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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

770 Ratings
THE BROS
44
awful

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Ratings: 770
Reviews: 278
rAvg: 2.04
pDev: 40.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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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DCon

Missouri

2.13/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Bought a 24 FL. OZ. (709 ml) can of this from a Shell Gas Station in St. Louis, MO for $1.89 (happy hour early!?!). Poured from the Gold/Maroon colored can into a 12-14oz clear cup. Has APR 16 12 on the bottom of the can.

Aroma- Tons, tons, tons of malt. Light grains in the background.

Appearance- pours a 3 finger, frothy head that lasts for an unusually long time. Crystal clear, light golden body. Leaves thick lacing.

Flavor- Light grains, touch of sweetness, and strongly malted. No bitterness or anything special.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, Medium-High Carbonation, Smooth, but then finishes with bit of grit and not anything I want to remember...

Overall Impression- Just wanted to fit in as I left the ghetto gas station with a 24 ozer in my hand with a lottery ticket. Would NEVER come back to this brew but was still interested in trying. I would avoid if I were you!

Serving type: can

12-20-2011 22:20:09 | More by DCon
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jesus808

California

1/5  rDev -51%

12-19-2011 23:47:04 | More by jesus808
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kjkinsey

Texas

1/5  rDev -51%

12-19-2011 21:06:23 | More by kjkinsey
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jrohrbacher

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -51%

12-16-2011 04:48:38 | More by jrohrbacher
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comfortablynumb1

California

2.45/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Used to be my go to brew when I was younger. Actually used to sport an O.E. shirt in those days. Man, I was cool. Anyways, it's been a while, so here we go...

Poured from a 24oz can into a FW pint glass...

A - Pours yellow with a one finger head that dissipates at a hasty pace. Lacing is minimal...

S - Sweet malts and corn. Alcohol doesn't come through very strong...

T - Pretty much follows the nose. Malty with a good amount of corn in the mix. Very earthy tasting. Alcohol is pretty well hidden here...

M - Very watered down. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation...

O - I remember this one being a little more sweet. Not half bad. For the price, you can't really beat this if you looking for a cheap buzz. Thinking I will drink the rest out of the can...

Cheers...

Serving type: can

12-16-2011 03:04:28 | More by comfortablynumb1
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pirmannt1

Illinois

2/5  rDev -2%

12-15-2011 01:09:23 | More by pirmannt1
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valkyre65

Texas

2/5  rDev -2%

12-11-2011 12:19:55 | More by valkyre65
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AggieOso

Texas

2/5  rDev -2%

12-11-2011 03:57:20 | More by AggieOso
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Dirtyrat91740

California

1/5  rDev -51%

12-09-2011 22:23:04 | More by Dirtyrat91740
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JDWEX1117

New York

1/5  rDev -51%

12-08-2011 20:59:45 | More by JDWEX1117
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tbeq00

California

2/5  rDev -2%

12-07-2011 06:15:13 | More by tbeq00
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eye2

Texas

1/5  rDev -51%

12-06-2011 01:32:03 | More by eye2
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

1/5  rDev -51%

12-05-2011 10:16:50 | More by AlaskanYoung
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

From the 40 fl. oz. bottle APR2312-005111712. Sampled on December 4, 2011. Good crack on the twist off top. The pour is pale to golden yellow with a real fizzy head that settles down to a ring and leaves clinging lacing in its wake.

Okay I am rating this on the American Malt Liquor style. As far as the style goes the aroma is comfortably malted with corn and grass but it is not terribly obnoxious. The body is thin and typical for the style. A lot of malt liquors make me wince and grind my teeth as I sip them but not this one. It was not half-bad as far as the style goes. There is a sweet grainy character in the taste with a clean hop finish.

Of course this is not a craft. It is what it is, brewed to quench your thirst, accompany dogs and beans, and drown your sorrows. This one is a bit better than the average malt liquor.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 19:08:55 | More by puboflyons
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kfourte

New York

1/5  rDev -51%

12-04-2011 09:38:18 | More by kfourte
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NardiByNature

Massachusetts

1.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drinking one now at my fantasy basketball draft.

Appears just like it should. The head is like a few cms tall, and the bubbles are colorful like soap bubbles or the reflection of gasoline. The brew itself is totally clear.

Hints of frathouse basemenet; more robust than natty and not as metallic as "ice" beers.

Tastes a little sweet, corn syrupy. Malty liquor.

Mouthfeel is OE's strongpoint. For a 40 it's relatively smooth and that's why I prefer it among 40s...which run like 4 bucks.

It is what it is; compared to the beers of the world it's definitely along the bottom rung, hence the low grade. But, it's still drinkable if you're a bro and having an OE is, sometimes, better than not having an OE.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 02:11:55 | More by NardiByNature
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papawu76

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -2%

12-03-2011 20:36:24 | More by papawu76
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rab53

Washington

2/5  rDev -2%

12-02-2011 04:36:15 | More by rab53
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PirateBier

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -2%

12-02-2011 01:21:19 | More by PirateBier
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Rhen19

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -2%

12-01-2011 20:42:43 | More by Rhen19
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Pluemer2

Maryland

2/5  rDev -2%

11-29-2011 21:01:29 | More by Pluemer2
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Burt

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -2%

11-29-2011 16:52:06 | More by Burt
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

2/5  rDev -2%

11-29-2011 04:05:52 | More by ScrimshawFan
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nmann08

District of Columbia

1/5  rDev -51%

11-28-2011 23:13:07 | More by nmann08
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -51%

11-28-2011 18:19:21 | More by FreshmanPour77
Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 770 ratings.