Crazy Stallion
City Brewing Company, LLC

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American Malt Liquor
Ranked #47
Ranked #48,401
2.53 | pDev: 30.04%
City Brewing Company, LLC
Wisconsin, United States
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Photo of Richnchase
3.32/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For a beer that's only $0.70 per 12 ounces is absolutely nothing to complain about. It's Better than most other cheap beers. It is not going to win any awards you will be pleasantly surprised how it taste for being so cheap.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.31/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This says lager on the 24oz can. For 1.25 for 24 oz I was intrigued. Popping the top I get grape juice. Pour is classic Amber with a weak head. On the taste I get grape juice with angostura bitters. Like a weak old fashioned. For $0.05 per oz I am not complaining. Not offensive and a great looking can. I think I found a new chugged to hang at the BBQ in 95 degrees.

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Photo of Builtforspeed
3.66/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This isn't your normal type of beer, for 1.25 this is a friendly type of beer. Many may say " oh it has a metallic taste" but what were they drinking metal? Can't be compared to natty cause it doesn't taste water downed, can't be compared to let's say Heineken cause it's a bit malt liqour. This beer can hit the spot when you're in the dumps. Besides this the only other beer that can live up to it is the olde English 800. Too bad they don't make 40 oz of this cause damn that would sure turn the market around. God bless the U.S of A

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Photo of Crackblind
3.31/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 5

Was unexpectedly heading to the local commuter train and passed a bodega so I decided to grab a beverage to enjoy on my hour long trip. I spied this wonderful looking 24 oz. can in the cooler and was immediately inspired to take a closer look. Hand crafted, the "label" said (BTW what do you call the outside of a can? It isn't technically a label, but I digress). American made. Original even. And a Classic Lager. How could it get any better? Than, in the upper left corner of the aforementioned "label" was the coup de grace. $1.25! How could it be possible for such a highly touted product to be priced at such an inviting level? And for 1 PT, 8 FL OZ of anticipated golden nectar. It could only because prime example of American ingenuity at its finest. I had to have it and have it NOW!

Caught my train by the skin of my teeth. Found a seat and prepared myself for the journey, both in the physical and the emotional. As the train departed the station, I cracked open the plebian tab that stood between me and the experience I so longed to have.

How to rate this libation? How to describe it? The question of look remains unexplored. It is truly unfair to fault the beer for this so I fairly (I feel) out this required rating smack dab in the middle of the field. How could one even consider using and vessel but the magnificent aluminum that naturally covers it. Luckily the aroma is able to we escape through the approximately inch wide circle created by the escape valve commonly referred to as the tab. I can think of no other words to describe this than sickeningly sweet. This is not a value judgement, mind you, but a descriptive fact. A negative? Who am I to make such a judgement on an esteemed product like Crazy Stallion.

But we know why you all are here. To discover the taste, the flavor, how does Crazy Stallion tickle the tongue. I can only confirm that I absolutely got my $1.25 (actually $1.50 once you calculate the government's share of the experience) of value. And what more can one truly ask for. Indeed, what more. This Crazy Stallion was possibly one of the finest travelling companions I have ever had on a commuter rail journey.

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Photo of TBDave
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

I picked up a 24oz tallboy at my local bodega for $1.25. I drank about half and poured the rest out. Has a awful sour metallic taste, like it’s been sitting in the can for years. I won’t buy it again.

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Photo of iman99
2.95/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

$1.25 for a 24 oz beer can't beat that these days. I was pretty surprised how good this beer was. Tasted pretty good and if it's 5.9% abv then that is amazing. Doesn't really taste like its 5.9% seems about maybe 5% or somewhere between 4% to 5% abv but it says 5.9% on here so I guess that's what it is.

I was thinking this was gonna be more crazy than it was you know since it says Crazy Stallion I was thinking it would be some pretty good stuff like Natty Daddy but was quite mild for the name crazy stallion. Should probably just be called grazing stallion or something like that.

Taste reminds me of those cheap no brand beers they sell at some places that are about 4% to 5% abv. Taste reminds me of that cheap beer they sell at walgreens you get the 6 pack for like 3 or 4 dollars or something.

The taste is pretty good for the price kind of a low carbonated flavor beer pretty decent. The main thing is the type of buzz you get really which seemed to be like a sleepy beer. Had to take a nap felt drowsy after drinking this. Not really a stimulating beer. But probably gonna definitely give it some more tries to see what its like some more. Maybe I may try this beer again but seems like that beer they sell at walgreens and has the same drowsy effect.

