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Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor) - JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)

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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 30.94%

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

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 03-27-2002)
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Photo of crm169


4.46/5  rDev +68.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I became introduced to Schlitz Malt Liquor 35 years ago as a teen. It was the drink of my older brother. After trying different beers over the years, I found myself returning and sticking to the Bull. The taste is smooth and original. I find it like an energy drink. I drink it during my softball tournaments and stay energized. It doesn't leave the aftertaste as other high priced beers does. It is not considered as a quick drunk beer to me and my sports friends. It is the beer of choice, and trust me we can afford any beer out there, but we prefer our Bull.

Serving type: can

11-13-2013 19:20:51 | More by crm169
Photo of bbluemzbeer


4.23/5  rDev +59.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance is yellow color

Smell : Schlitz Malt Liquor smells like a malt liquor

Taste: This beer has character to it ! It is not off putting to taste to it or no taste. The taste has a light grainy sweetness to it actually balanced off with -grassy hop bitterness . It is not overly sweet like some malt liquors.

mouthfeel : Nice body with great carbonation

Schlitz malt liquor is one top malt liquors out there for taste and value on market. This beer beats out 99 percent lagers out there. It is well made beer with great value. Majority of people have a perception malt liquor is cheap and ghetto drank! This is far from the truth of Schlitz malt liquor which is high quality with awesome price to it. Some people will never get over their small minded out look on life and beer !

The taste has a light grainy sweetness to it actually balanced with a wisp of piney-grassy hop bitterness and flavour. This is a little less grain-tasting, sweet, and full-bodied than some, like

Serving type: can

11-04-2013 05:55:31 | More by bbluemzbeer
Photo of drinkAK


4.43/5  rDev +67.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this review is for all you beer snobs who actually poured this swill into a fucking glass!

AppeArance: blue silver.and black can with a badass bull, loks cool!
Smell: I don't know cause I didn't fucking smell.it
Taste: it taste pretty damn good for.a cheap ass malt licka!
Mouthfeel: it feels like a fucking beer in my mouth.
Overall: its a cheap buzz! The best commercial malt.liquor available. Its cheap! It doesn't taste like shit(miller lite) its nearly 6%, when you cant afford a damn stout or ipa or tripel wtf ever man drink some fuckin malt licka for.a cheap buzz ! Hoggie I love you!!!$

Serving type: can

09-13-2013 18:47:51 | More by drinkAK
Photo of JoLight


3.83/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Light yellow/straw color, with a frothy, white head. The beer leaves some nice lacing.

Aroma: smells a lot like P.B.R., but less grassy, with a corn adjunct sweetness donating the aroma. There is, however, a general graininess and grass aspect regarding the aroma.

Taste: Sweeness, corn, grain, a grassy bitterness, fruit, and white bread--in that order.

Finish: dry, crisp, refreshing.

Mouthfeel: A nice balance for the style: light and watery, but not too light and watery.

Overall: I got the last 12 pack in my local Ingles, and it isn't restocking. And sadly, I've never seen it anywhere else in person. This is a great go-to/daily beer, but I have a feeling I may not see it again for a long time. There is nothing offensive about this beer. Nor is it the case that the beer is lacking in aroma, Flavor, or body.

Serving type: can

07-18-2013 03:18:35 | More by JoLight
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 40 into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours from the clear bottle into the glass as a light golden/straw color with a big billowy white head. The head fades has a fantastic level of retention, fading to leave a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is very light overall and consists mainly of some corn and skunky smells with a little bit of a grainy aroma.

Taste – A sweet corny and malty taste greets the tongue. It is rather smooth upfront with some light graininess coming to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. A caramel flavor comes to the tongue more at this time as well keeping a rather sweet taste in the brew. Toward the end a light paper and metallic taste comes to the tongue leaving a sweet and lightly bready taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average with a carbonation level that is on the average side as well. Appropriate for the style as it is both drinkable but yet still decently thick enough to allow for the sweet corny and light grainy flavors to be sensed by the tongue without being too thick and accentuating the more off flavors (paper and a little bit of metal).

