On Tap Liquid Beer Enhancer

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  1. Cenosillicaphobe

    Cenosillicaphobe Initiate (0) Jul 24, 2011 Maine

    This thread is gonna be amazing once people actually start trying this stuff. Myself? I'll take y'all's word for it, and not bother trying it, as I am completely uninterested after seeing the ingredient lists. Should be pretty EPIC though.
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  2. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,487) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Have you mixed it with a Bud or Coors yet? We need input for science!
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  3. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,191) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Beer Trader

    Too funny, I pass "On Tap Beer LLC" on my way to work every day. No wonder I started seeing that stuff around here so quickly.
  4. rather

    rather Aspirant (262) May 31, 2013 California

    it says "drink responsibly" but does it even contain alcohol? what if I just mix a whole bottle with bubbly water?
  5. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (460) Nov 10, 2006 California
    Beer Trader

    my initial thoughts are not good
  6. Etan

    Etan Initiate (0) Jul 11, 2011 Wisconsin

    I'd say fruit lambics are part and parcel of a pretty long and honored brewing tradition. The issue isn't so much mixing fruit and beer in general, but whether that mixing is actually part of the production/fermentation of the beer or added on after the fact.
  7. Dope

    Dope Poo-Bah (2,384) Oct 5, 2010 Massachusetts

    Mine was shipped on Monday, haven't received it yet. Just realized I have no crap beers around to try it on. Not really interested in buying a 6er of crap beer either. Suggestions? I can probably find a place that does singles nearby. Bud light? Miller? Coors? Malt liquor (awwwww yeah)?

  8. blacktieman

    blacktieman Initiate (0) Aug 27, 2012 Tennessee

    I had a similar idea last year after visiting relatives who stock Bud Light, and experimented with adding malt extract to macro beer. It was more interesting than macro beer, but it wasn't good beer.
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  9. ivorycannon

    ivorycannon Zealot (510) Feb 21, 2013 Indiana

  10. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    That's just the thing. I think it's crazy to assume it would be "good" beer, but "more interesting" could work. Since light AAL is flavorless, as long as it adds some flavor it could be pretty decent. I doubt it's something I would ever regularly purchase but I'm looking forward to trying it. I highly doubt it could make BMC worse, so I doubt it would be a total waste of money
  11. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Poo-Bah (3,487) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Not sure about "flavorless" last time I had a Bud it tasted like metal, skunked fermentation, and pain. Totally ruined my night of drinking.
  12. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    With Propolyne Glycol, this could be excellent for cracked feet or a halloween fog machine in a pinch.

    Those ingredients actually make it look remarkably similar to many cheap extracts (Vanilla, Coconut, etc) that are used in baking.
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  13. pixieskid

    pixieskid Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    was that the original music?
  14. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,543) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Does the music make you thirsty!?!:wink:

  15. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,019) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
    Staff Beer Trader

    Why not, it should be called out for the sham that it is ... still have not tried it yet. Might have to wait until next week with SAVOR this weekend.
  16. V2icki

    V2icki Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2008 Massachusetts

    I bet this product was made by people that couldn't figure out how to brew beer so they made a product to make bad beer taste like bad beer
  17. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    dont wait too long on the pale ale... you dont want the hops to fade :/
  18. dauss

    dauss Zealot (560) Aug 9, 2003 Colorado
    Industry Beer Trader

    Head brewer of Portsmouth Brewery gives it a shot.
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  19. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (475) Dec 12, 2009 California
    Beer Trader

    No, but it will turn domestic BMC offerings into full fledged imports!!
  20. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
    Beer Trader

    maybe this has angered the beer Gods and Colorado is now suffering their wrath………coincidence??
  21. Chaz

    Chaz Poo-Bah (1,951) Feb 3, 2002 Minnesota
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    Personally, I'm catching a wicked flashback* to these:

    (*Unless "Spykes" were just a bad dream I had six years ago? :astonished:)
  22. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,293) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    What was the stuff that came in little test tubes? I remember someone saying those things were the final nail in the coffin of the returnable/refillable bottles, since they played havoc with the bottle washing and filling machines (people deposited the empties inside the empty beer bottles).

    What was the AB product "Peels"? (Which I always thought Pabst should sue over, since they owned the "Piels" trademark.