This crazy stallion is like the arizona ice tea of beers pretty much cheap and its just beer.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.09/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden/amber with a ton of head.
Smell is hard to peg. Sort of a metallic malt.
Taste is not as horrible as expected. Malty of course and mildly sweet.
Not to boozy.
Drink to get hammered, not to have flavor. Extra credit for cool ass can.

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Photo of AnotherFloridianDrunk
3.26/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I about sprayed my shorts when I found this at the corner store for a whole $1.25, so I couldn't resist. I figured it couldn't be any worse than some of those other gut-wrenching malt liquors I've tried lately so I gave it a go. Needless to say I wasn't impressed nor was I dissapointed. For $1.25, it wasn't bad. I was expecting that overwhelming malt liquor taste but instead I was hit with a mouthful of aluminum tasting smooth. I have no idea what the alcohol content is as the can doesn't mention it anywhere to my knowledge but not to long after binging it, I felt a wee bit buzzed. I think after downing about 6 of these in rapid succession I will gain a new perspective on life. In conclusion if you're looking for something tasty, this isn't for you. If you are however seeking something buzz-worthy I'd give this a go.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.01/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

First impression:


03/23/17 2nd impression from a 24 fl oz can I couldn't resist picking up for a scant $1.25 in Brooklyn.

"Ale." "American made." "Strong lager." "Brewed by Hornell Brewing Co., La Crosse, WI."

APPEARANCE: Off-white head retains for about 2 minutes, leaving no lacing as it recedes. Body colour is a clear yellow-copper of average vibrance. Clean, with no yeast/lees within.

AROMA: Malt syrup/extract, corn adjunct, metallic off-notes, graininess, stale grass.

The graininess is nice, but the rest suggests an abysmal overly sweet sticky brew that will be a chore to finish. Aromatic intensity is subdued.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Syrupy and sweet, with an off-puttingly thick hefty presence on the palate that's quite poor when coupled with its sharp overcarbonated. Metallic off-flavour really cripples this brew, but it's cloying and corn adjunct-emphatic besides. There's not a lot to like here, and I think I'd take a watery thinness over this syrupy consistency.

Alcohol isn't disguised, but it's not a hot or boozy beer by any stretch.

OVERALL: Quite poorly executed fare for a malt liquor (or "strong lager," as they style it). The adjunct isn't necessarily what bugs me; the bigger issues are the mouthfeel and off-flavours. I've encountered more offensive beers with far more imbalance, but this isn't a beer I'd revisit over others in the budget category, and I think Ballantine XXX is worth the extra ~4 cents per ounce more, unless your only goal is intoxication (in which case, why aren't you drinking St. Ides or High Gravity Steel Reserve?). Certainly a student beer to put it politely, but neither the worst nor the best of them. I'll finish the can with some effort, but I can't recommend it to anyone.


07.13.17 impression from a budget can acquired at a wrap party after a film shoot:

Clear pale copper body with a thin white coloured cap atop. Head retention is okay; 2-3 minutes but reducing inconsistently and with abrupt "pops" of head loss. Leaves some inconsistent cobwebby lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes.

Aroma is of corn adjunct, slightly syrupy 6 row sweetness, and a borderline funky skunkiness as though the beer is lightstruck in spite of coming from a can. Has an off-putting stale metallic edge. No real hop aromatics aside from faded grass. Reticent aromatically but nevertheless suggestive of a largely insipid brew aside from its evident off-flavours. I've encountered far worse aromas and it doesn't seem *that* syrupy.

Taste isn't awful but it has an off-putting syrupy mouthfeel coupled with a style-inappropriate dryness on the finish that really brings it down for me. The adjunct isn't actually all that noticeable, hiding beneath the more overt up-front cheap 6-row barley sweetness. Hops aren't a factor in this build, with none of the stale grass the aroma suggested coming through...though it'd be strangely welcome.

Not dreadfully overcarbonated, nor is it watery - which is more than I can admit about many a beer offered at this price in the U.S.A. to its credit. One can imagine the off-flavour(s) more prominent.

