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Crazy Stallion | City Brewing Company, LLC

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2.46/5
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64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC
Wisconsin, United States
citybrewery.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 11-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,615
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
64
pDev:
30.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of StevenMilligan
1.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of rojapa
2.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AnotherFloridianDrunk
3.26/5  rDev +32.5%
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 Jcarriglio
1.91/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jslice99
1.94/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of kojevergas
2.01/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

First impression:

D / NOT RECOMMENDED

***
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.

D (2.12) / NOT RECOMMENDED

***
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.

Low D / AVERAGE

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Photo of PeteyPiranha
1.73/5  rDev -29.7%
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 paulish
2.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
1.83/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Not as terrible as I expected it to be. With that being said, horrible beer.

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Photo of gomezc310
5/5  rDev +103.3%

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
1.25/5  rDev -49.2%

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 SteveJeremy
2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Comparison_Ford
1.25/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of TheBeerLord
2.69/5  rDev +9.3%
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 Georgiabeer
1/5  rDev -59.3%

Photo of kguyty
3/5  rDev +22%

Photo of harpus
2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of beernads
1.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of longisland1983
1.06/5  rDev -56.9%
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 Damian74
1.5/5  rDev -39%

Photo of BamfBacon
2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of buschbeer
2.78/5  rDev +13%
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 -56.1%
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 Beermunster
3.5/5  rDev +42.3%

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Crazy Stallion from City Brewing Company, LLC
Beer rating: 2.46 out of 5 with 64 ratings
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