What's the worst beer that you've ever had?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nc41, Jun 30, 2019.

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  1. Delmarvabeer

    Delmarvabeer Devotee (359) Jul 14, 2015 Maryland

    I think it's the peanut butter flavoring/extract in particular to me. The beer has a real oily mouthfeel, didn't care for it

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  2. CheapHysterics

    CheapHysterics Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I read that first as Alf (rhymes with shelf) as opposed to (h)alf and thought it was a reference to the sitcom ALF. I was expecting it to be brewed with cats and dryer lint.

    ABSOLUTENUT Devotee (379) Aug 19, 2005 Connecticut

    Old General. Brewed with pure artisan well water in New Jersey. We gave it away to all the people we didn't like.
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  4. Reema

    Reema Zealot (641) Jan 16, 2015 California

    The worst beer I've ever had is [INSERT YOUR FAVORITE BEER HERE]. Tasted absolutely terrible. Total drain pour.

    But for real, the worst beer I've ever had was Camo Black malt liquor. It was $1.50 for tall boy (24 oz) at a local liquor store down the street when I worked in Redlands. Tasted and smelled like liquified cigarette butts, green pepper, and had the consistency of a barleywine. Never again unless it's for a gag gift for a co-worker or something.
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  5. bbtkd

    bbtkd Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,304) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Damn, was looking forward to trying this. The baby puke would be a bit off-putting though :nauseated_face:
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  6. bbtkd

    bbtkd Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,304) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I have to partly agree here. If you are at all into curry, it smells incredible. Taste is pretty bad, mostly due to the hot peppers. I once found it on tap, and the guy said it hadn't sold well but thank god it was almost tapped out. After he saw I had finished the tap, he said he'd make me a deal on a crowler which he thought would run it out. Can't recall whether it took two or three crowlers to kill it, but I bought them all cheap. Huge mistake. First of all their crimper was not working well and they all seeped in the fridge. And - I had a major reflux reaction to the first one I had, could hardly lay down that night. Drain-poured the rest, will never have it again.
  7. shadyside

    shadyside Savant (1,184) Feb 27, 2011 Georgia

    Maybe I had a bad bottle, but the aroma was putrid.
  8. NYRunner

    NYRunner Crusader (408) Nov 5, 2018 New York

    One of my very few drain pours was Sierra Nevada Otra Vez. It was unpleasantly sour, and there was "stuff" floating around in it - yes, I know it was supposed to be there - but it just caused a strong visceral response.
  9. dcall384

    dcall384 Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2011 Indiana

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  10. officerbill

    officerbill Pooh-Bah (2,228) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    My worst is a tie between Founder's Better Half (nauseatinglly sweet, like drinking maple syrup soaked pancakes) and a two year old bottle of DFH 120 Minute (don't know if it was me or the beer, but it was God awful). The Better Half was dumped after 1/2 a glass. The ($10) bottle of 120 Minute after the second swallow.

    :+1: I thought it tasted like lavender air freshener.
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  11. deleted_user_995920

    deleted_user_995920 Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2015

    Drain poured a Carton enigma remix late hopped wheat beer today. I said in my review it was bad ,but not a drain pour . I was wrong. Viscosity like 5W20. Sucks-
  12. deleted_user_995920

    deleted_user_995920 Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2015

    It was not you. DFH 120 is horrendous in my opinion. I like straight bourbon. This beer was all wrong.
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  13. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,281) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I've never seen that beer, and from the description sounds like it should be banned from further brewing. I thought Meijer's buyers had a bit more sense than to allow something like this in their inventory.
  14. officerbill

    officerbill Pooh-Bah (2,228) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    Wells Banana Bread, still sitting on the shelf at my grocery store.
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  15. officerbill

    officerbill Pooh-Bah (2,228) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    It's also now the 3rd best selling beer in the US. From Brewbound:
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  16. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,051) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Two of my all time favorite beers. The DFH 120 is especially great, imo, at the 4 to 5 year mark. I love Better Half for the reasons it does not appeal to you. It’s crazy how we love or hate the same beers... that’s what makes drinking/sharing our thoughts fun here - Cheers!
  17. Mark-Leggett

    Mark-Leggett Pooh-Bah (2,211) Jul 30, 2014 Missouri
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    Shock Top Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat. Just awful
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  18. officerbill

    officerbill Pooh-Bah (2,228) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    You're not alone, I think my review says it tasted like a Dollar Store brand Reeses Cup.
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  19. officerbill

    officerbill Pooh-Bah (2,228) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    Life would be damned boring if everyone liked the same things :beers:
  20. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Crusader (445) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    I may have to change my answer. I just tried a new brew from Third Street called JHB. Legitimately had the aroma of lotion, and it's flavor profile was perfume and bar soap...
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  21. zac16125

    zac16125 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,296) Jan 26, 2010 South Carolina
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    I think youbhit the nail on the head. The word “City” was def on the can. It was horrendous. I was living in PA at the time too. And absolutely it was less than $10 for a 30 rock. Beast Light (also horrendous) was $10 a 30 pack in college and so often our go to cause we were broke as shit, and I know this this shitty “City” beer was even cheaper!

