Mount Rushmore of Bad Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by dennis3951, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (386) Apr 29, 2012 California
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    Perfectly stated.
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  2. WIBeerSnob

    WIBeerSnob Initiate (186) Jan 31, 2017 Wisconsin
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    Easy to go with the popular macro beers for this. So I'll go with my Mount Rushmore of bad WI micro brewery beers.

    1. Anything from Water Street Brewery - Basically just colored water
    2. Door County Cherry Wheat (Shipwrecked) - Ever had Robitussin as a child?
    3. Wheat Monkey (Lakefront) - Surprisingly bad from a well respected brewery
    4. Wisconsin Amber (Capital Brewery) - Similar to #1 on my list

    Curious to hear opinions of WI beer drinkers
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  3. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,877) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Oh yeah, there are certainly a lot of stinkers out there in craft beer world.

    Orange Blossom Pilsner

    Willy | Alpine Beer Company

    Steam Engine Lager | Steamworks Brewing Co.

    Really Far Away Imperial Double IPA | The Fort Collins Brewery

    To be fair, the 2nd to 4th brewer of origin brew some that are certainly not stinkers.
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  4. Newport_beerguy

    Newport_beerguy Zealot (557) Feb 24, 2011 Rhode Island
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    I looked at my lowest ratings, and these were a combination of terrible mouthfeel, flavor that was pretty much the opposite of what I expected with either no or terrible aroma. Basically the triple crown of suck:

    Big Worse, Mikkeller
    Red Harvest Stout, Guinness
    Amber Ale, Crazy Mountain
    Hopsecutioner, Terrapin
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  5. SteveGus

    SteveGus Initiate (42) Dec 17, 2011 Indiana

    Now this brings back memories. When I was getting into homebrewing and collecting longneck bottles, Wiedemann's was the last beer that was distributed locally in returnable longnecks. So I drank a lot of Wiedemann's and kept the bottles. It wasn't terribly bad.

    On the other hand...

    - Buckhorn Beer
    - Red White and Blue Beer
    - St. Ides
    - Top Hat Beer

    and these go back years.
  6. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (809) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Yeah, there are some really great bad movies, Like Them and The Giant Claw..
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  7. Minipork

    Minipork Initiate (195) Dec 11, 2010 Illinois
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    Slight rephrase, these are beers I hated, but others might have enjoyed

    Floyd D'Rue
    New Belgium La Folie
    Founders Azacca
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  8. highdesertdrinker

    highdesertdrinker Disciple (383) Nov 5, 2012 Arizona
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    I’ll play. I know there will be some hoots and hollers about a couple of my choices, but here go, in no particular order:

    Pete’s Wicked Ale
    Red Stripe
    Milwaukee’s Best Light

    I bought Pete’s with the best intentions since I had a couple of their other beers and liked them, but the Wicked Ale was aptly named. Guinness, received it in a beer gift basket about 10 years ago, thought it tasted like creek water. I might like it more now that I’ve gone heavy into stouts. Red Stripe, tastes like urine, don’t care what the smiling dark man says, it ain’t beer. Milwaukee’s Best Light, my wife’s aunt left 3 cans in my fridge about 5 years ago, drain poured the last one after choking down the first two. Old Style, which I drank a swimming pool full back in the 80”s with a buddy of mine, tastes like Pliny next to that swill!
  9. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,877) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Agreed!! Love them there flicks.
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  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,877) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Hehe. Red White and Blue and Buckhorn. You said them.
  11. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,877) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Ever seen It! The Terror From Beyond Space? The monster was the last role played by a fellow who specialized in portraying monster gorillas.

    Ray Corrigan was his name.
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  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,377) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I wouldn't go so far as to say that I like it, but never found it all that terrible. It's just a bland tart wheat ale with a bit of cranberry flavoring. Pretty quenching, and goes down easy enough.
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  13. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,377) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Is that another name for Robot Monster? Because it sounds like you're describing that one.
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  14. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,877) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Laws no! That was the campiest movie I've ever seen along with Plan 9 From Outer Space.

    It was like a precursor to Alien.
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  15. rgordon

    rgordon Champion (809) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Leslie Nielsen learned his Airplane schtick back in the 50s. I think we're all better for it! These campy films are like a cup of tea....Or a Ballantine XXX....
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,877) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    The REAL Ballantine XXX. The current one should be banished to...The Forbidden Planet.
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  17. Shroud0fdoom

    Shroud0fdoom Poo-Bah (1,626) Oct 31, 2013 Maryland
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    This is fun! Let’s see who I can offend

    • Rogue’s Voodoo Maple
    • Founders’ Lizard of Koz (Because I really think a bug got in the barrel and they tried to mask it with tart Blueberries).
    • Mikkellers’ Ultramate 1000
    • That infected Abomination that @ThisWangsChung got me at Max’s a few years ago...hated it so much I forgot it’s name.
  18. darhobo123

    darhobo123 Initiate (122) Jul 28, 2009 Virginia

    Pete's, whoah! A bit of a throwback for me. I was just telling my girlfriend the other day about how Pete's used to be EVERYWHERE (she had never heard of it).. I remember enjoying the strawberry YEARS ago in some of my first craft mix-6's :slight_smile:.
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  19. hollyshubby

    hollyshubby Initiate (18) Dec 15, 2011 Ohio

    Any beer by shocktop. We tried a bourbon ale that tasted like drinking cardboard.
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  20. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Zealot (542) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    Forgot about prickly pear, yeah that one totally sucked
  21. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Zealot (542) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan


