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Old 03-03-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
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So I picked up a bottle of American Badass Beer. Kid Rock's signature beer. Brewed by Michigan Brewing Company.

What can I say. I appreciate Michigan Brewing Company. I appreciate Kid Rock's music. The beer? Not so much...

I'm not saying it's a bad beer. But I can't appreciate it. It's a LIGHT AMERICAN LAGER! That's just not my style.

It's COLD, CRISP, AND BUBBLY!

So get this. I bring it home and pour it into a glass and tell my wife what it is. She doesn't really drink beer. So expect her to make a face. What happens? Takes a sip and says, "is this water??"

No, dear, but it's f@(&ing close to water!

Now I understand this beer is not a craft beer kind of beer. It was made to be as light and tasteless as possible, so you can chug as much as possible. It's cheap(ish), so you can buy more (because you are going to be drinking a LOT of it!)

Is it Badass? No.

It is, what it is: Light, Fizzy, Tasteless. Just like every other Light American Lager.

I just can't appreciate it.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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I must say Homer that you nailed that review. I couldn't agree more!

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:19 PM   #3
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Crowns or twist-off's?



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One bright spot, I guess. Although I'll be damned if I need crown cap bottles THAT bad!
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This was my opinion of it as well. I had a taster from one of the first batches at MBC before it was even bottled. They were very excited about the launch. Pretty much trailer trash marketing beer to his kind. My wife was excited about it and yes, she grew up in a trailer(a fact that I remind her of and threaten to return her to on a regular basis). Can't wait until we see a "anyone have a clone recipe" thread.

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I guess I don't know what you guys were expecting. The best case scenario for this beer was a "full flavored" (I use this term very loosely) american lager.

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This was my opinion of it as well. I had a taster from one of the first batches at MBC before it was even bottled. They were very excited about the launch. Pretty much trailer trash marketing beer to his kind. My wife was excited about it and yes, she grew up in a trailer(a fact that I remind her of and threaten to return her to on a regular basis). Can't wait until we see a "anyone have a clone recipe" thread.
I think I saw the clone someplace...
5 gallon batch
1# extra light DME
1 hop pellet 60 minutes
2 hop pellets 15 minutes

That's all I remember...
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I think I saw the clone someplace...
5 gallon batch
1# extra light DME
1 hop pellet 60 minutes
2 hop pellets 15 minutes

That's all I remember...
LMAO! I guess next old kiddie is going to start marketing his beer as "double hopped."
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LMAO! I guess next old kiddie is going to start marketing his beer as "double hopped."
Triple probably... 3 pellets after all...

I think the all grain recipe called for 1.5# Canadian 2 Row... Mashed for 30 minutes at 145F
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I guess I don't know what you guys were expecting. The best case scenario for this beer was a "full flavored" (I use this term very loosely) american lager.
Well, yeah, that's kind of what I was hoping for. I mean, to call it "badass" to me indicates that it has more something (flavor??) than the other BMC beers.

I get that it's a play on Rock's "American Badass" moniker, but keep in mind that he got that moniker by doing something a bit more than the average.

I might buy a 6-pack for those people who prefer the BMC stuff. At least it's BMC made by MBC (Did I get that right??). It's on par with the Sargeants beer the MBC also made. I'd have to taste them side by side to tell you which one I prefer though.
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