Olde English 800 - Miller Brewing Co.
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Reviews by leftmindedrighty:
2.68/5 rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Yup, Thats right. I'm reviewing Olde English 800. I will try to be fair and concise in my review. After all, I'm reviewing this beer based on style, and not taste.
40oz twist off cap bottle, from a person that will remain nameless. To my credit, I did not purchase this beer. Rather it was given to me. For my reputation, I felt the need to mention that.
Smell, Whoa! Adjunct City, table of Olde English 800! Seriously though, rice, a strong corn aroma, and a biscuit malt flavor dominate the nose.
Taste, Whoa! Adjunct City, table of Olde English 800! Ok, I'm getting off point. The corn flavors dominate for sure. The husky rice flavors come through mid swig, trying to balance out the corn, but they do little but add more flavor to the beer. The obvious rice flavors lend body but take away from what should have been hop flavors. I can get a faint taste of Noble hops, but they're quickly lost within the adjunct filled body of this beer. A faint kiss of alcohol is in the finish, but all I can taste is a toasted corn flavor.
Overall, Thank God this isn't my go-to beer. Its got flavor, its got "some" body, and its got alcohol. Other than that, it has nothing going for it. Good brew for the style, but not my style, if you know what I mean. Even if I'm chillin' on the corner with my boys, we're going to grab a 4-0 of Dogfish Head's Liquor De Malt any day over this.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2008 00:33:07 | More by leftmindedrighty
More User Reviews:
2.13/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
2013 Olde English “800” - Reviewed 2/12/2013
"Michael Hagan's idea of a good time is to guzzle a few bottles of Olde English "800" Malt Liquor and smoke PCP with his fellow gang members in the slums of south central Los Angeles. There is no telling what might happen."
-"Life and Death with the Gangs" Time Magazine, August 1987
Olde English is poured tonight into a fluted crystal glass to best harness the carbonation and divert the aroma upwards. This does great things for the presentation of the malt liquor. The bubbles caress the sides of the glass and invite the drinker to partake in its refreshment.
Olde "800" stank like the back alley in funky north Philly where I once bought some black market copper pipe fittings. It stings the nostrils with hints of sex-panther and moldy soap. After careful consideration, I have determined that this is possibly the worst smelling 40 that we have ever tasted, but honestly when was the last time that anyone smelled something they tasted?
What is it that gives Olde English "800" its signature flavour? Is it the mysterious tang that accompanies the carbonation? Is it the back-sweetened corn malt? Is it the extra "e" in the word "Olde"? Does it bother you that I am spelling "flavour" like an englishman? All questions that come to mind when tasting the quixotic liquor.
I've run out of ways to describe how beer feels on the tongue. It feels like beer.
The aire of mystery that surrounds the 40 is palpable (or maybe its just the weird after taste). The sarcastic quotation marks that surround the "800" taunt the drinker. A true connoisseur will know that this is indeed what olde england would have enjoyed. Olde English "800" pairs well with traditional Bangers n' Mash, or even a mouthful of dirt with a side of monty python if real english fare is unavailable. This malt liquor is as dry as British humor, and as inviting as an Oxford boarding school. I will definitely be enjoying the 40 maybe eventually sometime in the future. Enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 16:52:59 | More by Newrad2
Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
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