This hemp-based beer from the Cool Beer Brewing Company Incorporated in Toronto, Ontario has a very nice, rusty, dark amber color. It pours with a thick, frothy white head that leaves moderate lace and settles as a collar. Millennium Buzz Beer has a very sweet, malty aroma with overripe or rotting fruit tones. It’s very grape-like, almost like a wine and develops a spicy, brown sugar sweetness after warming.
Millennium Buzz Beer has a real boozy overtone to the taste, like grain alcohol or cheap vodka. This is backed by a smoky oak and sweet malted corn flavour. It’s subdued overall and not very appealing. The mouthfeel is thin and watery with almost no body whatsoever. The beer leaves a yeasty, syrupy feeling on the back of the tongue.
The packaging of Millennium Buzz Beer uses predictable colours and imagery. An earthy tan colour makes up the body of the package, bordered at the top and bottom by dark green stripes. The Logo is printed in a rust colour and is accented by images of hemp leaves and a scale.
One side of the box describes the beer and states that there are no additives or preservatives, while another has a small FAQ. A best before date is clearly marked on the box.
If you’re looking for a cheap beer you can session while it’s ice cold, you could do far worse than Millennium Buzz Beer. For me, it’s a bit too sweet with too little balance or body. This beer pairs well with salty, fatty foods and can be found at many LCBO and The Beer Store locations.
Type: American Amber / Red Lager
Region: Ontario, Toronto
Brewery: Cool Beer Brewing Company Incorporated
Format Purchased: 4 x 341 mL
Alcohol Content: 5.0%