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(Irradiated) Beer
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Vodka
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(Irradiated/Dixon's) Whiskey
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(Ice cold) Beer
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Bourbon
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Nukashine
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Old Possum
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Hard lemonade
High Voltage Hefe
Hoppy Hunter IPA
Lead champagne
Lead champagne Bellini
Lead champagne Mimosa
Mountain honey
Nukashine
Rad Ant Lager
Tick blood tequila
Tick blood Tequila Margarita
Tick blood Tequila Sunrise
White Russian
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Various forms of alcohol appear in all games of the Fallout series.

Overview

Alcoholic beverages have been available throughout the Fallout series in varying forms. In the "classic" set of games — Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel — alcohol served little purpose, providing no obviously beneficial effects, and being useful only under certain, limited circumstances.

In later games this was changed; alcoholic beverages in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76 all provide both beneficial and negative effects. Fallout: New Vegas, in particular, places extra emphasis on whiskey through the Whiskey Rose companion perk, essentially turning the item into a combat chem while the perk is active. Alcoholic beverages are generally radiation-free, although irradiated variations exist.

Examples

Absinthe

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

Absinthe is a green, highly alcoholic beverage distilled from a fermented mash containing wormwood, fennel, aniseed, and other herbs. It provides the highest Perception bonus of any consumable item with a Survival skill of 100.

Atomic cocktail

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A novelty drink mixer shaped like a rocket ship, with a black logo on one side with the words "atomic cocktail" surrounding an atom. When consumed, the player character is resistant to fire and energy weapon damage.

Ballistic Bock

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Gameplay article: Wild Appalachia

A strong, hardy, lightly hopped dark beer brewed using gunpowder and nuclear material. It increases damage from ballistic weapons by 15% but increases the condition cost by 15% for five minutes.

Battle Brew

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Gameplay article: Old World Blues

Battle Brew is a potent concoction made from vodka, mutated cave fungi, and Salient Green. The mixture has no Charisma bonus, but the drinker will be healed and be given greater resistance to injury.

Booze

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Gameplay articles: Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

This generic and nonspecific form of alcohol can be found or purchased throughout the wasteland and frequently found in consolidated communities and settlements.

Bourbon

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 4, Fallout 76

Bourbon is shown as a bottle of premium bourbon from "Old Appalachia," aged nine years, although the bottling year isn't given. Drinking it grants the player character a temporary boost to Strength and Endurance, but it increases the player character's thirst and penalizes Intelligence until the effects wear off.

Dirty Wastelander

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Gameplay article: Fallout 4

A Dirty Wastelander is a cocktail made my mixing whiskey, Nuka-Cola, and mutfruit. Like most alcoholic beverages, it raises Strength and Charisma, but lowers Intelligence.

Hard lemonade

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Gameplay article: Wild Appalachia

An alcoholic drink crafted with vodka and lemonade, fortifying AP +30 and AP regeneration +10% for 10 minutes.

High Voltage Hefe

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Gameplay article: Wild Appalachia

High Voltage Hefeweizen, often shortened to Hefe, is an alcoholic beverage whose name comes from hefe, the German word for yeast, and weizen, the German word for wheat. It uses the energy-based fusion cell for the "high voltage" part of the brew's name.

Jake Juice

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

Despite being a rare version of scotch, it has exactly the same effects and value as scotch. It renders +1 Strength, +1 Charisma, and -1 Intelligence for four minutes to the consumer.

Lead champagne

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Gameplay article: Wild Appalachia

A sparkling wine brewed using lead, tarberries, and nuclear material, appearing in a glass champagne flute. It increases Rad Resistance by 250 but increases fall speed and sprint cost by 10%. It can be used to create lead champagne Mimosas and lead champagne Bellinis.

Liquid Courage

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Gameplay article: One Wasteland For All

Liquid Courage is a custom-made brew that provides temporary bonuses of one to Luck and Strength each. It also provides immunity to fear attacks from the wendigo colossus, hence the courage part of the name.

Moonshine

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Moonshine is a high-ethanol alcoholic beverage that has a more pronounced effect on the user's personality than other types, giving a greater boost to Charisma. Like other alcohol, it raises Strength but lowers Intelligence for the duration of its effects. In Appalachia, a variant known as cranberry moonshine can be found.

