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Crazy Stallion - City Brewing Company, LLC

Crazy StallionCrazy Stallion

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 26.98%


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:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-14-2002)
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longisland1983

New York

1.05/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I happened to be at a local deli. Scrapping spare change and decided for only a dollar
Why not give it a try.

This beer is downright gnarly.

Out of the can its even worse

The taste is metal
And the smell is also a metallic funk

Hands down the worst beer I have ever had. Try it for a review, that's about it.

Serving type: can

06-20-2013 21:06:40 | More by longisland1983
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

1.08/5  rDev -57.1%
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.

Serving type: can

01-04-2013 07:14:18 | More by SometimesIfart
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.4/5  rDev +34.9%
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

Serving type: can

07-19-2012 15:09:44 | More by RonaldTheriot
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

2.68/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24oz can (99¢) served in a large glass beer mug.

L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned out in a hurry.

S - sweet, grainy aroma.

T - very sweet tasting with a light touch of sourness on the finish but still sticky sweet on the lips.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation for hearty burping.

O - worth a try for the price and nostalgia if you remember the original Crazy Horse Malt Liquor.

Serving type: can

03-24-2012 23:46:10 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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BrewMaven

New York

2.75/5  rDev +9.1%
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!

Serving type: can

03-20-2012 23:15:50 | More by BrewMaven
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

2.2/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - amber clear color with giant fluffy soapy head. Mild continued carbontation.

S - oil drum,recently used, can filled with hay

T - sweet medicine and aspirin. With some canned air and a pinch of grass clippings

M - airy watery but also with alcohol burn.

D - 99cents for 24oz. Maybe paid a bit too much. An extra 50 cents gets you more flavor and more abv.

Serving type: can

03-10-2012 00:59:29 | More by jeranbrews
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: can

12-02-2011 00:15:28 | More by beerthulhu
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emerge077

Illinois

2.15/5  rDev -14.7%
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.

Serving type: can

08-29-2011 22:52:08 | More by emerge077
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.13/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Surly shaker pint glass.

The seventh entry in SwillFest 2011. It pours a clear straw topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises harsh vanilla and cream soda, wheat, and corn syrup. Hoofah, indeed! The taste unfortunately brings in more of the same, though the corn syrup is slightly sweeter and there's a bit of light wheat thrown in for good measure. Well, good is a strong word. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dryly syrupy feel. Overall, a malt lickah that wants to be a cream ale, but instead fails at both professions.

Serving type: can

07-03-2011 19:31:31 | More by TMoney2591
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Vdubb86

Illinois

2.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a tulip glass

Swillfest continues....

This is pale golden. There is corn smell on the nose. I really think this is truly a sad excuse for anything close to tasting good. The flavor is pretty terrible. Lots of adjuncts. It's really really hard to swallow this beer and I don't think that there is too many individuals who would willingly want this whole thing for themselves.

Serving type: can

07-03-2011 01:15:03 | More by Vdubb86
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gainesvillegreg

Florida

1.88/5  rDev -25.4%
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.

Serving type: can

02-20-2011 19:29:58 | More by gainesvillegreg
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

Serving type: can

08-03-2009 05:47:31 | More by woodychandler
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tone77

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: can

06-12-2009 23:57:11 | More by tone77
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biggred1

Indiana

2.78/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: can

04-30-2009 02:49:29 | More by biggred1
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drxandy

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24oz can to standard pint, pours a deep straw golden shade, foamy head retains nicely and eventually fades, high carbonation.

smells of heavy adjuncty malts, slight hops, corn

taste is dry, crisp, yeastly, malts are smooth, adjuncty vegetable corn, hop presence is barely there, good carbonation backbone, fairly easy to drink for a malt liquor

mouthfeel is crisp and corny, aftertaste leaves something to be desired but far from the worst malt liquor i've had.

Serving type: can

12-11-2008 21:08:57 | More by drxandy
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Blake

California

2.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The only reason I gave this beer such a high appearance rating is because, really the only reason I picked this Malt Liquor out from all the others was for its intriguing design on the can.

The can also reads it's the original Malt Liquor but don't they all say that?

Smells a little dissatisfying, not so much like beer. Sweet and sticky odor, kinda pungent.

Tastes sweet as well, little hops, not too much more flavor than that.

Smooth going down and seems to have a decent amount of alcohol though the smell and the taste don't make it apparent.

I've had better malt liquors.

Serving type: can

11-25-2008 04:07:12 | More by Blake
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A. Large pounder can. Did not bother pouring it into anything but my mouth. Therefore I rate it average. It probably scored a better grade that way anyway.

S. Light astringent grain that borders a sweet corn syrup smell. Malts are lost in translation.

T. Well I wish I could have graded this two different ways. Cold and Not So Cold. When its cold, most of the impurities and nastiness is hidden and this brew is drinkable, with a malt body with some adjuncts that are not at all offensive. As it proceeds to become Not So Cold, the harsh astringency bite rears its ugly head. "this is a Crazzzy Stallion". Harsh astringency upon even a slight temp. increase, alcohal is slightly evident but not too bad. Still better than most malt liqours I remember, for the style, average.

M. Light a good deal of carbonation, overy so. Lingering astringency and alcohal burning the palate.

D. The unknown ABV is a nice touch. Even poundability suffers once this one sits too long. In such a big ass can, its a surprise they subject you to it. Unless you hardcore, that is..

memorable quotes while drinking

"This is a Crazzzy Stallion"
"It spilled around the bud"
"Hah, who cares if you spill some"

Take a ride, but don't let it gallop away.

