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Crazy Stallion - City Brewing Company, LLC

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63
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 29.39%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-14-2002)
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Reviews by Georgiabeer:
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1/5  rDev -59.2%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.28/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow, forty ounces of Crazy Horse I thought this beer was a joke when I saw it, and thought to myself there's no way hell that it's any good. The label reminded me of the Arizona Iced Tea bottles and according to Nero's review I guess they are the ones who are responsible for the bottling here. Appears a golden with a white frothy shot lived head leaving minimal lacing. As far as the aroma goes it's light but there are some nice tones here sweet grain, very clean subtle floral notes possibly some hops in there. Taste is very solid I'd imagine there is some alcohol considering the malt liquor label but it's probably the cleanest tasting malt liquor I have ever tasted sweet rolling flavor some fruit edged tones in there and not a bad beer simple light refreshing best of all no gag reflex occurs with each sip. Mouthfeel is extremely thin no texture to this beer even smooth carbonation in the sense that it's not too harsh on the throat with each gulp of this bad boy. Drinkability for a college student like myself if I'm going for the buzz this maybe an option in the future under two bucks I can't complain solid malt liquor no off flavors and refreshing plus I like the bottle and the name...Crazy Horse...Oh yeah!!!!

WVbeergeek, Sep 19, 2003
Photo of BrewMaven
2.75/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've been a glutton for potential punishment lately and when I saw this at the local everything store for a mere $1.15 I just couldn't help my cheap self...

Pours a rich, morning pee clear gold with a minimal head that just vanished before I blinked! Impressive carbonation right after the pour.

Smell was almost nonexistent save for a hint of what seemed like generic grain aroma. No listed abv and no hint of a strong alcohol presence either.

Taste was clean mild grain, not overly sweet, very smooth and easy drinking. No hint of hops in the least. Clean finish...Mouthfeel is on the thin side and carbonation stayed strong.

You can't really go wrong for the price although it IS a completely forgettable beer. Cheers!

BrewMaven, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of gainesvillegreg
1.88/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.
The old adage "never judge a book by its cover" has nothing to do with malt liquor. American Malt Liquors always give you an indication of how the brew will treat you depending on the label design and Crazy Stallion is no exception. The use of large or ferocious animal will let you know you will feel as if you were attacked by said creature after a few drinks. The minimalist style of font or background often belies the thin, watery nature of the liquid within.
The dappled horse background design and the name "Crazy Stallion" let the drinker know, they are in for some serious pain. Although, the Stallion comes from the same people that make Earthquake HG, so I have nothing to fear.

Head is pure white, thin and effervescent over a clear, straw colored body.
The aroma is of permanent markers, the last drops of stale church wine and wet grain.
No taste in my mouth gives any indication that this is beer. Cloyingly sweet cereals and the familiar fusel oil flavors of grape and apple that don't often come out in MLs with lower alcohol contents. I can be sure by the intense heartburn I have already that there is a lot of rice in here.
Very watery mouth feel and minimal carbonation.

As much trash as I talk about this beer, there is no beating the price. At $0.99 for a 24oz can, it might even be cheaper than the Walgreens beer, Big Flats.

gainesvillegreg, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of BamfBacon
2.5/5  rDev +2%

BamfBacon, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.33/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

40 oz wide-mouth, screw-cap bottle. Contract brewed for Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons - the people that brought you Arizona Iced Teas. They're more of a marketing company than a beverage producer, so it's interesting that they'd invest in packaging for a beer style that's mainly consumed wrapped in a brown paper bag. However, the beer pours a surprisingly rich golden colored body topped by a full, frothy bright white head that holds OK but eventually drops to just a minor collar and a flat surface. The aroma expresses a lightly fruity (apples) and gently nutty but solid maltiness. The alcohol is only minimally noticeable. A firm body combines with a fine and moderate carbonation for a smooth and mildly creamy mouthfeel. The flavor mimics the aroma: lightly fruity with a clean, sweet, and grainy maltiness. A strong percentage of adjunct is clearly used, allowing the beer to maintain its firm body but not be overwhelmed with true rich malt flavor. Bittering hops are barely present, and there is no noticeable hop flavor or aroma. Very well done, just smooth and clean sweet malt with a well hidden alcohol (although it can build on you after 20 ounces or so). A surprisingly well done malt liquor, but a little sweet on the palate.

NeroFiddled, Nov 14, 2002
Photo of Damian74Shensky
1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

Damian74Shensky, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.7/5  rDev +51%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up a 40 of this stuff for a whopping $1.97 while in Colorado. Man, if only Florida had 40s. This bottle is intimidating, honestly.

