Worst Rated Beers in the World!

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    REVZEB Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,705) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Wait there are 2 Colt 45’s? Oh no!
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  2. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Yep. Malt Liquor and Strong Beer. Oh, and Double Malt Liquor and High Gravity Lager.
  3. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,159) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Same beer, different labels?
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  4. Todd

    Todd Founder (13,172) Aug 23, 1996 California
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    Looks like at least three of them are different. Going to poke around a bit more.
  5. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Zealot (745) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Haters always gonna hate:wink:!
  6. idiotwind

    idiotwind Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 California

    It's interesting that even the "Worst Beers" somehow find a place in my refrigerator and taste damn good when the time is right.
  7. steveh

    steveh Grand Pooh-Bah (3,988) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    I guess no one remembers that flavorless, adjunct American beer was the impetus of the craft beer movement.

    I (and many others) spent so many of my early years looking for good beer, and finding little, that I have no desire to revert to old ways.

    It's about experience, not hate. And the Hamm's ratings got to where they're at without my input, so it ain't just me.
  8. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Zealot (745) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    I hear ya, & I get it, but part of me just wants to see Hamms, Schmidt & GB Premium survive.

    I was right there w/ you many years ago drinking Lowenbrau dark & Pete's Wicked Ale,(wish I knew about Belgium back then), but a traditional can of Hamms reminds me of my old man grilling in the back yard...& that's a good thing.

    Cheers & Happy New Year!
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  9. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Pooh-Bah (2,414) May 5, 2015 Illinois
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    I made a stop at Minhas and had several, all were terrible.
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  10. flat_lander

    flat_lander Pooh-Bah (2,362) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    Hell, I'd take a PBR, Kokanee, Tecate, or quite a few others on this list 100/100 times over literally any milkshake IPA ever made.
    #50 flat_lander, Jan 1, 2022
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  11. steveh

    steveh Grand Pooh-Bah (3,988) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    My dad drank Drewry's and Falstaff. No chance of me getting nostalgic. :confused:

    And yet, with Hamm's not being brewed in MN anymore, just how traditional are you being? You might be better off with some Schell's Deer Brand.
    #51 steveh, Jan 1, 2022
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  12. ovaltine

    ovaltine Grand Pooh-Bah (5,719) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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    I've had 59.

    And I've had 61 of the Top 250 (though that was around 80 a couple of weeks ago - not sure why it changed so much).

    I'm a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
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  13. MrOH

    MrOH Pooh-Bah (2,989) Jul 5, 2010 Malta

    Daffodils are already a couple inches up in the mid-Atlantic. Afraid I won't have anything to look at this spring
  14. skivtjerry

    skivtjerry Pooh-Bah (1,769) Mar 10, 2006 Vermont

    Maybe some Forsythia in a month or so... Grass here is green under the pitiful snow cover. People in the lower valleys have been able to graze their horses year-round the last 2 years.
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  15. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,210) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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  16. barrybeerdog

    barrybeerdog Zealot (745) Aug 17, 2012 South Dakota

    Agreed, I do like Schell's for the Deer brand & for them revitalizing GB Premium!
  17. Shanex

    Shanex Grand Pooh-Bah (4,244) Dec 10, 2015 France
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    I’ve had 11 off this list, but there are more than a handful I tried and didn’t bother to tick and much less review.

    Everyone rate/review whatever he wants, personally I’m done trashing (and buying!) poor/awful beers. It’s sort of fun but done before by thousands of advocates anyway.
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  18. beershrine

    beershrine Zealot (631) May 29, 2004 Idaho

    If these beers are so bad why are these in all the stores? 20' deep of Inbev and Millercoors
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  19. MrOH

    MrOH Pooh-Bah (2,989) Jul 5, 2010 Malta

    Only reviewed 3 off the list, but have had a fair amount of others. Some of these I recognize as being good enough for what they are meant to be. Nobody buys a 40 of OE800 expecting it to be a gustatory experience.

