Miller High Life. You can't even play beer pong with that shit because the head never goes down and it's nasty from top to bottom. Our beer of choice was Southpaw. $30/keg. I did the math one time and it works out to like 11 cents a can.
OT - Worst Beer
In high school, we'd go out and get beer on the weekends and watch Hockey Night in Canada on CBC. All my buddies would drink Miller High Life and I'd always get two quarts of Stroh's. They thought I was a "snob", but I always thought that Miller tasted like piss.
Stroh's is my favorite of the cheaper beers. Agreed on High Life being awful
My head never goes down either, and it's nasty from top to bottom, but it still works.
Just ask my wife.
Never goes down? You're supposed to call your doctor after 4 hours.
Because O'Douls sucks ass.
Although I've gotta say Busch N/A might be even worse.
there's a non alcoholic busch? that has to be awful normal busch is already really bad
You would be amazed how many different types of NA are out there. We had NA in all the dining halls in Iraq so that people could still have a beer with their dinner if they wanted to. It tasted like anus though, so I elected to avoid it.
When the wife was pregnant with the first, we drank Kaliber N/A. I think it was made by Guiness, but after the first two, you knew you drinking flavored water. We switched to O'Douls with the second pregnancy and, I agree, that stuff sucked. I'd support my wife by drinking an O'Douls at home with her and then I'd head out with the boys and slam one or two real beers before going home.
No way, man. I drank 9 Old Styles before going to a Cubs game once. I can't tell you very much about the game, but here's my point: Old Style is really fucking good.
Good call - forgot about that one. Loved the ads but couldn't stand the gas.
I love Chicago.........but Old Style tastes like shit. Chicago homers will defend it, but sorry, it just sucks.
Old Style is just awful. Last Cubs game I went to I had one and followed it with a Becks my friend brought down for me. Compared to Old Style that Becks tasted like the necter of the gods. If a beer makes Becks taste delicious by comparison, you know it is truly awful.
Also, if I recall correctly my friends used to get $1 pitchers of Mil.'s Best at Mitch's. I wouldn't drink it. You've got to really hate a beer to pass up $1 pitchers.
Definitely Hoegaarden. If I wanted it to taste like Christmas came in my f'ing mouth, I'd befriend a mall Santa. I drink all beers, from Natty to the most Indian of IPA's... and the only one I would turn down at this point in my life is a damned Hoegaarden...
You'd take a Natty over a Hoegaarden? What?
Worst beer I have ever tasted. Ugh. Its just beyond disgusting Even if it free, I think I'd rather pay to get a beer thats actually good, like Yuengling. Now theres a beer for ya!
Couldn't agree more. Every other case of Natty Ice tastes like burnt rubber. Now that I'm out of school I'll never drink it again - even if it is free.
Boo. I like Grolsch.
Bud Select 55 is absolutely disgusting.
I walked into my buddy's place the other day and he handed me an already-poured beer, so of course I accepted. After taking a couple of sips, then seeing the empty bottle on the counter, I knew why he handed it to me without giving me a chance to respond. I think someone left it at his place after a party, but either way, that stuff is fucking terrible.
Red White and Blue was the worst back in the day. It was considered the cheap version of Pabst Blue Ribbon - which to me wasn't something you'd call good to begin with.
The only time I ever had Red White & Blue, that's where I was. It was a long time ago--I think I was about 14 or 15 years old when I had it, and I'm 35 now.
But it was Warren, which is about as refined as da UP
Beast Light is beyond terrible. My first time I visited UM after graduating, I played a game of beer pong with it and puked in my mouth when the other team made their first cup.
Beast Light was what my fraternity bought all the time for parties when I was in school and I actually got used to it but it had to be cold to be tolerable. Then Campus Corner thought they were doing us a favor and brought in Beast Light Special Reserve because it was cheaper and then they didn't carry Beast Light so to stay in our budget we had to go with the Special Reserve and it was so bad. .
Beast Light Special Reserve was the worst beer I have ever tasted. I went down to Campus Corner and told them this and they switched back to Beast Light.
Good ol' Joe would do anything for his fraternity customers; I miss buying from that guy. I suppose special reserve does take the cake, but I had forgotten about it. Regardless, both are vomit-inducing when warm.
Milwaukee's Best Ice....Nothing more to say. The Beast Ice is horrendous.
Under NO circumstances should anyone ever play beer pong with this stuff. It should be illegal.
Should you? No.
Do you? Yes.
Big Jug Beer. It came in a gallon jug with a screw off top. Supposedly Cincinnati’s finest. Managed to scrounge up $1.79 for it.
