The Quest for the Best Cheap Beer in a Can continues, episode 8: Southpaw Light
Southpaw Light is part of the Plank Road Brewing Co., owned by Miller Brewing Company.
% Alcohol: 5
Price: $13.39/24 pack = $0.56/12 oz. can
Color: Almost orangish, darker for a a typically drunk piss lite beer color.
Aroma: Not very pleasant, smells like a colder version of Bourbon Street at 4am on a weekend. Sort of stale and skunked.
First Sip: A little bitter and slightly metallic. For a beer that advertises to be “double-hopped” it isn’t a pleasant bitterness. But it is slightly more noticeable than a typical lite beer (a la Bud Light, etc.). So I got to give it that.
Aftertaste: Again a metallic bitterness (I sampled out of the glass, not the can) and fairly bland, but not very unpleasant.
Overall: Its sort of meh beer. Not fantastic, but not offensive. I’d get it again if I need a case of something cheap to slam down. Its high Punch is because of the very low price of each can, which is another reason I’d get it again – a cheap drunk that won’t leave you feeling like your taste buds were ass raped.
QBCBC 1: Schaefer Punch=7.93
QBCBC 2: Budweiser Punch=6.25
QBCBC 3: Bud Light Punch=4.52
QBCBC 4: Modelo Especial Punch=5.13
QBCBC 5: Coors Light Punch=6.67
QBCBC 6: Yuengling Lager Punch=6.57
QBCBC 7: Schlitz Punch=7.8