    I'll probably be among them soon enough. Looked up my beers by style and I've never reviewed a malt liquor.
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  20. Teddbeer

    Teddbeer Aspirant (216) Mar 21, 2010 Pennsylvania

    How would you get ratings on this stuff? You would actually have to drink some. Who would do that?
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  21. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Pooh-Bah (1,583) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    I find the old beer relics of the past such an ironically awful niche kinda like the decor of the 50's, 60's & 70's
    Days of old sitting table side learning poker while the grown ups played and sucked down the everyman brews of the day.
    Watching my aunt kill the head on her beer with salt from a salt shaker...though I later learned that some people liked to salt their suds, Schafer, Goebel, Hamm's, Schmidts, Schlitz, Blatz on and on and on.
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  22. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Pooh-Bah (1,583) Jul 4, 2008 Ohio

    Blue Moon turns my stomach, the nose is awful, the taste is awful, mouthfeel is like soapy plastic wrap...I suppose the orange slice is supposed to be your life preserver back to something fresh, citrusy and clean. Not this that has still left me gunshy on the mere mention of the wit style which shouldn't until I think of better style offerings.
    Sol Limon is quite the salty sack of Limons to the taste buds and gag reflex...:grimacing:
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  23. DavetotheB

    DavetotheB Grand Pooh-Bah (3,265) Sep 30, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Some of those reviews are a riot too. Give them a read if you need a laugh.

    I saw Boxer at my local a few years ago for $12/36-12oz. Didn't buy it but went back and looked it up on BA. I'm not afraid of many beers, but this scared me a little...
  24. unlikelyspiderperson

    unlikelyspiderperson Grand Pooh-Bah (3,520) Mar 12, 2013 California
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    What happened to Dale?

    Shotgunning seems like an aggressive delivery method for a beer like that!
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  25. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,210) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    He decided to step away from the site. Last time I emailed him, he's still doing good.
  26. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,210) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Tickers gotta tick yo. I'll even tick murky, joosey, turbid, hazebroIPAs.
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  27. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Grand High Pooh-Bah (7,210) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    And others would add the salt to keep the head up. The grains would act like nucleation points to keep a string of bubbles going.
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  28. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Grand Pooh-Bah (3,446) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    Yikes. I’m only at 7 rated/reviewed since joining here.

    How are there 142 beers that rank worse than Rolling Rock? If I wanted a glass of something that tastes like creamed corn, I’d buy a can of creamed corn. Perhaps the recent fad of heavily flavoured beers has improved their reception? You know? I bet if they changed the label to emphasize the ‘creamed corn taste,’ they’d be on a different list in a few short months! Perhaps even at the very top if they ‘payed Hommage’ to the Friendly Giant name and label, and got into the craft brewery practice of ripping off established trademarks!

    The worst beer I’ve ever had was from a ‘craft brewery’ that was also a home brew supply shop. I was once told by someone who probably knew what they were talking about that their brewed beer was made from expiring low-end kits in their shop. My one pint of it certainly tasted like a bad kit beer made very poorly. They got bonus points from me for serving it at Canada Day festivities at near ambient temperature (about 85-90 degrees). To cap off the experience, the girl serving that day might have been 14 years old, and had all the cheer a girl that age tends to exude. Sadly, they went out of business a couple years ago….

    Speaking of terrible beer and funny reviews. What was the name of that New Jersey brewery that had its own thread in a regional forum a few years back? It was the funniest read on BA. I’ve tried to recall the name and peruse for it, but have thus far come up empty.
  29. BruChef

    BruChef Pundit (871) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    If these beers were truly rated to style, it’s possible that this list might not even exist! BOOM!!! How many minds/heads just exploded?!? Show of hands? Don’t be shy.☺️
  30. AlfromPA

    AlfromPA Aspirant (297) Dec 9, 2021 Pennsylvania

    I certainly agree that many of these beers are nearly tasteless (at best). My only problem with the ratings is that people are often rating the style rather than the beer itself. AAL beers are supposed to not taste like much, etc. That's apparently their mark of quality. (Bud is quite proud to maintain exactly the same non-taste among its many breweries, and over time.) One faces the paradoxical situation where tastelessness is the brand's mark of quality, and presumably excellence.
    A bad AAL then would be not so much blandly neutral as positively off-putting--harsh, grating, sour (in a bad way), etc. I remember two purchases of cases of AALs, well before the craft era, that were so bad I passed them on to my mother (who, bless her departed soul, would drink just about any beer). Those undrinkable beers--at the time, mind you--were Genesee Lager and Iron City Lager (perhaps they've improved since). I'm sure there are plenty others out there.
  31. John_M

    John_M Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,253) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    God, but I'm so tired of reading this sort of excuse.

