Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt Liquor - JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
2.13/5 rDev -16.1%
710 mL can picked up at The Beer Store; listed as "Red Bull Strong Beer" at 7.1% and served ice cold. I am pretty sure Sleeman does the Canadian contract brewing for these guys, although this can is labelled as being produced by the 'Red Bull Beer Company' in America. Whatever; I'm not creating a new database entry for this garbage.
Pours your standard clear golden-yellow lager colour, generating one finger of soapy, foamy head that wilts quickly over the next minute or so. Weak, corny aroma typical of ice beers/malt liquors - tons of corn sugar adjunct, with cardboard and boiled vegetables as well in case you get bored of the corn. At least it doesn't smell like alcohol. Alright, let's get this over with.
The first thing that struck me about this beer was the sweetness - a trait that I have found in every malt liquor I've ever tried, and the main reason I avoid this style as a general rule. Corn sugar/syrup is the dominant flavour, with notes of bubble gum, ethanol and silage. Blech. It finishes on a nauseatingly sweet note, with some slight booziness to distract my offended palate. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation that weakens quickly - be sure to drink this stuff quickly, because you do not want to be stuck drinking a flat, warm can of this.
Final Grade: 2.13, a D-. 710 mL might have been a little ambitious. Red Bull Strong is drinkable... sort of, in the same sense that a charred, well-done steak is edible. Burnt steak has some nutritional value, and this beer will slide down your gullet and accomplish its purpose if you're determined enough. But why punish yourself? I realize I'm not the target demographic for beers like this, but it's possible to make a high-gravity lager that doesn't taste like total shit. Those Molson/Budweiser shots would be greatly preferable.
02-09-2014 23:09:12 | More by thehyperduck
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2.5/5 rDev -1.6%
Crystal clear, pale gold body topped by a bright white head that's in-and-out in nothing flat. The aroma is heavily estery. Alot of fruitiness, very little malt, no hops. The body is medium/light but the mouthfeel is dull. The flavor is aggressive in everything but what a good beer should be. Rough. The malt that is present is sweet and basic, but lacking in character. There are no hops to speak of. The finish leaves a "sweet spot" at the front of the tongue, and a slight stickiness at the back of the throat. Not alot of good things to say about this beer. There are much better choices in the malt liquor category.
08-08-2002 19:46:30 | More by NeroFiddled
2.4/5 rDev -5.5%
Red Bull pours a darkish yellow, white head and its gone in a flash. The nose is sweet, maybe some alcohol notes, some malt, and some can. The flavors in this beer are, and not surprisingly, rather limited to corn, alcohol, and some malt. More carbonation might have helped. The hops are absent. Actually the alcohol punch hides well. Beer finishes sweet. Mouthfeel is thin.
This is not a BA worthy beer, this is a getting drunk beer not my style.
I have not had a malt liquor beer in a long time; I cant imagine this being one of the better ones. You can skip it.
10-30-2002 11:34:43 | More by bditty187
2.63/5 rDev +3.5%
Well, I think Schlitz Original Malt Liquor is probably better than this particular variety, although both of them have a 5.9% alcohol level. This Red Bull Xtra Long Malt Liquor has a medium, white head and a clear, golden appearance. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is semi-sweet and grainy. The taste is strong and corny- no fruitiness here, like other malt liquors tend to have. Mouth-feel is sort of heavy and the beer finishes fairly crisp and somewhat refreshing. I'm not sure I really like this harsh beer, but I can respect its boldness. Sometimes I'd rather have something in the common beer realm with some fierceness to it. I'll say that this challenging product is worth a try.
06-14-2010 21:26:16 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.8/5 rDev +49.6%
Mmmm, another CAN of AmeriCAN Malt Liquor. I CAN hardly withhold my joy. Here goes.
I got two-plus fingers' worth of foamy, fizzing, popping bone white head that was going down like an express elevator to the basement right after the pour, leaving a lot of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a pale golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was lager-sweet, not bad for the style. Mouthfeel was medium with a crispness that was unexpected on the tongue. It did not taste rushed or skimped on, but was actually kind of pleasant to drink. Finish was slightly dry and a little malty, but still not unpleasant. Given its relatively low ABV, I would put it in the second tier as far as cooler space is concerned. It does not rate moving something else aside, but I would drink it ahead of many of its brethren in the style. I might also feel kind of embarrassed about being seen with it, kind of like the old saw about scooters and fat chicks - they're both fun to ride until your buddies catch you doing it.
