OT - Worst Beer

Submitted by doughboy on August 6th, 2010 at 10:26 PM

Okay, there's all this stuff out there re: Rich Rod, the Quarterbacks, the NCAA, the Defense...  So I've been tipping back a few of my favorite brews, and I got to thinking - "back when I didn't have any money, what was the worst beer I spent my money on?".  The short answer is "too many", the longer answer goes like this...

I'm a 1982 high school grad so these beers are dated, but still suck.  In no particular order, here are the beers my buddies and I drank to get a buzz:  Goebel, Milwaukee's Best, Buckhorn, Hamm's and Schlitz.

So what's your worst beer?  Happy Friday Night!



August 9th, 2010 at 2:07 PM ^

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.


August 9th, 2010 at 2:44 PM ^

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.


August 11th, 2010 at 10:55 PM ^

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'


August 12th, 2010 at 4:39 PM ^

If anyone would know, it's Chunks the Hobo.

My vote is for the Beast Special Reserve.  I blacked out one too many college preparties because I chose to drink 5 o'clock vodka over the stuff (and that is the worst vodka too).


August 12th, 2010 at 4:25 PM ^

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.


August 12th, 2010 at 4:28 PM ^

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.