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Ultra-Budget: Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”

Every now and then, a truly special beer comes along and finds its way into our hearts and gas stations. Bestowed upon us because we are deemed worthy of this ambrosia of the beer gods, it represents an experience so intense, so powerful, that only those with the greatest of intestinal fortitude even dare attempt to stomach these beers not intended for consumption by lesser beings.

Somehow, the great American purveyors of craft beer, 7-Eleven, seem to have stopped carrying the fear-inducing, athleticism-exuding Game Day Ice, originally intended to be the subject of this post. Forced to find the next best thing, I stumbled upon the patriarch of all beers staring at me from atop the refrigerator case, commanding a sum of $1.95 for the privilege of tasting this divine nectar.

Meet the Natty Daddy.

With a name like “Natty Daddy”, this beer just screams masculinity. If you’re uncomfortable with manly things such as $1.95 8% ABV malt liquors, you had better turn on Lifetime, grab a Zima, and stop reading right now, because this is about to get out of control.

Upon pulling this fearsome can from my refrigerator, it practically begged to be cracked open. Intimidated by the imposing stature of this can (at 24 ounces), I immediately did as it commanded. Scrambling to find a container that could contain the sheer power held within this can, I grabbed the first thing I could think of. That thing was a perfectly-sized, bottom-textured GladWare plastic food container.

Only GladWare can properly contain a beer such as this.

The GladWare container is capable of holding 24 ounces of pretty much anything you can throw its way. It’s stood up to innumerable quantities of leftovers packed away in the fridge for far too long and countless trips all over the place, so I know it’s up to this challenge. Plus, this container is especially convenient if you care to take this beer with you on the go, such as to work in your packed lunch. I know that employers love this; It shows that you’re not afraid to have a good time while at work, and anyone who sees you drinking this beer is probably going to be impressed by your drive, commitment, and good taste.

Portable! For the ultimate in discretion, throw some noodles or something in there, and this looks just like leftover soup.

Now, I know what you’re all thinking: Just how did it taste? Fortunately for you all, I was courageous enough to try it. Did I survive the experience? FIND OUT BELOW.

Anheuser-Busch “Natty Daddy”
Pours into my 24-oz GladWare plastic container a bright, almost fluorescent yellow. The GladWare container's textured bottom keeps a nice head-maintaining stream of bubbly goodness rising up, justifying this unconventional choice of drinkware. For some reason I'm reminded of bathrooms, I don't know why.
This smells like the basement of a fraternity house, or success and glory. I'm not sure which.
This beer is difficult for me to express in words. Perhaps one day when I am older and wiser I'll be able to more fully appreciate what's going on in here. I think I feel pain.
Highly carbonated. Almost stings the tongue, much in the way bleach does (Don't ask me how I know). I can feel myself getting stronger as I drink this. I'm not sure if that's from the nutritional value of imbibing such a masculine brew, or the 8% ABV. We'll find out soon.
While $1.95 may initially seem like a high price of admission to some, this is a small price to pay for the enlightenment that pours forth from this can. I suggest you buy as many of these as possible and drink as many as you can at once until you learn to fully appreciate it.
This is truly a beer that separates the men from the boys. However, it appears that I've not yet reached a sufficient level of maturity to fully appreciate this one, as I kind of felt bad about life in general after drinking it. I can only hope that as I grow older, wiser, and more mature, this beer imparts more of its secrets unto me. Perhaps one day I will be worthy.

Beer Stats
Style: American Malt Liquor
Serving: Can
Size: Too much
ABV: 8.00%
BA Score: 68
RB Score: 02


This beer makes it very clear that if you don’t like what it has to offer, you’re obviously a sissy little girl. This was truly an eye-opening, spiritual experience, much in the same way that stabbing an ice pick into your own eye socket is. It also makes you stronger. I think that’s how it works.

I’m going to go lie down now.

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Written by Garrett Miller

Garrett brings a somewhat different perspective on beer to the table. While always thrilled to try any new, exotic brew that finds itself his way, Garrett finds that he's often quite satisfied with reliable, common craft choices. As such, Garrett is a fan of trying and reviewing these (admittedly less expensive) beers, and using them to introduce the exciting, flavorful world of craft beer to those not-yet-acquainted. Garrett’s favorite styles are IPAs and bourbon stouts, but won’t turn his nose up at anything. Find Garrett Miller on Google Plus

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