Serving type: can

09-18-2008 19:35:51 | More by Stinkypuss
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babaracas

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malt liquor tallboy, pours a clear amber with fast fading head, no lacing. Smell: raw corn on the cob, touch of malt and alcohol. Taste: grainy and malty, apples. Mouthfeel: thin but crisp with a sharp rush of carbonation. This is not a bad tasting malt liquor.

Serving type: can

04-03-2008 01:17:31 | More by babaracas
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shadow1961

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Crazy Stallion Malt Liquor pours a couple fingers of loose foam
over a dark yellow brew. That head collapses to nothing in short order,
leaving something that looks just a little bit too much like a slightly fizzy
urine sample.Carbonation is fairly active, but steady, and the nose is your
basic macro lager sweet corn- just more intense. It's a malt liquor, right?
The flavor is slightly sweet corn up front- some kind of hoppy thing for balance,
but faint. Mouthfeel is not as thin as a macro lager, and if there is a bit more
alcohol in this thing, I'm not feeling it. The aftertaste is a weird metallic fruity
thing. At 99¢ per 24 ounce can, I'm thinking this'll be a staple of many teenage
benders. Swill for the person on a budget.

Serving type: can

03-28-2008 09:04:56 | More by shadow1961
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, gold body with a small white head.

Smell: Why do I continue to subject myself to these things? Sweet-smelling aroma of cereal, fake flowers, ethanol, and household cleaners.

Taste: Chemo-corny flavor with an odd, troubling sweetness and lab-created floral hints. Heavy pour of rubbing alcohol. Tough to get down.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation. Thickish mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I mustn't let the Crazy Stallion win, I mustn't let it beat me, but I'm afraid I'm done for. Ugh.

Serving type: can

02-13-2008 22:21:42 | More by ChainGangGuy
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

2.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I find it interesting that the picture shows a can of Crazy Horse, a name that hasn't been used since 2001 because of a lawsuit threatened by the Sioux people and the Crazy Horse estate. The settlement included 32 Pendleton blankets, 32 braids of sweetgrass, 32 twists of tobacco and 7 thoroughbred race horses. Seriously.

This can of Crazy Stallion will be going up against a can of Haffenreffer Private Stock in Malt Likkapalooza V, the latest in my series of head to head comparsions of... what else... malt liquors. It's too bad that something called Custer's Choice isn't being brewed, but then we'd know the outcome in advance.

First off, I like this can much better. It has better graphics with a much better color scheme. The HPS can is a little too old school. There's a more subtle difference between the beers themselves. This one is darker amber and could almost be called orange. The cap is a more dingy white and isn't nearly as creamy or as sticky.

The noses are almost exactly alike. They both smell like simple, untoasted grain with a whiff of musky hops. If pressed, I'd say that Crazy Stallion's nose is a wee bit less powerful.

Neither one of these (not so bad) bad boys sets my world on fire. I purposely chose two contestants that are relatively close in ABV since I think that makes things more fair. This beer is 5.9% and Haffenreffer is 6.9%. I wonder if the extra 1.0% makes a difference. Private Stock tastes slightly better, more malt liquorish. This one is too sweet and lacks power.

The mouthfeel is somewhere within the broad range of medium for the style. It may be a fraction more full, due to the increased sugar load, and it may have a few more bubbles. There's very little difference, though, which seems to be the theme of this contest.

I haven't yet thought about the specific numbers, much less added them up, but my gut tells me Crazy Stallion fades on the final turn and loses at the wire. Neither one of these beers is all that wonderful, possibly because the ABV isn't high enough for some serious malt liquor action. I tend to like the 'no holds barred' versions of this style the best. In short, Crazy Horse could stand to be a lot more crazy.

Serving type: can

01-21-2007 14:00:41 | More by BuckeyeNation
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aforbes10

Iowa

1.45/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Another contender in Malt Liquorpalooza 2006. This ML poured out very watery looking with a big old white head. smell was predictably skunky, cornwater like. taste was metallic and sour, alcohol laced. full bodied, but in a way that was disconcerting considering its a malt liquor and you expect those to be pretty thin and easy drinking. no more crazy stallion for me please.

Serving type: can

03-15-2006 14:09:20 | More by aforbes10
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

2.58/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance - decent straw/golden color. An initial head of a finger plus, it falls back into the glass quickly with no lace. Additional pours from the 24-ounce can make no bubbles unless you really dump it in there.

Aroma - grain, slightly sweet nose. After settling it has a husk-like corn smell.

Taste - sweet, corn-influenced flavor, accented with alcohol in a very simple and plain fashion. Nothing wrong, just not that great.

Mouthfeel - moderate body weight, fair crispness, does the beer properly as best it can.

Drinkability - thirst quenching with food, but not especially tasty or complementary.

Serving type: can

03-13-2006 05:19:24 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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MarkBlackout

Indiana

3/5  rDev +19%
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.

Serving type: can

03-03-2006 20:19:21 | More by MarkBlackout
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nortmand

Virginia

1.83/5  rDev -27.4%
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.

Serving type: can

02-08-2006 17:38:07 | More by nortmand
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Crazy Stallion from City Brewing Company, LLC
64 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.