Beer Notes: DOA Hardcore 8.1

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company (Vankleek Hill, Ontario)

Malt Liquor (8.1%)

DOA Hardcore 8.1

Look: Deep, clear golden yellow. Large, soapy white head dissipates quickly and settles as a moldy film.

Smell: Sweet berry and honey tones that bring cheap fruit punch drinking boxes to mind. Lightly toasted, earthy malt (2-row/Pale, Pilsner). Metallic note.

Taste: Shockingly well-balanced. Honey-like sweetness, dry & slightly burnt grain, solid citrus peel flavoured bitterness, earthy finish.

Mouth: Grainy, full-bodied, slightly viscose. Aftertaste is crisp and mildly sour, but leaves my mouth feeling dry.

Opinion: Probably the only organic malt liquor I’ll ever try. It’s much more palatable than your average corn-based swill such as Olde English 800 or Colt 45, but at the end of the day it’s still malt liquor. Drink it cold.

Food: Boiled hot dogs, frozen pizza, ramen noodles, Hot Rods, store brand potato chips, Chef Boyardee, cheap smokes.