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Schlitz Gusto (Classic 1960's Formula) - JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

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420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 56
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst) visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed under contract for Pabst by Miller Brewing Co.

"Classic 1960's Formula" Schlitz Gusto reintroduced in 2008. 12 oz. bottles, 16 oz. "tallboy" cans, and draft.

Original Schlitz in 12 oz. cans and draft:
 http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/106/263 

(Beer added by: Pauly2X on 08-13-2008)
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12 oz. can poured into pilsener

L: gold ... it's definitely darker than lemon yellow; hard pour gives up a thick fluffy white head of foam that sticks at the top; keeps a perfect thick white collar and bubbly skin; TONS of bubbles fly up the column the entire time, and the show is nice with the brew being crystal clear; if this beer laced, it's be a 5. as is, super nice.

S: musty at first ... some grain but not much ... a bit of sour grain later; maybe some corn, and as it warms, it's kind of sweet. very subtle and "small" but it's not offensive

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Schlitz Gusto (Classic 1960's Formula) from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
81 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.