Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Skunk List: 3. Krasniy Vostok Bogemskoe (Bogemia Pale Beer)

Brewery: Pivzavod AO Krasniy Vostok (Efes Russia)

Style: Malt Liquor

ABV: 8.4%

Rating: .5 stars

Can this even be called a beer? Here's the ratebeer definition of a malt liquor: "Strong, alcoholic-tasting, often poorly made strong lagers. Esters, fusels and other products of undiluted high-gravity brewed beers are often commonplace. Properly served in the 40oz bottle with accompanying brown paper bag." This is a 40 in a beer bottle, essentially.

This explains so much.

Without question, the worst job of masking the alcohol in the history of adult beverages. Of course, it does come from Russia, so that gives us some insight. I really can't say much more than that about it. I get the feeling that this one might be available at a wider-selection beer store, so if you see it, go for it. Try it. It won't cost you too much, and you and your friends can gather round to see what the fuss is about. Maybe then you'll understand my absolute lack of words for this one.

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