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Olde English 800 - Miller Brewing Co.

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Olde English 800Olde English 800

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897 Ratings

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Ratings: 897
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 39.9%
Wants: 11
Gots: 89 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

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1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

Photo of apu1
4.35/5  rDev +114.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'd say this is by far the easiest malt liquor I've drank. Smooth, good taste, and cheap. Not at all like 211 and for some reason I was never keen on trying this particular malt until my friends got me to try it. Glad I did. Definitely plan on getting it more often.

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
3.35/5  rDev +65%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer is definitely not an "awful". It is very drinkable...not too bad. After seeing the gutter ball ratings this beer had, I went down to the 7-eleven, tonite, and bought a bottle of Olde English for 3 and a half bucks. Cracked that shit and drank a good, not great, but an all around decent beer. You can't drink this beer and expect the Ferrari experience....know that you are not driving a Ferrari, but a station wagon...expect that and you will probably enjoy this beer. Nice yellow color with a pleasing flavor and taste, nothing distracting here.

Photo of SoCaliC8
1/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of beans923
3/5  rDev +47.8%

Photo of northcoastwolf
1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of DaveRinn
1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mpenske
2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of SuperMario
2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of Feagins23
1/5  rDev -50.7%

2.75/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of pep
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of mernst1030
2/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of vinny21bal
1/5  rDev -50.7%

Photo of aqualung23
1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of RacerX5k
3.64/5  rDev +79.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I can only speak for the can but this beer is alot better than scored here. I generally hit the Asian deli in Mayfair, Philadelphia after I pick up my girls on Friday night. Just the one 16oz is enough, and I call this my hood beer (not that Mayfair is that bad of a neighborhood). This is actually better (and way less expensive at a $1.35 can) than alot of mediocre craft Ive had.

Pretty golden to yellow color, pale, nice fluffy cotton candy head. Nice malty aroma, no off smells with a little fruity presence. Really good taste, nicely malted, hints of apple and pear (my preferred flavor profile for lagers, I guess a malt liquor is a lager) even a little hops noted. Crisp, clean, refreshing, no off tastes, very smooth easy drinking yet packs a nice little punch.

I look forward to and enjoy this beer every Friday night, and really, what else matters?

Photo of JashThePleb
4.01/5  rDev +97.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Good by itself, great mixed with equal halves orange juice. The hops are calling my name. Every time one of my train hoppin' buddies brings one of these bad boys along, I cave and trade my last lucky strike for it. It puts hair on the chest. Makes ya tough!

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1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +60.1%

Photo of PvtSnowball
1.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I purchased this 16 ounce beauty from one of the more reputable quick marts in town.

The olde school lettering and vaguely crown-like symbol
along with the fact the can was gold caught my interest.

That and it "only" cost a buck. My expectations were sky high.

Odd orange/yellow color with a substantial head that retreats
faster than a French infantryman.

The aroma was that of urine and some other unidentifiable toxic

The taste was quite bland until I let it warm up. Big mistake.

Mouthfeel was the best part, although that could have been due
to the milk stout I had half an hour before.

I want my dollar back.

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1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 897 ratings.