Did you know that Pabst Blue Ribbon has notes of pink peppercorn? That Shiner Bock has aromas of wet cardboard? That Schlitz elicits memories of wildflowers and spring? That Steel Reserve is both elegant and delicate?
We’ve all had to pull our pennies together to buy cheap beer before, but we’ve probably never thought about the taste and consistency of these bottom-brands as much as Whitney Adams, a Los Angeles-based wine sommelier and blogger, did when BuzzFeed asked her to apply her professional know-how to the cheapest, skunkiest beers you can get from that sketchy gas station around the corner.
Watch this professional wine taster review cheap beers above, and find out whether your favorite label came out on top.