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

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

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 31.92%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-27-2002

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Photo of Sleestak
2.03/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

A big imposing blue bull against a white brick wall on the can. I guess that says it all about what I'm getting myself into with this one. I'm hoping not to get gored, we'll see. Even though the proper way to drink a malt liqour is out of the can/bottle, I poured a small bit into a glass to judge the appearance. Pale yellow, fizzy with a head that goes to nothing almost immediately. Smells a harsh... goes with the taste. Sweetness and alcohol. A small bit apple-y. This one is hard to get down given how low in alcohol it is. Well I avoided the horns but can't say I'll mix it up with the Blue Bull again.

Photo of Halcyondays
2.9/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

24 oz. can, first time I have seen this in Huntington Beach, bought at the local Albertson's on Beach and Yorktown/Utica for $1.29.

A: Pours a pale, golden yellow, pretty good head for a macro, white and fizzy, but lasted for pretty much the whole drink, no lacing though.

S: Light and thin, with some malt and alcohol notes.

T: Tastes pretty much of malt and corn, no hops to speak of. It is a bit boozy, the alcohol is evident, even at 5.9%, but this is malt liquor we're talking about, so I expected this fact.

M: Medium-bodied for a macro, light overall, a bit medicinal and solventy from the alcohol.

D: A pretty good malt liquor, easy to drink, a fair beer to beer to buy if you are on a budget.

Photo of armock
3.48/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This has been the first time that I've had a malt liquor in quite some time as in years. I'm actually surprised by it a little. The appearance of this brew looks similar to any mass produced american beer golden yellow with a thin head. It smells only a little bit more malty than other mass produced beers. I'm even surprised by the taste its really not that bad no wonder bums drink this stuff. I mean I don't like IPAs and most of them cost two to three times as much as this stuff. Theres not much carbonation in each sip and it does go down pretty smoothly. All in all this stuff is very drinkable for what it is its cheap, smooth, not bad tasting, and very cheap.

Photo of Floydster
2.65/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

24 ounce can from local liquor store for a whopping $1.29

Cannot beat the price, but not a very good malt liquor

Smell is decent but taste is pretty bad and it does not seem to go away

Could drink a lot of these because that is what they are made for, ultimate consumption, but not very good

Olde English still beats this in my book for cheap malt

Photo of allergictomacros
3.4/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unlike many beer drinkers, this sort of thing doesn't really bring back memories of my underage days. (I have cheap, nasty wine coolers for that) This is my first ever malt liquor. Wheee

Pours a clear straw with a not-bad head. Got a whiff of ... beer really. Was expecting worse. Definitely a sweetish, chemically smell, but not overwhelming.Is that some hops? Could be... hiding behind the solvent. Tastes... kinda apple-juicy, again with a boozy undertone. I admit I was expecting some nasty, drainpourish swill, but this isn't really any worse than your average macro. Might be a bit better in fact. Doesn't feel overly sweet or bitter, and the carbonation is strong, but not painful. It's a bit astringent, and I guess a touch on the dry side.

Alright, this isn't exactly the height of craft brewing, but ya know, I kinda like it. It's smooth, refreshing, and actually doesn't taste bad at all. Unlike a lot of macros, it avoids the bitter-with-no-flavour problem by not being bitter ... so I guess you can say it's balanced. It's a bit boozy, which I attribute to high alcohol to taste ratio, but for what it is, it's not bad. I look forward to sampling other malt liquors... but I wish they came in smaller sizes.

Photo of giblet
3.38/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this one pisses me off. only cuzz i cant find it locally. this is some good malt liquor. it would be without a doubt my daily beer if i could find it.

pours a decent body and head into my glass (normally i will just chug the can). nice carbonation. smell is decent some grain maybe some hops.

taste is unusually smooth and pleasant. excellent feel of the carbonation. if i were closer to milwaukee it would be my daily!

good choice.

suckem up and movem out!


Photo of kguyty
2.63/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Just a buffed up American beer. I wonder how this fits into the category of malt liquor when it does not even taste like malt liquor. This malt is in the middle of the road for me - I don't love it, but I don't hate it either. Goes down easy, but has a very unremarkable taste. Not that the taste is bad, but its just not there.

Photo of TravelingBeerMug
2.8/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I bought a "40" of this stuff and poured it into a drinking glass. The appearance was not too bad. It's an electric crystal-clear golden with lots of carbonation bubbles and a decent bubbly off-white head. The head didn't dissapear entirely. The smell is faint, of cereal, like corn maybe. The taste is pretty sweet, also reminding me of corn, and leaves a syrupy bland aftertaste. The mouthfeel is good - smooth with a right amount of carbonation. Overall, I think 40 ounces is too much to drink of this stuff, but if you're on a tight budget, it'll keep you company well.

Photo of jettjon
2.53/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No date. From the 32 oz screw-top bomber into a pint glass, it’s a nice transparent gold color, capped by a thin white head that fades quickly leaving a ring, thin cap, and scattered lacing. Not terribly bad looking for a “cheap” beer. Not much on the nose, just a bit grassy. Taste is slightly sweet, grassy, a hint of citrus, a bit bready, and very lightly bitter on the finish. No real off-flavors detected. Mouth is wet and a bit thin with low carbonation. Drinkability is OK; unlike some other “cheap” beers, I can see me actually finishing a quart of this stuff.

