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

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 17.42%
Wants: 60
Gots: 25 | 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:

(Beer added by: Pauly2X on 08-13-2008)
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3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My favorite ALL, it beats Bud/Miller/Coors hands down. Light but tasty malt flavor, and unlike its competitors it has a noticeable hop presence. It makes you wonder why they ever changed he recipe in the first place. At a current local price of around 9 bucks/12 pack, it's the best option for someone on a budget. (Note: $9 is probably more than people pay for Schlitz in other areas. Hi-Life and PBR cost the same. For some reason, cheap beer is more expensive in New Orleans while craft beer is priced pretty reasonably.)

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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2.56/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.08/5  rDev +14.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of rdeaton
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Best american domestic I have ever had. Good price. A great choice when you want a regular beer. This is not my favorite style, but this I think is a best in class. Had it in bottles, looking for cans by the case.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

This is the best AAL I have ever had.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Best of The Big Boy Macros

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +13.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of InI
4.61/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look: like any other beer of its type except initially it actually has a nice big head but dissipates extremely fast

Smell: at first much better than expected can actually smell some hops

Taste: holy shit it tastes like a beer! Especially the first sips with the head. Hop presence is perceptible! First taste was almost like a pale ale

Feel: like water, you could drink this shit all day

overall: I gave this such a high rating based on a comparison of other beers of its type. At $7 and change for a 12 pack I was expecting this to be a garbage beer. I was shocked at the first taste of this beer. Best adjunct lager I've ever tasted.

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4.56/5  rDev +28.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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1.24/5  rDev -65.2%

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