    Right. There's nothing really wrong with bud select 55 or natural light. They just have virtually no flavor whatsoever, are excessively carbonated, and are essentially nothing more than cheap, flavorless alcohol delivery devices.

    To my mind these sort of beers are the worst of the worst. They're simply meant to cater to the lowest common denominator of the beer consuming public. The theory seems to be that most beer consumers have no real taste anyway, and are just looking for something that will give them a cheap, mild buzz.

    Sure, there are some brewers that have made some horrific mistakes over the years, the sort of beers that that cause all kinds of adverse reactions when I try to drink them. My response to them is this... keeping on pushing the envelope. Keep on experimenting and coming up with new, innovative beers. There'll be some failures, but I'll happily accept them rather than the alternative. The bland, flavorless swill I had to put up with for years when I first started drinking beer in the early 70's.

    I'll finish my rant with the following observation.

    "Inoffensive" you say? To my mind there is nothing more offensive than drinking some crappy, flavorless lager, that the brewer tries to pan off as some sort of chick magnet, that's at the same time an easy drinking beverage that will supposedly make me popular at parties and help to promote a healthy lifestyle.

    All the nasty, flavorless AAL swill I see on this list... they absolutely deserve to be there. Cheers!
    #71 John_M, Jan 2, 2022
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  32. G_Harn78

    G_Harn78 Initiate (166) Mar 13, 2020 California

    Amen. A few years ago was traveling and friend invited me over for “a beer”….it was a hot Texas day and all he had was the big cans of Steel Reserve. I knew it was bad, but not that bad. Poured it out in the bathroom and acted like I was drinking for next hour. Luckily I drove and had that as an excuse to leave and not have anymore. Absolutely the worst.
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  33. John_M

    John_M Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,253) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    You've been on this site for how long now? Over 10 years? I'm just stunned that you would continue to advance this argument.

    Look. If you enjoy a glass a cold glass of Bud, coors, miller or whatever every now and again, by all means keep on keeping on. However, for some of us, hearing that a particular beer is bland, innocuous, flavorless swill because that's what's expected from the style... maybe that's true, but it doesn't transform that beer into something it isn't. Even if you want to call it true to style, that doesn't imbue it with any special characteristics. It's still a crappy, flavorless, bland, insipid glass of swill. IMHO Cheers!
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  34. John_M

    John_M Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,253) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Really trying to be respectful of this post, but...

    Remember to eat more shit .. One trillion flies can't possibly be wrong.
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  35. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,670) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    That really doesn't sound like you.
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  36. Rollmeaway2loadout

    Rollmeaway2loadout Pundit (894) Jan 30, 2016 Illinois

    Many of these AAL's were daily drinkers. People drank to cop a buzz. The access to marijuana and other drugs was limited. People drank in taverns after work, at home before dinner, after dinner ,and at parties. The AAL was the beer of choice. The beer drinkers that strayed went to a Heineken or a Guinness Stout. You may want to buy your father, grandfather, or uncle a beer . Put the beer versus craft beer argument aside and enjoy the moment with them. You could try a boiler maker with them.
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  37. BruChef

    BruChef Pundit (871) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    I don’t lol by myself often but this legit made me lol.
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  38. BruChef

    BruChef Pundit (871) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    Meh…I mean, one of my desert island beers would be Genny Light so there’s that…
    I get it though. Feel free to hate the style all you want. I used to but life is exhausting enough.
    Those f’ing pastry, fruit gloop-glop, hazy frat bois on the other hand…
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  39. paulish

    paulish Pooh-Bah (2,878) Feb 2, 2014 New York
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    I am not agree that all the beer are worst. The problem is a ugly beer styles.
    Low ranking beer will be better.
  40. mactrail

    mactrail Grand High Pooh-Bah (6,843) Mar 24, 2009 Washington
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    I don't get it man, these are like normal watery beers and malt bangers. I was hoping for more like Lobotomy Bock, Triple Amnesia, and the raspberry substance from Indian Wells. And don't be hating on Budweiser & Clamato Chelada-- you might be at that Last Chance truck stop some evil night.
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