Olde English 800 High Gravity
If we're including malt liquors, Country Club has to be in the running. It's like drinking shame.
Is anyone a fan of that lime flavored beer? The Bud Light Lime and Miller Chill? I always thought that was a nasty tasting beer, but of course I've got a pair of balls so that might deter me from liking them...
If I see anyone buy that shit I lose respect for them. If you want that type of beer, buy some Corona or Modelo or something. Don't fuck around with ersatz Budweiser Mexican beer.
Flavored beer? You might as well just drink the smirnoff ice with all the other women.
Get someone a Zima if they can't drink a decent tasting beer!
You can drink a whole six and not even get a slight buzz. Unbelievable shit!! Worst beer I have ever tasted
Back when I was an undergrad, my friends and I always got the shit Primo (at Blue Front) was trying to unload for cheap. We had some nasty ass shit--Arctic Ice, Algonquin, Schlitz Ice... But the absolute worst, by far, was Huber. I still have nightmares about drinking Huber. Made Schlitz Ice taste like Belgium's finest.
PBR blows. Or schlitz. It's tough to even choke one of these things down.
But I quite like PBR, despite the fact that I know it's a shitty beer. I used to live within walking distance of a place that had $3 pitchers six days a week.
It has to be good to finish in first place.
I agree, there's a reason it's got a blue ribbon. In the cheap swill category it's definitely one of the best.
I really like PBR and the Schlitz everyone knows of over the past 20 years has changed. Schlitz went back to the formula that they used when the beer was very popular and good. I had a new Schlitz a year ago and it was actually pretty good. So if you see Schlitz in bottles pick up a 6 pack and try it. It is better than it used to be.
....but is has to be ridiculously cold.
I cannot stand Keystone Light. Makes me burpy.
Good call - forgot about that one.
It's like Coors Light, only even skunkier!
30 stones were 12.99 including tax and deposit, but yeah that is one shitty beer
I actually enjoy me some Keystone. Maybe because I am still in college.
A 30 pack of stones was my go-to in college
It would have to be Red White and Blue Light. When my roommates and I didn't have any money, we'd drink Red White and Blue Beer. Then, one of my roommates decided he need to watch his weight, and went out to buy the light version. Regular was nearly undrinkable. Light stretched the definition of "beer" beyond reasonable limits.
Growling Gator Lager . . . about $5 a case when I was in school. Gave you terrible swamp gas.
Anything at a microbrewery in Utah. Some of it tastes all right, but none of it is stronger than 3.2.
My dad tried to drink every beer in the world and would often get a six pack drink one and leave the rest for us kids to steal. He had a 5 pack of Harley Davidson which i think was worse then motor oil (maybe it was and the quarters game lasted to long).
The next awful beer was National Bohemian out of Maryland and i think it was made from the silt of the Chesapeake. Just awful, but very cheap to buy a case in college.
I couldn't even beer bong it. Never a good idea. As a broke freshman, I knew it wasn't worth it.
Apparently this stuff is big in Wisconsin...someone gave me a 12 pack of various "flavors" last year. Horrible.
TAKE IT BACK. That stuff is good as hell. That and Leinenkugel's Nut Brown, and come to think of it please don't tell your inner 12-year-old I like my Nut Brown.
from Leinenkugel's a "Worst" beer? I'm not so big on the lemon in the Summer Shandy myself, but the ber itself is anything but bad. One of the best commonly available brewers in the nation.
There's nothing like a shandy on a hot day. My vote for bad beer is Beer Thirty.
Beer thirty is awful. I thought it was a joke when I was handed one.
There is no such thing as a bad Leinenkugel beer.
You must love you some Berry Weiss then.
Leine's is not the worst brewer and I do tend to enjoy the occasional nut brown or amber, but people, really, summer shandy is lemonade beer infused with skittles. It's fine to defend the brewery, but the beer is subpar compared to their other offerings.
I never tried it. I'll admit--I was chicken.
You mean crazy stallion? I've had it. It's not the worst malt liquor I've ever had.
I believe crazy horse is made y the same brewer as crazy stallion. Both are top notch beers.
.......tastes like a keg that was left out in the summer heat for 5 weeks. It may be the oldest brewery, but that doesn't mean its any good.
Other horrible beers besides Rolling Rock:
1. Old Style (see my other reply)
2. Natural Light........its cheap for a reason
3. Black Label beer.........pretty sure you can't find this anymore and there is a reason for this.
4. little kings......yuck
5. any malt liquor......was made to get people drunk who don't know any better
6. Anything "Ice" including Icehouse....it may get you drunk but it tastes like shit.
***BTW my favorite "Stock" beer is Sam Adams, solid as it gets...................not to say that there are numerous other good beers out there, but that is my "go to" beer.
