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Schlitz - JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

639 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 639
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 25.68%


Brewed by:
JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst) visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed under contract for Pabst by Miller Brewing Co.

Entry for 12 oz. cans and draft only.

"Classic 1960's formula" Schlitz reintroduced in 2008 is known as "Schlitz Gusto". Available in 12 oz. bottles, 16 oz. "tallboy" cans, and draft:  http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... /106/44315 

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 05-29-2000)
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Reviews by A60sburnout:
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A60sburnout

Illinois

3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

An aggressive pour generated a three-finger foam crown that lasted longer than I would have expected, then faded away leaving some nice lacing.

Slight aroma of malt and some adjunct; corn, I believe. Smooth mouthfeel, lightly carbonated and virtually no hint of hops. Truly a "Kiss of the Hops", as the 1960s Schlitz advertising states.

A not unpleasant bitterness lingers on the tongue, then fades away quickly.

OK for what it's meant to be, an inexpensive American Light Lager to compete against the macro brews. A nice, cheap lawnmower or session beer for those who aren't particularly discriminating.

Maybe 'retro' has some panache, but I thought it was worth keeping around for when I'm drinkin' cheap...

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 01:50:12 | More by A60sburnout
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Great for out at the lake. Or sitting in the back yard with a roaring fire shooting the bull with friends.

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Schlitz from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
68 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.