Overall – It fits the malt character rather well. While not a flavor powerhouse and even with some light off flavors, it is quite cheap (paid $2.29 for a 40) and still very drinkable. Not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 01:14:43 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of Kuongming


3.75/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Okay, so this beer is tossed in with all of the ghetto brews, some of which cause the worst bitter beer face while you are dirnking them. they are high alcohol and taste like crap but you swallow them down, not for the taste, but for the sole purpose of getting hammered.

During my college years when my monthly beer budget was 1% what it is today, my choices were limited to the ghetto brew aisle. I tried just about everything until i found the Schlitz 32s for 89 cents. 15 years later, I still drink this beer along with a ton of "ooh la la" stuff, and still love it. Sometimes when serving at home I will pour some into a glass and give it to a guest and almost everyone likes it, their jaws drop when I tell them it was Schlitz malt liquor.

Bottom line, don't let the label and aggressive ghetto targeted marketing fool you, this is a good beer, especially for the price.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 23:02:45 | More by Kuongming
Photo of longbongsilver


3.15/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

What do you get when you combine an impromptu road trip, an inevitable gas station stop, & insatiable curiosity? Well, in this case you get me reviewing Schlitz Blue Bull.

Pint can from a so-cheap-it's-nuts 4-pack cracked open for glass. Highly carbonated yellow, maybe a centimeter of white thick head come up & then goes poof, though the lacing is still there. Smell reminds me of apple, plus sweet corn (if "corn" is a surprise, honestly, malt liquor is not for you), though in a way not annoying at all. Think sweet corn in the sense of the kind you can get at the fair or something, not a bad thing really.

So how does it taste? Let's find out:

Pale malt (as in actual malt) comes through in a way normally not associated with these, along with what the smell already notes to. Subtle still though. The carbonation actually calms down to make it go down as richer than you'd think.

This is going to sound like sacrilege here, but this is a good beer. If this were available where I actually live, it'd be a regular when I wasn't holding craft money. Lawnmower steez for places where lawns don't grow that well.

Serving type: can

02-02-2013 03:58:23 | More by longbongsilver
Photo of ilovemacros

3.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had $5, thats all my wife left me when she went to work lol. So, I saw the 18 oz bottles of this for $0.99 at the local beverage barn. So, i bought four of them. i got them all nice and cold and sat down to watch my Rangers piss away the AL West to the Oakland A's. I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It was very good. It went down very smoothly and tasted pretty damn good. I like it better than any other Schlitz beer. But, i wished I had more to drown my sorrows of the rangers choking away the division. i will buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 04:35:22 | More by ilovemacros
Photo of netrioter


3.43/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

24 oz can = $1.59 here in Durham NC

24oz x 2 poured into my 52oz Coors Light plastic pitcher i stole from Pizza Hut years ago and drink directly from....i make Youtube vids with it.

also shotgunned one..it tasted the same as drinking it normally...slightly skunky..like a hint of Heineken skunk but not bad.

Smooth going down...works better very cold as most malt liquors do..

Its not too bad when it begins to warm up either,it gets slightly sweeter.

If you hate malt liquor....then dont go there.

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 08:58:46 | More by netrioter
Photo of keeganfrank


3.45/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden, brownish beer with a thick, foamy head that dissolves slowly. Smells of sweet corn and musty grain. Taste is super sweet, like sugar water with some hints of adjuncts. None of the musty, metallic flavor you get with some malt liquors. Seriously though, is this blended with corn syrup? It's more like a sweet tea than beer.

