6 / 100
(Bottom of the Barrel)
330ml brown bottle purchased for me by Sam as part of the 2017 #fletchvent advent calendar. Reviewed blind.
Pours a very pale yellow colour, relatively clear, with a loose-bubbled white head that sinks very quickly, to the point that it has no head whatsoever. As a result, there's also no lace, and the carbonation look low. It's not a very exciting brew.
Nose is also very flat. There's a faint musty tartness to it, like you might get with a bad saison, but also savoury cereal notes, and a kind of woody hop character like you might get in a mass-produced Australian lager. I'm unimpressed.
Taste is worse. Like, seriously: what is this? Foul, cloying cereal sweetness that persists and persists from the mid-palate to the back, with overtones of vomit and semi-sour garbage water. It's foetid. I can't drink it.
Feel is pointless. I don't even care what it feels like because the taste already makes it painful.
I really hoped this was another troll pick. But it was a real selection; it's just unbelievably bad. This is the worst beer I've had as part of the advent calendar, and that includes the unpleasantness of the Erdinger Alkoholfrei.