    Wait, there's an app that gives you jpegs of images from dreams? I gotta get hip to this 21st century technology - I quite learning new stuff in 2000.:wink:
  23. nikalus31

    nikalus31 Initiate (0) May 23, 2011 Alaska

    From http://www.cnbc.com/id/100814098

    "We hope to reach 1 percent of the market that's buying the 100 million barrels of domestic beer every year," Swan said. "If we can reach 1 percent, it will put us somewhere in the $35 million to $40 million range."

    That about sums it up for me. Let the adjunct beer drinkers put some more junk in their beer, and let this company feed off of ABMC customers.
  24. JoshTahan

    JoshTahan Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2013 Florida

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  25. Dakotah

    Dakotah Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 California

    I'm very curious to add Mio to a Hefe next time I'm at a bbq with no good beer. (as if that will ever happen..) :grimacing:
  26. Philly82785

    Philly82785 Aspirant (235) Dec 17, 2008 Minnesota

    Craft beer is not economical, however it is an art form and buying crap like this at $4.99 it just pushing more swill that a large part of the population consumes. If you have an issue paying the money for craft beer why bother with this crap. As far as I am concerned if you polish a turd its still a turd. So I personally refuse to buy such products that take away from the industry and creativity. I am happy to drop anywhere from $20-$100 on beer per month on beer. I don't know if you could pay me enough to buy and use this product.
  27. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    So I bought this stuff purely for the sake of trying it. Well, I finally tried it the other night in a Coors Light. In a word, abysmal. The Pale Ale was gross but tolerable, the American Ale was undrinkable.
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  28. dhannes

    dhannes Zealot (505) Feb 14, 2010 Wisconsin

    I got my 2-pack of On-Tap flavor enhancers last week, and tried the "American Ale" flavoring in a targeted beer, Old Milwaukee N.A. I will try mixing again, as I added it to the top, and did not get a great mixture.

    Test #2: The "Pale Ale" with a AAL clone--Perla Mocna, a Polish Malt Liquor that is comparable to American Malt Liquors...here goes:

    A=A 1-second squirt of about 1 teaspoon resulted in a richer, darker golden color...appearance increases from 4.25 to 4.50.

    S=Strong presence of molasses now...kind of a faux sweetness as well. Smell drops from 3.5 to 2.5.

    T=The sweetness of the malt liquor is still there, but the "enhancer" is very present--comparable to the American Ale enhancer, the taste of fresh, baked pretzels surfaces, although less with the Pale Ale than the American Ale. I decided to add another 1-2 oz. of malt liquor to the see if the flavor would be less predominant...the flavoring did decrease, but to the point where the flavoring was nearly absent. In other words, the proper ratio is critical. Still a 3.25, but, perhaps, a bit better than before.

    M=When mixed properly, there is no change in mouthfeel.

    O=Honestly, it did make this beer/malt liquor a bit more palatable...but not nearly equal to a good craft beer. I will continue to try in other beers (I'll only post if I have an incredible experience one way or the other).

    Recommendation: Currently, if you are in Colorado, and prefer lower-calorie beers but don't particularly like their taste, it would be worthwhile for you to try the Pale Ale...I cannot recommend the American Ale yet, as I found it too much like pretzels.
  29. lakestclairgoose

    lakestclairgoose Initiate (0) Feb 10, 2008 Michigan

    i hate to admit this, i will try it....... i also bought this product that is supposed to make my hand feel like.........
  30. Stinkypuss

    Stinkypuss Poo-Bah (4,018) Apr 7, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I want one.
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  31. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    The idea of this gave me a brain tumor
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  32. Moyman

    Moyman Initiate (0) Jun 14, 2013 New York

    I've got my liquid enhancer cocked and loaded!!!
  33. zac16125

    zac16125 Poo-Bah (1,805) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    This sounds like the perfect combination of disgusting, terrible, and stupid.
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  34. LaneMeyer

    LaneMeyer Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2011 California

    Mix it with a 40 of Mickeys. How wrong could it possibly go... :rolling_eyes:
  35. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,454) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Beer Trader

    I might try this when the only beer left to drink on the planet is Bud Light, and I am thirstier than I have ever been. On second thought, naahhhhh.
  36. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (371) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    What does it taste like when poured into Vodka?
  37. ipamonster

    ipamonster Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Rhode Island

    my beer blows so I need to put this shit in it as opposed to drinking something that tastes good. At least the guys that work for Bud and Coors get to take a small step forward.
  38. ipamonster

    ipamonster Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2013 Rhode Island

    I'm not sure those guys like being in the courtroom. Just sayin
  39. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (719) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    That's already available and known as bourbon.
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  40. twowheelssoar

    twowheelssoar Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Candid reviews.
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