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Olde English 800 - Miller Brewing Co.

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Olde English 800Olde English 800

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BA SCORE
51
awful

804 Ratings
THE BROS
44
awful

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Ratings: 804
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 2.04
pDev: 40.2%
Wants: 7
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002)
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Reviews by tfinn:
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tfinn

Oregon

2.38/5  rDev +16.7%

pours deep gold (with touches of orange) with a white small-bubbled head.

scent is faint sweet (six-row?) malt, with a husky grain back to it. there is some faint spice to this, reminds me of crystal malt. (there is some toastiness in there.)

flavor is an industrial lager on viagra, that is to say, an intense two-dimensional six-row malt sweetness with some corny adjunct. a toasted corn comes through at the end. maybe miller borrowed a recipe page from shiner?

mouthfeel is a little tongue-numbing. this is quite a bit weightier than your standard industrial lager, but not so weighty enough to evoke sipping, like a samiclaus.

altogether uninspired, and no way I could finish a 40 of this. (even the 24 is trying my patience.) I do find it a bit more interesting than steel reserve, but still nowhere near rogue's dad''s little helper.

06-13-2007 07:13:56 | More by tfinn
More User Reviews:
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RoyalT

Ohio

1.93/5  rDev -5.4%

Appearance – This one poured a nice, slightly hazy yellow with some decent head retention. Not bad.

Smell – The aroma isn’t bad. The grain is not as harsh as in most other macro efforts, and there’s actually a bit of hops in there somewhere.

Taste – Oh, this is bad. Much worse than it smelled. The little bit of smoothness from the nose is completely gone, and the cheap sweetness is repulsive.

Mouthfeel – A little bigger than light-bodied but fairly flat and not dry at all.

Sinkability – No wonder folks are shootin’ up the hood. I’d be getting’ my gat too if I had to walk around with a 40 of this in my hand all day.

Comments – The ABV has when up almost one and a half points from when this ale was added to the site (it’s now at 7.5%). I guess the quicker you go numb the easier this is to drink.

03-13-2004 02:10:42 | More by RoyalT
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braugon

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev +22.5%

05-25-2014 23:19:51 | More by braugon
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

09-04-2013 00:19:30 | More by cam477
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tectactoe

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

06-09-2014 15:11:11 | More by tectactoe
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tbryan5

Louisiana

1/5  rDev -51%

01-05-2013 02:50:19 | More by tbryan5
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Dmann

California

1.23/5  rDev -39.7%

One of the worst Malt Liquors I've ever drank. It poured a medium golden color with a small fizzy head that faded as soon as it came. The smell was of a nasty sourness and grain. The taste was way too sweet and nasty. This is a cheepy that I will never be picking up again. The High Gravity version is much better in compairison.

08-06-2004 10:47:38 | More by Dmann
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markallmon

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +108.3%

05-05-2012 23:39:48 | More by markallmon
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TheAdamConners


3.5/5  rDev +71.6%

08-03-2012 01:46:50 | More by TheAdamConners
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

05-15-2014 03:32:02 | More by DaftPatrick
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -51%

07-28-2013 20:54:18 | More by TTripp725
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generallee

New York

2.5/5  rDev +22.5%

02-13-2012 14:49:38 | More by generallee
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

1.25/5  rDev -38.7%

08-01-2014 14:51:40 | More by Doomcifer
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Jason

Massachusetts

1.73/5  rDev -15.2%

Presentation: 40 oz clean glass twist off bottle, no freshness date. Says it is brewed by Olde English 800 Brewing Company but this is a Miller product.

Appearance: Clear yellowish golden colour with a wispy white lace that has a hard time staying around. Looks like beer that has been sitting out for a while.

Smell: Grainy with a cooked corn grit aroma, slightly metallic and not too pleasing. Light whiff of alcohol also.

Taste: Abrasively crisp, carbonation is high with a slick moderate body. Big grainy flavour bursts from an astringent character, big twang of used up hop that throws down a sharp bitterness with no flavour at all. Metallic and cooked corn runs amuck with a nearly cloying sweetness. Mild clean fume of alcohol warms the throat and body, astringent flavours ride far into the finish.

Notes: Yikes! This is some harsh stuff, it is more than a chore to swill down 40 ounces of this. Many names have been given to this brew but “Ghetto Juice” sticks the most. This seems to be one of the worst but one of the most talked about malt liquors … celebrities that drink this style of beer usually drink this. Go figure?

04-11-2002 19:17:39 | More by Jason
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mctizzz

California

2/5  rDev -2%

06-30-2014 23:00:24 | More by mctizzz
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +59.3%

08-07-2013 16:41:50 | More by KolbMarley
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magictrokini

California

1.55/5  rDev -24%

The infamous "8 Ball". This brings me back to high school and the Bonfare Market in Oakland. 69 cents would get you a forty. That was way too much money for this.

Out of the Fo-tee ounce. Pours dark yellow, not unlike urine, with a foamy white head. Aroma is of the streets, ethyl, corn, chemical sweetener, and dank funk. Taste is brutal. Bitter sweet, but in a bad way. In a really sweaty, corny gym sock way. It is impossible to quantify the malt-liquor brutality of this beverage unless you actually try it.

12-10-2008 19:31:18 | More by magictrokini
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jiffymon

New York

1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

02-13-2013 17:07:06 | More by jiffymon
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

06-13-2012 02:12:53 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +120.6%

03-30-2013 16:29:44 | More by tyleeis
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Dello

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

07-18-2014 21:57:55 | More by Dello
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dmk91

Virginia

1.75/5  rDev -14.2%

12-31-2012 04:48:19 | More by dmk91
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.13/5  rDev -44.6%

The Big Nasty. Don't drink 3 of these in a night, or you'll wake up next to something regretable. Anyways, looks and smells like human liquid waste.

Taste is just alcohol and yellow beer. Mouthfeel, something, rice or corn wallows around. Kinda drinkable once you get a little tipsy and play some Too $hort.

03-07-2010 00:46:41 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.02/5  rDev -50%

All 40 ounces preserved in it's classic presentation, Olde E is a legendary beer. Yeah, right this beer is ghetto swill in all it's glory. Made famous by Run DMC in eighties, this beer pours a golden similar to apple juice hue. Pours with a thick foamy head that cloys around the rim of my mug, with a decent head retention. Aroma is straight up unpleasant, all cereal grains with an astringent slightly cooked vegetable scent. From the smell you would think this stuff could take of some layers of paint from the wall. Taste is highly carbonated watery yet acoholic harsh bitter nasty ass taste. Not a slow sipper chug this and bypass the palate, this beer is for getting folded. I really can't tolerate this one but it's a favorite of my friends. So, in closing there is no question this is one shitty beer. Watch out for the hangovers this beer is known to cause, in my opinion steer clear.

04-29-2003 12:02:15 | More by WVbeergeek
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valkyre65

Texas

2/5  rDev -2%

12-11-2011 12:19:55 | More by valkyre65
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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 804 ratings.