Beer review - Millennium Buzz Beer

Canadian, Lager
5.0 % Alcohol content

First up: the cannabis logo. It's the first thing you, it's the first thing you'll think of, and since it's still illegal to actually sell marijuana in this country it's your first warning that - like most products stamped with the logo - the contents are weakly organic crap designed for a target market of "buys anything to do with being stoned."

Under no circumstances should you find this near anything you drink.

The promised organic taste is delivered entirely in the form of dirt. Earth. Mud. Buzz beer pulls off the extraordinary feat of tasting like a mouthful of soil while remaining watery and bodyless, a true Zen state of terrible opposites. The earth is because it's based on hemp, and beer isn't usually made of hemp for a variety of very good reasons (every single one of which you'll understand if you drink some Buzz). The entire point of this liquid is to harness the cannabis crowd, it was made out of whatever was needed to qualify for that and taste wasn't a even a secondary consideration - it wasn't even on the table.

The water is because the dread words "cold-filtered" apply to this weakness. A brewery proclaiming a beer to be cold-filtered is like a carpenter boasting that he used chipboard - the whole point of cold-filtering is to reduce time and cost for the manufacturer with the direct and unavoidable effect of killing the fuck out of the beer. In fact, Buzz beer proves that cold-filtering doesn't just murder beer, it can even kill the taste of weeds or chunks of the ground itself dug up and dumped in your glass.

I suppose the combination of earth and water makes this the ultimate hippy beer, a combination of the elements required for plant life. It also represents hippies because it's extremely weak, smells like dirt, and totally sucks at its job.

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Anonymous said...

thank u for this u just saved my money i was gunna try it out this weekend.

the only reason i was sold on it was because of the logo but i cant imagine it having a good taste at all.

RestsMatter said...

Don't understand your disdain for this beer. This is a delightfully drinkable, and tasty beer. Pours a deep red colour, with a small, ivory coloured head with light lacing. Smells toasty and a little acidic nutty overtones. Taste is mostly toasted malt, spicy, lightly hopped with a slightly bitter finish. Very little aftertaste, very clean finish.

Well, to each their own in terms of taste. I think most people would be well served to pick up a six pack, serve chilled and make up their own minds.


Anonymous said...

Millennium Buzz Beer is a hemp-based red lager made with the finest B.C. hemp, dark roasted Alberta malt and choice German hops. It’s cold-filtered with no preservatives, additives or chemicals. This healthy mix of pure, wholesome ingredients – plus the natural goodness of hemp – accounts for its singularly clean, smooth refreshing taste.