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Battle Over Rights to Produce 'The Simpsons' Duff Beer

Battle Over Rights to Produce 'The Simpsons' Duff Beer

Two Colombian brothers are under fire for brewing Simpsons-inspired beer

The imaginary Duff Beer is causing a fight between 20th Century Fox and brewers.

If you’ve ever wanted to sip on some of Homer Simpson’s famous Duff beer, then you better try to get some, quick. While many companies across the world have attempted, at one time or another, to trademark Duff Beer, 20th Century Fox has always been adamant about its complete ownership of the imaginary brand. The most recent legal battle involves the Ballesteros brothers, who are producing Duff beer in Colombia.

While their beer was originally called "Duff" (with a logo identical to that on the cartoon), they changed their name to DuH, moving the two ‘f’s together so they interlocked. According Alicia Lloreda, an attorney, the brothers aren’t copying because, “[Duff beer] appears only in cartoons, in a fictional world.” Not amused by the name change, 20th Century Fox is still pressing for the removal of the product.

There was an earlier battle over the rights to the Duff name with a German brewery in earlier this year. And back in 1996, an Australian brand was banned from selling Duff beer. Despite being a fictional brew, people are certainly eager to get their hands on Duff beer. According those who have sampled it — in fancy Colombian bars, no less — it tastes light and bland, just as you imagined.

(Photo Duff Beer Modified: Flickr/Erik Cleves Kristensen/CC 4.0)


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

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Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


Duff Florida Beer Company

Protips: Explain why you're giving this rating. Your review must discuss the beer's attributes (look, smell, taste, feel) and your overall impression in order to indicate that you have legitimately tried the beer. Nonconstructive reviews may be removed without notice and action may be taken on your account.

Help Us Be Awesome

3.43 /5 rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On-tap ($9 at Universal) plastic pint

A- Amber body with a decent khaki head that leave a solid lace.

S- Nice breaststroke aroma like a hearty dark loaf.

T- Bready and sweet. Light on the hops.

M- Medium body. Relatively dry.

O- definitely spendy, but everything at an amusement park is gonna be. Definitely more flavorful than expected.

3.63 /5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Burnt orange with a half finger white head of foam.

Smell: Spicy lager malt and hops.

Taste: Mild corn malt and biscuit flavors. Almost no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat thick, highly carbonated.

Overall: A lot better than you would expect from the style, though still not awesome.

JaredMarvel from North Carolina

4.2 /5 rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

If you find yourself at universal studios, and see DUFF beer and think I NEED THIS, but you hate to buy a beer you assume is Budweiser, have no fear, this beer is not a bud. Now it won't blow you away but it's pretty ok!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer you can only get at Universal Studios, pours a clear yellow with a white head that goes away quickly, has a watered down grainy smell with a taste that follows the nose. Very delicious DUFF beer!!

5 /5 rDev +57.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was a dream come true for me. I loveeeeee the simpsons. This interpretation of Duff is spot on. Looks better, tastes better, smells better than i could have ever hoped for. Its not going to win any medals for sure, but its just a great manifestation of many fans' dreams. Very drinkable.

Can't get enough of that wonderful Duff!

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this at the bar in "Moe's Tavern" in the Springfield USA section of Universal Studios Orlando. I didn't expect too much but was pleasantly surprised. The color is a dark yellow almost amber with a somewhat fleeting head. The smell was bready some malt but very minimal hop note. The taste was decent enough with good malt flavor and a sweet finish. Very easy to drink. No sure about adjuncts but I really couldn't detect any. This is a good, average beer. It is certainly better than a Bud Light or most theme park offerings. It's a theme park so I wasn't too taken aback by the 9.05 (plus a tip for "Moe") for a 20 ounce draft. If you're a Simpson's fan and happen to be at USO it's a must do - the theming is quite good. If not, there are much better choices just outside the gate at the new NBC Sports Grill on Citywalk. Side note - the "Flaming Moe" is actually a non-alcoholic citrus drink (with no child's cough syrup!)

