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Crazy Stallion | City Brewing Company, LLC

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Crazy StallionCrazy Stallion

Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 11-14-2002

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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 58
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 SometimesIfart
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 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 aforbes10
1.5/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Another contender in Malt Liquorpalooza 2006. This ML poured out very watery looking with a big old white head. smell was predictably skunky, cornwater like. taste was metallic and sour, alcohol laced. full bodied, but in a way that was disconcerting considering its a malt liquor and you expect those to be pretty thin and easy drinking. no more crazy stallion for me please.

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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 ChainGangGuy
1.77/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear, gold body with a small white head.

Smell: Why do I continue to subject myself to these things? Sweet-smelling aroma of cereal, fake flowers, ethanol, and household cleaners.

Taste: Chemo-corny flavor with an odd, troubling sweetness and lab-created floral hints. Heavy pour of rubbing alcohol. Tough to get down.

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Mild carbonation. Thickish mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I mustn't let the Crazy Stallion win, I mustn't let it beat me, but I'm afraid I'm done for. Ugh.

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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 nortmand
1.86/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Actually pours a fairly dark yellow, nearly amber. Bleachy white head.

Smell is grass and corn. Or corn and grass, depending on your preference.

Slighlty sweet flavor up front. No hop presence until a very light bitterness at the end. Metallic and swampy. Alcohol burn lingers.

Very carbonated, thick and greasy, high alcohol and little balance makes this a tough one to drink, although not as bad as anticipated.

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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 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 Frozensoul327
2.18/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

From a 40 oz bottle split with PiecesOfFlair. Pours out to a medium orange golden color with a spit-like head. No lace. I can't smell anything. Maybe some malt? I can't tell. Taste is tolerable but far from enjoyable. Light sour malt, sweet alcohol, corn. Ugh. Mouthfeel is rather rich but doesn't make up for the poor flavor. Drinkability is questionable. A decent malt-liquor, but does that really give you any indication of how good it is? Pass on it, unless you must.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.2/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I find it interesting that the picture shows a can of Crazy Horse, a name that hasn't been used since 2001 because of a lawsuit threatened by the Sioux people and the Crazy Horse estate. The settlement included 32 Pendleton blankets, 32 braids of sweetgrass, 32 twists of tobacco and 7 thoroughbred race horses. Seriously.

This can of Crazy Stallion will be going up against a can of Haffenreffer Private Stock in Malt Likkapalooza V, the latest in my series of head to head comparsions of... what else... malt liquors. It's too bad that something called Custer's Choice isn't being brewed, but then we'd know the outcome in advance.

First off, I like this can much better. It has better graphics with a much better color scheme. The HPS can is a little too old school. There's a more subtle difference between the beers themselves. This one is darker amber and could almost be called orange. The cap is a more dingy white and isn't nearly as creamy or as sticky.

The noses are almost exactly alike. They both smell like simple, untoasted grain with a whiff of musky hops. If pressed, I'd say that Crazy Stallion's nose is a wee bit less powerful.

Neither one of these (not so bad) bad boys sets my world on fire. I purposely chose two contestants that are relatively close in ABV since I think that makes things more fair. This beer is 5.9% and Haffenreffer is 6.9%. I wonder if the extra 1.0% makes a difference. Private Stock tastes slightly better, more malt liquorish. This one is too sweet and lacks power.

The mouthfeel is somewhere within the broad range of medium for the style. It may be a fraction more full, due to the increased sugar load, and it may have a few more bubbles. There's very little difference, though, which seems to be the theme of this contest.

I haven't yet thought about the specific numbers, much less added them up, but my gut tells me Crazy Stallion fades on the final turn and loses at the wire. Neither one of these beers is all that wonderful, possibly because the ABV isn't high enough for some serious malt liquor action. I tend to like the 'no holds barred' versions of this style the best. In short, Crazy Horse could stand to be a lot more crazy.

