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Olde English 800 High Gravity - Miller Brewing Co.

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Olde English 800 High GravityOlde English 800 High Gravity

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111 Ratings
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 2.19
pDev: 35.62%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002)
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2.73/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

WOW, this is not a good high gravity. As legendary as the original OE is, this is a sad comparison, at barely more ABV.

A: A murky, dark piss yellow, as if you've been drinking this beer for a few days or weeks...nothing special.

S: A little rancid note, of artificial fruit and metallic.

T: Exactly the same, except slightly watery, and a very small hint of corn.

M: Not exceptional, heavy on the foam and carbonation, It's not easy to down, but it isn't overtly hard either.

D: I don't know if I'll ever have this again, it's a strong malt with a lot of bad characteristics, not terrible, but certainly not worth the time or money, try Hurricane, or dare I say it Steel Reserve.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 04:24:20 | More by Lacesoutcody
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Olde English 800 High Gravity from Miller Brewing Co.
56 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.