05-21-2010 21:28:35 | More by woodychandler
3.28/5 rDev +29.1%
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pilsner glass. So light yellow in color that is almost clear. White head dissipates very quickly. Smells surprisingly malty for being so clear, which combines with the corn smell to make something that is not that bad for being of the malt liquor ilk. Full-bodied and lightly malted, this beer does a wondeful job of hiding that pesky 7.1% abv. Tastes a lot like many other macros, but somehow this doesn't have any of the skunky or foul adjunct tastes that many do. Not a bad buy for $4.50 for a 6 pack of 16 oz. cans.
02-14-2004 01:51:52 | More by TastyTaste
2.08/5 rDev -18.1%
As cheap beers go, this one is the big bull. If you want to get messed up quickly, Bull is the way to go. The odd flavoring of beer mixed with something is unique. Starts heavy and full of said flavor, doing a drive by on your tongue. Just make sure that you drink this before it gets warm. Have played a**hole with Bull before and woke up sleeping in a bush outside of my room. Dangerous stuff, but a fun time.
05-03-2004 19:28:43 | More by wailingwench
2.88/5 rDev +13.4%
Schlitz Red Bull Xtra Long : 40 oz
Poured into an oversized wine glass. Clear straw with a nice soapy foam and no lace. Aroma of corn, standard beer smell, some grains, little to no hops. In the taste, pretty nondescript. Corn, light malt, alittle sweet with almost no bitterness. Very little alcohol noticed either. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, alittle flabby and watery. Overall, a decent malt liqour, not offensive, but not strong either. Malt Liquor light.
08-17-2011 20:49:44 | More by Stinkypuss
1.23/5 rDev -51.6%
This is the stuff domestic violence is made of ; pours a clear pee yellow w/ a tinge of kidney-failure orange, faint white head, leaving no lacing at all in the big mug ; smells vinous and skunked, not much else ; taste is thick and adjunct-filled, maybe a hop note(?) somewhere ; a sticky-sweet med-cloying body, good co2 at least ; sorry, but, yuck, i drank a belgian strong pale ale before this and i think i'm going to throw that up and drink it again before i finish the last 2/3 of this 22 oz. of bile...
01-10-2008 08:01:36 | More by animal69
2.05/5 rDev -19.3%
The return of the gas station beer review. This was a particularly bad night at work. After working 12 hours at the hospital. I had to attend a particularly stupid inservice for another 2 hours. I was in the mood for a good beer; however, I was far too tired to enjoy a good beer. It was time to exit the good beer and enter the bad beer.
Half of the beer was poured into a pub glass. It is force of habit to drink beer from a glass. The remaining half will be served in the proper container. The proper container for malt liquior is the can it came in and the bag. Especially if you dont want to see the mess you are drinking.
Appearance: The beer pours a bright yellow coloration. The beer is very carbonated. The head was a short lived white coloration. Oddly enough the beer left a few rings of lacing on my glass.
Smell: This beer is straight up corn malty and alcohol.
Taste: The beer delivers the smell in the taste. The beer doesnt have much of a hop prescence. No off flavors noted to the beer.
Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer has the body of Kate or Mary Olsen. Which ever one doesnt eat enough? The beer is highly carbonated but not stinging. The beer is an acceptable alcohol delivery system. Schlitz Red Bull it will get you drunk! You might even get into a fight!
Oddly enough the beer was better out of the can than the glass. I guess a lack of smelling the beer increased the flavor and drinkabiltiy. In short next time I will drink this from the can.
03-15-2007 13:58:52 | More by nlmartin
2/5 rDev -21.3%
This is the kind of beer you would buy for high school parties to get drunk off of because you didn't have much money.
That being said, the taste is not terrible, it goes down easy but there isn't anything special about it.
It's your average malt liquor that comes in a nice can and doesn't cost very much.
Go buy it, try it, add it to your list and then forget it.
04-26-2011 12:42:47 | More by oldp0rt
1.48/5 rDev -41.7%
Has that typical malt liquor look of piss. Small white head of quickly disappearing foam.