Serving type: can

07-11-2012 00:18:06 | More by keeganfrank
Photo of acevenom


3.4/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served ice cold in a frosted glass mug. Pours the color of straw with a thick, two finger length white head. Some nice, sticky lacing is left on the side of the glass. Plenty of tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. The beer smells like grains. I can detect the corn in the aroma. There is a nice mild grainy sweetness to this beer. The malt and corn come through with some mild hop bitterness in the back end. The alcohol isn't that detectable in the taste. The body is light to medium with plentiful carbonation. This beer is smooth. The drinkability is very good good. Overall, this is a good beer for the price. I picked up an 18 ounce bottle for 99 cents at a gas station, so if you're looking for a malt liquor, this one is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 01:16:35 | More by acevenom
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

1.95/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured a few ounces into a juice glass for color and smell. The rest was consumed out of the bottle.

A - pale golden yellow with a thin lacing of soft, white head that leaves a thin lacing

S - grains, metal, corn, alcohol

T - grainy, apples, metal, corn, sweet, alcohol

M - warm, crisp, lightly bodied

This is pretty foul. It has a warm, metallic, grainy taste that's incredibly displeasing. I admit that I bought this more for a cheap buzz than anything else, but I'll steer clear in the future.

Serving type: can

06-23-2012 02:39:21 | More by tdm168
Photo of Lemke10


2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden color with a bubbly head. Scent is that of cheap grassy grains. Drinks fine with a sweet, grainy taste but the after taste goes south leaving a chalky, dry finish. Thin in texture and drinks as fast as water. Not something I would buy again, but at least it was an average quality malt liquor that was better than others I have had.

Serving type: can

06-19-2012 04:24:43 | More by Lemke10
Photo of Beermazter310


3.35/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz can....pale clear yellow lots of bubbles and good white foamy head thats dissappears quickly...i can smell a faint scent of hops which is rare for a cheap malt liqour. tastes a
lil sweet with an alcoholic finish...not much else. Mouthfeel is kinda light and watery with a lot of carbonation. overall probably the best malt liqour ive had, And ive had most of them...very drinkable

Serving type: can

03-24-2012 05:58:10 | More by Beermazter310
Photo of Cyberkedi


1.93/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this in a can - well, it’s what was available. Aroma is weak, wan and malty. It pours a very uninspiring clear pale yellow; at least the white head is fairly thick. Flavor is malty and a little fruity, actually better than I expected but still not much. Then again, I have been spoiled rotten by craft brews. Texture is smooth but hardly fizzy at all - I’ve drunk soymilk that left more of a tingle. I guess you have to drink swill occasionally so you can better appreciate the real stuff.

Serving type: can

05-29-2011 21:18:10 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of BucBasil

South Carolina

2.03/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My last stop on the bad beer train. Picked up the Blue Bull at a gas station here. Drank straight from the can.

Tastes like summer in college playing beer pong. Overly sweet taste that hides everything but the inevitable drunkenness at the end of the can. Not too much to say. This is pretty typical of malt liquors. I can't think of many redeeming things to say about this one. Aroma is faint, taste is not that great, feel is kind of watery. Overall a middle of the road malt liquor, which is to say stay the hell away.

Serving type: can

05-27-2011 01:18:03 | More by BucBasil
Photo of ElCommodoro


3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was the epitome of average. It's got the classic cheap beer taste and not much else. This is what your alcoholic uncle's breath smells like. I'm a fan of that bad beer flavour, but it's not usually what I expect from a malt liquor. I usually expect more corn in a malt liquor and maybe a bit of an alcohol taste. Maybe some unbalanced sweetness. Not here. This was super...duper...average. One good thing was the presence of hops for balance. That's odd, but kinda fun in a beer that often goes hopless. It's also nice to have that "bad beer" taste exacerbated more than most cheap "beers" tend to do (as opposed to malt liquors). I might go for this again if it's plain o' beer I want, but never again if I'm craving a malt liquor. Cuz that's just not what this tastes like.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2011 04:56:29 | More by ElCommodoro
Photo of welldigger888

South Carolina

2.08/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from the original master cylinder, pale crystal clear golden straw hue with a pillowy snow white head that recedes quickly leaving ample lacing.
Sweet and corny dominate, slight alcohol whiff as well.
Sweet and corny again with some sharpness and an acride finish that is dry.
Very carbonated brew that really plays on the pallete.
Well you know the drill.

