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Camo High Gravity Lager - Camo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
52
awful

59 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 1.85
pDev: 50.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-20-2002)
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Reviews by WMBierguy:
Photo of WMBierguy
1.1/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ah, Camo... how can you turn down a malt liquor in a camoflagued bottle? This stuff is strong, but it tastes absolutely horrible. It's best used for college drinking games. I used to start out every party with 2 Camo 40s... it's one of those rare malt liqours that don't taste better with the second bottle. It's more of a conversation piece than anything else. Everyone should try Camo at least once (drinking a 99 cent malt liquor does gives you life experience). It's terrible, but it's hillarious.

WMBierguy, Jan 19, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of TimoP
2/5  rDev +8.1%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Jason
2.73/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

In Vegas on Fremont St. watching the show, half way through the can the back of my brain started with a dull numb feeling. Smelled clean with a slightly sweet alcohol vapor. Tasted clean with a lemon-lime and rose like alcohol. A tad grainy in the finish with some sweet corn in the back. This beer is obviously produced for people that want a quick buzz.

Jason, Nov 18, 2004
Photo of brewQ
2.42/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I gotta admit I love the funky nature of the Malt Liquor business.
Here's a brew from God's Country, LaCrosse, Wisconsin made for a sinful Las Vegas based beer marketing firm.

Pours with a full charged up head. Color is a few units darker than most macros. Aroma might be charitably described as clean or negligible.

The taste is sweet and grainy. A slight warmth in the finish. Not exactly balanced and easily drinkable, but this stuff is certainly better to me than any light beer or the really damaged Schlitz at the bottom of my ranking sheet.

brewQ, Sep 09, 2004
Photo of NeroFiddled
2.65/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into an Imperial pint glass (I know, I know, it's just wrong isn't it?) my 24 oz can of Camo High Gravity Lager delivered a clear, deep golden body beneath a creamy head of white that held surprisingly well and left some very nice rings of lace about the glass. Who knew?!

Alcohol is apparent in the nose. In fact, apart from a touch of fruitiness and some minor sweetish malt, there's nothing else there. Of course when you're drinking from a paper bag you don't really need a lot of aroma.

The body is typically medium-full with a dextrinous edge that's cut through with alcohol. The carbonation is restrained to help keep it "smooth" ;)

The flavor offers the typical adjunct-laden sweet malt, with a fruity edge and some higher alcohols thrown in thanks to a fast and hot fermentation. A minor hop flavor is discernable between start and mid-palate, but then the alcohol wash shuts pretty much everything else down. There's a little more.... a drip of cirtrus, some perfume - or maybe just roses... - a splash of the water that's left from a can of corn, a thin drizzle of honey. Bitterness is, as appropriate, limited but uneccessary due to the alcohol that cuts through the maltiness... er, sweetness.

Overall, it's certainly not the worst malt liquor I've ever had.. that award 's been earned by the King Of Beers with their "Hurricane". Nor is it the best. I'd place it middlin' to middlin'-bottom. Could be much better... don't complain to me if you get hammered and kill your neighbor or wake up with the worst hangover you've ever had and call in sick "forever" - I warned you! Oh, and if there really is a "Satan", it's more likely that he's involved with this beer than anything by the name of "Duvel". ;)

NeroFiddled, Nov 09, 2006
Photo of DESTRO
1.27/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

oh snaps. the camo tall boy. no one poors this out come on. but the can is camo colored! so it makes up for the fact that this beer looks like typical crapola. the smells is of alcohol, nasty grains and maybe paint thinner i dont know, but it isnt pleasant. the taste? well if served ice cold, the goal is to swallow as much of the devil fluid as possible because once you stop and breath your senses will wake up to how truly fould this stuff is.the mouthfeel is thin and mineralish and finishing the tall boy can be a little challenging, especially if it has started to warm, but you can do it cow poke. this is also one of those beers that gives you the nasty shitty drunk, so be forewarned. but hey for 99 cents a tall boy, what did you expect....have fun...

DESTRO, Nov 20, 2003
Photo of bditty187
1.43/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Goldish-amber hue, brilliantly white head, soapy retention. Gasoline nose, grainy, sweetÂ… basically disgusting. Repulsively sweet, totally undrinkable. Alcohol is completely unpleasant. Harsh. Warms the belly immediately, sedates the brain equally as fast. Not fit for human consumption.

I wasted $1.59 for this 40 ounce, which I struggled to finish a glass of, I guess not every beer is worth reviewing.

bditty187, Jan 08, 2003
Photo of bashiba
1.15/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Poured into the glass a fizzy dull yellow with a thick white head.

Smelled like someone spilled corn syrup into an ashtray.

Taste like some poured the contants of that ashtray into a glass and served it to me. Sickly corn sweet with an awful burnt aftertaste. Just plain disgusting.

Mouthfeel is very watery and slick.

