The Scottish company Brewmeister is known for the strength of their beers. Formerly known as the world’s strongest beer, their Armageddon Eisbock rings in with a 65% ABV. However, there’s a new challenger in the ring, from the same team at Brewmeister. This one, called Snake Venom, comes in with a striking 67.5% ABV.
“Unlike Armageddon, Snake Venom is not designed to mask the taste of alcohol,” reads a statement on the Brewmesiter website. “The alcohol is very strong, but the beer still tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. It’s hoppy, malty, and very pleasant.”
The beer is brewed with smoked peat malt and two varieties of yeast. They reached the sky-high alcohol content by freezing the mixture several times during the fermentation process. To put things into perspective, a standard vodka is about 40% alcohol, or 80 proof, only about two-thirds the strength of Snake Venom.
So, what kind of beer is it? Brewer and owner, Lewis Shand, said “It tastes like a liquor rather than a beer and has a whole host of different flavours, ranging from bubblegum to caramel.”
Lewis suggests not drinking more than 35 ml in one sitting. “It should be poured like a whiskey,” he says. Personally, I like drinking my beer like beer, but I wouldn’t mind giving this a shot (pun intended).
Snake Venom is apparently available online, but we couldn’t find any legit sites. If anyone finds it, be sure to let us know where.