The Quest for the Best Cheap Beer in a Can continues, episode 39: Old English “800”. The QBCBC archive is here.
Hellz yeah, dropping the O E in teh hizzouse. Its like high school, but in a can instead of a 40 oz. glass bottle. According Drunkard.com, an authoritative news source for our crowd, Old English malt liquor is enjoyed by charming gentlemen like Ice Cube, Eazy E, NWA, NAS, Beastie Boys, Alkaholics, TuPac and Dr. Dre.
% Alcohol: 5.86
Price: $1.49/1 24 oz. can = $0.75/12 oz. can
Color: I don’t a glass today, but if I’d to wager… probably fucking yellow.
Aroma: Kind of like stale partially rotting flowers. maybe dogwood flowers.
First Sip: Its almost like they took a really shitty beer and put a magic drop of fizzy normal beerness in it. Initially the flavor is horrid but it quickly develops into something rather average
Aftertaste: Kind a not-so-pleasant bright bitterness on the roof of the mouth and back of the throat. Not horrific, though, you know… like bud light or anything.
Overall: The punch makes it a worthy buy (7.8), its exceptionally average. Not good by any definition but not revolting either. If you are going for high alcohol content for cheap price in a can, it is a decent choice.