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

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BA SCORE
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445 Ratings
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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 62
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: Pauly2X on 08-13-2008

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 
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Photo of PureMichiganChip
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You couldn't ask much more out of a beer in this style, and that is why I rated it so highly. I believe it is the best in class. I drink a lot of craft beer, but sometimes I just want a classic lager. Something that my grandfather would have drank. This reminds me of the first sip of beer I ever had. It is head and shoulders above Bud, Miller, and the rest of the competition. This and Yeungling are right at the top for the style.

Photo of erogers
2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Davidstan
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Like this as much as Yuengling maybe more. Of the AAL group this is my favorite.
S-Nose is some tartness and slight corn as expected
T-Not offensive at all with a little hop character and slight achohol with little corn taste.

Photo of GerryPendry
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My favorite AAL, 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.)

Photo of Teachertrouble
5/5  rDev +40.8%

Photo of DanC66
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Spence138
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Benesi88
2.56/5  rDev -27.9%

Photo of hoppytobehere
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of dagubna
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Chi-Twn-Cheesy
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of G_Mad
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of skubas86
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Turbo
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of rdeaton
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +12.7%

This is the best AAL I have ever had.

Photo of WestHam973
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Best of The Big Boy Macros

Photo of ShepardCommander
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Dope
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Flashy
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of ifixufly
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of braican
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of MegaHurricaneDitka
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of Azpittil57
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of InI
4.56/5  rDev +28.5%
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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Schlitz Gusto (Classic 1960's Formula) from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
81 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.