells of boiled corn, vegetal hops, and sugary sweetness.
Virtually no bitterness at all.

Medium oily body with good carbonation.

Overall-- yikes. I won't get this again... It isn't terrible, but I prefer a thousand other options... The other can I bought will be headed out in my box for the disc golf BIF, but that was my intention anyway!

Serving type: can

04-21-2012 16:38:02 | More by AleWatcher
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rabbitguy

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

07-25-2014 17:15:21 | More by rabbitguy
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

1.56/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

12oz can. Yet another marketing company trying to pass itself off as a brewery, and through the Minhas, urp, 'craft' operation of Monroe, WI, at that. Christ on a crutch, when is this charade going to finally end? (Successful, this time) arson? That would surely at least be some sort of 'big hurt', amirite?

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with two pudgy fingers of frothy, agreeably foamy, and crackling off-white head, which leaves some actual, honest to the flying spaghetti monster in the sky, roiling sea wave lace around the glass as it rashly beats it outta town (wishful thinking pervades, it would seem).

It smells of sugary corn and rice compote, plastic warehouse packaging, bland apple and pear fruity notes, generic wet garbage (as opposed to premium), bottom shelf (is that a thing?) cheap-ass honey, and subtle like a sledgehammer vegetal, let's just say, hops. The taste is literally gag-inducing (I could barely keep my first glug down, no shit), as the nail polish character of this joke of a beer cannot be denied - though the lowbrow honey and mushy drupe fruit essences may beg to differ, I'm not in an alms-giving mood. Perhaps a bit of American's worst fake vanilla-infused snack cakes (representing the malt here, for all you mouth-breathers, I mean 'raters' out there) worms its way in as well, but it's too little, well, just too little for me to really give a rat's ass about.

The bubbles are plainly evident in their pandering frothiness, the body medium weight, sure, but all inexpensive corn sugars, all the time, baby - fuck me 'til I'm dead and I can't get back - thankyouverymuch, Monster Magnet! Smoothness? You wanna talk about smoothness? Go ahead, I've got better things to do. It finishes still sweet, sugary, and yet not overly boozy - what's this, a silver lining? If there's fool's gold, then there must be the equivalent for the good ol' Ag, non?

Gaaah! While the booze doesn't really cause any problems here, it's about the only thing that doesn't (double negatives for the win!). Minhas' inbred, insidious, and apparently thorough industrial effluent house character in on full display here, for, well, for worse only, I don't think I really gotta say. This is the brewer's best-suited 'style', and yet, this offering is nothing less than a fucking hurtful (hey - truth in advertising!) mess.

Serving type: can

06-19-2014 04:39:42 | More by biboergosum
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PopnLoads

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

05-05-2014 15:55:42 | More by PopnLoads
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

2/5  rDev -24.2%

04-13-2014 18:04:30 | More by badmotorgrunge
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.96/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer from the creator of the canquest, woodychandler. Poured from a 24 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell has some sweetness, malts, a bit of plastics. Taste is malts, alcohol, a touch of sweetness, some green apples, not very good but certainly drinkable. Feels light in the mouth and overall is not a bad beer, about average for this style.

Serving type: can

02-20-2014 00:52:33 | More by tone77
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spointon

Illinois

3/5  rDev +13.6%

02-02-2014 05:55:07 | More by spointon
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

1/5  rDev -62.1%

01-02-2014 17:23:32 | More by atlbravsrno1
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -24.2%

11-22-2013 03:14:43 | More by XmnwildX12
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metter98

New York

2.76/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but consistently left a thin head covering the surface and a thick collar that rose up around the edge of the glass, dissipating into lacing.
S: Light to moderate aromas of corn adjuncts are present in the nose along with notes of green grapes.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has flavors of corn and grapes along with hints of apples and a slight amount of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: For an American Malt Liquor, this beer is pretty good. No alcohol flavors are present and the taste isn't really dominated by flavors of adjunct malts.

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 05:40:38 | More by metter98
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MSL94

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -24.2%

10-24-2013 14:09:59 | More by MSL94
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JohnW58

New York

3.75/5  rDev +42%

10-13-2013 22:15:59 | More by JohnW58
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Wsherry1

Illinois

2/5  rDev -24.2%

10-02-2013 21:22:37 | More by Wsherry1
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GraduatedCashew

California

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-29-2013 18:27:44 | More by GraduatedCashew
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remitrom

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

08-07-2013 04:10:17 | More by remitrom
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SeanBond

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

07-30-2013 16:44:52 | More by SeanBond
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myuncle

Illinois

2/5  rDev -24.2%

07-21-2013 11:37:48 | More by myuncle
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

It is beers like this one that have really earned me my stripes on The CANQuest (TM). You need only read carefully to understand just what is transpiring here. "Beer is brewed at/by another brewery." The CAN identifies it as being from Monroe, WI, home of my arch-nemesis, Minhas Craft Brewery. Oh boy.

