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

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Added by NeroFiddled on 11-14-2002

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Photo of babaracas
3.53/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Malt liquor tallboy, pours a clear amber with fast fading head, no lacing. Smell: raw corn on the cob, touch of malt and alcohol. Taste: grainy and malty, apples. Mouthfeel: thin but crisp with a sharp rush of carbonation. This is not a bad tasting malt liquor.

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Photo of shadow1961
2.26/5  rDev -10%
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 99ยข 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 ChainGangGuy
1.77/5  rDev -29.5%
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 clayrock81
2.6/5  rDev +3.6%
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 BuckeyeNation
2.2/5  rDev -12.4%
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 Frozensoul327
2.18/5  rDev -13.1%
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 budgood1
3.77/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out of the 40 ounce big mouth bottle an ordinary amber hue with a short lived thin fine head. just the slightest wisp of lace left on the glass as i sip. a fairly non offensive aroma of malt and adjunct...i almost think i'm smelling a bit of hops too....hmmmm. upon tasting, the immediate first thought is that this isn't too bad. some real malt flavour and a fairly dry finish. NO obnoxious sweet adjunt corniness and slap you silly jet fuel alcohol. this malt liquor is being drank ice cold after a hards day work and it is almost refreshing like another malt liquor fave mickey' fact i would say this is definitely a winner in the malt liquor category. the mouthfeel is smooth and backed up with a solid body...the aftertaste is somewhat sweet and belly warming, but pleasant and gentle in a way many other malt liquors are not.

drinkability is high for a four-o and although i poured this into a glass, i like the wide mouth bottle for future opportunities to suck down a bottle out of the brown bag. oh yeah.

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Photo of aforbes10
1.5/5  rDev -40.2%
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 brewdlyhooked13
2.58/5  rDev +2.8%
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 MarkBlackout
2.98/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Crazy Stallion, whose name offends me way less than Crazy Horse, ain't too bad. It is somewhat better in a bottle, but most recently I've drank a few 16oz. cans of it. It is one of the cheapest beers available, ounce for ounce, here in scenic Bed-Stuy. Its got a bit of a sharp, off-taste component to its basic malt liquor adjunct-funk, but nothing to whine about. It might just have you digging in your couch cushions and putting your shoes back on.

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Photo of nortmand
1.86/5  rDev -25.9%
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 TastyTaste
2.72/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Not bad, as malt liquors go, not that it was very good, or anything, it still wsa pretty bad. Strong alcohol, corn, a little grain in the taste and smell. This is better than many malt liquors, compared to most other beers this stuff is downright terible, but compare it to Evil Eye and it is great.

They should've called it Wyld Stalyn, to capitalize on all that PR the could get from associating themselves with Bill and Ted. I also read somewhere that this stuff was orignally called "Crazy Horse" and featured a picture of a native american on the can, but it was deemed offensive for some reason, and got changed to a horse (but they kept the hairstyle).

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Photo of Gagnonsux
2.63/5  rDev +4.8%
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 connecticutpoet
2.28/5  rDev -9.2%
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 Shiloh
3.08/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

My intro of Crazy Horse came in a 24 oz. can. Very pretty on arrival with a clear body, two fingered head and a semi dark golden colour. Carbonation was inactive.
The nose had a very light citrus hint..maybe lime.
The body is medium.
Taste has a grassy sweetness but leaves you dry.
No after lingering after taste here..just dry.
Above average for a malt liquor.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Wow, forty ounces of Crazy Horse I thought this beer was a joke when I saw it, and thought to myself there's no way hell that it's any good. The label reminded me of the Arizona Iced Tea bottles and according to Nero's review I guess they are the ones who are responsible for the bottling here. Appears a golden with a white frothy shot lived head leaving minimal lacing. As far as the aroma goes it's light but there are some nice tones here sweet grain, very clean subtle floral notes possibly some hops in there. Taste is very solid I'd imagine there is some alcohol considering the malt liquor label but it's probably the cleanest tasting malt liquor I have ever tasted sweet rolling flavor some fruit edged tones in there and not a bad beer simple light refreshing best of all no gag reflex occurs with each sip. Mouthfeel is extremely thin no texture to this beer even smooth carbonation in the sense that it's not too harsh on the throat with each gulp of this bad boy. Drinkability for a college student like myself if I'm going for the buzz this maybe an option in the future under two bucks I can't complain solid malt liquor no off flavors and refreshing plus I like the bottle and the name...Crazy Horse...Oh yeah!!!!

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(40oz bottle)Pours a deep golden color, leans towards a dark golden. Decent frothy white head. Not to much that stands out on the nose, some malty aromas. Fairly smooth on the palate, slightly fruity, slight nuttiness, grainy maltiness, sweet, actually its pretty decent. Decent american malt-liquor brew....

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.3/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

40 oz wide-mouth, screw-cap bottle. Contract brewed for Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons - the people that brought you Arizona Iced Teas. They're more of a marketing company than a beverage producer, so it's interesting that they'd invest in packaging for a beer style that's mainly consumed wrapped in a brown paper bag. However, the beer pours a surprisingly rich golden colored body topped by a full, frothy bright white head that holds OK but eventually drops to just a minor collar and a flat surface. The aroma expresses a lightly fruity (apples) and gently nutty but solid maltiness. The alcohol is only minimally noticeable. A firm body combines with a fine and moderate carbonation for a smooth and mildly creamy mouthfeel. The flavor mimics the aroma: lightly fruity with a clean, sweet, and grainy maltiness. A strong percentage of adjunct is clearly used, allowing the beer to maintain its firm body but not be overwhelmed with true rich malt flavor. Bittering hops are barely present, and there is no noticeable hop flavor or aroma. Very well done, just smooth and clean sweet malt with a well hidden alcohol (although it can build on you after 20 ounces or so). A surprisingly well done malt liquor, but a little sweet on the palate.

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