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Olde English 800 - Miller Brewing Co.

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Olde English 800Olde English 800

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811 Ratings

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 277
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 40.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 40 | 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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3.8/5  rDev +87.2%

poured from a 40oz bottle into my Duvel tulip...wait who am i kidding? i drank this bastard straight outta the bottle, wrapped in a brown paper bag as any post-recession crazed, red-blooded american would!

a: straw golden color with a foamy white head. not much else to speak of.

s: sweet malty aroma, slight notes of toasted corn and alcohol. c'mon, its malt liquor; the aroma is not supposed to be bold or pleasant.

t: more sweet malted corn flavor with a decent kick of alcohol. the flavor is definitely stronger in the west coast formula due to the 7.5% ABV. not quite as watery as the east coast version but it still finishes nice and dry as any true malt liquor does.

m: quite watery and boozy. not much malt flavor to cover the alcohol but enough to keep it from being totally undrinkable (in my opinion, of course).

o: this is probably my favorite true malt liquour on the market (no, Rogue's old "daddy's little helper" or Dogfish Head's "Liquor de Malt" do not count as a true malt liquour. sorry.). I'll take this over Colt 40, St. Ides, Mickey's or Cobra any day but Private Stock still might be my favorite. i was shocked to see this has an ABV of 7.5%. i did a bit of research and apparently the west coast gets a stronger version than we do back east. weird.

06-13-2013 22:16:17 | More by tzieser
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2/5  rDev -1.5%

01-08-2014 18:30:57 | More by polopaul20
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1/5  rDev -50.7%

10-11-2012 01:40:51 | More by M_C_Hampton
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2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

02-19-2013 18:14:25 | More by BamfBacon
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2/5  rDev -1.5%

07-01-2014 22:37:32 | More by Walkerjgt
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1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-12-2014 20:51:37 | More by tclipse
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Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

06-16-2013 13:22:09 | More by TheBeeraholic
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2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

09-26-2012 02:30:43 | More by Gtg642
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South Carolina

1.63/5  rDev -19.7%

Continuing on my self-punishment tour of some of the worst brews ever, I take myself to a true hobo classic... the Olde English tallboy.

Drank straight up out of the 24oz can.

S: Smells like old stale macro on first whiff. I am not exaggerating. You know the smell of old beer that has sat out overnight after a party and you have to clean it up the morning after? That's what this is like. Slight sweetness, alcohol and metallic twang to bring it all together into one horrific package.

T: Kind of bitter, kind of sweet. A chore to swallow. Not too heavy on the alcohol but somehow it still burns. Consider it a perk, or part of the experience. Lingers on the palate like a bad cigarette.

Overall: Not something I'll ever subject myself to again. There are way better means of getting trashed than this, and though it's cheap, it's not at all worth the gagging and self loathing.

03-31-2011 04:34:59 | More by BucBasil
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1.6/5  rDev -21.2%

Pours a very light yellow color that is close to water - not much head not much lacing and below average carbonation. The dominate smell is mild malt with some hops coming through. First taste is light, sweet, and lacking in flavor - not much body at all. Not much taste. Not worth your time.

05-11-2008 02:17:19 | More by ATLbeerDog
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1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

11-28-2011 03:11:41 | More by Amp
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2.5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-31-2012 02:57:41 | More by slimntubbs
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3/5  rDev +47.8%

03-06-2012 07:35:37 | More by Beezee
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1/5  rDev -50.7%

01-26-2013 02:11:24 | More by vicsju1991
Photo of bundy462


1.3/5  rDev -36%

A: Golden color with almost no head. Not much carbonation as expected.

S: Cooked corn, grain, alcohol, some sort of artificial metallic twang.

T: Crisp and harsh. Carbonation is overkill despite it's appearance of a flat beer. Grainy taste with a very harsh hop bite that leaves it very bitter. Boozy finish.

M: Highly carbonated and very harsh.

O: Bad, this stuff is tough to get down. The only reason that I would drink this is if I wanted to get smashed quick and was border line broke.

06-22-2010 03:34:14 | More by bundy462
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New York

1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

06-19-2014 22:58:54 | More by Phigg1102
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2/5  rDev -1.5%

06-11-2013 02:08:20 | More by neckbeered
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3/5  rDev +47.8%

11-28-2011 16:37:43 | More by chcfan
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2.48/5  rDev +22.2%

Seen a lot of cheap beer in my short time, but I'd never seen this one before. Sounded cheap, was cheap so I bought it. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a perfectly clear straw color with a thin, sparkling white head. The smell is very underwhelming; corn, a slight fruitiness and a bit of grain are about all that are discernable. The taste reminds me of a pale euro lager - slight corny-grain sweetness up front followed by a dry, one-dimensional, boring finish. The mouthfeel is ultra light, if I had to guess, it's probably in the range of 1.00001 -maybe with a stale carbonation. Drinkability is decent due to the fact that it's cheap as hell and has 7.5% which isn't really that noticeable. Definitely not my choice in beer but I can see its purpose!

03-28-2008 01:06:55 | More by gmfessen
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1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

04-07-2012 22:23:09 | More by srw
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1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

06-13-2012 02:12:53 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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1/5  rDev -50.7%

07-26-2014 13:46:56 | More by Domvan
Photo of GeezLynn


2.4/5  rDev +18.2%

It's been years since I cracked an OE. Here's to nostalgia - R.I.P. Nate Dogg. Back in '95, Regulators was playing in every corner of the 'hood all over Montana. Mount up...

Appearance is a golden blonde with a sickly white head that beats it faster than Nate Dogg and Warren G being chased by the Five-O. Smells like sugar and cooked corn -stale at first and as it warms up, like rotten vegetables. Hey, that's why this shit comes in small mouth 40oz bottles.

Flavor is mild - light grainy malt and corn flavors with a tolerable sweetness. Kind of bland, but generally with malt liquor that's a good thing. Body is light with heavy carbonation and a lingering aftertaste that clings to your mouth like an STD you pick up from one of the girls on 2-1 and Lewis.

Alright. I'll admit it - this isn't what I would consider a bad malt liquor. Just don't let it warm up.

03-17-2011 04:47:06 | More by GeezLynn
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1/5  rDev -50.7%

02-21-2012 04:44:52 | More by Nage37
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New York

1.78/5  rDev -12.3%

24 oz. bomber can given to me by my fellow college friend Pete who swears by this stuff...thanks Pete you shouldn't have (REALLY) but anyways on to the review.

Appearance-I can't believe I just poured this stuff out into a pint glass....murky blonde color, a half inch of foam that slowly dissapears.

Smell-nothing really, fairly clean except for the obvious ALCOHOL ambush scent. I think I may be buzzed already...just kidding!

Taste-can you say sugar? Really sweet, powerful alcohol hits you immediately, nothing else really to speak of, sort of hard to put down.

Mouthfeel-bland, too syrupy sweet, like somebody just poured liquid sugar over alcohol.

Drinkability-go for it, it'll get you drunk so just drink it quick and don't expect to enjoy it

Overall-while this may be the "standard" for malt liquors as i have heard (what a bloody joke) Olde English is the same as any other malt liquor, i.e. its ghastly. Thanks to Pete for the can but for the rest of you, if this is your thing go with Colt 45.

12-04-2004 03:02:42 | More by TheDeuce
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