Worst Rated Beers in the World!

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  1. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,558) Aug 23, 1996 California
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  2. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (9,942) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    I’m a little disappointed that I had not reviewed/rated more of these… guess it gives me something to do in the cold of winter and when travel to non-awesome beer locales.
     
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  3. b9d9

    b9d9 Initiate (64) Nov 9, 2020 Germany

    Something is wrong with this list, there is no Krombacher :grinning:
     
  4. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,236) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    You know what they say, if *you're* the only one who thinks it's bad... :wink:
     
  5. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (576) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    I'm shocked to see how far Corona light has fallen (risen?). It used to be universally recognized as the worst of the worst.
     
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  6. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (576) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    If you have winter please send it up here. Trails that I should be skiing on are covered with 3" of slush that tomorrow's rain will wipe out completely.

    This should be an easy project. Lots of worthy contenders to sample. :nauseated_face:
     
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  7. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (3,849) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Out of the handful I’ve reviewed on this list, only one of them was something I consider truly bad (Alexander Keith’s IPA — just awful). I think most of the list reflects many BAs’ biases against popular styles like AALs and Malt Liquor.
     
  8. Todd

    Todd Founder (6,558) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    As it did when we first introduced the list in the early 2000s.
     
  9. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    With 47, I've got almost 20% of the list ticked. And, I'm a positive Rdev on most of them.
     
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  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,949) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Man, I missed reviewing a bunch of them. There's a lot of hate for Malt Liquors, some justified, some not, imho.
     
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  11. BigIronH

    BigIronH Meyvn (1,111) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    No surprise to see a lot of AAL’s and “malt liquor” that is truly enjoyed by millions but hated by the BA crowd for seemingly no reason. I don’t even bother reviewing/rating the many beers I’ve had in these styles. If I rated them honestly and true to style and according to the enjoyment I got from them before I got into “craft” I’m sure my rdev would be 50%+. Cheers.
     
  12. cwm51662

    cwm51662 Zealot (508) Apr 23, 2011 Indiana
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    I'll vouch for the Lucky Buddha... deserving of the spot. Lowest on my list by 0.45.
     
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  13. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,262) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    I'm proud to say that, courtesy of the recent online tasting, my rating of Mickey's Malt Liquor has an rDev of +44.9%! :beers:
     
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  14. tone77

    tone77 Poo-Bah (6,853) May 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Wow, I have reviewed 167 beers on this list. I'm both shocked and impressed.
     
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  15. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Zealot (576) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Some AAL's are quite good for what they are. Coors Extra Gold is on the list. I remember it being fairly tasty, almost a Vienna lager, when I lived out west, but that was many years ago when Coors was still independent. Budweiser is also very well made, though not too exciting. Sometimes that's what you want.

    edit: The worst beer I ever tasted was "craft" beer from a brewpub that opened here about 15 years ago (and closed soon after). It was a stout that smelled like the aftermath of an electrical fire and tasted worse. Second worst was an infected beer at a homebrew competition a couple of years later. Nothing else has come close to those two.
     
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  16. Soneast

    Soneast Champion (860) May 9, 2008 Wisconsin

    If it were accurate Minhas beers would at least take up 1-10. Just wrong. :grin:
     
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  17. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,286) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Before reading your post I had quickly scrolled down the list to see which non-macro brewery would show up first. Yep, it was Minhas in the #67 position with a beer called Boxer Lager https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/435/62061/ It was last rated 3 months ago at a 5.0 score, so it's still around and someone likes it.
     
  18. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,236) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Must like diacetyl. :disappointed
     
  19. MNAle

    MNAle Poo-Bah (2,262) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota
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    Mmmmmm.... popcorn! :stuck_out_tongue:
     
  20. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (2,223) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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  21. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,750) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    Like a lot of OG beers, it's been surpassed. Excelsior! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    You just haven't gone far enough. :wink::smile:
    Yeah, some things are better than their reputation, if you just try them with an open mind.
    However...
    I dare ya to try Labatt Max Tropic Charge :grimacing::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::laughing:
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/478/271029/?ba=mikeinportc#review

    Highest
    rating is 1.62 .
    Guessing he was drunk, &/or eating spicy food, &/or had a beer-version case of Stockholm Syndrome. :wink:

    Think bad 7-Up, +vegetable oil, +chalk dust.
     
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  22. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,750) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    " Beer looks fine, aroma of steamed broccoli or gas passed after eating steam broccoli. Tastes like an IPA with tablespoon of garlic and onion salt added......."
    :grin:

    & then there's Dave's Cave Creek Chili Beer
    That's so bad it's (almost:stuck_out_tongue:) good .
    That's the gold standard of bad beer.

