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Schlitz - JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

713 Ratings

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 26.21%
Wants: 23
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: BeerAngel on 05-29-2000

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 
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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

had to try this because its legendary status. Only could find in 24 packs. Color is pale, Smells strong taste awful, mouthful is awful drinkability is never ever again. Absolutely the worst i have ever had. One should try this beer due to its status, but that's it

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

Had this beer a while back, wow it was awful. I heard that the reason that this beer tasted so bad was that they changed the recipe, and that the original recipe was far better. It's a mystery that they did that, as this version of Schlitz was dreadful, hell I don't even want to try the original flavor, since the company brought it back. This one poured yellow with a lot of foam, far too much in my opinion, and tasted like sewage. Good thing that they discontinued this swill.

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1/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

PURCHASED @: first beer given to me by my father
COST: priceless
HEAD: minimal
LACE: slight
COLOR:dingy yellow
AROMA: urine
TASTE: curled my teeth
COMMENTS: wondered why my dad ever drank the stuff

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1/5  rDev -65.5%

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1.21/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

It hurts me to give my lowest rating to a beer I grew up with.
I debated whether to post at all- what I sampled is a beer gone bad. Although it had 2 months left to pull date and was in a cooler.

Here goes:
Poured nicely, white head falls rapidly, very thin yellow color.

The aroma was my tip off- the smell was akin to soggy cardboard.
I went ahead and tasted- chewy cardboard.

I try all kinds of beer- rarely do I pour out a beer. I dumped this one.

My expectation wasn't high ... despite my nostalgia for $1.25 pitchers of Schlitz in Milwaukee in the late '70's. However, this stuff was wrong. I have to believe that based on other folks ratings I just got stuck. Oh, well just a $2.99 six pack and I still have 5 display cans!

Joseph Schlitz would be disgusted to know how things have changed.

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1.22/5  rDev -57.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Well's theres really nothing to say about this beer other than that it is utterly horrible. If you actually enjoy drinking stuff like this you really need to try some other kinds of beer. If you just drink it because you're poor and you want to get drunk then so be it. I'd rather not drink at all than drink this abomination.

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Schlitz from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
68 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.