Overall: For 1.59 for 32 oz, this one will give any macro swill a run for its money. Not recommended, but certainly worthwhile for getting messed up on a budget.

Photo of mynie
2.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well... the can's a work of friggin art. I'd build a coffeetable out of them if I knew how to build coffetables out of beer cans.

Aside from that, it pours yellow with a small, quickly dissolving white head.

Smells like faint malted barley and strong adjunct. No metal, but light hints of cream and vegetables. Not good, but not horrible.

Tastes a lot like it smells. Big malt, a little creamy, a little corny, with no hops of which to speak.

Not nearly as rough as your average Malt Liquor; it actually tastes like a maltier Budweiser. Not horrible, but not great.

Photo of HoustonTX
3.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Schlitz Malt Liquor, the prominent malt liquor around these parts of town.

It's hard to go somewhere and not find Schlitz Malt Liquor available.

Schlitz is non-offensive, and this is true only when it's fresh.

Fresh Schlitz has a nice malty nose. With some fringes of adjuncts way in the foreground. No full on graininess apparent.

Schlitz's taste is quite good for the style. Mid-bodied, with some sweet pale malt up front. Some grain the background, with a sweeping honey note. Not bad.

Schlitz is good for what it is. These are quite drinkable ice cold on a hot day. The price factor is also nice, for times when you're on a budget.

Photo of Drew966
3.18/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Schlitz Malt Liquor pours a pale fizzy yellow with a fluffy white head from a brown thirty two ounce bottle. Smells like adjunct, but not unpleasantly so. Crisp, some metallic flavors are present. Pretty drinkable by malt liquor standards. If you are looking for malt liquor, this isn't a bad choice.

Photo of MarkBlackout
2.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Yeah, this shit's OK. The Blue and the Red Bull Schlitz varieties are more similar in the can than in the big bottle. The carbonation sort of ruins the mouthfeel from the can and hides the taste. Some might appreciate this, but I spent 1.25 on this can and I wanna taste my malt/adjuncts! Fuck y'all, Schlitz. (I mean Pabst!)

Photo of tgbljb
2.78/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a pale yellow color. Initially head is large, white and puffy, but rapidly fell to a thin coating. Smell is minimal with a slight sweet note. Taste is also very mild, and when the beer is very cold it is OK, as it warms it becomes less acceptable. Finish is refreshing. OK, but not much else.

Photo of cracgor
2.88/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, this is not that special of a beer, but it is exactly what it is. Crisp and clean and so easy to drink. Not a lot of flavor, but nothing bad. Anyway, it pours out a light straw color, very clear with a fizzy white head that clings to the glass a bit. yeah, i poured part of theis tall boy into a glass so i could see what it looks like. Anyway. It smells pretty decent. Has a little bit of a hop character. This is completely lacking in the taste which is very water like. I don't give it any gross points, so there is nothing wrong with it. As far as mouthfeel and drinkability, it is light and as easy to drink as water. If only the alcoholish flavors stayed hidden as it warmed up.

Photo of tesguino
2.08/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A lightly amber beer; good for refreshing and summer days; little strong, generous ABV, ominpresent in its flavor; much hops and malt; smell like crispy bread, notes of malt flower; taste lightly bitter, grassy and sweet; try in a mug glass, with snacks; pasta is good too; 60% recommended.

Photo of mentor
2.65/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

sh-KwOKK! The door opens accompanied by the sound of her whip. I'd seen her before, but never dared test my skills. Now she stands before me tall, lean, and cool. Light golden tan skin and nearly bleached white on top. Firm and sticky, like from too much hair gel. I'm a bit worried and I lean backward as I search for an escape. Seeing my weakness, she approaches and stands nose to nose. My goodness, I catch a hint of sweet perfume on this temptress ruffian. Wet sweet over a flowery hint. Not at all what I expected. In the moment I struggle with this surprise, she attacks. On her lips I taste memories of honey from her morning toast. Lilac flowers. Perhaps her heart is true? Yet her blue-collar nature shows through. Like drab cardboard, stiff and drab to the world. Yes, she's no pussy cat. She bites my tongue leaving a sting like rough vodka mixed with a fizzy warm un-cola. The encounter continues longer than I'd like, dry and thin on my end, until I'm left repellant. I hang in to serve my duty until, finally, the deed is done. I quietly side-step out of the room and, dazed, I wonder if I'll regret our encounter in the morning.

Photo of RBorsato
2.53/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear straw color with a full white head, active carbonation and slow bubbles with a nice constant carbonation throughout. Serious adjunct aromas and flavors with a strong biting corn taste. Medium bodied and smooth with a dry biting finish.

Per Label: Stroh Brewery Co. - Milwaukee, WI
** which got bought by Pabst Brewing Co. **

Per Pabst website:
Silver - 2004 GABF - American style specialty lager
Gold - 2002 GABF - American style specialty lager

($1.69 / 40 oz.)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This review is part of Malt Likkapalooza I, the first head to head match in my new series pitting malt liquors against one another in a classic contest of strength, courage and stamina (on my part that is). The first contest will be between the venerable Colt 45 and the much respected Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull. Let's pop the tops and get this rodeo on the road.