2.75 /5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Universal Studios at the bar outside of Moe's, kind of an open air patio type place. Pours into the cup a nice golden color with a decent head that fades fast, some lacing. Smell is pretty sweet and grainy, light. Taste isn't half bad for what it is, I was expecting worse. Sweet, doughy, finishes crisp and a hair bitter. Light body and easy to drink, just not very remarkable. Cool to drink Duff beer in "Springfield" though.

3.03 /5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright and golden, minimal head. They serve a big damn glass of this at Universal.
Smell: Why does this smell like flowers? Not what I imagined Duff smelling like, but I guess I'm glad it's not pissy on the nose.
Taste: Honestly, too sweet in the middle. It's bright and malty, but the caramel sort of syrupy vibe overruns it.
Feel: Medium-bodied, highly carbonated. Pleasant and expected.
Overall: Don't know how they got FBC of all people, but I shouldn't complain so vaguely. It shifted too far from my expectations of what Duff tastes like in its sweetness, but it's still pretty decent. I will try the other kinds next time.

2.65 /5 rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Make this one short and sweet, got this at Universal Studios, tolerable head no lace decent retention, cloudy amber color. Had a bit of a dry caramel yeast smell to it that warming didn't help. I'll say this, the taste seems the perfect drink you'd have at a dive like Moe's Tavern. It's a fairly generic tasting lager that has a dry straw taste that hides a smaller caramel flavour. It has a dry aspect, but it was still decent in the Florida heat to drink. All in all, I wasn't very impressed, not do I think I was supposed to be, but didn't dampen the fun atmosphere of the park which I'm to understand is the only place you can get this beer.

1.53 /5 rDev -51.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

On draft, obviously, at Universal Studios. Beer was surprisingly easy to find in and around the park, and while they didn't have any knock-out selections there was some decent stuff scattered around.

But, you know, you got to get Duff. Ever since I was a little kid, when I first watched the episode where Homer goes to the brewery and get a DUI, I wanted to try it (which means I totally ignored the message of that episode, I guess, but such is the power of fine, imaginary branding).

Only Matt Groening said repeatedly that he'd never release an actual Duff beer because he didn't want to sell a product that would hurt people. An Australian brewery got sued for making Duff in the 90s, and by the early aughts cans of their swill were going for over a hundred per on ebay. There's a couple of grey/black market knock offs produced in Mexico and Germany but, again, they're inaccessible unless you want to chance an international beer trade with someone who statistically is a sex offender.

Thank goodness, Groening has come to his senses. Or he realized there's some money on earth that isn't his yet and so he panicked and allowed Universal to make this. Or, erm, to, uhh, contract this out to Florida Brewing Company, a brewer whose reputation maybe isn't so good.

What connects did these guys have? If Universal had put out an open call to produce this beer, could you imagine how many revered or at least competent brewers would have jumped the chance?

Anyhow, this ain't good. I guess that's sort of the point, but it's not even "not good" by typical BA, "MACRO BADMAN" standards. It's more like the bad lagers churned out by mediocre brewpubs across the country, who all seek to produce a beer that appeals to girlfriends in 2003. "It's like Bud Light!" the waitresses say, even though it's much worse than Bud Light because at least Bud Light doesn't taste like candle wax.

It starts off fruity and sweet--completely okay, but far off for the style. Then, quickly, it gets too sweet. The middle is syrupy, the finish is medicinal. Bit of an off taste, like it was made with extract syrup.

It's hard to lager a beer. It takes a really competent brewer to do so effectively. Frankly, I would have greatly preferred it if they had been contracted out to AB. As is, I'm glad I can say I tried Duff, but even while sitting in a life-sized replica of Moe's Tavern I couldn't bring myself to order a second.

The-Beav from North Carolina

3.44 /5 rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

On draft at universal studios Orlando, has a fruity nose almost like some of the ciders, taste is likely malty with a bready after taste, almost no bitterness, not top notch, but very drinkable.


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