Coqui 900 Premium Malt Liquor | Pabst Brewing Company

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Coqui 900 Premium Malt LiquorCoqui 900 Premium Malt Liquor

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 10-20-2002

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of misternebbie
2.69/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of HRamz3
1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of jeffduyedi
5/5  rDev +62.3%

Photo of KillaB
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of 7beerphil
3.87/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank straight from the 16oz can. Therefore, the beer's appearance isn't describable. I do however enjoy the graphics on the label. So it gets an average.

Smell is not strong or skunky. For a mid-range abv malt Liquor, it is slightly above average. But once again, this is in the can still and it's hard to get a good waft.

Taste is the delight of Coqui. It has a street malt flavor and delivers a beautiful malty bite. There is no doubt that corn is used in abundance during the brewing process, as it should be for a street malt.

Mouthfeel is smooth and light. Its also leaves you with a crisp feeling. This is in no way a chore to put down.

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Photo of slimntubbs
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Stashmofo
1/5  rDev -67.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.95/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Coqui 900 Premium Malt Liquor has a thick, white head and a clear, yellow appearance, with lots of bubbles streaming up. A very good amount of lacing is left behind. Aroma is a a pleasant combination of clean water and light grain (not skunked- clear bottle). The taste has a strong malt/grain/carbonation-sting backbone, with a hop kiss at the back end to balance it. The unappealing cloying sweetness once encounters with many malt liquors (especially the high gravity ones) is, thankfully, not associated with this beer. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Coqui 900 finishes crisp and refreshing. This turned out to be much better than I expected. It’s bold and rich. I’m enjoying this 40 oz. party bottle, poured into a tasting glass.


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Photo of woodychandler
2.18/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The effort, and I do mean effort at times, to get my bottle numbers up to an even 400 continues. Once I hit that plateau, I CAN re-dedicate myself to The CANQuest (TM), but in the meantime, cheap bottles are the name of the current game.

My pour resulted in two fingers' worth of rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-plus quality clarity. When a beer is THIS bright, I begin to wonder what they stripped away from it in terms of flavor. The nose had an unpleasant fusel/silage aspect to it, like fermenting corn cobs under the heat of the midday sun. Ooof. I did not much like this from a CAN and it is not shaping up to fare much better from a 40-ounce bottle. Mouthfeel was medium with a cotton candy-like taste in the mouth. It was not outright horrible, but it was godawful sweet! This is exactly the kind of thing that will induce a raging hangover the following day. Remember, it is not drinking that causes hangovers, but instead, waking up! Man, I cannot imagine people on a steady diet of this sugary mess, but I know that they exist. The finish was still pretty sweet and the sweetness just seemed to linger. There has got to be a better AML out there. I may try Olde 800 next ...

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Photo of tone77
3.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a clear 40 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very malty. Taste is rather mild, some maltiness. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall this is not a bad beer at all as far as malt liquors go.

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Photo of bditty187
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Vaguely yellow in hue, clear, minimal animation, sickly to the eye. The white head is shimmering; it reached a half finger in height. Good retention for a Malt Liquor. Spotty lace. The nose is typical for the style, sweet like a mix of cream corn and malts, kisses of floral (hops?) and a reoccurring theme of alcohol. Rather clean. Thankfully the potency is moderate which is a plus in this case. I’ve smelled considerably worse Malt Liquors; take that for what it is worth. The first sip is not harsh or disgusting, which is a major accomplishment. It is pretty easy on the palate, the alcohol is well restrained, the adjuncts are controlled, and a soft saccharine-maltiness is the dominating feature, minimal bitterness. It is largely clean in the finish. This might be the best true Malt Liquor I’ve ever had. It is easy to drink and surprisingly refreshing. Medium body with solid carbonation, the firmness is a real plus. Of course I’ve drank this straight from the refrigerator, one of the few styles that is better chilled. I don’t know if Coqui 900 caught me on a good day or what. Is there a better beer that comes in a 40 oz.? It set me back $2.00 at a gas station in Omaha.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.02/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yet another 40 in my evening of ghetto juice. The ABV isn't listed, and I wonder what it is because the astringent alcohol flavor is rather difficult to pick up. This is rather odd.

Mild carbonation. I am drinking this as quickly as possible because if it warms, that probably won't be good. Has a slight malty sweetness, but for a 40 is not that bitter and is rather easy to drink. It beats Olde English 800. I agree with Nero...if you are actually 40 shopping, this might not be a bad one to go with.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

40 oz. bottle - probably the only package this is available in, although large cans might be a possibility as well. I've certainly never seen it in 12 oz bottles! Pours a clear straw gold body topped by a good sized fluffy head that holds remarkably well for a malt liquor, and even leaves some lace! The aroma is limited to just sweet malt, but it's surprisingly clean. The body is medium with a gentle carbonation that leaves it quite smooth. Maybe even too smooth, however, as it's only lightly crisp. Of course, the limited bitterness doesn't help here either. The flavor is exactly what you'd expect based on the aroma - clean, lightly sweet malt with minimal bitterness and even less hop flavor. A liberal use of adjunct and a high level of attenuation help to keep it from becoming too sweet or full in the mouth. Finally, the alcohol is completely hidden. Unbelievable! This is actually one of the best malt liquors I've ever had. I'm really surprised at how clean it is in both flavor and aroma. And also at how well balanced it is. I've had standard golden beers that were not as nice as this. Surprisingly well done and - dare I say it - worth trying next time you're shopping for a 40!

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Coqui 900 Premium Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
3.08 out of 5 based on 13 ratings.
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