Millennium Buzz Hemp Beer | Cool Beer Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cool Beer Brewing Co.
Ontario, Canada
coolbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Millennium Buzz Beer is a hemp-based red lager made with the finest B.C. hemp, dark roasted Alberta malt and choice German hops. It's cold-filtered with no preservatives or additives. This healthy mix of pure, wholesome ingredients - plus the natural goodness of hemp - accounts for its singularly clean, smooth refreshing taste.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 07-23-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.09
pDev:
20.39%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 31
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3.85/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.63/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev +29.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

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3.83/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $2.00 for a 355ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a ton of head that lasts for 3mins. Dark

S- Nice malt

T- Roasted malt and caramel but very light.

M- Ok.

O- Don't know what hemp is to taste like but this nice beer is ok

Food Pairing

This nice little beer went well with... BBQ'd pork ribs

Enjoy

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Photo of patre_tim
2.18/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: Dark brown copper, light haze, no carbonation, 2 fingers of off white head with little retention.

S: Canned peas, slightly stale, much like a mainstream macro lager.

T: Canned peas, stale, macro lager like. Light toasted notes, but as I said.

M: Medium slightly oily body, medium low carbonation.

O: Got it due to the branding of being a ‘hemp’ beer. The can being smaller than normal and style are cool, but all round smell and flavor are lacking.

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1/5  rDev -67.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, vibrant, amber-ruby coloring with a low profile, frothy, filmy, off-white head. Nose of rich, dark caramel and toffee, with a resiny backbone and some chocolate notes. Flavors of chocolate, caramel, and herb on the forward tongue, with a roasty and grassy follow-up. Smooth in mouth, and well balanced, with a slight lean towards the herbal side. Decent cling along the glass as you drink. Roasty, right, slightly bitter aftertaste, with a subtle skunky characteristic kicking around. Smooth, clean finish. Decent brew.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of thehyperduck
3.35/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

341 mL bottle from the LCBO; bottled Oct 17 2012 if I'm deciphering the code properly (K1712). The first time I tried this stuff was years ago, when I saw it on the sales floor of a TBS back during university - and yes, the only reasons I bought it were the pot leaf on the packaging and the impressively low price. Although I've had it more than a few times since then, I've never found the time to actually sit down and review it. Until now, anyway.

Pours a lovely clear mahogany-brown colour, topped with one finger of creamy, relatively dense, off-white head that recedes quickly over the next few minutes. Its only remnants are a patchy cap and narrow collar. Clean, relatively uninteresting aroma with notes of caramel/brown sugar, toasted nuts, honey and bready malts. Also some herbal notes - whether they're from hops or hemp, I can't be sure, but it gives the aroma some semblance of a second dimension.

Relatively neutral, clean, approachable flavour that I could see winning over adjunct lager fans. Although Buzz doesn't really come across as especially corny, something about the flavour profile really makes me believe that there is some sort of adjunct in here. Beyond that suspicion, it tastes mostly of bready malts, brown sugar, maybe some nuttiness, and faint herbal, floral hop notes rounding out the finish. Very straightforward, and probably leaning on the sweet side, but at least it isn't cloying. Light-bodied and watery, with high carbonation comparable to that of most macros. Easy to drink quickly, if nothing else.

Quaffability is this one's main strength - it tastes ok and goes down smooth, so it certainly has most AALs beat at their own game. At $6 for 4 bottles, it's a pretty good deal in Ontario, and I can guarantee you it tastes better than most of the mass-produced garbage in this price range. I assume that most of this brew's market consists of white college kids with scruffy dreadlocks and green/yellow/red clothing on, but even to those outside of this narrow demographic, this beer can stand on its own as a solid value-brand lager.

Final Grade: 3.35, a serviceable B-. Cool Brewing's Millennium Buzz is technically an 'herbed' beer, but it reminds me more of a quirky, high quality adjunct lager, or perhaps a mediocre amber. It drinks with all the crisp, bland smoothness of any mass-produced lager, but with the added hemp twist and caramel maltiness giving it an additional dimension. It's nothing special, and I doubt most BAs would consider this 4 pack anything more than a decent deal for stingy shoppers - but I still say it's worth at least one try.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

341ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for 2$

Appearance - Copper colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There's an average amount of carbonation and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes.

Smell - Malts, grassy notes, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts and a hint of chocolate. There is also some grassy notes and some caramel. It ends with a malty aftertaste with a bit of a herbal/hoppy lingering spiciness.

Overall - Much better than I expected. I thought this would be some kind of novelty beer. It's not groundbreaking by any means, but it has a nice drinkable flavour.

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1/5  rDev -67.6%

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Millennium Buzz Hemp Beer from Cool Beer Brewing Co.
3.09 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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