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

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Ratings: 436
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.46%
Wants: 58
Gots: 24 | 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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Pours out to a creamy head that laces well. Light gold color. Aroma is bready grains and a touch of hop spice. Flavor is surprisingly smooth and clean with vinous notes and a clean crisp finish. Mouthfeel is light and tingly. Very good. Wow.

EagleTalon, Aug 23, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

ordybill, Jul 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

nowhere_native, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jgunther71, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

krome, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Dello, Jul 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Farky87, Jul 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

wrightst, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of Premo88
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

T: sweet ... honestly, if you put this in a container that claimed kolsch or marzen or maybe dortmunder from Germany, I'd buy it -- it's got some very nice sweet malt notes that maintain throughout the 12 ounces. little hop profile, almost none, but there's a pinch of earthy/pepper in there. mostly this is just a nice sweet malt/grain brew with the malt being mostly cracker and something giving it some nice sweetness.

F: solid all around, great carbonation, just a bit heavier than lightweight.

O: pretty fantastic, really, considering the low expectations and cheap price of the adjunct. it's really sweet, and while the malt doesn't hit the sweet biscuits/bread malt range, it's doing something to give it plenty of taste. and the grain here isn't turning the whole thing into a liquid tortilla chip. again, it's just giving it some nice sweet taste.

Premo88, Jul 10, 2014
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

antichuckmoore, Jul 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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4.79/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Quite Simply THE Single Best American Mass Produced Macro Lager There Is...Bar None~smooth,zesty hop spice,easy drinking,wonderful Brew,Full Flavored...Amazing Beer!
I am not going to go on and on about it's merits...however if you can find this awesome Nectar of the Gods...TRY IT! WOW! What a GR8 Brew~best of the American Macro Brews hands down,cheers ;)

Beerwolf666, Jun 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Large foamy head. Retention is very good. Frothy. Sticks around. Moderate lacing. Clear light golden body. Tiny but active carbonation bubbles.

Mild corn and malt. Pleasant. Not harsh. Very mild hops.

Good malt and corn body. Perfect balance between being sweet and dry. Detectable, mild hop background. One of the best adjunct lagers.

Somewhere between light and medium bodied. Perfect carbonation. Satisfying.

Old school American lager beer done right. This is one of the best corn adjunct beers out there. It has character. Very drinkable. Clean and not harsh. Balanced malt sweetness, mild corn dryness, and mild floral and bitter hop backbone. I see why this was the best selling beer in America for a long time.

FrozenJoe, Jun 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

KevinB, May 30, 2014
Schlitz Gusto (Classic 1960's Formula) from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
81 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.