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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

811 Ratings
THE BROS
44
awful

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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.

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Texas

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

07-18-2014 21:57:55 | More by Dello
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1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -1.5%

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Isaac3528

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +146.3%

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Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

07-16-2014 20:19:31 | More by jt2488
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Justin_Bull

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

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Iowa

1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

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2/5  rDev -1.5%

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New York

1/5  rDev -50.7%

07-11-2014 01:39:01 | More by Comparison_Ford
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nebuchadnezzer

California

1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-09-2014 05:52:51 | More by nebuchadnezzer
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Newrad2

Virginia

2.13/5  rDev +4.9%

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

Appearance:
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.

Smell:
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?

Taste:
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.

Mouthfeel:
I've run out of ways to describe how beer feels on the tongue. It feels like beer.

Overall:
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.

07-08-2014 16:52:59 | More by Newrad2
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

07-06-2014 15:53:14 | More by Whiskeydeez
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speedvagen

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

07-06-2014 15:46:29 | More by speedvagen
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jgiordano88

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -1.5%

07-06-2014 06:48:46 | More by jgiordano88
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antichuckmoore

Iowa

2/5  rDev -1.5%

07-05-2014 07:26:40 | More by antichuckmoore
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zaraspook

Illinois

1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

07-02-2014 00:52:06 | More by zaraspook
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dseanv

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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Ohio

2/5  rDev -1.5%

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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -38.4%

07-01-2014 21:50:08 | More by oglmcdgl
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mctizzz

California

2/5  rDev -1.5%

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

New York

3.4/5  rDev +67.5%

Serving type plastic 40 oz bottle, with a football style grip.

Appearance, the beer is a light golden color. Just enough to obscure anything viewed through the bottle.

Smell Is Malty And Almost Metallic.

Taste follows the smell quite nicely, I do detect a subtle banana flavor like a hefe, but very light on the tail end

Smooth as can be

Overall a perfect malt beverage. If you are looking for a world class beer, stay away. No hops or sour to speak of, but for an American Malt Beverage, this is amazing and it gets better after each sip.
Not a big fan of the new plastic bottles, but I feel like it would hurt less to get hit by one of these.
Seek out the glass vintage, it seems to taste better.
Cheers,
Tikk

06-29-2014 04:52:42 | More by tikk
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev +47.8%

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California

1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

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Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.