Camo 900 High Gravity Lager
Camo Brewing Company

Camo 900 High Gravity LagerCamo 900 High Gravity Lager
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Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States
Malt Liquor
Ranked #54
Ranked #29,298
1.69 | pDev: 31.95%
May 14, 2023
Jun 04, 2005
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

1.52/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5
24oz can, let's see what I did to myself...

One the pour 1 finger of bubbly white head formed with surprisingly decent retention, leaving a thick but sudsy ring and a slow dissipation to a thin covering on top. Body is a golden yellow. As expected, no lacing.

Aroma is bad like the cheapest oldest bottle of Sutter home white wine in your local shitty liquor store. It's almost tart. Acetaldehyde for days and hints of vinegar.

Taste is of course an amplification of the aroma, but even dirtier. Sweet shitty rosé without the refreshing vibe, that then transitions into a lightly malty finish with a dirty bitterness that thankfully doesn't grow. The aftertaste is like wine puke.

Feel is at least drinkable, but the knowledge of just how terribly made this is makes my body want to reject it. The only way to drink this beer is to take big gulps, but thay could lead to intestinal distress. At least you can chug it without completely hating yourself, at least completely.

Overall this is bad. Just buy steel reserve, or at least go for the 12.2% alcohol version if you really need to get wasted... and why the hell does this taste like what my palate in high school tasted dry white wine as, but sweet..

If you gotta drink it, for God's sake don't pour it in a glass.
May 14, 2023
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Rated by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

1.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
Camp 900 High Gravity Lager Special Reserve xxXxx. 10.50% ABV.

To its credit, it hides its ABV well. The cloying sweetness is rough.

May 27, 2017
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Rated by BeerZombies1 from Nevada

1.11/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25
really with this? awful is the review i came up with
Feb 26, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Mar 03, 2014
Rated: 1 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Mar 02, 2014
Rated: 1 by mkf629 from Kansas

Mar 02, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by kguyty from Missouri

Sep 24, 2013
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Reviewed by troobie from California

2.6/5  rDev +53.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
The first time I went to Las Vegas, NV, I was abruptly introduced to five different versions of Camo malt liquor. I purchased and consumed every single variety. This review is based on a singular consumption of 900 High Gravity.
Oct 02, 2012
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Reviewed by conductorbrandon from Arkansas

1.31/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
WOW! i stole a 24oz. can of this out of a community motel fridge one nite just cuz i wanted a beer, it was hot out, and everything was closed. wow, that was a mistake. horrible from the word go, the carbonation, wow that is awfull. lot of alcohol, but wow not good at all, would rather not drink at all!
Sep 16, 2009
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

1.96/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5
Mr. CAN here. There is some really deadly beer in CANs and I will tell you about them. Yoi!

I got a finger of rocky, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a fruity flavor. Hmm. Mouthfeel was medium with a fruity flavor. Finish was a cheap vinous flavor. This was liquid crack. NOT recommended for novices.
Aug 03, 2009
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Reviewed by kinger from Ohio

1/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
The top of my can says "Special Reserve" ok who are they kidding, this is hands down a bottom of the barrel malt liquor. I cracked my can and poured an 8 ounce glass full because I needed to see straight into the eye of the evil hidden behind that aluminum can. Pours a dark yellow color with a thick head and constant heavy carbonation. The aroma is revolting, the mouthfeel makes me a little woozy, and the flavor is simply horrific. Overall this "strong lager, a.k.a. malt likka kikka is a tough sell for me, because even if I was looking to get a quick drunk on this beer (term used loosely) is tough to drink. Be afraid, be very afraid!
Jul 31, 2008
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Reviewed by BuckeyeNation from Iowa

2.51/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Since no day is a good day to subject myself to Malt Likkapalooza IX, this day is as bad as any other. For today's bout, this big silver can of Camo 900 will be going up against Lucky Number High Gravity Lager. Is it possible that Camo 900 High Gravity tastes different than Camo High Gravity, Camo Silver Ice and Camo Black Ice? Only an idiot would do a 4-way malt liquor comparison tasting. Hmmm...

Camo is urination yellow (if the hobo is dehydrated), with an off-white lid that is, by far, the better looking of the two. This stuff is actually beginning to deposit some lace on the upper reaches of the glass. Who put a good looking beer in my can of boozy malt liquor? This might be the best looking beer of this style that I've ever seen.

Neither one of the aromas is overly offensive. This one is sweet and corny, with a semi-pleasant floral fruitiness that none of its typical imbibers is likely to appreciate. No great shakes, but doable given what style we're dealing with.

