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Crazy Stallion - City Brewing Company, LLC

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42 Reviews
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 57
Avg: 2.53
pDev: 30.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 11-14-2002

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Photo of PeteyPiranha
1.73/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer doesn't deserve a fancy review, much the same way a frozen dinner wouldn't be admitted in a cook-off. This beer costs a buck, and you get exactly what you'd expect to get - you get trashed for a couple bucks. This is a great later-in-the-night beer when your taste buds are already fried, or for beer pong and other fast & loose drinking games, or for severe money-savers. Either way, don't expect much. Really, don't expect anything except a metallic, very hoppy yet somewhat easy-going-down ghetto swill. I'm no beer expert but you really don't need to be when the price is blaring on the can: 99 CENTS. So enjoy your dollar beer or four - hell, it's still a great value.

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Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

A totally crummy beer that tastes like liquid aluminum and smells like it too. But hey it was 99 cents. Wouldn't buy it again unless I had only a dollar to my name though.

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Photo of TheBeerLord
2.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

It's a cheap Malt Liquor, pretty much just a session beer. Tastes exactly like the price would lead you to assume. This is more of an "I want to get drunk" kind of beer than a fancy, tasty beer, but at 99 cents for a 24 ounce can, can you really argue with it?

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Photo of longisland1983
1.06/5  rDev -58.1%
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.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.78/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
1.08/5  rDev -57.3%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.38/5  rDev +33.6%
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.


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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.68/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

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Photo of BrewMaven
2.78/5  rDev +9.9%
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!

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Photo of jeranbrews
2.23/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.38/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
2.18/5  rDev -13.8%
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.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.14/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

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Photo of Vdubb86
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of gainesvillegreg
1.84/5  rDev -27.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
3.48/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a huge 40 of this stuff a while ago for $1.99 at Amity Wine & Spirits, New Haven CT. Served chilled in a standard pint glass, though I might switch to chugging it from the bottle.

Clear piss yellow brew, frothy white head has decent retention. Smells semi-sweet with a bit of skunky lemongrass hop and metal. Taste isn't all that bad, surprisingly. Light and crisp, a bit of grainy sweetness, mild lemon pulp hop. Thin and very very chuggable. Not much malt character, more like a semi-sweet beer soda.

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Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.65/5  rDev +44.3%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
2.94/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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Photo of tone77
2.38/5  rDev -5.9%
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.

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Photo of biggred1
2.78/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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Photo of drxandy
2.98/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

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Photo of Blake
2.64/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.58/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
3/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

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Photo of babaracas
3.53/5  rDev +39.5%
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.

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Crazy Stallion from City Brewing Company, LLC
65 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.