It's a poor brew, no doubt, but it isn't repugnant or egregious in its bad execution. I've had worse, and this isn't as syrupy or boozy as many malt liquors. Its main draw for any drinker - casual or discerning - will be its price, but that has no effect on my rating. It's a rough garbage brew that even buzz-hungry students in its distribution region will turn their noses up at, and you can do far better even with less money in terms of purely-for-drunkiness beers, but all things considered it's not abysmal...and that might be the best thing I can say about it.


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Photo of PeteyPiranha
1.73/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer doesn't deserve a fancy review, much the same way a frozen dinner wouldn't be admitted in a cook-off. This beer costs a buck, and you get exactly what you'd expect to get - you get trashed for a couple bucks. This is a great later-in-the-night beer when your taste buds are already fried, or for beer pong and other fast & loose drinking games, or for severe money-savers. Either way, don't expect much. Really, don't expect anything except a metallic, very hoppy yet somewhat easy-going-down ghetto swill. I'm no beer expert but you really don't need to be when the price is blaring on the can: 99 CENTS. So enjoy your dollar beer or four - hell, it's still a great value.

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Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
1.25/5  rDev -50.6%

A totally crummy beer that tastes like liquid aluminum and smells like it too. But hey it was 99 cents. Wouldn't buy it again unless I had only a dollar to my name though.

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Photo of TheBeerLord
2.69/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

It's a cheap Malt Liquor, pretty much just a session beer. Tastes exactly like the price would lead you to assume. This is more of an "I want to get drunk" kind of beer than a fancy, tasty beer, but at 99 cents for a 24 ounce can, can you really argue with it?

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Photo of longisland1983
1.06/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I happened to be at a local deli. Scrapping spare change and decided for only a dollar
Why not give it a try.

This beer is downright gnarly.

Out of the can its even worse

The taste is metal
And the smell is also a metallic funk

Hands down the worst beer I have ever had. Try it for a review, that's about it.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

40 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It has a golden hue to it. Generous amounts of rocky, white head cling to the sides of the glass.

S - I get the typical grain and grass of a malt liquor, but I also get some soap which leans toward some floral hops.

T - It really lacks flavor. Typically, malt liquors have an alcohol taste and some off flavors. I get a little of the grain and grass, but it tastes more like an adjunct lager.

M - Thin

O - This is a pretty tame malt liquor. It is weaker tasting than most. It goes down easy and was a great way to celebrate today's holiday.

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Photo of Raime
1.08/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Pours dark nasty gold with a one finger head. No lacing.

S - metal, aluminum. That's it.

T - Metal, aluminum. That's it.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, pretty much a nice big load of garbage. Perhap s SLIGHTY above Steel reserve.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.38/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$.99 for the 24 oz. can. Crazy Stallion Malt Liquor has a thick, white head (which recedes fairly quickly) and a clear, golden, somewhat bubbly appearance. The aroma is of sweet and sour grain husk, and the flavor is sweet, fruity, a bit hoppy, and bold. An alcohol burn does appear down the throat. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Crazy Stallion Malt Liquor finishes mild, crisp, and easy drinking. This one surprised me. I found it enjoyable.


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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
2.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24oz can (99¢) served in a large glass beer mug.

L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned out in a hurry.

S - sweet, grainy aroma.

T - very sweet tasting with a light touch of sourness on the finish but still sticky sweet on the lips.

F - medium bodied with good carbonation for hearty burping.

O - worth a try for the price and nostalgia if you remember the original Crazy Horse Malt Liquor.

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Photo of BrewMaven
2.78/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've been a glutton for potential punishment lately and when I saw this at the local everything store for a mere $1.15 I just couldn't help my cheap self...

Pours a rich, morning pee clear gold with a minimal head that just vanished before I blinked! Impressive carbonation right after the pour.

Smell was almost nonexistent save for a hint of what seemed like generic grain aroma. No listed abv and no hint of a strong alcohol presence either.

Taste was clean mild grain, not overly sweet, very smooth and easy drinking. No hint of hops in the least. Clean finish...Mouthfeel is on the thin side and carbonation stayed strong.

You can't really go wrong for the price although it IS a completely forgettable beer. Cheers!

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Photo of jeranbrews
2.23/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - amber clear color with giant fluffy soapy head. Mild continued carbontation.

S - oil drum,recently used, can filled with hay

T - sweet medicine and aspirin. With some canned air and a pinch of grass clippings

M - airy watery but also with alcohol burn.

D - 99cents for 24oz. Maybe paid a bit too much. An extra 50 cents gets you more flavor and more abv.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.38/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can 24 oz.