Mountain honey

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Gameplay article: Fallout 76

A high-proof distilled liquor brewed using honey and fermented snaptail reed. It increases Strength and Charisma by one and Max HP by 25 while also lowering Intelligence by one.

Nuka-Cola Dark

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Gameplay articles: Nuka-World, Fallout 76

This variation of Nuka-Cola became the company's attempt at entering the alcoholic beverage market and appealing to the adult demographic. A ready to drink bottle of Nuka-Cola and rum boasting an alcohol-by-volume content of 35%,[1] the beverage was touted as "the most thirst-quenching way to unwind." Those partaking in the drink were recommended to not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least eight hours after drinking, and encourage women who are pregnant or may become pregnant to avoid the drink.[2] Still, it found success in many of the finer lounges and restaurants across the nation.[3] It can be found after the war in locations such as the Nuka-World theme-park in the Boston Commonwealth, or at the Appalachian Whitespring Resort.

Nukashine

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Gameplay article: Wild Appalachia

A high-proof distilled liquor brewed using Nuka-Cola Quantum and nuclear material. It decreases the AP cost of sprinting by 80% and increases AP regeneration by 50% while inflicting 30 Rads and causing the user to "blackout" after the drink's duration.

Roentgen rum

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

A "glow in the dark" type of rum, named after Wilhelm Roentgen, which results in various changes in Perception.

Rot gut

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics

A very strong, potentially toxic liquor found around the west coast.

Rum

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 4, Fallout 76

A spirit produced by fermenting sugarcane byproducts, like molasses or sugarcane juice, used in a variety of cocktails, like Long Island Iced Tea[4] and Rum & Nuka.

Rum & Nuka

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Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

Rum & Nuka is a simple cocktail of Nuka-Cola and rum. Consuming it results in +1 Strength for 4 minutes and -1 Intelligence for the same duration.

Scotch

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Gameplay articles: Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas

Scotch is a variant of whiskey that raises Strength and Charisma at the cost of lowering Intelligence. While bottles should have an orange-brownish color, they are actually translucent.

Sierra Madre martini

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Gameplay article: Dead Money

The Sierra Madre martini is a potent alcoholic beverage brewed by Dean Domino using toxins from the Cloud and pre-War junk food. Unusually for a form of alcohol, it does not have any immediate negative effects.

Tick blood tequila

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Gameplay article: Wild Appalachia

A distilled beverage typically made from agave brewed using tick blood and pure crimson flux, served in a small shot glass. It can be used to create tick blood Tequila Sunrise and tick blood Tequila Margaritas.

Vodka

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Vodka is a distilled alcoholic beverage, made mostly from water and ethanol made from a fermented substance such as rye, wheat, potatoes or sugar beet molasses. It is also the world's most popular spirit beverage. Most Vodka was imported from the Soviet Union.[Non-game 1]

Wasteland tequila

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Gameplay article: Honest Hearts

Wasteland tequila is an alcoholic drink that can be brewed using agave cactus. Like many other types of alcohol, it boosts Charisma and Strength whilst lowering Intelligence for the duration of its effects. It also gives added resistance to poison.

Whiskey

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Whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.[Non-game 2] Drinking it increases Strength and Charisma while lowering Intelligence. The brands most commonly found in the wastes are Olde Royale and Uisce Beatha.

White Russian

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Gameplay article: Wild Appalachia

A chilled cocktail made by mixing vodka with canned coffee and brahmin milk. It reduces limb damage to the user by 25%.

Wine

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Wine is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermentation of grape juice. It is produced by fermenting crushed grapes using various types of yeast which consume the sugars found in the grapes and convert them into alcohol. There are several vintages available in the wasteland, including 2055 Chateau Lafayette[5], the 2043 Chateau Montrose[6], and the 2064 Atomic Claret.[7]

Mentioned-only

Beantown Brown Beer

Gameplay article: Fallout 4

Beantown Brown Beer was the favored drink among blue-collar workers after a long day on the job. Known for being the common man's beer, it had a higher than average alcohol content and a lower than average price tag. The beer was produced at the Beantown Brewery in Boston.

Champagne

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 2)

A sparkling white wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. The term is commonly used for any sparkling wine, regardless of the origin of the grapes.[8] A handcrafted version appears in Appalachia, known as lead champagne.