I realized I am one of the proud few to pour a 40 of malt liquor into a proper pint glass. Well, it looks the same as it did in the clear bottle. Nice little white head, though.

Smells of uber-sweet corn and that twang you get from these malt things. Not unpleasant.

Tastes like super sweet malt and a bit of alcohol. I wish I knew what the ABV was on these things. Lots of sweet fruit in here like plums, raisins, and some raspberry.

The feel is slightly creamier than water and actually feels more like beer than most macros. Sad, but true.

For what it is, this is unbelieveably drinkable. Decent flavor, goes down well, and super cheap. It's the malt liquor trifecta. This was the highlight and unanimous favorite of my recent malt liquor tasting. One craft drinker, one macro drinker that can enjoy a craft, and one just getting into beer.

RomaniIteDomum, Aug 04, 2010
Photo of nortmand
1.83/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Actually pours a fairly dark yellow, nearly amber. Bleachy white head.

Smell is grass and corn. Or corn and grass, depending on your preference.

Slighlty sweet flavor up front. No hop presence until a very light bitterness at the end. Metallic and swampy. Alcohol burn lingers.

Very carbonated, thick and greasy, high alcohol and little balance makes this a tough one to drink, although not as bad as anticipated.

nortmand, Feb 08, 2006
Photo of Comparison_Ford
1.25/5  rDev -49%

Comparison_Ford, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of tone77
2.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a can into a weizen glass. Has a rich golden color with a reddish hue to it and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fairly pleasant, a little sweet. I was looking foward to my first sip. Well the taste is not so good. Almost like bitter corn. This beer is also bitter in the mouth. I struggled to finish my 24 oz. can. Not a good beer at all.

tone77, Jun 13, 2009
Photo of beerthulhu
2.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can 24 oz.

A: Pale orange with a crystal clarity that you could easily read small text through. The head was a bit soapy, quick to dissipate and dirty white in color. Light, and very spacious rise of carbonation was quick on the move.

S: Corny fusels. Some dried kernel scents, very light alcohol detection at first.

T: The flavor was starchy grains, light dry caramelized notes, sweet with a refrained alcohol content and presence. Upon warming corny fusels show and are evident but manageable. Dry starch finish.

M: Medium bodied, syrupy, light carbonation but still has some rough patches. Carbonation was constant throughout the drink.

O: Drinkability was a bit hesitant, not very smooth, comes in a bit subpar per style.

beerthulhu, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of emerge077
2.15/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

5.9% abv, $0.99 24 oz. can. Brewed by "Hornell Brewing Co., LaCrosse WI".
Native American themed malt liquor, City Brewing, have you no shame...

Used to see empty cans of this on the street in my old hood, booze of choice among the transient population. It's definitely a cheap buzz.

Poured into a shaker pint, as cold as possible without freezing. Bright clarity, urine gold, steady streams of rising carbonation. Feeble broken veil of skim across the surface, initial pour didn't get much of a head to form, but there was a bit of foam the second time, when poured straight down the middle.

Swilly, cidery grape and dull wet grain aroma. Something artificial and unnatural about it.

Harsh astringent feel, a winning combination of coarse overcarbonation and sharp astringent grape/apple flavors. This needs to be consumed with pretzels or something to cleanse the palate immediately, the aftertaste is taunting my gag reflex. Wet manila folders, grape juice, communion wine. Watery and fizzy, a flaccid and utterly bland industrial lager. Not planning to finish the rest of this.

emerge077, Aug 29, 2011
Photo of Beermunster
3.5/5  rDev +42.9%

Beermunster, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of MarkBlackout
3/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crazy Stallion, whose name offends me way less than Crazy Horse, ain't too bad. It is somewhat better in a bottle, but most recently I've drank a few 16oz. cans of it. It is one of the cheapest beers available, ounce for ounce, here in scenic Bed-Stuy. Its got a bit of a sharp, off-taste component to its basic malt liquor adjunct-funk, but nothing to whine about. It might just have you digging in your couch cushions and putting your shoes back on.

MarkBlackout, Mar 03, 2006
Photo of buschbeer
2.79/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

40 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It has a golden hue to it. Generous amounts of rocky, white head cling to the sides of the glass.

S - I get the typical grain and grass of a malt liquor, but I also get some soap which leans toward some floral hops.

T - It really lacks flavor. Typically, malt liquors have an alcohol taste and some off flavors. I get a little of the grain and grass, but it tastes more like an adjunct lager.