I wondered about the name when I first bought it, but it is in honor of former CHISox slugger, Frank "Big Hurt" Thomas, which I like since CHI is my third-favorite North AmeriCAN city behind SF and Pittsburgh. Had I not latched onto the PGH sports teams as a kid, I would have been a CHI sports fan and Sox, not Cubs.

The Crack was good, but the Glug was a stop 'n' go affair as it simply wanted to foam up and be a general pain in the ass. The smell really activated my gag reflex with its combination of cotton CANdy, plastics factory and dry cleaning plant odors. Upon settling, I ended up with two rocky fingers of bone-white head with marginal retention. Loads of lacing in its wake as it fell. Color was a pale straw-yellow with NE-quality clarity and loads of CO2 bubbles in evidence. It was as effervescent as Alka-Seltzer, which I may need after I am done with this. Bringing it up to my mouth, I caught a whiff of what smelled like hydrogen peroxide and I began to sweat. Suddenly, the heavy tramp of Cybermen could be heard in the alley behind my gate. I was once again going to be subsumed by dint of drinking a CANcoction unfit for humans. Curse you, Minhas, for being a front for these unfeeling aliens! My first sip was initially decent, with a full, creamy mouthfeel and an initial taste of vanilla, Twinkie-like, until I got hit with the rest of it. Let me now turn to Jeremy Gordon of TheClassical.org for his take: "two flavors stood out for me in Big Hurt: 1) sour and 2) gross, with an aftertaste that felt like I’d just spit out a mouthful of shaving cream. Other taste impressions written down: “sawdust pie”; “boiled down baby bottle nipples”; “burp-flavored Sour Patch Kids”; “Drano martini.” Ha! I would find that even more humorous were it not for the fact that my bodily functions were beginning to cease and my joints were turning into aluminum. You know, I always wondered what became of all of those CANs that I recycled, but now it dawns on me that they are made into Cybermen suits into which our brains are transferred. ALCOA is a shill for the Cybermen! I am selling my stock ASAP. Quiet! The Cyberleader is giving us our orders. I now love the taste of this beverage. It smells perfect. I really like the bone-dry aspect of the finish which renders it very refreshing inside of this metallic suit. I must buy more and pass it out to all of my acquaintances. The Cyberleader has spoken and I hear and obey.

Serving type: can

06-24-2013 19:39:27 | More by woodychandler
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CthePhotog

California

3.58/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

So while I was in Costco picking up some things. I grab a two bottles of Brother Thelonius, then look to my left. Who's sitting there?! "The Big Hurt" Frank Thomas. Behind him the good sized display of Big Hurt Beer. So I gave it a shot, good price, though I wasn't too enthused with the fact that it was in a can. The logo is crafty, but the can itself lacks a little pizzazz overall. After letting a few chill I poured the lager.
At first I was surprised at it's clarity and crisp smell. It has a nice head to it, nothing too overboard. The taste is mostly clean with bit of a back tongue grab. It's finish is clean and non lingering, and that's what I like in a lager. Overall it was somewhat better than what I was expecting.

Serving type: can

06-09-2013 03:32:30 | More by CthePhotog
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mychalg9

Illinois

3/5  rDev +13.6%

05-24-2013 18:45:13 | More by mychalg9
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thewimperoo

Illinois

2/5  rDev -24.2%

05-06-2013 13:37:59 | More by thewimperoo
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emerge077

Illinois

2.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

So somebody contracts a shitty malt liquor and then decides step #2 is to start a brewpub?
http://bit.ly/113i76K

"13 129" printed on the bottom, Julian date of April 2013, guessing a production date.

Pale anemic yellow, super rapid racing trails of carbonation, looks like corn soda. Thin layer of bone white foam, recedes to a thin skim that breaks after the first sip.

Smells like cheap wine, silage, and malaise.

Harsh astringency, numbing alcohol. Flaccid without any flavor. Grain husks and wet paper, cheap wine with club soda carbonation. People think this is actually decent? Lol...

Serving type: can

05-03-2013 02:02:13 | More by emerge077
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drunkciclista

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

04-07-2013 03:20:02 | More by drunkciclista
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer was better than I expected. If this is a malt liquor then its the best malt liquor I've ever had...I I had plenty in college. The beer pours a clear yellow with thin white head that initially fizzes then dissapates. The scent is sweet with presence of saaz hops. The taste is sweet with effervesance of grain and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium body with good carbonation. Overall its ok...if the abv was dialed back to 5-5.5% it would be better.

Serving type: can

03-23-2013 19:06:41 | More by WoodBrew
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enelson

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

03-22-2013 00:01:24 | More by enelson
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Big Hurt Beer from Big Hurt Brewing Company
65 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.