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Schlitz Bull Ice I.M.L. - JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

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BA SCORE
59
awful

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 2.25
pDev: 44.89%
Wants: 8
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst) visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +55.6%

10-17-2012 02:14:52 | More by t0rin0
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alva7172

Utah

1.5/5  rDev -33.3%

09-23-2012 21:19:42 | More by alva7172
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TDintino

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-30-2012 21:52:25 | More by TDintino
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troobie

California

4.5/5  rDev +100%

05-27-2012 07:10:01 | More by troobie
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traumaqueen


1.5/5  rDev -33.3%

04-03-2012 04:47:21 | More by traumaqueen
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johnZ


4.05/5  rDev +80%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I said to myself this is either rotgut or very good, not surprised to say its more good than bad. One huge point you beer snobs keep bringing up is: its not hoppy... Look up MALT LIQUOR it has NO HOPS. It is kind of a scotch ale type of taste and very good for what it is. if you`re waiting for the rosy hop buzz it will never come(I like it too-but this was a change) and a trip back to the early 70`s when I drank the bull. All in all a good malt. Would I drink it every day? not a chance, but for a change it was very good in a sammy glass. One more thing-I`m writing as I`m drinking it and I will finish the 40oz I bought and see about the hangover factor tomorrow. This is somewhere between champale and the old ballatine triple and is 8.2% so its like I already said about scotch ale style. at this point I would say winner winner chicken dinner-but I will wait for the hangover mentioned earlier

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 23:52:58 | More by johnZ
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rsant

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -55.6%

02-02-2012 18:26:41 | More by rsant
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -55.6%

01-16-2012 22:00:21 | More by Lang44
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animal69

Louisiana

1.5/5  rDev -33.3%

01-09-2012 22:21:40 | More by animal69
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emerge077

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Screwtop 40, poured into a pint glass. Best by JUN042012.

Puffy white head of foam that lasts for a few minutes, it has a dimpled surface and leaves sudsy soapy lacing in the glass. Bright high clarity gold.

When the cap is cracked it had a pleasant smell of sweet apple, then later it's the usual wet grains husks and light minerality. Surprisingly clean with zero detectable alcohol in the aroma.

Taste is a little less refined, grainy and coarse, light apple sweetness. Alcohol is a bit more perceptible, but thankfully not too rough. There's some fruity esters, apple jacks, not much astringency, only slight. Fairly clean, which goes along way for malt liquor. Overall this is serviceable, not overly sweet, boozy, or full of off flavors. After a little while the alcohol is felt fairly quickly. For a malt liquor, this isn't too bad, though I wouldn't seek it out again. Edit: After the lingering next day hangover, definitely won't seek this out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 02:46:20 | More by emerge077
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buckyp

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -33.3%

12-31-2011 02:43:12 | More by buckyp
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ZenAgnostic

Texas

3.3/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

APR3012 stamped on bottom of 24oz / 710mL can poured into a mug.

Appearance - Clear bronze body with a loose white head with low retention and tons of stick.

Smell - Musky corn. Horseblanket. Slightly solvent.

Taste - A bit bitter with some sweet corn up front, musky in the middle, with a relatively clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Light and with a bit of stickiness but mostly clean.

Overall Drinkability - Pretty decent for its style. Mostly clean all around, so that's a major plus for a style where you really don't want to taste or feel the harsh brewing byproduct.

Serving type: can

12-13-2011 07:39:00 | More by ZenAgnostic
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -55.6%

11-23-2011 16:43:48 | More by FreshmanPour77
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ROGUE16

Delaware

2/5  rDev -11.1%

11-17-2011 04:21:08 | More by ROGUE16
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Wasatch

Utah

1.53/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a nice looking golden yellow color, nice carbonation, nice little fizzy white head, very little sticky lacing left behind. The nose is grainy, ricy, with some skunk notes. The taste is kinda sweet, lots of grains, rice. Light/Medium Body. What the hell is going on with these macro brews, they suck. A waste of water and money.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 19:38:14 | More by Wasatch
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.68/5  rDev +63.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Schlitz IML has a thick, rather frothy white head and a clear, golden appearance. Lots of heavy lacing is left down the glass. The aroma is grainy (think corn), and the taste is bold, grainy, very sweet, and full. Some slight hop bitterness is also there (19.3 IBU). Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and the finish is chewy, dense, and harsh. Drinkability is not terribly high here; it’s a sipper. Overall, Schlitz Bull IML is a more complex beer than one would expect (it compares well to a helles dopple bock), and it’s bold character is compelling. I think you should try it.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 15:45:56 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

1.05/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

40oz. Nasty yellow no head, lacing, even the clarity sucks in this beer.

Aroma and taste are just fusel and rubbing alcohol (not that I can tell a difference).

