Saturday, March 21, 2015

Camo Black Ice

This is a high gravity lager beer brewed by Five Star Brewing of LaCrosse, Wisconsin and Latrobe, Pennsylvania (contract brewed by City Brewing). It is 10.5% ABV.  The can says it is "Ice Brewed for Extra Smooth Taste." The ice brewing part is surely right, but the rest is a lie!

The beer pours a dark golden in color, just a tint of orange. (The glass is to show the beer, this type of beer needs to be taken straight from the can while as cold as possible.) There is a short white head that quickly disappears. The aroma is sweet and tangy, sweetened malt o’ meal, circus peanuts candy, fermenting green apples. The taste follows the aromas, an amalgam of sweet, tangy, and chemicals. It goes down with a carbonated alcohol burn and leaves a screech of horribly cheap sake in the back of the mouth. Not gag inducing, but close, and definitely not good either. I never understand these type of beers.  If you want a cheap drunk, there are tastier ways.  If you want a decent and drinkable malt liquor, there are much better options.  

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