Monday, November 16, 2009
Coney Island - Freaktoberfest
Ratebeer 2.77 26th percentile
Beer Advocate C+
This is marketing hype at its best. The label was cool, ABV set at 6.66% and it was released around Halloween. Hopefully the taste is good at the hype.
Shocking, the brew poured the colour of cheap horror movie blood red. There must be some beet juice in there. This is not going well, the nose is oddly vacant but barely pale malt. The taste is a vague hop soup with a vague malt blend carried on a medium-full mouthfeel. Too hard to pin down one particular flavour.
It was a slightly astringent tart finish but it was very vague.
Alcohol Content +1 6.66%
Bonus points for picking a spooky number.
It was not bad, but with the $5 I could have bought 3 Belgians. At least some of the money goes to charity.
Ingame Enhancement 0
This was the last beer of the night and I don't think I finished it.
It is great for the novelty and shock value, but don't buy it for the taste.