Showing posts with label 100th. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 100th. Show all posts

Sunday, April 12, 2009

100th beer review!!

Left4beer 100th Beer Review

Welcome, tonight we plan to review the four cheapest beers in the BC Liquor Store. Hopefully this will reset our palates to a lower level. With some luck, this self-inflected wound will allow us to appreciate beer more.

Flavius: Welcome to the 100th beer review session.
Meterman: Can we get this over quickly, I want the Ola Dubh.
F: Certainly, let me create some ambiance and pour our first beer.
M: Playing the zombie flick "Terror Planet" does not create a relaxing atmosphere.
F: Here is our first beer, a truly Canadian classic Molson Old Style Pilsner.
M: . I used to work in a dog wash; this beer smells and tastes like a splashing from a St. Bernard.
F: I can detect a light nose of corn, grass and malt.
M: Actually your cat just crapped in the litterbox; once the air clears check that beer's nose again.
Old Style Pilsner Review

F: Next is Lucky Force 8, a Vancouver Island favourite.
M: I have actually been looking forward to trying this beer.
F: BTW the 8 indicates the alcohol content of 8%.
M: Do we have to finish all 4 cans?
F: No, I will save the other cans in case a hobo comes over.
M: Do I have to finish this can?
Lucky Force 8 Review

F: Now for something imported
M: Ola Dubh?
F: Nope Holsten Premier
M: This one is actually not that bad.
F: Finally one you like.
M: I wouldn't go that far; it is better than the other swill you've been serving.
F: At a price of under $2 for 500ml, you can't go wrong.
M: I wouldn't make that claim either.
Holsten Premier Review

F: Our final selection..
M: Merciful heavens
F: Pacific Pilsner
M: This is only getting worse. These are the same people that make Dude beer and TNT.
F: Please try and keep and open mind.
M: If you make me drink any more crappy beer, I will punch you in the groin!
Pacific Pilsner Review

F: That concludes the beer selection for this evening. Did you want the Ola Dubh now?
M: Groan.. I don't feel so good; I'm suffering from the cheap beer bloat. Perhaps I should head home.
F: Well thanks for coming. L8R. I'm so happy when my plans work well; my Ola Dubh is safe for another day.

Holsten Premium (100th Review)

Holsten Premium

Ratebeer 2.42 14th percentile
Beer Advocate C+

Taste +1

Nose of nothing. First taste slaps up a weak pale malt finished with lifeless hops. There was maybe a slight pepper taste for a change of pace. No I did not cut and paste from the other reviews

Aftertaste +1

Now this was a change. There actually was a lingering malt sweetness balanced with a floral hop.

Alcohol Content 0 5%

Cut and paste.

Value +1

This does get bonus points for being the cheapest thing in the liquor store. You can get a 500ml can for less than a toonie! I think this is even cheaper than a reusable shopping bag. That means you can return 20 empties and get a beer!

Overall 3/10

I would return another two or three empties and get the Maibock or Festbock instead.
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Molson Old Style Pilsner (100th review)

Molson Old Style Pilsner

Ratebeer 1.98 6th percentile
Beer Advocate C-

Taste +1

The nose was non-existent. If I had to make one up, I would say there was slight aromatic hops and ice. Like all the other beers in this review, you get the standard corn and malt sweetness, followed by an uneventful hop and carbonation bite. Not really a bite, more like a gumming from kittens. Overall not bitter and not sweet; actually not anything at all.

Aftertaste 0

It just vanished.

Alcohol Content 0 5%

Nothing to see here; move along.

Value 0

It was cheap, $10 for a six pack. I would prefer to drink tap water instead.

Ingame Enhancement 0

I have this great habit of drinking one glass of water after each beer. This is my hangover cure; keep hydrated. Sadly, I put my water glass down next to my beer glass.....
Overall 1/10

I think Francis said it best, "I hate white rabbits".
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lucky Force 8 (100th review)

Lucky Force 8

Ratebeer 0.94 no percentile
Beer Advocate unrated

Taste +2

The brew smells faintly of corn, vinegar, cardboard and a University pub washroom. The first swig (with a Lucky brew you do not sip) serves up a very sweet taste; a lot like apricot juice. Lucky is heavy on the carbonation which tricks you into thinking that this beer has flavour.

Aftertaste -1

As it burns its way down your throat it leaves a sickly sweet coating.

Alcohol Content +1 8%

Hence the name 'Force 8'.

Value +1

This beer is cheap, a four pack cost $5.50.

Ingame Enhancement 0

This was a zombie movie and cheap beer night. Planet Terror and cheap beer goes together rather well.

Overall 3/10

This was not bad beer actually. I can see why this and its lower potency cousin have a cult following.
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