Drinking the World’s Worst Beers at the World’s Best Restaurant
Eleven Madison Park’s sommelier Cedric Nicaise gets treated to a blind taste test of some of America’s cheapest brews.
Released on 6/23/2017
We're here at the world's best restaurant
to drink some of the world's cheapest beers.
Alright, so we've brought you a blindfold.
Go ahead and pop this on, and we'll get started.
There's uh, almost like a citrus component,
like couple-day-old lime juice.
This definitely has more aromas and more things going on.
Not everyone would necessarily think
that they're all good things,
but it's definitely more.
I used to think I liked this beer.
It's fresh, but it's not super acidic.
It tastes good.
I mean, it's refreshing.
Have a look.
This was my collegiate beer of choice.
I drank some of those, too.
This almost smells like grass.
This may end up being the ideal grass-cutting
beer. Lawnmower beer?
What do you think it might be?
It might be Miller High Life.
It certainly is.
It's very one-note, starchy rice,
which is sort of the hallmark of getting lightness in beers.
I think the flavor's good.
It tastes fresh.
Is that embarrassing?
No, it's not embarrassing at all.
Have a look.
This sort of tastes like nothing.
This is definitely something that you're like tailgating
or at a party or something that you could definitely drink
almost like it's water.
It's one of the really big mainstream light beers,
whether it's Coors Light or Bud Light
or something along those lines,
I think it's one of those.
Yep, you're right.
There's a little more character to it.
Would you pay money for this beer?
Uh, I probably have paid money for this beer.
I probably will again,
but it would not be my preferred beer to drink.
I would not pay for this beer.
If I were sitting down watching a movie,
maybe I would prefer to drink this.
And these are definitely the two
that I would consider the best.
Alright, well now we have to pick a champion.
So, between Rolling Rock and Coors,
tell us what the best supermarket macrobrew is
in your opinion.
I'm gonna go with Coors.
The best cheap beer in America, ladies and gentlemen,
is Coors Banquet.
And then the next time you cut your grass,
have one or five.
Cedric, thanks a lot.