Millennium Buzz Hemp Beer - Cool Beer Brewing Co.
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2.13/5 rDev -29.5%
Cool idea, but not so good beer. Nothing offensive, but just not that different. Pours a dark brown body with a thin off white head. Aromas are malty, sugary, slightly floral. Corn and a sorta chemical aroma too. Taste is malty, semi sweet corn, and grassy. Pretty inoffensive, I just wish there was some more depth.
11-10-2009 16:49:32 | More by mrmanning
2.28/5 rDev -24.5%
Nice rot-braun pour. The nose is obnoxiously malty : very malt-extracty. It smells like various Butterfinger and Clark Bar brand packaged candies dipped in jam -- only alcoholic. There is a tempting layer of strawberry syrup in the bouquet, but this is not enough to save it. On the palate it is serviceable, possessing tart red berry fruit, powdered sugar, sourdough lemon and pharmacy flavors. It is bizzarre, yet rustic and pitiable. One wouldn't dump this out when offered. On the other hand, only the beer-starved could harbor desire for this juicy monster.
09-26-2004 23:04:06 | More by putnam
2.45/5 rDev -18.9%
beer with a pot leaf in the logo...what not to like?
pours amber with thin off white head. lots of bubbles in the body. looks sparkling. head goes away quick.
a few swirls of the glass brings the nose to life in an otherwise weak aroma. bubble gum aroma. lots of fruity notes, berries, apples. not a boldly presented aroma but what comes through is quite nice.
tastes like a sour beer that gets stomped by malt and has some degree of bitterness also lingering around. the beer tastes messy. not sure what i'm supposed to get out of this.
its got sweet aftertaste which is borderline cloying and seems to linger and get worse.
different but not in a good way.
might not finish this one.
05-12-2011 00:01:59 | More by paxkey
2.68/5 rDev -11.3%
Pretty good looking beer. Clear copper colour with a good-sized rough head that settles to a substantial film.
Nothing remarkable or really distinctive about the aroma apart from a slight muskiness. Taste is dry and somewhat grassy (!) but does not have any real noticeable hemp to it. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Palatable, but nothing special.
08-25-2004 19:56:42 | More by TerryW
2.73/5 rDev -9.6%
Rich red colour, quite clear, with a thin off-white head and a bit of lace. Herbal, vegetal aroma with a bit of caramel malt. Mild bitterness, herbal hop flavour. Malt is low, but has a brown sugar character. Lingering herbal hops in the finish. Light body and a bit slick. The aroma kills the drinkability off for me.
11-22-2005 02:09:37 | More by DrJay
2.75/5 rDev -8.9%
Nice colour. Pours a rusty, dark amber tone with a thick frothy head that leaves moderate lace and settles as a collar.
Very sweet, malty aroma. Rotting or overripe fruit tones. Very grape-like, almost like a wine. Develops a spicy brown sugar sweetness
Not much in the way of taste really. Has a real boozy overtone, like grain alcohol or something equally cheap. There is a woody note in there as well, like oak and a sweet, malted corn flavour. Very subdued and not that appealing.
Thin and watery. Almost no body whatsoever. leaves a yeasty, corn syrup feeling on the back of the tongue.
If you're looking for a cheap beer you can session while its cold, you could do worse. But this one just isn't for me. Too sweet with little balance or body.
04-25-2011 19:44:18 | More by bryehn
2.88/5 rDev -4.6%
Good in the first few minutes out of the bottle when aggressive carbonation hits with the hemp vegetable. I guess that's why its popular with the moterbike crowd in the rough part of town. If open more than a few minutes , pour out. Some malt, some bitterness. A brewery that can be safely skipped.
09-19-2004 03:41:19 | More by Sammy
2.93/5 rDev -3%
Decided that, given the pretty cheap price tag, Cool Beer's Millenium Buzz was at least worth a try (especially given that I spent a lot of money today before going to the liquor store - gotta watch the bank account). I was expecting a gimmick - and this is, undoubtedly, a gimmick - but it's not a bad beer. Nothing special, but interesting, and enjoyable in a simple, understated manner.