Smells like rotten corn and rubbing alcohol.
Tastes pretty much like it smells.
Little carbonation and even less mouthfeel.
Drinkable only if desperate for a quick, cheap buzz. Its better to drink from the bottle in a bag so you don't see it and, more important, and don't smell it.
02-13-2005 05:10:37 | More by ypsifly
3.08/5 rDev +21.3%
Picked up a 22oz at Angotti's (?) in Batavia, NY. Best beer selection I have ever seen. This is the only time I have ever encountered the "Red Bull". Malt Liquors are definitely not my scene, but this one isn't too bad. I really can't understand why this is classified as a malt liquor when it tasted like a typical American adjunct lager with a higher alcohol content. This probably isn't the worst malt liquor on the market, but it's not great by any means. Would I have it again? Probably not. But if I do see it again, I may get one for grins and giggles.
06-21-2014 00:39:04 | More by 302BeerGuy
2.1/5 rDev -17.3%
After a hard day of work sometimes all you want to do is come home and ride the bull.
I stopped at my local convenience store after work, which I frequent due to their large selection of cheap beers and cold Wild Irish Rose bottles, in search of a 40oz tonic to soothe my sore bones. Perusing their 40oz selection I happened upon a name synonymous with great beer: Schlitz. Needless to say I was intrigued, "Schlitz makes 40s....?", I grabbed the bottle and quickly realized this was no ordinary Schlitz, instead this was their 5.9% ABV malt liquor, 'Red Bull'. The label made claims of it being 'Xtra Long', and featured a herculean rust colored bull which would soon be reconstructed into my golden calf. I paid at the counter where the cashier wrapped the beast in a brown paper lunch bag; I wanted to rip it off and throw it back at him, let the world see, I could strut out the doors now kin to the bull stamping the label, the epitome of masculinity.
I didn't bother to pour it to a glass, a beer like this is meant to be consumed directly from the bottle. Cracking the top produced a small amount of soapy head which quickly dissipated.
The nose of the beer while still fresh and cold amazingly had the aroma of beer spilled on an sweltering bar room floor and left to soak into the floor boards. It smelled heavy of corn adjunct and slightly sulfur, like fresh broccoli boiled too long.
My first quaff of the brew produced a noticeable change in my facial expression. Much like the aroma, it tasted heavily of corn, like carbonating and bottling the water you heavily boiled corn in. It was reminiscent of a stuffy barn on a hot summer day, and I was drinking some sort of slop they produced for the animals from rotten vegetables no longer fit for human consumption.
It's carbonation expired quickly which produced a mouthfeel of a nutrient oil akin to some sort liquid bread they may have sent up with some of the first space animals and cosmonauts.
Overall if you are looking for a gritty beer that makes you feel like you live in the basement of Tom Wait's speakeasy, you can't go wrong with the Red Bull.
04-18-2012 19:16:25 | More by Craigthulhu
3.35/5 rDev +31.9%
Shockingly palatable Malt Liquor, and dirt cheap too. Not much aroma, not very long lasting head, and very little mouthfeel. Flavor is very weak, but innofensive. If you want a fairly strong (middle of the road for malt liquors) easy to pound beer this is a good bet. The bull is kind of cool looking too. Go get a 40.
08-03-2004 07:18:29 | More by Sixpack595
2.83/5 rDev +11.4%
As dope as a forty is going to get. I did at least pour it into my glass while still in the brown paper bag. Clear yellow with a quickly disappearing head. Strong malt aroma with hints of corn. The taste was very much like the aroma. The only difference was that the corn was more pronounced. As fly as a forty is gonna get.
03-31-2004 21:56:40 | More by CBFanWish
1.88/5 rDev -26%
Pours from the giant 710 ML can a deep gold color with a tiny wisp of a head. The aroma is sweetish with a little bit of malt and some tin and fusel alcohol. The taste is sweet and very boozey for the strength. Medicinal, hot fusel alcohol distracts from other flavors. Some pear like fruit lies in the back. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and cloying. The finish is very boozy.
Not a good beer. Its got way too much alcohol flavor to be enjoyable. If you want Malt Liquor, there are better brands to be had, like OE800.
03-24-2008 22:57:25 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt Liquor from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
65 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.