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Mountain Crest

by Kokanee Man
(Camrose, AB, Canada)

Mountain Crest: Canadian owned + American Made = Abomination to Beer

Mountain Crest: Canadian owned + American Made = Abomination to Beer

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I'm sorry, but Mountain Crest (aka Mountain Piss) is the worst beer I have ever had to drink in my entire life. It was, sadly the first beer I ever purchased due to its unbelievably low price.

Unfortunately, I was stuck with 30 beers that even my friends (destitute college students) refused to drink. I pounded back six in a row on a Friday and almost puked my guts up.

The reason Mountain Crest is so cheap is because it is owned by Calgarian Entrepreneurs who brew it in the United States to save money, then import it to Canada and sell it as a cheap alternative to good beer. Their slogan "Damn Good Beer" is a legal form of libel as far as I'm concerned.

The only way to drink this abomination is through large, desperate chugs that make you wanna crawl under your bed and die. We had begun to call it deer piss because I swear to god it tasted like it (It didn't smell like it though...)

(Editor's note: Meh, I'm not going to go there...)

If your ultimate goal is to get drunk then drink a bottle of malt liquor; it tastes a little worse, but at least you won't have to drink as much.

For a few dollars more invest in Pilsener, Kokanee, Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue, Miller... even the sacrilegious Budweiser is better than this Mountain Piss, I mean Mountain Crest.

If all else fails and you have six in your fridge, use them to dare your buddy to do something stupid and get him to shotgun them, then laugh as he coughs on the awful taste of Mountain Crest.

Bottom Line: Try it once, because you will NEVER buy it again. That's not a threat, it's a promise.

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Jan 17, 2014
Not Bad for the Price
by: Flash O Matic

I'm not sure what this UNOB has against Mtn Crest, but is not bad beer for the price. I bought some on a whim...I was looking for some beer to boil brats in, Mtn. Crest was the cheapest I could find, I grabbed a 4 pack of 16 oz. cans, brought it home, and threw it in the fridge.

When I was ready to boil the brats, I pulled a couple cans out of the fridge, cracked one open and, for the heck of it, I thought I would give it a try. I was shocked how good it was. Much better than PBR, Strohs, Red White and Blue, Coors, Meister Brau, Old Style, Blatz, Old Milwaukee, or any of those other "budget beers". I would drink Mtn. Crest before any of those others I just mentioned if I had the choice.

I had a couple cans left around the holidays when I had visitors and when I offered them a beer, I poured Mtn Crest into a glass, and didn't tell my guests what it was until after they tasted it. One guy said it was one of the best beers he ever tasted...and he drinks A LOT of beer...and wouldn't believe that was "that dirt cheap" Mtn. Crest.

Anyway, long story short, IMHO Mountain Crest is one of the best, if not THE best, budget beers you can buy. Try it, you will not be disappointed...I mean, what do you have to lose but $2.99 for a 4-pack of 16 oz. cans...!!!

Sep 07, 2012
by: David Lee

This beer is not bad. I've bought numerous beers to sample along side Mountain Crest and I generally prefer Mountain Crest over higher-priced 'generic beer' alternatives such as Busch, Bud, Keystone, and many others. If you like the taste of piss-brewed beer while getting simultaneously ripped off I highly encourage one of those three.

Of course, MC does not compare to Sam Adams(tis the season for Octoberfest!), Killians, or numerous others beers that'll cost me more for a single pint at the bar than four of Mountain Crest enjoyed in the comfort of my own home.

The worst aspect of Mountain Crest is a lack of consistency. One can might be pure beer heaven and the next can be somewhat skunky and less appealing. I have found this to be a bigger problem in the cases of 12oz cans. The pint cans generally are more consistently good, and for $2.69+tax for four of them it's hard to beat such a value.

Minhas Breweries also makes Boxer(quite similar to MC), and numerous other brews like AXEHEAD(the cherry-flavored malt liquor is good).

I wish stores near me would actually carry Minhas Breweries true craft brews, because I'd like to try them and have heard very good things.

Jul 06, 2012
Mountain Crest is a good beer
by: Working Man

For all the idiots who say this is crap beer, you probably dont drink much, as "the first beer I ever bough. Mountain crest is as good as PBR, Miller, Bud, ect. Sure there are smoother beers but, then again you have to pay for it. When you work as hard as I do for my money I dont waste it on over priced Yuppie crap.

I'll keep buying and drinking and enjoying, MC.
You keep wasting you money on what ever your freinds think you should buy. I dont care what you think

May 20, 2012
Absolute worst
by: estiva

Not only is this beer's (I use that term loosely) marketing an insult to one's intelligence, is is absolutely the worst crap I have ever tasted. I thought the first and last time I tried Weideman's (1986) I would never taste anything as vile. It hits you as liquid rotten corn-cob, with moldy cabbage accents. But the finish is even worse. The aweful aftertaste stays around for a while. As a cheap-beer afficianado, this is one I will actually throw away. Anyone who gives this swill even a mediocre rating is a shill for the sewerage district its produced in.

Dec 22, 2010
Canada Is America
by: Anonymous

First, I don't see any problem in their geographical claim. In addition to it being literally true, craft breweries in Wisconsin produce a lot of flavorful beers, on a par with good Canadian beers. That's very different than the brands that have an historic name but are brewed by Miller under contract.
Second, the taste of Mountain Crest is not my favorite, but neither is Miller, Coors or Bud. If that's the market for this brand, then the taste is comparable and the price better.
Third, try some of the brewery's other brands if you like a more flavorful beer. Huber Bock is one of the finest beers around. Berghoff has won awards.

Aug 11, 2010
by: Anonymous

That is one of the worst beers i've ever tasted. the after taste is like i've eaten something rotten and on one occasion almost made me sick. No wonder it's so cheap.

Jul 29, 2010
You Are Dead Wrong
by: Anonymous

Mountain Crest!! FTW!!!

Jun 22, 2010
You Must Be Young
by: Anonymous

Mountain Crest is the first beer you've ever bought? Wow. No wonder you don't appreciate it, you must still be in that "all I can drink is Blue Moon" phase.

Frankly Mountain Crest is on par with miller and coors and pabst and crap--and it is WAY cheaper. I mean, the stuff is cheaper than water.

Aug 12, 2009
by: Anonymous

I was at a bar last night and this beer was listed as the specially-priced "Monthly Embarrassment". Curiosity got the best of me and I tried it. Its flavor was like that of a slightly skunky, watered-down can of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Not as bad as, say, Milwaukee's Best, but pretty low on the totem pole. Also, I doubt that the brewery employs a brew master as the can claims.

Jul 22, 2009
Best beer I have ever had
by: Anonymous

This is the best beer I have ever had. I searched online to see what other people think of it. Must be in the tast buds. This is really smooth and tastes great. If it is the first beer you have ever bought, I hardly think you would be an expert to turn to.

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