Nine out of ten beers drunk in this country are limp little fizz farts that have as much character as a dead salamander. This has been the case since Prohibition killed off the first generation of local beer brewers.
Made with corn and rice, they are cheap to make and easy to drink. These brews have a name: adjunct American lagers, and they do not have a good reputation. Everyone has a story of a fratboy swilling Bud, a hipster drinking PBR, or a redneck guzzling Coors. The stories are never complimentary, often funny, and occasionally scary.
Even this lowly caste of beer has its stand out. In all ways, Schlitz Gusto is that beer.
Gusto is the old school formula of Schlitz, before the move to less hops and barley malt in the 1970′s. It offers a marriage of light fresh corn flavors with just a whiff of hop aromatics. Clean flavors and its excellent carbonation are perfectly balanced for a session beer. There is also a nice sour tinge of yeast blended with a crystal malt freshness. Highly recommended, especially for reformed hipsters.