A: Pale orange with a crystal clarity that you could easily read small text through. The head was a bit soapy, quick to dissipate and dirty white in color. Light, and very spacious rise of carbonation was quick on the move.

S: Corny fusels. Some dried kernel scents, very light alcohol detection at first.

T: The flavor was starchy grains, light dry caramelized notes, sweet with a refrained alcohol content and presence. Upon warming corny fusels show and are evident but manageable. Dry starch finish.

M: Medium bodied, syrupy, light carbonation but still has some rough patches. Carbonation was constant throughout the drink.

O: Drinkability was a bit hesitant, not very smooth, comes in a bit subpar per style.

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Photo of emerge077
2.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

5.9% abv, $0.99 24 oz. can. Brewed by "Hornell Brewing Co., LaCrosse WI".
Native American themed malt liquor, City Brewing, have you no shame...

Used to see empty cans of this on the street in my old hood, booze of choice among the transient population. It's definitely a cheap buzz.

Poured into a shaker pint, as cold as possible without freezing. Bright clarity, urine gold, steady streams of rising carbonation. Feeble broken veil of skim across the surface, initial pour didn't get much of a head to form, but there was a bit of foam the second time, when poured straight down the middle.

Swilly, cidery grape and dull wet grain aroma. Something artificial and unnatural about it.

Harsh astringent feel, a winning combination of coarse overcarbonation and sharp astringent grape/apple flavors. This needs to be consumed with pretzels or something to cleanse the palate immediately, the aftertaste is taunting my gag reflex. Wet manila folders, grape juice, communion wine. Watery and fizzy, a flaccid and utterly bland industrial lager. Not planning to finish the rest of this.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a Surly shaker pint glass.

The seventh entry in SwillFest 2011. It pours a clear straw topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises harsh vanilla and cream soda, wheat, and corn syrup. Hoofah, indeed! The taste unfortunately brings in more of the same, though the corn syrup is slightly sweeter and there's a bit of light wheat thrown in for good measure. Well, good is a strong word. The body is a rather light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dryly syrupy feel. Overall, a malt lickah that wants to be a cream ale, but instead fails at both professions.

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Photo of Vdubb86
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in a tulip glass

Swillfest continues....

This is pale golden. There is corn smell on the nose. I really think this is truly a sad excuse for anything close to tasting good. The flavor is pretty terrible. Lots of adjuncts. It's really really hard to swallow this beer and I don't think that there is too many individuals who would willingly want this whole thing for themselves.

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Photo of gainesvillegreg
1.84/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Reviewed from notes.
The old adage "never judge a book by its cover" has nothing to do with malt liquor. American Malt Liquors always give you an indication of how the brew will treat you depending on the label design and Crazy Stallion is no exception. The use of large or ferocious animal will let you know you will feel as if you were attacked by said creature after a few drinks. The minimalist style of font or background often belies the thin, watery nature of the liquid within.
The dappled horse background design and the name "Crazy Stallion" let the drinker know, they are in for some serious pain. Although, the Stallion comes from the same people that make Earthquake HG, so I have nothing to fear.

Head is pure white, thin and effervescent over a clear, straw colored body.
The aroma is of permanent markers, the last drops of stale church wine and wet grain.
No taste in my mouth gives any indication that this is beer. Cloyingly sweet cereals and the familiar fusel oil flavors of grape and apple that don't often come out in MLs with lower alcohol contents. I can be sure by the intense heartburn I have already that there is a lot of rice in here.
Very watery mouth feel and minimal carbonation.

As much trash as I talk about this beer, there is no beating the price. At $0.99 for a 24oz can, it might even be cheaper than the Walgreens beer, Big Flats.

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Photo of BeerNinja007
3.48/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a huge 40 of this stuff a while ago for $1.99 at Amity Wine & Spirits, New Haven CT. Served chilled in a standard pint glass, though I might switch to chugging it from the bottle.

Clear piss yellow brew, frothy white head has decent retention. Smells semi-sweet with a bit of skunky lemongrass hop and metal. Taste isn't all that bad, surprisingly. Light and crisp, a bit of grainy sweetness, mild lemon pulp hop. Thin and very very chuggable. Not much malt character, more like a semi-sweet beer soda.

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Crazy Stallion from City Brewing Company, LLC
Beer rating: 62 out of 100 with 73 ratings