    Good times! haha
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  22. Malt_Man

    Malt_Man Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2014 England

    Lausitzer Porter - disgustingly sweet. Also thin and fizzy. Only beer I have poured away.
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  23. Premo88

    Premo88 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,414) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Oh, I'm aware. Every super-fit wannabe cool person who wants to fit in with the gang by having a "beer" drinks that mess. Meanwhile, a perfectly good Topo Chico is sitting just off to the side not being drunk despite possessing much more overall quality and purpose.

    I try very hard to be open-minded about all beer and to find something good in each one, but Michelob Ultra sucks and the people who drink it should stop. Order a shot of vodka and a Perrier instead and rid us of this blight on the beer landscape! :stuck_out_tongue:
  24. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Grand Pooh-Bah (4,764) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Reading the name of this beer, I can't imagine it tasting good. I will NOT do research to find out...
  25. Mindcrime1000

    Mindcrime1000 Pooh-Bah (1,769) Apr 30, 2016 South Dakota
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    So, according to my ratings, it's Mr. Stout by Mankato and I have to agree with that previous iteration of myself. I like some of Mankato's other brews, pretty much love a couple of them, and I generally like imperial stouts, but Mr. Stout is so boozy, solvent, harsh (did I mention molten-level burning booze?) and otherwise irredeemable that I had two swallows and drain-poured (which almost never happens).
  26. David-Bonz

    David-Bonz Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2018 Pennsylvania

    Most disappointing beer as of late was the capt lawrence carvel collab “cookie puss”
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  27. officerbill

    officerbill Pooh-Bah (2,228) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    I couldn't agree more; just pointing out that what a microcosm craft drinkers are.
    Despite the fact that no one on BA would willingly drink this beer, Mich Ultra is on track to rake over $1.5 billion in 2019. While Yuengling, the largest "craft" brewery, made something like $250 million in 2018.
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  28. BenHoppy

    BenHoppy Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2017 Michigan

    Yes I do chew on habaneros from time to time. I mainly cook with them but always save 1 to eat alone.
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  29. John_M

    John_M Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,253) Oct 25, 2003 Washington
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    Exactly. Which is the primary reason I enjoy reading this thread.
  30. russpowell

    russpowell Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,236) May 24, 2005 Arkansas
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    According to my reviews this


    Mich Ultra is right down there as well. Had a few wretched brew pub brews over the decades, nothing stands out. This was really the case in Oklahoma when everything was capped ABV-wise unless they sold it to brokers/wholesalers & then bought it back. Bricktown comes to mind for sure. I enjoyed all kinds of beer in the UK below 4.2%. I'm guessing cask conditioning was the difference
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  31. John_M

    John_M Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,253) Oct 25, 2003 Washington
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    I'm always a bit puzzled by this sort of observation. It reminds me of the old joke/saying: "Eat shit! 300 billion flies can't be wrong!"

    I'm happy for Inbev AB that the beer is such a big seller for them, but at least to me, in no way, shape, or form does popularity automatically equate to quality. Mich ultra is a particularly good example of that.
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  32. nc41

    nc41 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    That beer was so bad I’m not sure how anyone could possibly know when it oxidizes or goes bad. It’s just freaking horrible to begin with, the thought it could get worse is a scary thought.
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  33. stoumi

    stoumi Initiate (0) May 12, 2015 California

    KBS from Founders was the last drain pour. It was the second time I've tried it, but it just not agree with my palette. I know, I know this stout gets glowing reviews but it must be the barrel aging, as I do enjoy a good stout. However this KBS isn't that stout.
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  34. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,765) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    Well, I was talking about the Platform stuff :wink:.
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  35. Montanabeerz

    Montanabeerz Savant (1,037) Oct 31, 2016 Montana

    Genesse Ice. I think this is the only beer that was ever not drank that came into my college apartment.
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  36. Premo88

    Premo88 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,414) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    That's crazy isn't it? Yuengling's standard lager is bursting with flavor IMO, while Ultra tastes worse than water.

    What most frustrates me is how much I do appreciate a good "light" beer, especially a good session beer with a sub-4% ABV. If Ultra had just an ounce of decent barley malt in it, it might be palatable. Lone Star Light is fantastic by comparison. I wouldn't put it up against Atrial Rubicite or Rochefort 10, but you get what I'm saying.
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  37. scream

    scream Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    For me it's a tossup - Hopslam, Two-Hearted or Pliny :sunglasses:
  38. Raime

    Raime Pooh-Bah (1,935) Jun 4, 2012 Korea (North)

    Yes officer, this post right here.
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  39. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,051) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    You know you want to love Pliny...I’m gonna bring you some bottles for our next meet up - Cheers buddy!
  40. scream

    scream Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    I was surprised it took as long as it did for someone to respond to my post. The 3 beers I mentioned just do not excite me like they do excite so many others. We all have our own tastes though and that is good. It is what makes us all individuals. ! Cheers my friend !
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