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Camo Silver Ice | Camo Brewing Company

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Camo Brewing Company
Nevada, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bditty187 on 05-21-2003

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2/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.16/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

24 fl oz can.


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Photo of emerge077
1.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottled by "Camo Brewing Co, Lacrosse, WI" and inkjetted "0239". Hope this isn't years old, doubt it will matter that much though.

Clear glass 40 out of a random dingy cooler. Poured into a large mug, it forms a pretty good sized head and has some rings of lacing that coat the glass. Rapid rising carbonation in sparse streams, urine gold shade. Head lasts for the first couple sips, and eventually breaks apart.

Skunky aroma of the euro pils variety, something vaguely floral suggesting hops. Clear glass will do that… light sweet grain and some musty oxidized notes.

Harsh astringency, tacky and mealy aftertaste. Sticky sweet grain flavor, envelope glue, wet manila folders. Blehhh. Weak and unpleasant in the taste and mouthfeel departments. The astringency is the real dealbreaker here though. Turrible. Run far far away.

Drinking something this godawful really makes one appreciate the good stuff even more.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.42/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

CANtastic! Another new beer in a CAN, albeit high gravity lager.

It began with a finger of bone-white head but experienced such low retention that it became wisps even before I finished pouring. Color was a lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was fusel, really bitingly so. Phew! Mouthfeel was medium with a hot alcohol burn on the tongue obscuring any flavor. A second swallow evinced a sweet-tartness, like a candy, but not a good one. Finish left me breathless, but not in a good way. Oof.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
1.76/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This review is part of Malt Likkapalooza VII, in which Camo Silver Ice will go toe-to-toe with a can of Jaguar High Gravity Lager in a fight to the death. I try to match up ABVs as closely as possible so that neither beer gains an unfair advantage. I'm guessing that more alcohol for the money is the biggest advantage one malt liquor can have over another; for most aficionados at least. I'm all about... uh... flavor though, so let's see how these two bad boys stack up.

Classic amber topped by a brighter white cap that looks good immediately after the pour. It's the creamier of the two lids and actually leaves quite a bit of lace-like lace. This is a pretty good looking malt liquor... not that most people will do anything other than swill it out of the can.

Camo's nose is more aromatic and slightly more musky hoppy. Although alcohol is a big part of the nasal profile, it isn't a deal-breaker by any means. There probably isn't a big enough difference between these two for different scores to be granted. Slight edge for CSI though.

This offering is more boldly flavored than its competitor. That isn't a positive in case you were wondering. I didn't mention it when describing the nose, but there's as much apple flavor here as in Jaguar. Unfortunately, the beer tastes like rancid apple chunks soaking in rubbing alcohol. Don't light any matches near this stuff.

The mouthfeels are indistinguishable from one another. See the Jaguar review for specifics. Almost no one drinks 'the vagrant's choice' for the mouthfeel. It's the brainfeel dude! An ABV of 9.0% will get you where you wanna go in a big hurry.

It looks like Camo Silver Ice has squeaked out a win in Malt Likkapalooza VII on the strength of its superior appearance. Again, most will never see the result of the fine craftsmanship that went into the brewing of this high gravity lager. Unless you have a masochistic streak a mile wide, I'd suggest steering clear of either one of these brews.

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1.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Straw color golden tone with a large bubbled white head leaves thin spread lacing. Aroma: Smells of cooked veggies namingly corn and rice sugary sweetness some actual fruity notes in there as well possibly pear, kinda weird. Taste: Consists of sugary corn/rice adjuncts slightly syrupy with a pretty harsh mix of flavors alcohol evident at 9%, wow this stuff is not something one should drink on the regular. When a pour college student needs to get mildly lubricated on limited money supply, there's really no better time to sample cheap ass malt liquors. Mouthfeel: Somewhat syrupy light to medium bodied artificial carbonation. Drinkability: Not something I will be drinking regularly interesting experience.

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Photo of tone77
1.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a clear 40 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, not as malty as I expected. Taste is yuck. Overpowering flavor of alcohol, really nothing else. Feels yucky in the mouth and drinkability is awful. Overall one of the worst beers I drank in recent memory.

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Photo of Zorro
2.02/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I have a secret love of bad beers. Someone has to taste it first right? Imported from a Wyoming truck stop.

So...I never expected this $1 can of booze to be a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster.

But I am Fair so lets pop the top and see what is in the can.

So like almost every malt liquors on earth it does a good job of looking like a Lager. Gold color with a decent white colored head that doesn't last.

Smell. Yeah...Denatured Alcohol and corn. There is a Fruity smell but no Identifiable Fruit. Every home brewer on earth knows the smell of beer fermented too hot.

Dare I taste it? After Superbrew 15 I am an Explorer in badness.It tastes better than expected. Flavor is Apple Juice, Everclear and Crackers. There is no Gag reflex or anything just the taste of your first failure at making a lager in a bad way. Still it isn't revolting. Dryer than most and intensely fruity. I can give this an honest 2.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall it is better than I feared. Still if you buy a can of this you know it will not be BCS.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.4/5  rDev +62.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of scruffwhor
2.83/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- 24oz canpoured a straw yellow with a slight hint of light amber to darken the brew. One and a half head dissipated rather quickly.

Smell- Very tart, with a hint of green apple esters and lets not forget a noticeable wiff of ALCOHOL.

Taste- Very adjuncty, which I can only better describe as skuny asting. Still very estery but minus the green apples. Ends a little buttery with of course some alchol to warm your body and dull your mind.

Mouthfeel- Alcohol and hops make up most of the palate. Would be light except for the alcoholic burn.

