Review: Malibu Beer

Review: Malibu Beer

Never in my life has it occurred to me to mix coconut with a beer, but the folks at Malibu — who do nothing but tinker with coconuts day in and day out — obviously felt that an opportunity was being missed. After all, what about all those people drinking beer with a shot of Malibu Rum in it? What product is being produced that would appeal to them?

Well, Malibu Beer is here, and it is exactly as described: Lager with natural coconut flavor added. And that, my friends, is one hell of a scary thing.

The nose of the beer at first blush doesn’t actually scream coconut — it comes across largely lake any old lager, though a bit on the funky/skunky side. In the mouth, the experience is something different altogether, and that something is wicked indeed. The coconut flavor is syrupy and noxious, coating the mouth like a rancid candy as it slides reluctantly down your throat. That actually might not be so bad were it not for the beer itself, which does no favors by layering on a surprisingly bold-flavored lager that is heavily bready, weedy, and green. Together these combine to create one of the most memorable drinking experiences I’ve had all year.

Unfortunately, I mean that in the worst way possible.


5% abv.

F / $8 per six-pack / 

Malibu Beer




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Susan on August 24, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    I have a bottle of Benedictine and B&B that are welded together. No they’re empty. What do you think that bottle is worth?

  2. dan on August 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    posting a review like this one is a public service.
    you folks suffer so us readers don’t have to.
    don’t think we don’t appreciate it!

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