PHD Malt Liquor | Greenbush Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Greenbush Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mynie on 06-13-2012

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of ktoney25
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

One of my absolute favorite beers based upon the uniqueness of the taste.

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Photo of liamt07
4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of ianpstephens
4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of Hopmarc
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of mynie
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An American Malt Liquor. I can't find any formal description of it online, but the chalk board at the brewery said it was brewed with Frosted Flakes. So, yeah, that's something I needed to try.

Pours dark and fizzy. Lively aroma of grass and potpourri--an inviting smell, surprisingly true to the style while managing to avoid the offnesses that cause most people to steer so far away from malt liquors. Kudos.

Annnnd, unfortunately, the flavor doesn't hold together quite as well as the aroma. Tastes super sweet and the body is almost as thick as honey. The front is super sweet adjunct, the back is also very sweet. The thickness persists and the whole thing is just kind of goopy, although it does begin to grow on you about halfway through the pint, with nodes of flowers and chemicals making the whole thing resemble an old timey tincture.

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Photo of mush
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tectactoe
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DCdevyl78
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of TheBattousai
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of stortore
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a Pilsner glass. Bottled 7/14/16, brewed with Frosted Flakes.

Pours a nice looking golden color, clear, with lots of streaming bubbles, a quickly dissipating one inch head and some spotty lacing. The smell is yeast, malt, some corn on the pour, lactose and cream- more as it warms. Has a generally sweet aroma. The taste leads a little more with the malt, then yeast, decent amount of sweet lactose and cream, no bitterness at all. It's sweet overall, but in no way cloying. Really smooth, some creaminess, surprisingly refreshing, well carbonated.

Had this one a while back, and didn't care for it. Liked it much better this time, it's a fun one to drink. The Frosted Flakes indeed have a solid presence. Well worth trying a bottle or two to see what you think.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rsquared59
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Prager62
3.32/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A 12oz. bottle dated 07/11/16 purchased at the brewery poured in their signature snifter/tulip.

Look- Pours a nearly transparent gold color with a couple centimeters of white foam.

Smell- Sweet corn syrup, cereal, a hint of spice along the line of allspice.

Taste- Sugar forward followed by cereal grains, spice and cardboard.

Feel- Medium bodied and slick with a wet drinkable finish.

Overall- Not quite the malt liquor of my youth such as Schlitz, Colt 45 or Olde English, but it is decent and intriguing enough being brewed with Frosted Flakes to merit a try. Sweeter than my recollection of the classics that seemed to lean more towards a mild cheap perfume in aromatics and taste than this sugar water concoction. It really tastes like water poured over a bowl of Frosted Flakes. Pretty drinkable for the abv. and worth a try for the conversation and curious.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of masterofsparks
2.85/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of jaybes
2.35/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Definitely nailed the malt liquor thing.

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PHD Malt Liquor from Greenbush Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 22 ratings