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Crazy Stallion - City Brewing Company, LLC

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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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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.17/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 21, 2007
Photo of ChainGangGuy
1.75/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

ChainGangGuy, Feb 13, 2008
Photo of TMoney2591
2.13/5  rDev -13.1%
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.

TMoney2591, Jul 03, 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 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 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 beernads
1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

beernads, Sep 12, 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 Georgiabeer
1/5  rDev -59.2%

Georgiabeer, May 12, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.6/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Stinkypuss, Sep 18, 2008
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 harpus
2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

harpus, Sep 17, 2013
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 clayrock81
2.63/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

There's something about this malt liquor. It isn't too high in ABV, so doesn't taste like gasoline like other malt liquors. In fact, the taste is smooth and it goes down fine. Unfortunately, even though this is a decent 40 (I was wondering why they changed the name until I read the review of the lawsuit) I am not feeling well now after drinking it, hurting its drinkability.

clayrock81, Jan 15, 2008
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.68/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Gagnonsux
2.65/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crazy Horse's color is honey golden. Head is weak. Smell is malty with an apple aroma mixed in. Taste is malty and kinda full-flavored for a malt liquor. There really isn't much to say here, just that this is a little bit better than the standard malt liquors on the market.

Gagnonsux, Feb 18, 2005
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
2.58/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Mar 13, 2006
Photo of beerpadawan
1.75/5  rDev -28.6%

beerpadawan, Aug 27, 2012
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
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 budgood1
3.8/5  rDev +55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out of the 40 ounce big mouth bottle an ordinary amber hue with a short lived thin fine head. just the slightest wisp of lace left on the glass as i sip. a fairly non offensive aroma of malt and adjunct...i almost think i'm smelling a bit of hops too....hmmmm. upon tasting, the immediate first thought is that this isn't too bad. some real malt flavour and a fairly dry finish. NO obnoxious sweet adjunt corniness and slap you silly jet fuel alcohol. this malt liquor is being drank ice cold after a hards day work and it is almost refreshing like another malt liquor fave mickey's...in fact i would say this is definitely a winner in the malt liquor category. the mouthfeel is smooth and backed up with a solid body...the aftertaste is somewhat sweet and belly warming, but pleasant and gentle in a way many other malt liquors are not.

drinkability is high for a four-o and although i poured this into a glass, i like the wide mouth bottle for future opportunities to suck down a bottle out of the brown bag. oh yeah.

budgood1, May 04, 2006
Photo of Damian74Shensky
1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

Damian74Shensky, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of Frozensoul327
2.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From a 40 oz bottle split with PiecesOfFlair. Pours out to a medium orange golden color with a spit-like head. No lace. I can't smell anything. Maybe some malt? I can't tell. Taste is tolerable but far from enjoyable. Light sour malt, sweet alcohol, corn. Ugh. Mouthfeel is rather rich but doesn't make up for the poor flavor. Drinkability is questionable. A decent malt-liquor, but does that really give you any indication of how good it is? Pass on it, unless you must.

Frozensoul327, Aug 03, 2006
Photo of babaracas
3.58/5  rDev +46.1%
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.

babaracas, Apr 03, 2008
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Crazy Stallion from City Brewing Company, LLC
63 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.