***I am 33 now, so my tastes have changed considerably over the past 10 years and I think age definetly affects how you rank you best/worst.
On the Sam Adams. Its probably not my favorite beer, or even what I'd label The Best. But, man, it's quality and goodness are as consistent as an atomic clock.
Not talking about cheap shit, but stuff offered at gatherings in normal, every day life.
Michelob Ultra and Bud 55. I drink one and I instantly hate America.
Back when I was in high school and thought 40s were cool
I might just be the only man alive who legitimately likes Steel Reserve. Though I do prefer the 24 oz. cans.
I know a number of people who like Old Rasputin but I, personally, am of the bent to imagine it is what used motor oil would taste if I ever cared to sample it.
"Your horse has diabetes."
don't bother me. They are water. Well, that's not BAD. I like water. So long as they're cold, eh. When I think of a bad beer, I mean a bad beer.
I don't care for Stella Artois at all. Bought a six when it was becoming "popular", drank one, and left the rest to waste in the heat all summer till I just tossed them.
I also think Labatt's sucks harder than my shop vac, but I'll bet I'm in the minority.
Well not so easy, High Life or Keystone.
Worst beer ever made.
... a good cerveza get victoria or pacifico clara.
I'll drink almost anything, but MGD is off the table. I think they must have wet, diseased dogs swimming in the kegs. Vile stuff.
One that compairs to the shittiness of MGD is Steel Reserve. If the two mated and gave birth, the nasty creation would be called Bud Ice.
Wild Blue, the blueberry lager from Anheuser Busch, just awful. Tastes like blueberry juice mixed with vinegar and dog vomit
"It's not a beer, it's a Falstaff."
Seriously.....I'll bet if anybody on this board had a Genesee Ice, it would be the hands down winner (or loser).
Yes, a thousand times yes. I had never seen it before and it was a little cheaper than the rest of the cheap beers. I thought to myself 'how much worse could it actually be?' I just had no idea they made beer that tasted that awful.
Way back in the 90's machine my buddy was coming home from Army boot camp and I was working as a maintenance man at a apartment complex(sorry,no Log Jamming stories). I was telling one of the old guy tenets about my buddy and he gives me this case of beer (Genesee cream ale???). Yadda, yadda, yadda, after floating a couple of kegs we break into the Genesee and.... To the people of this board, I've sailed the seven seas, I've drank a lot for our country, Genessee, Worst.Beer.Ever.
I don't know about this Genesee Ice, but it must be for S&M people for some weird savagery.
Also a moment of silence for Strohs, good old De-Troit beer RIP my old friend. Victoria's Bitter (Australian) is also the best mass produced beer I've ever had besides Guinness.
The commercial calls genny light the "great tasting, affordable beer". Which is funny, because in most circles the tase of dirty socks is not considered all that great.
Just moved out to Pittsburgh and my buddies came down from Michigan for my bachelor party. They stopped in Ohio on the way and picked up a case of "Genny Light". 11.99 for a 30 pack should have tipped them off. I would love to paint the picture of the taste of that monstrosity, but they don't make words to describe its awfulness.
so i love jenny light as long as it is cold ... its chuggable and your paying 30-40 cents a beer and its even better if you get a keg ... its the ultimate get drunk on beer for cheap
and as this thread goes, i want everyone to man up, if someone gives you a beer, you drink it regardless of its name ... its still beer
Oh thats bad!
I couldn't find a better photo. I was friends with an AB salesperson and he gave me a 6 pack to try. After a few drinks i poured the rest out and threw the remaining 5 away. Just a nasty after taste that would turn even a drunk off. Well maybe not a drunk from East Lansing.
Haha...I'm glad I took the time to see if anyone had posted this one yet. I've had many of the beers on this list and been okay with most of them, but this one is by far the worst. I took one sip of this several years ago and that was the last one I ever had. I thought I was drinking the hand soap from a gas station bathroom!
I'm sorry if it's a favorite with any of you but I can not stand the taste of this beer at all. I'll go for Natty, Miler light anyday, Bud Light, Coors, Becks, Budweiser and Molson but I can't drink Samuel Adams.
so, from 1-10, list your favorite wine coolers
I'm sure Ben Franklin and pals would beg to differ if they were still around.
Do you watch Nascar? I would put money on it.
What sorority do you belong to?
