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Olde English 800 - Miller Brewing Co.

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Olde English 800Olde English 800

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877 Ratings

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Ratings: 877
Reviews: 280
rAvg: 2.03
pDev: 40.39%
Wants: 10
Gots: 59 | 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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1.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is the worst malt liquor out there. Why anyone would want to drink any of this crap is beyond me, let alone 40 ounces of pure OE piss. If you really want to get hammered (you must if you are considering this) then go get St. Ides or a Steel. Both have more alcohol and taste better. This stuff blows.

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1.5/5  rDev -26.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.25/5  rDev +10.8%

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2.35/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 40 oz bottle into nonic pint glass.

A - Pale yellow and clear, with a 2 finger finger head that rises and falls quickly. No lace and nother left on top of the beer.

S - A touch of sweetness, a smack of grain, and a big whiff of alcohol. Nothing complex. About what I would except.

T - Bleh. I've had malt liquor that I liked but not this one. A saccarhin-like sweetness comes on first followed by a sour and metallic flavor. Bitterness kicks in late palate and reminds me of old socks. Alcohol butts in during the finish.

M - On the line between light and medium, with the mothfeel hoverying somewhere between honey and water. Carbonation is high.

D - Not a bad drinking 40 but a little too much sweetness and alcohol for me.

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2.95/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My buddy was in a rush to get something simple from the local packy before it closed so I toldem to pick up a few good ol OE's. Decided to keep it real and drink this one straight from the 40 bottle with it still in the bag. Appearance....what can I say? Looks a lot like pee pee. Smell was of corn and other weak tasting grains that didn't do much at all for the beer. Taste had malt running amuck throughout and the alcohol was very up front. Mouthfeel was medium bodied due to excessive malt and alcohol presence. Drinkability wasn't bad until I got to the end, in which case I dumped the bottoms, which were just too harsh to quaf. Final Verdict: This isnt a good beer if yor are looking for quality...it may be okay in the world of cheap malt liquors serving only one purpose: to get you drunk quick, but it isn't anything to seek out. On the bright side, they're really cheap and if you want to get wasted without burning a whole in your wallet, just grab a couple of these. I advise playing Edward 40 Hands with this beer. Cheers

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2.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a pint glass

Beer #7 on Swill Fest 2010

Pours a pale golden color. The smell is of nothingness, which in regards to this swill tour I've learned to be a kind thing. The taste is of sorrow. Well...sorrow and corn. This is hard to drink. And because it comes in a 40 I'm so happy I'm splitting it. The mouthfeel is of the despair to go with the sorrow. It is only to be consumed in the ghetto where everything is run-down...like this beverage.

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2.58/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured from 40oz bottle into Hofbräuhaus maß.

Appearance: Clear straw color with a massive white head that dissipates pretty slowly and leaves little lace.

Smell: Smells of grains and corn throughout.

Taste: Tastes of sweet corn throughout, with an alcoholic finish and some grainy hints.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, balanced carbonation, and thin finish.

Drinkability: No, this is not the best tasting beer around. Still, it does manage to taste better than some American macro brews and, if you wanna get drunk, there's nothing better.

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2.85/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: A clear, medium gold color. A medium-sized, foamy white head bubbles up with decent sticking power. Some basic soapy lacing.

S: Some husky, sour graininess along with a healthy dose of corn sugar. Faint alcoholic and fruit-punchy notes as well. Not appealing, but also far from repulsive.

T: Thin, somewhat sour graininess up front. Fairly sweet throughout, but never overpowering. Definite corn syrup character. Alcohol is present, again with a bland artificial fruitiness and a faint hop bitterness.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is a touch subdued. A bit sticky and adjuncty, but it comes with the territory I suppose.

D: For what it is, it's okay. Rough and grainy for sure, but thankfully not a hot, sugary mess. Not very good, but for the style you can do a lot worse. Some nights call for something like Olde English, and tonight definitely qualified.

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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
51 out of 100 based on 877 ratings.