Premium is an American Blonde Ale brewed by Maryland’s Still Water Artisanal Ales. It’s described as a ‘Post Prohibition’ style ale brewed with Pilsner malt, corn, and rice. It is easily the worst beer that I’ve ever had. I mean it is terrible. I used to not believe in bad beers. I used to believe that some beers were just better than others. Now I know the truth. There are bad beers. And this one takes the cake. It pours a cloudy golden straw color with a white head. It looks decent. Then you smell the aroma of musty hay and grass. It smells skunky and funky and old. And then you taste it and it’s even worse than you think it could possibly be. It tastes like it was left out all night. It’s rancid. It’s almost undrinkable. I tried this beer with four other beer snobs. None of us could stomach it. I don’t like to waste beer but I poured this brew down the toilet. It wasn’t even good enough for the sink. From now on I will be weary of anything that Stillwater Artisanal Ales has to offer. If they can put a shoddy brew like this on the market, I can’t trust anything they do. And it’s only 4.5% ABV so you can’t even get drunk off it. For shame.
Critically Rated at 3/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young