Chianti

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 2)

A wine produced in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy.[9][10]

Claret

Gameplay article: Fallout: New Vegas

A fine French red wine vintage from Bordeaux.[11]

Extractor Sunrise

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Automatron)

Created by Ansel of the United States Army Robotics Division, this drink is made with one part vodka and grenadine mixed in a glass of bio med gel. The resulting pinkish drink largely came about as a dare to whoever would drink it first, but the concoction turned out "pretty good", sweet with the right amount of "kick", but is a bit thick because of the bio gel. Names for the drink were debated until Extractor Sunrise won the popular vote. The drink largely remained a Robotics Division secret as the cost of bio med gel was upward of $1000.[12]

Maddog 30/30

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 2)

A low end fortified wine, likely 30% alcohol by volume in 30 ounce containers.[13]

Marsala wine

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 2)

A fortified wine, dry or sweet, produced in the region surrounding the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily.[14]

Triple sec

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 2)

An orange flavored liqueur used in a variety of cocktails.[4]

Synthetic alcohol

These kinds of drinks were developed as placebos for addicts before the Great War.[15]

Alcohol-Z

Gameplay article: Fallout 2

Alcohol-Z is a non-alcoholic synthetic beverage, made in Vault City.[15][13] In-game, there is no physical "Alcohol-Z" item, as the dialogue option only results in giving $20 to the bartender and increase one's "drinking" stat for the purposes of perks.

Tequila W

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 2)

A synthetic non-alcoholic spirit designed to taste like tequila that is served in Vault City.[13]

Tequila W2

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 2)

Another synthetic non-alcoholic tequila served in Vault City.[13]

Vodka-H

Gameplay article: none (mentioned in Fallout 2)

A synthetic non-alcoholic liquor designed to taste like vodka.[13]