Drinkability- It could be better if the alcohol kick was a bit subdued. But could for getting drunk fast and cheap.

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1.25/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of buschbeer
2.39/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

40oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It is gold in color and topped with an inch of white head that disappeared almost instantly.

S - I get the typical sweet grain and some toast.

T - I get sweet grains and alcohol.

M - Thin and slick

O - It tastes like most high gravity malt liquors, but the 9% raises the bar for those who are just drinking to get drunk.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
1/5  rDev -52.2%

Camo Silver Ice has an extremely thin, white head, a clear, golden, somewhat bubbly appearance, but the overall look is not so clean. The aroma is very offensive and is picked up right when the can is cracked open. It is a sickly-sweet, pungent, strong, odor of wet grain husk and rotted candy. The flavor is equally repellent, with grain husk, unusual sweetness, with strong and cheap alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with a dastardly chalky under-taste. Camo Silver Ice finishes semi-wet, boozy, and stomach turning. I poured it out.


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Photo of Reidrover
2.23/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bought this 24 oz can for 75 cents on sale. Appearance i have to give average as there is nothing wrong with it. Corn oil golden with a small white head. Aroma mostly cooking apples for some reason..cooking apples and a bit of soap. Actually not as horrific as I expected. Taste again sour cooking apples with some rubbing alcohol. Palte thin yet sticky in an unpleasing way. Overall really not as bad as i expected. If you like cooking apples ( UK) you will tolerate this one. Way better than the awesomely bad Camo Genuine Ale.

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Photo of rydev24
1.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Crosling
1.08/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Clear pale in color with a moderate head that quickly disappears. Aromas of vegetables, fish, light grains and DMS. Flavor is fairly clean and it tastes like corn. Hints of paint thinner and gasoline as well. Gruesome. Beware. Must malt liquor reviews require 250 characters?

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Photo of Offa
1.64/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I don't find this to be the worst malt liquor out there, since it is actually drinkable, but it's fairly close.

This is gold, rather fizzy, with a medium, bubbly, airy white head that soon dissipates to a few clear, ugly bubbles.

The aroma is musty, cheap, sweet white wine.

The taste is also basically a cheap, musty, sweet white wine with a faint hint of grain in the finish. The alcohol is quite noticeable in the taste but the palate is rather watery, lacking the smooth fullness of something like Steel Reserve.

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Photo of bditty187
1.66/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Ultra pale yellow, very translucent, minimal animation, foamy bright white head, fair retention, a speck of lace. Strong fusel alcohol and sweet adjunct nose, not inviting at all. I reluctantly took a sip… yuck, burning alcohol, raw, sweet adjunct riddled. There is something oddly empty about it, very hollow. It is very harsh on the back of the throat. The mouthfeel is very thin, minimal carbonation aids this phenomenon. My palate is too sophisticated for this evil Lager. This is only for idiotic people who seek to quickly get loaded… cheaply. My advice for BAs: Skip it.

I could not finish half of the 24 oz. can; at a $1.19 it was way overpriced.

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Photo of TastyTaste
1.6/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Cheap and strong, strong and cheap. I drank it straight from it's 24 oz. silver can. Smell skunky and corny. Taste is so offensive it was a chore to take a sip. About halfway through the second can I couldn't taste it, because of it's 9.0% ABV. Not a quality product, unless you are looking for a cheap buzz.

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Photo of rye726
1.03/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I saw this at a house party and gave it a try. My mistake. A pale straw color with a white head that is soon gone. Aromas on bitter yeast and moldy dirt. The flavor profile is no better. Possibly similar to EA-85 gas. Body is light and watery. Over carbonated. Stay away if you can.

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Photo of Mdog
1.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pale gold, decent head that fades out eventually.

Smell: Wet corn.

Taste: Starts with a little sweetness, then a kind of green apple/white wine flavor mixed with alcohol takes over.

Drinkability: Not something I'd drink regularly but not totally abhorrent either.

I figured I'd try one of the Camo products, it's not good but I can drink it. Exploring different styles than I normally drink is interesting, at least that's what I keep telling myself!

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Photo of budgood1
1.33/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

pours out of the 40 oz. bottle a deep golden colour with a lots of fast rising bubbles to feed a furious and frothy head. strong corn syrup aroma...alcohol and some perceptible hop notes. upon tasting...whoa nelly is this some potent stuff...syrupy sweet and full of alcohol. it does not taste good. it's strangely smooth, though...the mouthfeel is really odd...hollow and empty somehow...lifeless and without a soul. and at 9% ABV....if you dare to polish off a 40 of this...you might also become lifeless and missing your soul.

this stuff is awful...this is one of the worst beers i have ever consumed. only the brave or very insanely curious should attempt to drink.

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Photo of MTNboy
2.5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It pours a golden color. There is a lot of carbonation to both the head and body. The head is white and watery. There is not much retention on the head but the lace is very spread out. The smell is piney and little tropical fruit like. Both the taste and the aroma are adjunct. Very malty and sweet a little corn like there is some pine like tones. There is no real aftertaste maybe a little bit of a liquor.

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Photo of Raime
1.08/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

" Fortune favors the bold ".

Yeah..we'll see about that.

L - Poured see through piss yellow without any trace of a head

S - This one smelled like some booze. Not good booze either. More of the kinda booze that leaves an ever present headache of bastard children after a one night stand turns into an unwanted.comittment and a shotgun wedding type of booze.

T - Tases like grain alcohol had geschlechsverkher with a stalk of pesticide ridden corn.

F - Numbing at least.

O - This may rival steel reserve in terms of worst beer I've ever consumed.

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Camo Silver Ice from Camo Brewing Company
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