Mouthfeel is a little thicker consistency than water, and once you annhilate your taste buds to the alcohol, you 'could' get some marginal enjoyment out of the corn syrup sweetness feel to it. Other than that, this stuff fulfills its destiny, as an awful beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 21:38:36 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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drabmuh

Maryland

2.2/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bad beer Thursday continues with Schlitz Bull Ice (IML). Beer served in a Schlafly stange. Beer is dark yellow and moderately carbonated iwth a big white head of small bubbles that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass. Nice.

Beer's aroma is mildly sweet. A little of that "soapy" aroma I get in some of these beers.

Beer is pretty bland with only a mild sweet aftertaste. Not a very good one I fear. Oh well. I've had a lot of these Schlitz beers and the best one I've had so far is the VSL, it is actually a decent beers, the rest of these are just awful. It's thin and watery with very ltitle flavor and a harsh blunt finish.

Serving type: can

01-14-2011 02:12:14 | More by drabmuh
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7beerphil

Maryland

2.88/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a deep straw/golden color for the 24oz can. Not much of a head, what was there faded quickly.

Smells of alcohol and corn, not much else.

Tastes strongly of alcohol, with a cereal bite. Sweet, not much of a hoppy feel. This is expected of a higher gravity malt.

Goes down easily, with little aftertaste. For drinkability purposes, I'd much rather drink the blue bull or red bull, rather than the silver. However, I still need to try the VSL (gold bull) to complete the Schiltz Bull tastings.

I would drink this again, especially if I could find it in a 40oz.

Serving type: can

12-14-2010 02:30:02 | More by 7beerphil
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sjverla

Massachusetts

1.43/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Nose: Hardly there. Sweetness and alcohol. It smells tangy, but not hoppy.

Appearance: Crystal clear pale gold. Big white head forms quickly and dissipates just as fast.

Taste: Unpleasant and grainy. Corn and alcohol. Thin but sticky on the palate--like drinking dirty water.

Overall: The clarity (not natural) and the price point ($4.99 for 6 tall boys) are the only things that make this even the least bit acceptable.

Serving type: can

10-02-2010 02:44:04 | More by sjverla
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wallaceandvomit

Florida

2.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a- typical yellow malt liquor look, maybe a little darker than im used to. nice head for malt liquor with good duration and fair lacing.
s- smells corny with a hint of alcohol as expected
t- corn syrup, malt and a hint of alcohol warmth
m- pretty decent mouthfeel for a malt liquor, actually slightly oily if im not hallucinating
d- as far as malt liquor goes, this is one of the better ones ive had but i think i actually prefer the lighter feeling and tasting ones like king cobra because the reason we drink these is to get drunk and cobra's just a little easier to chug

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 02:06:45 | More by wallaceandvomit
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jjanega08

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A= Fizzy and yellow just like a malt liquor should be. A thin white head rises up and falls fast to a thin ring around the glass.

S= Not nearly as much alcohol as I expected in the nose. Lots of corn in it and a slight sweetness.

T= Again not nearly as bad as I expected. There is a great corn sweetness to it and a little bit of alcohol.

M= Medium body to a little sticky.

D= Not as bad as I expected but still bad. I would drink it again if I wanted to get messed up.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 04:11:30 | More by jjanega08
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

1.85/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured from the 40 ouncer marked SEP1409-CO5110116. Sampled on August 16, 2009 (Minor update 8/12/11).

A - Your basic pale yellow with a fizzy white head that slowly bubbles down to a very thin one leaving thin lacing on the glass and a slow upward carbonation. It looked about right for its style.

S - The aroma is of malts, corn, and alcohol.

T/M - The mouthfeel has a texture that is better than water but not what I would classify as medium. Somewhere in between. The taste is retched although with some hops in the background. It leaves a sour unappealing aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2009 20:22:43 | More by puboflyons
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biggred1

Indiana

3.13/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear, light copper with big bubbles racing to the surface of a respectable rocky white foam head that melts into soft peaks and leaves blotchy lace behind. Sweet malt and grain alcohol make up the nose. This beer tastes like a malt liquor should, if you like the style..and I do, grits and sweet maltiness with just enough generic hop bitterness to balance perfectly. Alcohol warms the belly with each sip. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Decent brew, if you like malt liquor.

Serving type: can

05-31-2009 02:52:20 | More by biggred1
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Brad007

Vermont

2.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a nice golden color with a two finger head into my glass.

Aroma is sweet and grainy with a good dose of alcohol in the nose.

Taste is grainy and sweet, nearly syrupy with a mild alcohol burn. Not as sweet as the V.S.L.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering sweetness from the adjuncts. However, its not as syrupy. Feels more normal in that area.

Not bad. More tolerable than the v.s.l. Not bad for the style. Not too impressive otherwise but you should try it anyway.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 06:18:14 | More by Brad007
Schlitz Bull Ice I.M.L. from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
59 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.