Serving type: can

03-05-2011 03:31:28 | More by welldigger888
Photo of EagleTalon


2.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours to a thin white head and gold color. Aroma is veggie, corny and sweet. Flavor is sweet, grainy, with no hop character to speak of. Mouth feel is rough, overly carbonated. Overall impression is that this is an alcohol delivery device that is barely enjoyable.

Serving type: can

02-25-2011 00:40:44 | More by EagleTalon
Photo of ZenAgnostic


3.2/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Foamy head that dissipates relatively quickly into a lining around the top. Medium amber gold body. Smells like bubble gum and corn. Tastes like corn, with a bit of sweetness. Light syrupy mouthfeel. Easy to drink, but the high ABV content will get you buzzed fast.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 20:32:36 | More by ZenAgnostic
Photo of womencantsail


2.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Labeled as Schlitz OML, but this is the same thing.

A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a short lived but initially towering white head.

S: Smells pretty much exclusively like corn. Very sweet on the nose as there is plenty of sugar, corn syrup, and apple juice. A bit of white grape juice in there too. Very minimal grain aroma.

T: The white grape juice is much more pronounced on the flavor, but this one is still all about the corn. There's a bit more corn flavor for good measure and then some corn syrup and sugar. A touch of a chemical flavor at times.

M: The body is light, but on the heavier side for malt liquor, with a moderate carbonation.

D: Pretty middle of the road as far as malt liquors go. Once is probably enough for this one.

Serving type: can

02-16-2011 05:39:11 | More by womencantsail
Photo of pwoods


3.65/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

40z. brown bagged.

A: Appears to be a brown bag with a bit of brown bottle prairie doggin'.

S: Smells kind of light a dive... stale beer and mildew-y cardboard/paperbag. A bit of sweetness probably from corn but maybe rice.

T/M: It actually has a surprising amount of flavor. Some biscuit and cereal malts that transition smoothly into a grainy, almost husky malt. Is that a wisp of grassy hops? Maybe I'm already drunk. Body is medium light with slightly elevated carbonation.

D: 5.9% is pretty low for a malt liquor. This wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be. At least pretty good sippin' from the bottle, crouchin' on the corner, shootin' dice with ashy Larry. Tyrone Biggums?!?!?! This is not cocaine in a can and no you can not taste my penis. Now get over here, Ronda!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 06:38:12 | More by pwoods
Photo of 7beerphil


4.1/5  rDev +54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

poured out of the can. no real head, no real smell. dark gold color. this one goes down smooth, with little taste and no aftertaste. very unlike ice beers with the same alcohol content, as ice beers tend to have an unpleasant alcohol smell and leave an aftertaste. would definitely go back to this one.

Serving type: can

12-03-2010 03:16:34 | More by 7beerphil
Photo of merddyn2002


4.13/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Don't know what these other folks are talking about, but this beer is awesome. It's on the cheaper end of the price scale but don't let it fool you. It's smooth, balanced, but on the malty side. Great smooth silky texture and mouth feel. This has become my standard go to "i want a beer" beer. Highly recommended, but don't confuse it with the other varieties of schlitz. Look for the Blue Bull.

Serving type: can

09-25-2010 19:43:41 | More by merddyn2002
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

1.93/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A - Light and yellow. No head and no carbonation visible.

S - Really grainy. Sugary. Can smell the corn.

T - I have yucky written down. Really sweet. Corny and grainy.

M - Thin and fizzy. Nothing exciting.

D - Don't want more but it will get ya drunk if that's what you want.

Serving type: can

09-12-2010 04:34:03 | More by tbeckett
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Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor) from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
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