Also medium amber and very slightly lighter than the Colt. It's strange, but when I hold the glasses side by side up to the sunlight, the colors look identical. The head on this one is the same off-white, lasts for an identical length of time and leaves an identical amount and pattern of lace. It's difficult to tell these two beers apart from an appearance standpoint.

The aromas are similar and similarly inoffensive. I'll have to give the edge to the Bull due its greater power and floral scent. If they were truly horrendous, the beer with the strongest nose would have scored the lowest.

They taste nearly identical. This beer has more flavor and another layer of flavor complexity compared to its competitor. Let's not get too excited here, I'm talking about a two-dimensional flavor profile rather than a one-dimensional one. These are simple creatures after all. Slight nod to the Bull.

The body on this beer is indistinguishable from its competitor. The carbonation is a little more lively, which makes me like the mouthfeel a tad more (although it isn't worth a higher score). Like the Colt, the alcohol is well hidden.

I don't often reach for an ice-cold malt liquor (okay, never), but if I was so inclined, this wouldn't be a bad way to go. It wins this head to head between the two grizzled veterans of the style and will now be awarded the laurel wreath as the victor in Malt Likkapalooza I. It also wins the ever important 'best can' category thanks to the big blue Bull looking to kick a little Colt.

Photo of Dubblebock
2/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The Schlitz mizzle liquor bizzy is one of those rizzle baller fo shizzle. In its own way, its an American steppin' classic fo' sho'. This aint a gin n' juice tizzle one seeks out fo` its taste or uniqueness fo gettin yo pimp on. No, this gin n' juice is typically seen as a econizzles n easily acquired alcohol delivery system. Its a rite of passage of sorts ta drizzink this shot calla n i'd recommend tizzle everyone try it at least once ta git a feel fo` it . Know what im sayin?

The Bull pours witta fizzy yellow appearance n a weak heezee. Tha smell is all miznalt n alcohol fo gettin yo pimp on.

The taste is dominated by sickly sweet malts n an alcohol warmth thizzay creeps in n brotha all else . Its just anotha homocide. No real hop presence ta speak of n shit. Driznink this one cold in tha dogg pound. The gin n' juice gets baller n stale as it warms ridin' in mah double R.

Fizzle carbonizzle but bad mouthfeel cuz Im tha Double O G. Watery n cloyingly sweet at tha same time, it leaves a bad aftertaste. Not vizzle drinkable at all like old skool shit. One is enough fo` me.

Avoid this gin n' juice in mizzy social sett'n . Ill slap tha taste out yo mouf. If you really wiznant ta give it a go, I'd recommend a trizzay ta tha corna Quik-Pak fo` a tall boi or a 40 doggystyle. Put that purchase in a hustla sack n driznink it stone cold n F-to-tha-izzast.

Photo of granger10
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oh man I have no idea why I had this in my fridge or decided to drink it in the middle of the day, but I did (boredom). This has that malt liquor taste but isn't quite as alcoholy or hot as other malt liquors. Decently crisp and it has that grainy adjuncty sweetness I would compare to Mickey's. As with all malt liquors, this beer sucks once its not ice cold. Ok, enough of this, I need an imp stout.

Photo of Gagnonsux
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This isn't as nasty as I remember from when I had this is high school. The appearance is yellow with a foamy head that quickly subsides. Aroma is that sweet malt liquor smell that all malt liquors seem to have in common, this is fairly unoffensive when compared to others. Taste isn't as sickly sweet as I remember. RIght now it seems just like any adjunct lager, just with more alocohol and a little bit more sweetness. I'm not gonna lie and say this is good, however, it is slightly better than the average malt liquor.

Photo of CBFanWish
1.88/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Of all that is unholy, what do we need malt liquer in the world? This is what we call liquid crack. Not because of the wonderful taste, but because it made you stupid. It pours a thin yellow colour with little head that is gone in the blink of an eye. The smell was of corn and malts, but it did make my stomach turn. The taste was thin and almost non-exsistant. I still can't believe I used a clean pilsner glass for this. Should have kicked it on the block in a brown paper bag.

Photo of Dmann
1.58/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Well I've had worse malt liquors but not much worse. It poured a piss yellow color with a suprisingy decent head that stayed around and left a touch of lace. The smell was horrible with nothing but skunk and grain. The taste was just as bad, with a really nasty sweetness that made me pucker with disgust after every sip. This is one I will never be drinking again, give me a Mickey's any day!

Photo of Zorro
2.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours an ultra clear yellow brew.

Smell is damn close to no smell, just a little grain and yeast. It doesn't smell bad; it just almost has no smell.

Taste is a bit sweet and a light grain flavor; there is a noticeable amount of hops in this.

Mouthfeel is average at best.

More drinkable than you would think. This isn't necessarily inferior to Budweiser, but it is just really an Alcohol delivery device.

Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor) from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
63 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.