On the evening of giftmas day, It was my pleasure to find a wrapped Beers of the World gift box containing 10 beers, on my porch! All of the beers in the box where self styled "premium" and I would call them all pales: pilsener, pale lager, pale ale. Actually, I would call all of them lawn mower beers, since they are the type of beer one would enjoy in the Summer while pushing a lawn mower (more thirst quencher than robust flavor). By far, my favorite of the bunch was the Radeberger followed by Kingfisher from India and Chang from Thailand.
All in all, it was a pleasant beer experience and the story could end there. However, there was one beer that I was saving for last..... It was the diamond in the rough.
Ed Hardy beer.
Did I say diamond? Sorry about that. I meant the other rare stone;coprolite. Damn it! The box said it contained the world's "finest beers". Liars. To be honest, it wasn't bad beer, meaning that it hadn't spoiled or tasted foul, but it certainly wasn't a good beer or a flavorful beer. It had a taste reminiscent of a corona (if the corona was mixed half and half with carbonated water and some lawn clippings got in there).
As nothing more than pure marketing tomfoolery at best, I highly suggest everyone stays away from this beer until it is on sale at Grocery Outlet for $3 a six-pack, and even that is a stretch. Wait a second; don't take my word for it. Go buy one, just one, and test it. If you like it, finish it. If you don't like it, cook with it.
Now stop reading, and go drink a crappy beer.
PS. All brewers are welcome to contact me in regards to reviewing your product. wink wink nudge nudge