Drinkability would be zero if that were an option. Split a 24oz can three ways and all three of us struggled to finish our 8oz. Avoid at all costs.

bashiba, Nov 01, 2004
Photo of hotstuff
1.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

24oz.Can. This beer poured a medium creamy/soapy white head with fine-small sized bubbles that quickly diminished.The body was clear and carbonated. The hue of this beer was golden and there was no lacing.The nose was that of alcohol and it had a very weird flavor to it.This beer had a burning sensation as it was swallowed, it was bitey, it had an aftertaste that lingered and it was just plain unpleasing to my palate.

hotstuff, Aug 01, 2003
Photo of waddellc2
5/5  rDev +170.3%

waddellc2, Jul 15, 2013
Photo of MinorThreat
1/5  rDev -45.9%

MinorThreat, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of northcoastwolf
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

northcoastwolf, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of happygnome
1.9/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

a: pours a pale yellow colored beer with a quarter inch of head that dissapears very quickly leaving no lacing what so ever
s: adjunct malts heavy on the corn possibly some rice? no hop aroma, heavy alcohol aroma no attempt to hide
t: heavy on the adjunct corn malts, the rice malts that i suspected from the aroma really are not detectable, high alcohol burn, no hop bitterness to speak of
m: medium to light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation

overall, this is not a beer that i believe i will be able to finish, never will buy again

happygnome, Dec 11, 2007
Photo of jwc215
1.35/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

24 oz. can:

Pours translucent, but bright, yellow with a thin bubbly head that vanishes soon after. No lacing.

The smell is of fusel alcohol - raw. It brings back memories of my mother removing her nail polish - smells like nail polish remover. A slight whiff of grain is mixed in underneath - maybe.

The taste is nasty - sweet, raw alcohol, nail polish remover and soap. I wish the finish were a bit more abrupt, as the taste is horrid.

The feel is syrupy depite carbonation, a bit sticky, too.

There might be worse examples of the style, but I hope not. This shows the worst of the stereotypical malt liquor. A waste of 99 cents plus tax. sweet with nail polish and soap. There are better, more balanced (more flavored) malt liquors out there. This is insta-headache. Couldn't quite finish the first half, even with determination.

jwc215, Nov 01, 2008
Photo of cptnjck101
1.38/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Camo is the strongest, cheapest swill I have ever had. At 8.5% ABV it serves one purpose, getting you shitfaced for small price. The 24 oz. cans are always trouble, but in it's 40 oz. incarnation it's bearable when served ice cold, but you better get it down before it warms up or you'll be making love to the porcelain god all night long. If you have $3 bucks and REALLY wanna get wasted, this stuff is second to none, but otherwise steer clear of this crap at all costs.

cptnjck101, Apr 28, 2004
Photo of slimntubbs
1/5  rDev -45.9%

slimntubbs, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of guitarmage
2.08/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pale almost greenish yellow, pretty bright and vivid though. Soapy white head with pretty good retention. Ultra clear.

Smell: Very steely, slight alcohol burn, a little spicy character.

Taste: Steely and astringent, sour and acidic, but also some notes of apple cider like sweetness and notes of a bad bourbon.

Mouthfeel: No better or worse than any other malt liquor, light bodied, medium carbonation. A slight thick quality like a liquor.

Drinkability: I'd rather have a 211 High Gravity, this is pretty hard to throw back. None the less, this wasn't brewed to be delicious, and it gives a hell of a head rush especially if you drink it fast.

guitarmage, Jun 09, 2006
Photo of Derrill
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

Derrill, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of kguyty
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

kguyty, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of d5001986
1/5  rDev -45.9%

d5001986, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of TCgoalie
1.5/5  rDev -18.9%

TCgoalie, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of nicksta
1.43/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I suppose this was inevitable, I had to review Camo. I'm reviewing it straight from a 40 oz. Let us see if I can drink the whole think without barfing. The last time I had one of these I made it through a third of it and poured it out, but tonight I'm desperate. The appearance is okay. It pours a caramel color with little froth and lacing. The smell is slightly strong but other than that it is flat. The taste, oh dear god in heaven the taste, is probably the worst thing to be called beer, excluding Camo Genuine Ale. (Half way done.) The taste is strong with alcohol and horribly sweet as if sweetened with Splenda. The taste is definitely not the high point of the beer. (Pretty drunk now.) The mouthfeel is a little thicker but sour. It has bad drinkablity. I can't chug it because it wouldn't give me enough time to get to the sink. There was maybe 3 or 4 mouthfulls left but I gotta barf anyway. A horrible beer that can serve a purpose if low on cash or self esteem.

nicksta, Nov 08, 2005
Photo of TastyTaste
1.02/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Clear 40 bottle with camoflage designs and a lot of x's on it. Medium yellow color. Smells of skunky alcohol. Taste makes you think of never drinking beer again. Harsh corny sweetness and lots of alcohol. Purely disgusting, woke up with a terrible hangover the next morning.

TastyTaste, Nov 21, 2004
Photo of aorloski
1.75/5  rDev -5.4%

aorloski, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of c014572
1.25/5  rDev -32.4%

c014572, May 19, 2013
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Camo High Gravity Lager from Camo Brewing Company
52 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.