Will wonders ever cease? I didn't think very highly of Camo Silver Ice (for good reason), but this stuff is drinkable if your expectations are in the correct place to start with. The flavor is as simple as a stone and isn't as... ahem... pleasant as the nose, but it ain't bad either. As always, being ice cold helps.

The body/mouthfeel is a bit lighter than the style average and has a 'just right' amount of carbonation. A soft fizziness hits and is then gone, allowing the beer to melt in the mouth with a smoothness (relatively speaking) that is unusual in a malt liquor.

Either 'Special Reserve' Camo 900 High Gravity Lager really is better than Camo Silver Ice or I'm in a malt liqor-receptive mood today. Scary thought. Anyway, Malt Likkapalooza IX wasn't even close. This stuff almost makes me want to go out and buy some brown paper bags.
Feb 17, 2008
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Reviewed by Zorro from California

2.36/5  rDev +39.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Jeez this is a "Special Reserve" beer. What is the reserve a bed in a poison control center?

The pour from the Ghetto sized 24 Oz can gives you a brew best describes as "first piss after the beer fest." Clear and yellow with a questionable white froth on top.

Smell is sweet corn and fruity ester funk that I normally smell in Dogfish Head beers. Matter of fact this smells exactly like DFH Liquor De Malt. And I do see that I gave Liquor De Malt a 3.5 in smell so...

Taste is weirdly unflavored, just some apples and alcohol burn. Near tasteless alcohol delivery device.

Mouthfeel is water plus vodka.

Drinkability is.... Subjective. There are FAR nastier malt Liquors out there and I have tasted them. This is meant for just two types of people HARDCORE alcoholics and College Students...More or less the same thing in some places.

Unless you intend to stop going to work and become a Wine-o AVOID!!!
Nov 23, 2006
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Reviewed by WVbeergeek from West Virginia

2/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Appears: Light pale golden hue bright white head leaves sporadic lacing. Aromatics contain sweet sugary fruit notes touch of honey and alcohol wow no real hop character residual sweetness evident corn and rice in harmony...harmony...harmony...that's a naught by nature reference. Taste is upfront alcohol ridden along with sugary layers of mild fruit notes with corn and rice evident on the palate. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied slightly syrupy leaves streaks of flavor on the palate with each sip. Drinkability: Leaves me wanting something hoppier but the alcohol content is there what can I say we're having fun sampling malt liquors.
Jun 02, 2006
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Reviewed by Crosling from Colorado

1.4/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
Mine says Camo 900. 24 ounce can. Light yellow. Mildly aromatic, with a bit of solvent and dirty fish tank along with grass, light grains and alcohol. The flavor is actually pretty unique but still rough, corny and grainy. There are only mild "off" flavors and this isn’t quite as good as Olde English 800.
Apr 30, 2006
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Reviewed by Fugazme from Nebraska

1.13/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
Good, god almighty. A friend of mine bought me this as a gag. Poured a very pale orangey-yellow. Smell was of sulphur and rubber.

It tasted of rubber and grain. Absolutely bad. Really bad.

I don't know how anyone could stand to drink enough of this to get drunk. I drank about 1/4 of it and then dumped the rest.

Wow... should have passed the novelty on to someone else so I didn't have had to try it.
Aug 23, 2005
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Reviewed by PBRstreetgang from Ohio

1.57/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Pours a gold to light orange hue. One finger head fades along with most of the carbonation in under a minute. Typical malt liquor apple cider smell. Taste is very sweet, almost tangy. Low carbonation and no detectable hops leave this beer flat and unbalanced. I guess the thick body and overly sweet flavor are worth struggling through if you aim to get smashed.
Aug 05, 2005
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Reviewed by BeerBob from Nebraska

2.07/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5
Camo 900 High Gravity Lager pours a classic lager amber from a 24 oz pop top can. The light tan head went over two fingers before turning rocky then settling down to a fine carpet of foam, leaving a fair amount of lace along the way. Plentiful streams of carbonation are rising to replenish the cap of foam in a seemingly endless supply.

Nose is a sweet corn with a floral component followed by the vapors of alcohol. Palate is a very sweet corn with some hops bittering, not quite in balance with the very sweet corn, the hops bittering offsets some, but not all of the sweet corn. Missing is the burn from the 9% by volume alcohol, it is tucked away in the same place as the bite of carbonation, in the viscus liquid of this HGL, the mouth feel is that of a light syrup.

In the end, the sweet corn becomes cloy, the bitter has lost the battle and is nowhere to be found. The sides of my glass are still covered in a fine lace. A good deal of ambivalence is going on with the eye candy and the cloy sweet corn.

For me, its one time around the block... for some one else, I’m not so sure.
Jun 04, 2005
Camo 900 High Gravity Lager from Camo Brewing Company
Beer rating: 59 out of 100 with 18 ratings