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Schlitz - JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

696 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 696
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 26.12%
Wants: 21
Gots: 23 | 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:
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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1/5  rDev -65.6%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

GratefulNole, Jun 17, 2013
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

ygtbsm94, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of yuenglingfan101
1/5  rDev -65.6%
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

yuenglingfan101, Aug 08, 2011
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

JayNat, Sep 05, 2014
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

BillDakelski, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Metalbrew
1/5  rDev -65.6%

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.

Metalbrew, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of TechMyst
1/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

CONTAINER VOLUME: 355ml
CONTAINER TYPE: can
FRESH: y
PURCHASED @: first beer given to me by my father
COST: priceless
HEAD: minimal
LACE: slight
COLOR:dingy yellow
AROMA: urine
MOUTHFEEL: light
TASTE: curled my teeth
COMMENTS: wondered why my dad ever drank the stuff
CONDITIONS:
MOWING/WORKING ON CAR-n
WITH FRIENDS- n
SIPPING- n
GET MY BUZZ ON- n

TechMyst, Sep 14, 2006
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

ahbaggins, Jan 10, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

mhsmall84, Aug 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

Durandal_777, May 03, 2014
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

Gusmanthecat, Dec 30, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

Barnsley, Jul 29, 2013
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

Alek, Feb 17, 2013
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

FriedGold2112, May 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

mpenning13, May 21, 2014
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

MudHobbit, Jul 15, 2012
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1/5  rDev -65.6%

Pawlie, Sep 19, 2013
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1.18/5  rDev -59.5%
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.

brewQ, Mar 13, 2004
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1.2/5  rDev -58.8%
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.

HopHedz, Mar 31, 2009
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1.25/5  rDev -57%

caverog, Nov 30, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -57%

nineworldseries, Jun 03, 2013
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Schlitz from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
68 out of 100 based on 696 ratings.