It’s the holiday season and that means that I’m drinking on a budget. ‘Tis the season for 40-ounce bottles of malt liquor. Olde English “800” is one the more popular forties. It’s made by Miller Brewing Company and has an alcoholic content of 7.5% (at least on the West Coast). O.E. is the forty of choice for a lot of people. If you need to get drunk for cheap, grab a couple of these and call it a night. It doesn’t taste very good, but it’s strong enough to get you drunk and that’s all that matters. I used to think that people drank forties out of paper bags so they wouldn’t get busted for drinking in public. Now that I’m older, I realize that it’s to hide the label because they are ashamed of what they’re drinking.
Critically Rated at 11/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young