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
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.09
pDev:
20.39%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.72/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a mahogany red color, I didnt expect it to be this dark. A wispy head leaves a little lace. The aroma is softly malty with a noticeable gingery, nutty character. Hops are very light. The taste is a little watery with some doughy malt and the aforementioned nuttiness. The finish is grainy and herbal, not bitter. The mouthfeel is light with a restrained carbonation.

I can taste nutty and spicey in this, Im not sure if its from the hemp seeds, my imagination, or something else. Still, it makes for an interesting lager. I recommend it.

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.15/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The second offering from the Cool brewery to be found. I'm sorry, I look at the name and, in relation to it's simply "Cool" brother, I kinda shake my head.... BUT, let's see what this hemp red ale has to say for itself.

Pours out a nice clear deep chestnut colour, just a quick splash of off-white head before it totally dissipates. Rich malty aroma, almost extract-like in its sweetness, earthy, a bit nutty, with leafy hops.

The flavour starts out mild and a bit subdued, the malt starts to come rolling out after the middle and towards the finish, a very sweet caramel malt profile, somewhat nutty, even a small dip of chocolate on the aftertaste. As it warms more it gains a very slight spicy hop finish and aftertaste, and becomes more nutty on the back end. However the flavour can't get over the factor of coming across washed-out and a bit watery, no real taste until well on its way to the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit over-carbonated as well, the same flaw as with the Cool Lager.

Would make an okay alternative to a macro lager if it came down to that choice, but a pretty one-dimensional red, given the hemp content or not. Someone else has already cried "Gimmick!" in one of their reviews already, but I wave that flag as well. Not sure who this brewery is marketing to, it's all just skimming the surface.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.95/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear red. Big creamy head and lots of lace. Looks inviting anyway. As it turns out, head retention could be better.

S - Malty, earthy smell with a touch of floral hops.

T - I have to say, I was expecting to be tasting ropes or something. In reality, It was fruity, earthy and mildly bitter. Tasted like a twist on a pale ale, but pretty balanced overall.

M - Medium body with a sharp carbonation.

D - Good. Another please.

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Photo of DrJay
2.69/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Rich red colour, quite clear, with a thin off-white head and a bit of lace. Herbal, vegetal aroma with a bit of caramel malt. Mild bitterness, herbal hop flavour. Malt is low, but has a brown sugar character. Lingering herbal hops in the finish. Light body and a bit slick. The aroma kills the drinkability off for me.

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Photo of Derek
3.37/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was pleasantly suprised by this one.

A: Very clear, redish-bronze. Little head, no retention, no lacing.

S: A little malt (caramel, bread).

T: Very well balanced. Nutty and caramel flavours. No hop flavour. Finishes with a taste of hemp (like you've just been sucking on a rope!), which is actually quite interesting.

M: Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation.

D: Very well balanced, very drinkable.

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Photo of Viggo
3.28/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark reddish brown with a small offwhite head and barely any lacing. Smells like sweet malts, clean smelling, thats about all i get, some sugar. Tastes pretty malty, full, very smooth, not a whole lot of flavour but the fullness is quite nice. Not a bad beer but not that good. Easy drinking though.

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Photo of slitherySOB
3.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My first hemp beer. Not entirely sure what to expect. Is this a well crafted brew with hemp, or a gimmick advertised to the potheads? I'll soon find out. Pours nicely. Beautiful, almost ruby colour with a bit of dark orange. Big, two finger head that disipates to about a pinky finger of film after a few minutes. Lace stays on the glass for awhile, only to slowly creep back down to the beer. Smells of sweet malts, bit of floral hops, grass and oil. Could the latter two be from the hemp? I'm not sure. I was never big into pot, and hemp was something I just never thought of unless I was tying a rope made from it. Hmm, taste is alright. Definitely sweet with malt, bit of a grassy aftertaste, and lightly oily throughout. Not too oily, just oily enough to actually be nice. Usually I don't like oily sensations in beer, but this seems to suit it. Aftertaste also has a bit of a grassy taste, like dry stalks of grass. Mouthfeel is slick and, surprise, oily. You know, this is an okay beer. Good session beer, and great thirst quencher. I guess hemp adds a pleasant oil character. Something I'll have again, especially during hot summer months back home or scorcher days like today.
Edit: a little over halfway through, the head is a paper thin film. Still nice to look at, though.

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Photo of putnam
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Nice rot-braun pour. The nose is obnoxiously malty : very malt-extracty. It smells like various Butterfinger and Clark Bar brand packaged candies dipped in jam -- only alcoholic. There is a tempting layer of strawberry syrup in the bouquet, but this is not enough to save it. On the palate it is serviceable, possessing tart red berry fruit, powdered sugar, sourdough lemon and pharmacy flavors. It is bizzarre, yet rustic and pitiable. One wouldn't dump this out when offered. On the other hand, only the beer-starved could harbor desire for this juicy monster.

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Photo of Sammy
2.88/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good in the first few minutes out of the bottle when aggressive carbonation hits with the hemp vegetable. I guess that's why its popular with the moterbike crowd in the rough part of town. If open more than a few minutes , pour out. Some malt, some bitterness. A brewery that can be safely skipped.

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Photo of TerryW
2.71/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty good looking beer. Clear copper colour with a good-sized rough head that settles to a substantial film.

Nothing remarkable or really distinctive about the aroma apart from a slight muskiness. Taste is dry and somewhat grassy (!) but does not have any real noticeable hemp to it. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Palatable, but nothing special.

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Photo of pootz
3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought the bottled version; I assume it's pasturized although the label boasts no preservatives, Finest BC hemp, roasted Alberta barley and German hops. I gotta say on this second visit of this beer; that marriage of interprovincial resources and international ingredients and style simply...works in an unassuming way if served cold.

Pours a reddish brown with a rocky 2 finger head that goes to a nice thin lace. Aromas of subdued musty malts and grassy hop and roasty hemp notes...I think this beer attempts to emulate the great straight forward roasty-malty,alts on the front end then blends the sour hops and hemp toasted nuttiness to provide a spicy toasty departure with a meditate finish where the hemp/hop combo puts a sourish drying effect over the toasty malts and finishes clean. Unpretentious..straight forward hemp spiced red lager..able to stand against more complex brews in it's frank delivery of it's ingredients to the palate..If there's a fault it's that the bottled version is a tad over carbonated...still.a fairly good specialty beer...I'll keep some around.

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