I was partying a few years back being college students everyone drinks natty, keystone etc. Well being drunk my friend and I found the most interesting beer ever. American Light. Never heard of it never have seen it in stores, and could taste how shitty it was even after the point where all beers taste the same.
Red Dog. I was hammered and went to a frat party with my friends in my freshmen year. That's the only beer that they had which is weird, but I guess it's because I got there so late. When I first tried it, it tasted so bad that I didn't want to take any more sip after that. Even when I'm drunk, it taste like shit.
Old Milwaukee is close second.
Funny, I don't mind PBR, Keystone, Miller, Natty and other cheap beers. I guess it's different taste for different people.
Just drank a few La Fin Du Monde's tonight while on the town in KC. "The End of the World," brewed in Montreal, may be the finest beer in North America.
So you're forcing me to do a 180. I drank quite a few 40 Oz'ers of that fine French beer, Goe-bel's, back in the day.
The worst beer is stale beer. But it was free. So I drank that, too.
Bud Select 55, MGD 64, and Keystone Light are terrible. They're not offensive tasting, because they're basically water. They're the best beers for going to the bathroom a lot and not having a good time.
As for worst tasting, I'm going to have to go with Leinenkugel's sunset wheat. It tastes like fruity pebbles.
Never ride the 211 train.
Keystone (not keystone light)
And my personal least favorite beer:
Milwaukees best light special reserve... That shot was like 10 dollars for.a 30 with bottle deposit (or so said the shitty frat that gave it to me).
i dont get how any beer that is bought by someone else and given to you can be called bad ....
ITS FREE BEER ... one of my favorite things in the world
that being said i wouldnt spend my money on it
... Hamms beer, that is pure skunk. The bar by me does a 9 dollar hamms special all you can drink, ive never seen anyone drink more than 10. Take a miller light and leave it outside to get warm, than put it in the fridge. Do that about 5 more times and you have a stale nasty skunk beer that still is better than hamms. It's 9 bucks for 30 if you think you can handle it.
Genesse Cream ale (as mention above)
Rainier (they sold the first 36 pack?)
Malt Liquer: St Ides, King Cobra.
Good bad beers:
Old make me wake funny
the Beast family
Many of which I have not tried (nor do I want to). My personal worst is Tusker Lager from Kenya. It tastes like the smell of the zoo.
Old-y but good-y from our friends Down Un-dah ....
"American beer is like sex in a canoe: its f-cking near water."
A beer that is 120 proof can't be that great, right?
It was $1.79, including deposit in the late '90s when I was at M, and I drank a lot of it. 1.5 bottles and you're done.
I tried it again about a year ago and it's horrible.
pink can, overweight swimsuit models from the 1920's on the can, and the slogan: "the pale, stale ale with the foam on the bottom"
Goats' Breath. Found this beauty at a drive thru in Kentucky about 10 years ago.
My top 4 Worst
1. Milwaukee's Best
2. Miller High Life
4. Red Dog
I do enjoy PBR because of Charleys specials, but that's about it.
rhymes with shits.
and missed this fun thread. My older brother was three classes ahead of us at Michigan, so he was our go-to man until our 21st. Never ask an older sibling to "get whatever they want" because the result is usually several quarts of Blatz. That swill tasted like it was made with well water and fermented in a rusty drum.
Hudy Delight Light Beer is the worst. Just another bad product from the State of Ohio.
Hudepohl started out doing it through contract brewing, and sometime in the nineties Jim Koch and crew bought the brewery.
I agree with you about Hudy Delight, though. Awful stuff.
Hudy Delight tastes like something that only eats shit crawled into the vats and died. There is absolutely no worse beverage (let alone beer) ever produced by anyone anywhere. I actually threw away 20 cans out of a 24 can case when I bought it.
Miller High Life...played BP with it last weekend and felt sick the rest of the night. Never had that with any beer before in my life...never gonna drink that again.
a few others sub-leased a house on Arch Street which we called the pit. A very frugal guy sub-leased the enclosed front porch(!) for about $25 a month. His beer of choice was Drewry's, which, as I recall, sold for $4 a case.
I bought one bottle from him; worse beer ever.
Not sure where it's from, but it's popular in Qatar. 13% though.
But since Carlsberg bought them, they brew it throughout Europe now. I know they brew it at Baltkia in St Pete for example.
It's the beer of Danish kings.
The worst beer I had to drink was Michelob Ultra Dragonfruit Peach beer. A few friends we had were girls and they insisted on only drinking that beer when they played beer pong. Unfortunately any left over were also used as punishment for the loser of an NCAA '08 game. My friends, it is terrible.
