Booze is a distilled product from high alcohol content made from fermenting corn, grain, potatoes or spore plants. Some booze - the good stuff - may even be left over from before the Great War. Any year before 2040 is a good year.
Decreases perception by 1 for 30 minutes. No beneficial effects. 20% chance of addiction.
The bottle graphic chosen to represent booze appears to be that of Goldschläger brand liquor.
↑Fallout 2 Official Strategies & Secrets: p. 71: "Booze is a distilled product of high alcohol content made from rotting corn, grain, potatoes, or Spore Plants. Some booze-the good stuff-may even be left over from before the War."
↑Fallout Official Survival Guide p.127: "Booze: A bottle of hard liquor from the pre-war years. Any year before 2040 is a good year. It may temporarily affect your perception and awareness."