M - Thin

O - This is a pretty tame malt liquor. It is weaker tasting than most. It goes down easy and was a great way to celebrate today's holiday.

buschbeer, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.4/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$.99 for the 24 oz. can. Crazy Stallion Malt Liquor has a thick, white head (which recedes fairly quickly) and a clear, golden, somewhat bubbly appearance. The aroma is of sweet and sour grain husk, and the flavor is sweet, fruity, a bit hoppy, and bold. An alcohol burn does appear down the throat. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Crazy Stallion Malt Liquor finishes mild, crisp, and easy drinking. This one surprised me. I found it enjoyable.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of biggred1
2.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow with a big foamy head that quickly recedes into a skim. Smell is grits and faint toasted grain. Tastes sweet upfront with spent grain in the finish. Medium bodied and not really a good malt liquor IMO, I'm guessing the ABV is fairly low for the style, somewhere in the 5-6% range. More like a cheap "ice" beer than malt liquor to my taste buds.

biggred1, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of Shiloh
3.08/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My intro of Crazy Horse came in a 24 oz. can. Very pretty on arrival with a clear body, two fingered head and a semi dark golden colour. Carbonation was inactive.
The nose had a very light citrus hint..maybe lime.
The body is medium.
Taste has a grassy sweetness but leaves you dry.
No after lingering after taste here..just dry.
Above average for a malt liquor.

Shiloh, Oct 19, 2003
Photo of connecticutpoet
2.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I had a 40 oz. bottle called Crazy Stallion, but according to the following URL it's the same beer:

http://www.40ozmaltliquor.com/crazyhorse.html

They show a bottle with a label that looks identical to mine except for the name (3rd from the left).

Still amazing to me how cheap this stuff is. Definitely enough to get you wasted for under two bucks.

Poured into a 22 oz. pilsner glass. Got a short foamy head that dissipated fast.

Aroma is of corn and slightly of hops. The corn is definately the prevailing odor, however.

The taste was bitter, followed by corn and grains. The taste faded quickly however. Not too bad an effect, considering I am not a big fan of malt liquors.

Couldn't drink it though... something about it just wouldn't let me. Just couldn't bring myself to down it.

connecticutpoet, Nov 10, 2004
Photo of Lexluthor33
3.05/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is one of the five to six beers that I had a lot of in my youth.
I had a lot of this,OE,Coors,Corona,St.Ides and Bud. Nothing to be proud of,but I was young and reckless.
I remember loving "crazy Horse" beer and not really understanding that it was offensive. I would pour it from a bottle into a plastic glass and it was always amber brown with a small head that was a tad sticky. The aroma as I can recall was of sweet malts and light grains. The taste was sweet,malty and tones of corn,but not like OE-better balance, lower alcohol.
The overall feel is smooth,low carbonation and sweet grainy finish.

Notes: I remember the name change and I remember that Bed-Stuy was upset as I had friends there and when it was pulled it did not go over well. I was a young punk and I was just as upset. Looking back,I realize that the beer should have never existed. A cheap shot and I would never think of buying or drinking this again.

Lexluthor33, May 17, 2008
Photo of SometimesIfart
1.08/5  rDev -55.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Pours dark nasty gold with a one finger head. No lacing.

S - metal, aluminum. That's it.

T - Metal, aluminum. That's it.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, pretty much a nice big load of garbage. Perhap s SLIGHTY above Steel reserve.

SometimesIfart, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of kguyty
3/5  rDev +22.4%

kguyty, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
2.95/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, if you are CANmited to CANs, then welcome to my world. Otherwise ...

A rocky finger of bone-white head with decent retenion. Color was a deep, golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium with a very mellow taste. I really enjoyed its smooth, unobtrusive dance acoss my tongue. The finish reminded me of a Ceeam Ale, Good.

woodychandler, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of TastyTaste
2.73/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not bad, as malt liquors go, not that it was very good, or anything, it still wsa pretty bad. Strong alcohol, corn, a little grain in the taste and smell. This is better than many malt liquors, compared to most other beers this stuff is downright terible, but compare it to Evil Eye and it is great.

They should've called it Wyld Stalyn, to capitalize on all that PR the could get from associating themselves with Bill and Ted. I also read somewhere that this stuff was orignally called "Crazy Horse" and featured a picture of a native american on the can, but it was deemed offensive for some reason, and got changed to a horse (but they kept the hairstyle).

TastyTaste, Aug 22, 2005
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Crazy Stallion from City Brewing Company, LLC
63 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.