Olde English 800 - Miller Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
1.7/5 rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
The final entry in the small contest known as the High-Low Invitational, where I try out a few unusual styles with a wide range of ABV. Bud Ice Light beat out Coors NA for who was fairer in the land, but now comes a malt liquor packing a 7.5 ABV punch standing in the former's way to which brew takes home the prize in this small contest. Inspired by The Game's track "Ol' English" (younger folks might know this), on to the beer:
I poured it out of its 16 ounce can into a pint glass just to see the look. Looks kind of like pale lager, but has a surprising head that holds well. The smell could be more polished; corn fructose, alcoholic, and a bit of husk. Now comes the punishment; there's a corn syrup aroma in the back of the taste, but is mainly dominated by a sharp stab of alcohol and metal. Very painful to consume. I can't imagine drinking this to get drunk. Stay away from flammable objects if you do, as you'll feel the alcoholic fumes go down your throat.
Now to reveal the winner: And the winner is...
Bud Ice Light!
A very exciting meet we had here, recognizing the beer styles untested to most. Hats off to Light Ice, Malt Liquor, and Non-Alcoholic for their participation. Check my previous reviews to see what you missed of this contest. Good night everyone!
Serving type: can
03-07-2007 05:14:59 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
3.51/5 rDev +71.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Olde English 800 brewed by Miller Brewing Co. This brew is a malt liquor and it pours out a nice golden color with a nice light white head. Olde English 800 has an abv of 5.9. This brew has the look and smell of most malt liquors. The smell is sweet and beer like. Nothing special but nothing bad. This brew has a lot carbonation. The taste is smooth and crisp for being a malt liquor. You get a hint of sweetness, but it is not over powering. This brew goes down nice. Mouth feel is nice too, nothing bad about this brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 3.5 out of 5. I will pick this brew up again.
Serving type: can
04-15-2014 03:32:43 | More by nicholas2121
1.88/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
What limits my description of this beer it the lack of a drop-down menu for the resulting hangover.
This beer is bad. Yes it's also cheap but that doesn't make up for how "un-beer-like" it is. I know there is a cult following for "40's" but this one is not worth your time. There are much better examples out there.
Normally I would comment on the pour. I won't bother: it should stay in the bottle it actually been designed that way.
The color is a light grain blonde. This is the best feature of this beer. There is also a clearly printed brewing date proudly displayed on the bottle. This is important as the bottle is perfectly clear and would leave the brew prone to some serious skunking if left near light for some time.
I would also comment on the aroma. There is none except the slight smell of bread.
And there is almost no taste. Malt? no. Liquor? no. At best all I could taste was the heavy carbonation. I get the idea that this is intentional.
But I will say that this product is perfectly designed and portioned to get the average working class man drunk for what little expendable income he has left after his wages are garnered for child support. It's pure genius in that regard.
I would say its better to go with some other "40" except maybe hurricane.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2014 04:58:16 | More by RustyTruck
3.31/5 rDev +61.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.25
I don't understand why this beer has so many negative views. For 7 bucks I can get a 12 pack. That's better than most other brands that range from 8 to 12 bucks.
The taste is like good old carbonated water with a bit of a frothy golden feel to it. Slightly fruity but easy going down.
I know people enjoy their craft selection but com on we drink this stuff to feel good. Argue all you want about why you drink beer but honestly we all drink it for the same reason to varying degrees. For the price the quality of this beer is fairly decent.
Serving type: can
03-11-2014 05:24:31 | More by theresasnakeinmyboot
Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.