See also

References

  1. Nuka Cola Dark label
  2. World of Refreshment tour: "Hey Mom and Dad, are you ready for a night out on the town? Then pick up an ice-cold Nuka-Cola Dark and experience the most thirst-quenching way to unwind. Nuka-Cola Dark: that refreshingly familiar Nuka-Cola taste with a light alcoholic twist. 35% alcohol by volume. Do not consume Nuka-Cola Dark if you are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant. Do not operate motor vehicles or heavy machinery for at least 8 hours after drinking."
    (World of Refreshment announcer's dialogue)
  3. Nuka-World loading screens: "Nuka-Cola Dark was the corporation's attempt at entering the alcoholic beverage market. Boasting 35% alcohol-by-volume, the unusual soft drink found its success at many of the finer lounges and restaurants around the country."
  4. 4.0 4.1 Khan raider: "{138}{}{Hey, anyone remember what was in a Long Island Ice Tea?}"
    "{139}{}{Yeah, vodka, rum, tequila, triple sec, lime, and Nuka.}"
    (Bcgengrd.msg)
  5. Munitions access terminal: "{139}{}{Read Trade}"
    "{150}{}{This is Klinger from the 8063rd. We're in desperate need of part number 102-53B. I've got a case of Chateau Lafayette 2155 if you could expedite the order. Get back to me ASAP.}"
  6. Capital Post Top Stories -- January 11, 2077, Food Riots Rile Feds
  7. The Courier: "I'd like to buy some things."
    Sink Central Intelligence Unit: "Very good, sir. If I might suggest a table wine, the 64 Atomic Claret is a lovely little vintage."
    (Sink Central Intelligence Unit's dialogue)
  8. The Chosen One: "{261}{}{Can you tell me about Mr. Bishop?}"
    Leslie Anne Bishop: "{270}{}{My husband? That is simple. He is deceased. SUCH a tragedy. I'm still recovering from all the champagne I drunk when I heard.}"
    NCLABISH.MSG
  9. The Chosen One: "{106}{}{I hear you have someone else's spleen.}"
    Wong Yi Tze: "{140}{}{Ahh, yes! Indeed. I will prepare it with fava beans and a nice chianti.}"
    (Fcdrwong.msg)
  10. Sierra Depot experiment log
  11. The Courier: "I'd like to buy some things."
    Sink Central Intelligence Unit: "Very good, sir. If I might suggest a table wine, the 64 Atomic Claret is a lovely little vintage."
    (Sink Central Intelligence Unit's dialogue)
  12. RobCo Sales & Service Center terminal entries; Brain extraction terminal, Div03-BE-0112
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 The Chosen One: "{120}{}{What's on tap?}"
    Lydia: "{145}{}{We have synthetic beers and liquor...vodka-H, tequila derivatives W and W2. Oh, and water. And brahmin milk. Beer or liquor is ten bucks, water or milk's three bucks.}"
    The Chosen One: "{147}{}{Uh, do you have any real alcohol?}"
    Lydia: "{226}{}{Why? You looking for something with some more kick than these synthetic drinks?}"
    The Chosen One: "{227}{}{Perhaps. Drinking synthetic alcohol can't really compare to the real thing.}"
    Lydia: "{230}{}{That's for sure. I used to have a... well, I used to know this merchant who had a bottle of Maddog 30/30. Bitter stuff...couldn't feel my tongue afterwards, but it was refreshingly different.}"
    The Chosen One: "{231}{}{What happened to this "merchant's" stash?}"
    Lydia: "{234}{}{It got drunk. Or so I heard. There were a few other "friends" here in Vault City who helped this merchant friend drink the stash. They were willing to pay a good price to have the real stuff for a change.}"
    The Chosen One: "{235}{}{I'll bet. You know, I could probably get some more of the real stuff, easy. I've been travelling the wastes a lot, and getting a hold of alcohol is no big deal.}"
    Lydia: "{238}{}{Is that so? Well, if you happened to be looking to relieve yourself of some real alcohol, then I could make it worth your while. If you could keep quiet about our deal. And get the contraband past the gate.}"
    The Chosen One: "{239}{}{How much real alcohol would you need?}"
    Lydia: "{240}{}{Say, a case of ten bottles of premium alcohol, and ten bottles of beer. And none of that radioactive stuff I hear comes out of Gecko. Just good old "booze," all right?}"
    The Chosen One: "{241}{}{I happen to have just that amount right here.}"
    Lydia: "{244}{}{Excellent! Here's something for you... that amount's double the price the cases are worth. And this transaction never happened, all right?}"
    The Chosen One: "{246}{}{Thanks. Pleasure doing business with you.}"
    (Vcdwnbar.msg)
  14. Mom: "{351}{}{Mantis marsala.}"
    (DcMom.msg)
  15. 15.0 15.1 The Chosen One: "{119}{}{What's on tap?}"
    Bartender: "{136}{}{"On tap?" How... quaint.}"
    "{137}{}{We have mineral water, distilled water, and sparkling water. We also have several synthesized alcohols.}"
    The Chosen One: "{138}{}{Um... what synthesized alcohols do you have?}"
    Bartender: "{153}{}{We have synthetic derivatives H and T, and we recently brewed an extremely popular mixture, "Alcohol-Z," which has a rich pseudo micro-brewery flavor. Each is modestly priced at twenty dollars a glass.}"
    The Chosen One: "{173}{}{How do you manufacture these synthesized alcohols?}"
    Bartender: "{176}{}{The Auto-Docs within Vault City can brew synthetic substitutes for otherwise-addictive substances. As I understand it, these synthetics were used as placebos for chem addicts before the war.}"
    The Chosen One: "{177}{}{You seem to know a great deal about these synthetics.}"
    Bartender: "{183}{}{I was a servant to Dr. Troy for a few months before being re-assigned here. He required that I be fluent with the Vault City medical database.}"
    The Chosen One: "{185}{}{Medical database?}"
    Bartender: "{192}{}{Yes, several of the computers on the first floor of the Vault contain a vast array of medical information. It's all quite fascinating, though the jargon can be confusing if you don't have medical training.}"
    (Vccoubar.msg)
Non-game
  1. Fallout 2d20 Rulebook p.163: "A clear distilled alcoholic beverage, made from fermented rye, wheat, potatoes, or sugar beet molasses, typically imported from the Soviet Union Pre-War."
  2. Fallout 2d20 p.163: "A triple-distilled alcoholic beverage made using grain mash. Pre-War versions were created across the United States and beyond. Some wasteland distilleries exist producing post-War versions using corn and razorgrain."
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