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So, about a week ago, I was down the shore with Katie and Liz for a few days. Anyone who knows me is aware that I hate heat, sand, ocean water and pretty much anything beach related. But, I was a good sport and took Liz to the beach and such. One of the days that we were down there presented with exceptionally craptastic weather. So, it was off to the movies and a late lunch at The Crabs Claw Inn with the child…

ABV: 5.6%

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Molson Ice is an award-winning brew, slowly fermented with Molson’s prize lager yeast and is then ice-filtered just before being bottled.”

Random:  I normally crop my pictures more, but Kate’s expression on this one is classic. Even she’s shocked that I’m going to drink this…

Why do I hate my life and order a beer I know I’m going to dislike? Well, because I haven’t tried it, that’s why. This one poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, golden-yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose was sweet corn and generally gross. The taste was just as atrocious. It was disgustingly sweet with some skunk on the end. The body was thin with heavy carbonation, just like a macro. The booze was light and hidden. The finish was long with some skunk. Yet another brew that I would not have again.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. Probably the holiday I hate most during the year. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love being in a relationship and all of that stuff (even if she’s not a beer drinker). But, I hate Valentine’s Day. First of all, you should be showing your love all year instead of only one day a year. Second of all, the mark ups on roses and restaurants and all of that stuff is freaking ridiculous. This year, I had Fire Academy, so I met up with Katie afterwards at the local bar and grill and sampled two selections. They actually got rid of their craft selections (which doesn’t surprise me, given the fact that they had a summer ale available all year…I’m guessing they couldn’t turn over the brews quickly enough), so here’s a macro I haven’t had (sorry about the lighting of the picture, it was pretty dark in the restaurant)…

ABV: 5%

Style: American Blonde Ale

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Molson-Coors Canada Inc. is the Canadian division of the world’s fifth-largest brewing company, the Molson Coors Brewing Company. It is the second oldest company in Canada after the Hudson’s Bay Company. Molson’s first brewery was located on the St. Lawrence River in Montreal where the Molson family continues to maintain its headquarters today.”

Random: I did get flowers on Valentine’s Day though…and I made sure that my girlfriend did not pay the markup on them. Insanity, I tell you.

The beer got served to me in the bottle, so I asked for a pint glass. My first tip off that this beer was not going to be all that great? The green bottle it came in. Wonderful. It poured with half a finger of white head that dissipated instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with low carbonation. It almost looked flat. Even better. On the nose, it smelled like old beer. Like, when you spill beer somewhere in college and you forget to clean it. Other than that, I didn’t get much to it, no real sweetness, maybe a hint that a hop was involved in this process. The taste was…awful. It was absolutely awful. It tasted like puppies crying (or maybe that’s just what I picture it tasting like). It tasted like flat, cold, awful-ness. For actual flavor notes, it had a hint of grain to it with some sweetness. I definitely didn’t get any bitterness. Although, the body was thicker than I expected. The finish was quick (thank God for small favors). This would have been a drain pour except for the fact I was pretty thirsty. Even Katie made a face and said this was awful. Possibly one of the worst brews I’ve ever had. AVOID!

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0