Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mountain Brew Beer Ice

If you remember in our last review, Henry mentioned that the Stewart's chain of convenience stores now has its own beer. I didn't believe him at first, but eventually took his word for it. To REALLY prove his point, Henry brought over two cans of the beer for us to review. So we're reviewing a convenience store-brand beer, how good do you think it'll be?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Chad9976 (708) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2010

I poured a 12oz can into a tumbler.

APPEARANCE: Not bad, actually. Looks a lot like Schlitz with a clear amber color, decent head (some retention), very bubbly.

AROMA: Smells like a very cheap can beer (which it is). Metallic, funky, slightly skunked. Thankfully not too pungent.

TASTE: It tastes exactly what a 75-cent can of convenience store-brand beer should taste like. It’s basically wet straw, steel wool and water. Taste is tolerable at first, but becomes more sour towards the bottom. This beer must be drank ice cold because it tastes like dirty dishwater otherwise.

MOUTHFEEL: Super fizzy at first, tepid and thin later on.

DRINKABILITY: While the taste is quite bad, the beer at least goes down smooth once it becomes tepid.

OVERALL: It’s craptastic. This is the kind of beer the cheapest of the cheapskates buy (and the homeless). There are worse out there, but this is generic bad beer. Why bother?

Grade: 2/10


  1. Beer snobs. By thy way, it's "must be drunk," not "must be drank." It's Genny Light repackaged. Who are you guys to evaluate a beer anyway? How do I know who you are and how well you know beer? Go with the hard stuff and drink Pitu!

    1. 1. You start out by calling us beer snobs, but then reveal yourself to be a grammar snob - how are you any better?
      2. It's NOT Genny Light repackaged, it was originally Genny Ice repackaged, but the beer is no longer brewed by Genesee anymore, so who knows what it is.
      3. "Who are you guys to evaluate a beer anyway? How do I know who you are and how well you know beer?" - those questions go both ways, numbnuts. Who are YOU to judge? The fact is everyone with a functioning palate and of legal drinking is "qualified" to judge beer. It's all just opinion - not fact. I don't know if you're going to find anyone with a beer blog that actually likes this beer. It's not like our opinion is in the minority.

    2. This beer is surprisingly great for how cheap it is. Definitely full of angry fizz at the beginning, and as you said, everything - aroma, taste, appearance - is exactly what you'd expect from a cheap beer. It's totally drinkable though--way better than I thought it would be. It's fine!