    I have both these beers and bought before knowing of BA. After reading reviews I really fear drinking these 2 beers. Also have Crazy Brewskie from same brewery. My question though is although awful beers do either one of you believe aging them could improve taste?
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  22. sportscrazed2

    sportscrazed2 Aspirant (250) Mar 29, 2010 Indiana
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    Meh. I'll drink anything after [​IMG]
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  23. Gobearswalter34

    Gobearswalter34 Meyvn (1,118) Aug 1, 2014 Illinois

    Great call on the Ninjas Mystical Jack. Add Old Milwaukee to the list.
  24. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,417) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    False. Malort is actually a good bitter liquor. I always keep a bottle on hand.
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  25. HawkeyeJosh

    HawkeyeJosh Initiate (186) Jul 14, 2012 Arkansas
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    Rogue Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale - this tasted like lemon cleaning solution
    Shock Top Raspberry Wheat - cough medicine
    Brasserie Grain d'Orge Belzebuth - I remember hating this beer, but I don't remember why
    Tie - Stone Crime and Stone Punishment - almost undrinkable, so friggin spicy
  26. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,548) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    Rolling Rock
    Breckenridge Nitro Orange Creme Ale
    Rolling Rock
    Leinenkugel's Watermelon Shandy
    Rolling Rock
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  27. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (1,970) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    In the case of Before-After Triple Bock, I doubt it. There just doesn't seem to be enough character to the base beer. To my taste, it's more akin to an extremely high ABV cheap malt liquor than a doppelbock. There are some off flavors alongside that nasty alcohol bite. It wouldn't cost much to try it, though.
  28. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Zealot (542) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    That's a shame. Well I'll continue to age it since I already have it. But I don't look forward to the day I open it. Maybe I'll just pass it off to someone who double crosses me.
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  29. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Zealot (542) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    Voodoo doughnuts lemon just sounds disgusting. So besides regular doughnut they also have a lemon variant of it?
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  30. CanesHeatFins305

    CanesHeatFins305 Initiate (164) Nov 25, 2014 Florida
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    Habanero Sculpin ...and I like spicy
    Gimme S'more (JWB)
    Lemon Meringue Pie (Funky Buddha)
  31. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,205) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    That would probably be the Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. That one made my Mt. Rushmore of crap (see page 2 of the postings)
  32. lic217

    lic217 Crusader (787) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    I agree with many above. I will take an AAL by miller or bud over the below. All of which were gross, which to me is worse then not having much flavor. Sorry for more then four. They all were awful...
    04-21-2014 Heresy
    Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
    Russian Imperial Stout 1.5
    05-04-2013 Founders Doom
    Founders Brewing Company
    American Double / Imperial IPA 1.5
    05-11-2014 Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy
    The Traveler Beer Co.
    Fruit / Vegetable Beer 1.5
    06-28-2014 Grove
    Night Shift Brewing
    Saison / Farmhouse Ale 1.5
    05-01-2016 West Coast Citrus IPA
    Powder Hollow Brewery
    American IPA 1.58
    07-07-2013 Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
    Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
    Fruit / Vegetable Beer 1.75
    04-05-2015 Irish Ale
    Top Shelf Brewing Company
    Irish Red Ale 1.87
    03-30-2013 #9
    Magic Hat Brewing Company
    Fruit / Vegetable Beer 2
  33. OKbrew89

    OKbrew89 Crusader (718) May 13, 2013 Oklahoma
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    Florida Beer Swamp Ape IPA
    Anheuser-Busch Wild Blue
    Boulevard Mint Julep Tripel
    Anthem Pappy Burleson
    Honorable Mention: Mustang Sweet Potato Porter

    I had to hold my nose to drink it or I gave out and poured them out.
  34. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (337) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Iron City Light (yes there is such a thing)
    Horny Goat Brownie Porter
    Climax Hoffmann Doppel Bock
    Yuengling IPL
  35. mgross50

    mgross50 Initiate (130) Apr 15, 2004 New York

    I remember Piels Real Draft as a kid in the 70's, the cheap relatives used to love it! My Dad would not drink it because he was not "that thirsty". In the very early 80's me and my buddy got hold of a six pack and both said .... this sucks!
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  36. mgross50

    mgross50 Initiate (130) Apr 15, 2004 New York

    I agree with you on the Shiner stuff, I think there beer is terrible. One time I bought a mixed 12 pack and ended up chucking 10 of them.
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  37. mgross50

    mgross50 Initiate (130) Apr 15, 2004 New York

    Yeah Rolling Rock has a real funky after taste!
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  38. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (692) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Bud light lime
    Sweet baby Jesus
    Cave creek chili / habenero sculpin
    SN Brux......horrible beer. Flat cardboard waste of $15.

    A beer I hated but then loved was Old Nick. It was just much too much for my beginner taste of 1985. Anyone want to post a beers you hated but then loved thread.

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  39. Rollmeaway2loadout

    Rollmeaway2loadout Disciple (314) Jan 30, 2016 Illinois

    The kids will not remember BEER ( generic). The Jewel stores a few decades back sold generic beer in a white can with a strange green color paint on the base. Real crap.
  40. Rollmeaway2loadout

    Rollmeaway2loadout Disciple (314) Jan 30, 2016 Illinois

    You are correct about Boxer Lager.
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