As we know at Honest Booze Reviews the cardinal sin is to outright lie, or to in some way deceive. This is why we hate it when a smell gives us such hope for a taste that is lacking. It’s why when a vodka claims to be ‘elegantly smooth’ but burns like acid that we feel cheated. We understand why it happens, because for a lot of people their booze buying comes into either A. Go with what you know from some friend/family. B. Be adventurous and try something random/on sale. Often in those cases the decision to try something new can come down to things like what it says on the back, the overall look, and things like years.
Miller Genuine Draft: 2.0 – It doesn’t really taste like a beer? It feels like if you somehow took most of the fruit out of a juice – it wouldn’t be pure water, it’d be this. It makes it easily drinkable and I guess if you hate beer and are young you can order this in a bar – but no.
Guinness Foreign Extra Stout: 6.0 – It’s a little more dark and almost Porter like compared to the stout possibly imperial style. It is overall a more rich flavor, but I prefer the black Lager or original if I’m honest. (FYI: I’ve tried to determine to little success if this is exactly the same as the Special Export needed in our Beer Poster Challenge, if it is hit me up in the comments)
Price Average: Name $5
This rum has wounded me. As you will likely tell from the breakdowns this isn’t a particularly good rum and for me I hoped to try and whittle away at it by putting into some Strawberry Kiwi juice. This worked, but every time I partook of this I ended up with terrible headaches. It’s gone now, and for that I am grateful.
Pilsner Urquell: 6.5 – I’ll say this, that is certainly a unique tasting pilsner. I was expecting worse when they claimed to be the first pilsner, but it’s got a distinct character. It has lightness, and almost crispness of flavor with a nice amount of hops and is easy to drink.
Well it’s certainly distinctive, I’ll give ’em that. It’s time for another British gin on HBR, and it’s a good thing I review by name and not by actual flavoring. I say this because at booze review we don’t do flavored spirits (there’s too much variance and types to establish a solid baseline for a true score). However if this was a blind taste test – I’d likely chide you for giving me some berry vodka.
Alright campers, time to end our Summer Vacation beer specials with a trip to beer camp. In previous years Beer Camp was an interesting idea where a bunch of breweries collaborated to make a 12 pack of unique beers. This time the field has expanded to include 30+ breweries but for only 6 beers! A fact that may actually come back to haunt this sampler like the ghost stories of our youth.
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