Also, I tried a gluten free beer once. I can't remember the name of it but it was disgusting.
an International Field Study for my MBA in Russia this summer, they sell 3 litters of what they claim is beer. While it is very cheap, under $3, it has a taste similar to what I would expect from cat urine.
You might as well piss in your mouth.
This ^^^^ is the worst beer I've ever had, and I've had just about everything else in the thread.
Freshmen year in South Quad, myself and a few others had very little money for beer. Goebel was too rich for our blood, if that gives you any indication.
Kroger had a special on Beer. No name beer. It had a white label with red trim with big bold black letters that simply read BEER. It was $6 or $7 for a case, if I recall. It sucked. But we didn't care.
If you go to Super Liquor IV (badass name) on State, you can also buy "Gin" and "Vodka".
I'll say Old Style Light... Being from Chicago, I make my friends try it when they visit just to see their faces. Also Red Dog is awful. Schmitt's Gay is pretty terrible too. Sorry in advance.
Time to start drinking.
Cave Creek Chili Beer. Just ghastly.
My least favorite beer comes from one of my favorite brewers, Sam Adams. I usually love the stuff, especially the seasonals and other limited editions, but Cranberry Lambic (found only in the holiday seasonal pack I believe) is simply terrible. So terrible that I ended up pouring it down the drain after half a bottle. That has never happened before or since, as I consider it a sin to waste beer, but that was just foul.
Tastes like cough syrup.
And I like fruit beers. I love a good kriek, or a beer like New Glarus' Belgian Red.
Worst: Red Dog
Best "worst" beer: Milwaukee's Best Light -- stuff isn't terrible.
Red Dog is the worst.
Best "worst" beer is Old Milwaukee.
Out of all the cheap light beers (30s), the best has to be BUSCHHHHH LIGHT
Maybe it's not the absolute worst beer in the world...but I did punch a guy in the arm for getting a pitcher of it when it was his turn.
I think I've figured some things out.
#1: If you would actually prefer a "can of bud" or something to just about any craft brewer, or even a big name micro brewer like Sam Adams, you're not allowed to vote. I'm not saying you can't like Bud, which isn't bad stuff at all, just can't actually prefer it given a straight up choice.
#2: If a beer is flavored (lemon, cherry, lime, etcetera) and you don't like the flavor, that's fine, but that's not a bad beer. That's just you not liking the flavor. A bad beer is the kind that the whole thing tastes like dog crap smells or makes you wake up feeling like your skeleton has holes in it or something.
Fruit can be added as either fresh fruit or as a syrup, which can include artificial flavors. While a bad brewer can ruin anything, syrups are the the most likely to be used in bad beer. Fresh fruit can be heavenly, although I've had some decent beers which used syrup.
One of the worst beers I've had was the Cherry Rail Lager, which may have used fresh cherries. Honestly, it was so bad it was hard to tell. Vile, vile stuff. (The sad thing is that the owner is a friend of a friend.)
Beer itself has a long history of flavoring additives of many types, including spices, fruit, herbs, flowers, twigs and of course hops.
Any kind warm, doesn't matter, it is all disgusting warm
Milwaukee's Special Reserve Ice.
Makes Beast seem like a good drink.
Worst beer I've ever had -- which makes it pretty damned bad! -- is Beer 30 Light
It's made mostly from corn adjuncts, and therefore tastes much like bad soda (which is made from corn syrup)
As I imbibed this disgrace to beveragedom, I could hardly tell I was drinking beer. Afterwards, I had a Stroh's --yes, a Stroh's-- and it tasted like the nectar of the gods in comparison. Just sayin'
where did you find it?
But in all seriousness, I've only seen it at certain gas stations in northern MI. I'll bet it's common throughout Ohio and the South.
Wide mouths or 40 oz. of goodness. Or 64 oz. if you could find them.
I'm a connoisseur, you know.
There was a time in my life when I thought beer such as Red Dog, Icehouse, and Honey Brown were premium options.
Lacrosse brand beer is revolting. I have drank a lot of cheap, garbage beer but Lacrosse is the worst by far. Nothing else I have encountered since even come close.
Miller Distributing and there was some sort of promotional event at Rick's when Steel Reserve came out. That was the one and only time I had it. I choked it down because, you know, I couldn't afford to throw out beer back then. And, of course, it got exponentially worse the warmer it got. The high alcohol content was not worth the punishment of the palate.
Edit: I know for a fact that I hit the post reply button. This was in response to someone who voted for Steel Reserve.