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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 shadow1961
2.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Crazy Stallion Malt Liquor pours a couple fingers of loose foam
over a dark yellow brew. That head collapses to nothing in short order,
leaving something that looks just a little bit too much like a slightly fizzy
urine sample.Carbonation is fairly active, but steady, and the nose is your
basic macro lager sweet corn- just more intense. It's a malt liquor, right?
The flavor is slightly sweet corn up front- some kind of hoppy thing for balance,
but faint. Mouthfeel is not as thin as a macro lager, and if there is a bit more
alcohol in this thing, I'm not feeling it. The aftertaste is a weird metallic fruity
thing. At 99¢ per 24 ounce can, I'm thinking this'll be a staple of many teenage
benders. Swill for the person on a budget.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
2.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I had a 40 oz. bottle called Crazy Stallion, but according to the following URL it's the same beer:


They show a bottle with a label that looks identical to mine except for the name (3rd from the left).

Still amazing to me how cheap this stuff is. Definitely enough to get you wasted for under two bucks.

Poured into a 22 oz. pilsner glass. Got a short foamy head that dissipated fast.

Aroma is of corn and slightly of hops. The corn is definately the prevailing odor, however.

The taste was bitter, followed by corn and grains. The taste faded quickly however. Not too bad an effect, considering I am not a big fan of malt liquors.

Couldn't drink it though... something about it just wouldn't let me. Just couldn't bring myself to down it.

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Photo of tone77
2.38/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a can into a weizen glass. Has a rich golden color with a reddish hue to it and a 1/2 inch head. Smell is fairly pleasant, a little sweet. I was looking foward to my first sip. Well the taste is not so good. Almost like bitter corn. This beer is also bitter in the mouth. I struggled to finish my 24 oz. can. Not a good beer at all.

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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 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 brewdlyhooked13
2.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Appearance - decent straw/golden color. An initial head of a finger plus, it falls back into the glass quickly with no lace. Additional pours from the 24-ounce can make no bubbles unless you really dump it in there.

Aroma - grain, slightly sweet nose. After settling it has a husk-like corn smell.

Taste - sweet, corn-influenced flavor, accented with alcohol in a very simple and plain fashion. Nothing wrong, just not that great.

Mouthfeel - moderate body weight, fair crispness, does the beer properly as best it can.

Drinkability - thirst quenching with food, but not especially tasty or complementary.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A. Large pounder can. Did not bother pouring it into anything but my mouth. Therefore I rate it average. It probably scored a better grade that way anyway.

S. Light astringent grain that borders a sweet corn syrup smell. Malts are lost in translation.

T. Well I wish I could have graded this two different ways. Cold and Not So Cold. When its cold, most of the impurities and nastiness is hidden and this brew is drinkable, with a malt body with some adjuncts that are not at all offensive. As it proceeds to become Not So Cold, the harsh astringency bite rears its ugly head. "this is a Crazzzy Stallion". Harsh astringency upon even a slight temp. increase, alcohal is slightly evident but not too bad. Still better than most malt liqours I remember, for the style, average.

M. Light a good deal of carbonation, overy so. Lingering astringency and alcohal burning the palate.

D. The unknown ABV is a nice touch. Even poundability suffers once this one sits too long. In such a big ass can, its a surprise they subject you to it. Unless you hardcore, that is..

memorable quotes while drinking

"This is a Crazzzy Stallion"
"It spilled around the bud"
"Hah, who cares if you spill some"

Take a ride, but don't let it gallop away.

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Photo of clayrock81
2.6/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

There's something about this malt liquor. It isn't too high in ABV, so doesn't taste like gasoline like other malt liquors. In fact, the taste is smooth and it goes down fine. Unfortunately, even though this is a decent 40 (I was wondering why they changed the name until I read the review of the lawsuit) I am not feeling well now after drinking it, hurting its drinkability.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
2.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crazy Horse's color is honey golden. Head is weak. Smell is malty with an apple aroma mixed in. Taste is malty and kinda full-flavored for a malt liquor. There really isn't much to say here, just that this is a little bit better than the standard malt liquors on the market.

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Photo of Blake
2.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The only reason I gave this beer such a high appearance rating is because, really the only reason I picked this Malt Liquor out from all the others was for its intriguing design on the can.

The can also reads it's the original Malt Liquor but don't they all say that?

Smells a little dissatisfying, not so much like beer. Sweet and sticky odor, kinda pungent.

Tastes sweet as well, little hops, not too much more flavor than that.

Smooth going down and seems to have a decent amount of alcohol though the smell and the taste don't make it apparent.

I've had better malt liquors.

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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 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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Crazy Stallion from City Brewing Company, LLC
2.53 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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