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Olde English “800”

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

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Mickey’s

Mickey’s is a malt liquor that they describe as a “fine malt liquor.” It’s not that fine. It’s just your typical 40oz. It doesn’t taste that good. I’ve never met a single person that says Mickey’s is their favorite drink, and I doubt I ever will. You drink it out of desperation, not to enjoy the subtle flavors of cheap booze. It is 5.6% alcohol, which isn’t that impressive for a forty. Forties should fuck you up. Mickey’s only gets you buzzed. Maybe that’s why there’s picture of a bee on the label. I liked Mickey’s more when I thought it was stronger. If you want to get drunk on a budget than forties are the way to go. But you might want to pass on the Mickey’s and get something a little bit stronger.

Critically Rated at 6/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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Steel Reserve

This is an 8.1% High Gravity lager. When you gotta get drunk on a budget, you gotta get a forty. If you get a forty, you might as well get a strong one. Don’t forget the paper bag. Forties taste awful, but if you drink them from a bag you look cool, and that’s worth something. This is a decent forty, it is more drinkable than some, but you’re not looking for good taste, you are looking for a good buzz. This can get you drunk, and that’s all I expect from malt liquor.

Critically Rated at 11/17

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