    An old thread on the subject, in case you need some inspiration.
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/mount-rushmore-of-bad-beers.554558/
     
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  23. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (3,002) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Oof, this list gave me the unfortunate reminder that Sam Adams Cranberry Lambic was once a thing.

    So bad. So, so bad.
     
  24. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Really? Consider me ISO.
     
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  25. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Man, that Martin House sour pickle beer I had a couple months ago is easily the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth. It must not be on the list because it's in the shitbomb HoF.
     
  26. jkblr

    jkblr Poo-Bah (3,100) Nov 22, 2014 Indiana
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    Unfortunately, I've only reviewed 62 on the list. Most are a +rDev
    #2022 goals
     
  27. mikeinportc

    mikeinportc Poo-Bah (1,750) Nov 4, 2015 New York
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    InSanely Optimistic?
    I usually go with 200 ISO for my outdoor beer shots, & 800 for indoor. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
    (Not really sure what you're abbreviating. :slight_smile:)

    Have to get more people to try it, to bump it up the list . Might be a good New Year's Resolution. :wink:

    I've only reviewed 7, & had a few more. 4 are +rDev, but they're mid-bottom on the list. Surprised at some on the list.
    Yeah , that's now a goal - if I see a single of any of the "top" tier, I might get it.
     
  28. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (5,595) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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  29. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (9,267) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    In Search Of. Look in the trading forums for examples.

    I'm a bit of a nerd about bad beer. Often, I get more excited to try a shitty beer, than some supposedly great hypebomb. Former BA member @nc41 used to send me beers he would find in antique stores, That's how I got to tick an OG Billy Beer from the '70s, and several others. I fear no beer.

    Except that fucking pickle sour beer. from here forward, I'ma just treat it like a rattlesnake. Shoot the fucker, no hesitation, no questions.
     
  30. GuyFawkes

    GuyFawkes Poo-Bah (5,566) Apr 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Ah yes, Imperial Jack from Rhinelander. You fucking monster.
     
  31. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Champion (824) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    Surprisingly, I have only reviewed/rated four beers on this list, though I have had substantially more than that.
     
  32. Steve555

    Steve555 Disciple (338) Jun 8, 2020 Wales

    Unfair that all of these are lagers, most of which are generally innoffensive.

    For truly horrible beers I tend to find bitters or fruit ales are the worst.

    John Smiths Golden Ale for example is disgusting. In fact I think they pulled it and if so, good choice!

    Belgium produces some truly terrible beers to go with the great ones. Floris Mango is a crime against beer and for the life of me I can't get why anyone can stomach Flanders ales which to me taste like stale bitter mixed with cheap sherry.

    The worst list should be badly brewed bitter/ipa ales and artificially flavoured fruit beers as they are more likely to make you heave than any lager.
     
  33. Raime

    Raime Meyvn (1,361) Jun 4, 2012 Greenland

    Lol nice I've had 89 of them. How Labatt Maximum Ice or Steel Reserve isn't #1 is beyond me. Steel is sweaty sock wholesale and Maximum ice is Chernobyl disaster corn juiced into a sweaty sock. Bleq.
     
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  34. Rollmeaway2loadout

    Rollmeaway2loadout Aspirant (292) Jan 30, 2016 Illinois

    Solid list of OG - AAL beers. What's one man's beer is another man's swill. I had about forty of these. The Imperial Jack comment brought me back to how bad Rhinelander Lager is. The Minhas brewery observation hit home. Had Iron City with some Steeler fan's . Noted it tasted like Bud. Had a neighbor who drank Rolling Rock and served it at his home when he grilled. Haven't had malt liquor recently and am not missing it.
     
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  35. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Initiate (157) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Best part of this list is what's not there......HAMMS:grin:!!!

    Great beer to ring in the New Year!
    Happy New Year!!!
     
  36. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,192) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    The worst beer I think I ever had was Canadian Ace in a big 64oz bottle. It was really really cheap and smelled like pickled boiled egg, red hot sausages, and natural gas straight from a deposit deep in "the earth". We were embarrassed to drink it, but it was a proud type of shame. Then we were poor.
     
  37. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,359) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    And not just any ½ gallon bottle, but a clear glass one.:grimacing: (First time I saw it, it was sitting warm next to the register at a liquor store, sort of an "impulse item". What sort of impulse, I can't say. Never tried it - even at 99¢, the price I remember best - well, that took me a ½ hour to make at my $2/hour nightwatchman job).
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    Yes, but you did have to be a careful shopper 'cause the price did vary - above SC and NYS.
     
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  38. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,192) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I nearly gagged just looking at that bottle again. Real quality beer because it says so. I think you had your computer smoking coming up with that relic..
     
  39. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (13,530) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I've had six, and rated all of them higher than the average. Guess I'm too forgiving.
     
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  40. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,236) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    A score of 67 and #31,812 ranking doesn't seem too far off the mark. :rolling_eyes: