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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

860 Ratings
THE BROS
45
awful

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 2.04
pDev: 40.2%
Wants: 9
Gots: 54 | 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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1/5  rDev -51%

Dirtyrat91740, Dec 09, 2011
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1/5  rDev -51%

JDWEX1117, Dec 08, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

tbeq00, Dec 07, 2011
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1/5  rDev -51%

eye2, Dec 06, 2011
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1/5  rDev -51%

AlaskanYoung, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of puboflyons
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.

puboflyons, Dec 04, 2011
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1/5  rDev -51%

kfourte, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of NardiByNature
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.

NardiByNature, Dec 04, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

papawu76, Dec 03, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

PirateBier, Dec 02, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

Rhen19, Dec 01, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

Pluemer2, Nov 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

Burt, Nov 29, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

ScrimshawFan, Nov 29, 2011
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1/5  rDev -51%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2011
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1/5  rDev -51%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev +47.1%

chcfan, Nov 28, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Amp, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.08/5  rDev +51%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

40oz bottle poured into a mug. Neck stamped APR0912.

Appearance - Pours huge rocky white head with good stick and lots of retention. Clear pale copper-gold body.

Smell - Corn. Slightly musky. Bread. Cardboard.

Taste - Bitter, mild grassy hop up front that fades away almost instantly into a faint bubblegum sweetness with mild alcohol. Heavy muskiness throughout.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Somewhat sticky. Astringent.

Overall Drinkability - This beer is significantly better from a can.

ZenAgnostic, Nov 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev +47.1%

Beefytits4, Nov 25, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

chapcat, Nov 24, 2011
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2/5  rDev -2%

deapokid, Nov 24, 2011
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1/5  rDev -51%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.