Pour is quite appealing - from a brown, twist-off ISB (with fun stuff under the cap, and a label right out of High Times), I was expecting something a lot lighter (it is a lager, but apparently a "red lager"), but found a red-brown colour similar to a lighter English Brown Ale. Capped by two fingers of slightly off-white head that dissipates in about five minutes, leaving about a half-finger of spotty froth over the surface. Not too bad.
Smell is interesting, but somewhat understated. I'll be the first to admit that I have not the faintest idea what hemp tastes OR smells like, so I'm limited here. Regardless, there's some nice sweet crystal malt - brown sugar, chocolate (Butterfinger) - and sort-of raspberry fruitiness. Little discernable in the way of hops, maybe just a light dusting in the distant background. Nuts, maybe some lemon. A bit of a case of multiple identities, but fairly respectable nonetheless.
Taste is general more of the same, with the exception of the far-more assertive hopping (grassy, lemony, fairly bitter). Dough-y/bready. Sweet malt, though less obvious than in the nose. Ginger. Initially sweet, but an immediate bitterness, followed by a battle between the sweet and bitter elements for dominance. Finishes dry and bitter, but with a gentle chocolate-maltiness accenting it. Again, nutty and grainy. Not so much in the way of herbal flavours, or spiciness, but interesting. Ultimately, fairly neutral - it goes down smooth, and is satisfying but unremarkable. As it warms, the hop-spiciness does become more assertive, but not enough to be noteworthy.
Mouthfeel is pretty average. Somewhat overcarbonated, but with a moderate-body (although the body does feel a touch "slick"). Drinkability seems average as well. This isn't a session beer, that's for sure, and I could never see myself buying a case for heavy drinking. Despite it's fairly small price-tag, it's more of an every once-in-a-while, "hey, what the hell" kind of beer than anything else. Worth a try, but don't expect much.
06-09-2007 21:18:30 | More by headlessparrot
3/5 rDev -0.7%
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral cereal notes with light dry hoppy notes. Taste is also a nice enough mix between some hoppy notes with clean floral cereal notes with light residual sweetness. Body is about average with good carbonation. Better then expected but nothing too write home about at the end of the day.
05-25-2011 02:34:24 | More by Phyl21ca
3.03/5 rDev +0.3%
The head really disappears quickly on this dark amber beer. The carbonation is especially vigorous. Leaves a small amount of lacing.
Aroma holds some sweetness, also a fair bit of hops, slight citrus edge. Altogether not too shabby, profiles a lot of the herbed element of the beer.
Taste is definitely some bitter, grassy elements, not sure how well this works. Somewhat vegetal flavour along with the malt, with a bit of light spice thrown in. Finish is dry and pretty full.
The mouthfeel is sour, medium feel to it. I also find the yeasty feeling on the aftertaste.
I wouldn't buy this beer again, that simple. I'll freely admit to not having had any hemp beers before. This one certainly has a distinct flavour to it and isn't terrible, but I don't find this one holds together especially well.
06-29-2012 02:10:27 | More by mick303
3.05/5 rDev +1%
A finger of off-white head crowns this red bodied lager. The colour on this is beautiful. The head shows poor retention and leaves no lace behind. It has a mild aroma of chocolate and nuts, with a hint of caramel that struggles to make it through. Flavour is of mild toasted malts and a hint of nuttiness with a very mild bitterness. It doesn't smell or taste bad or off in any way, it's just really tame. Fizzy carbonation helps this light bodied beer go down like water. It's not bad, I just wish it had a little more body and a bolder flavour.
09-05-2009 05:49:59 | More by mintjellie
3.1/5 rDev +2.6%
I approach this type of beer with a bit of a jaundiced eye, as I've never felt hemp adds much to a beer other than gimmick value. Poured a surpisingly dark and rich amber color. Flavor was in the hoppy amber ale range, with noteworthy caramel malt and a prominent hops bittering. The flavor profile never seemed to come together and meld - the hops and malt struggled against one another throughout. Out of balance.
06-04-2007 19:35:54 | More by Brent
Millennium Buzz Hemp Beer from Cool Beer Brewing Co.
72 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.