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Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt Liquor - JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

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Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt LiquorSchlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt Liquor

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BA SCORE
64
poor

37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 37.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst) visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002)
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Photo of NeroFiddled
2.5/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

NeroFiddled, Aug 08, 2002
Photo of drabmuh
2.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What is the difference between the XL and the OML? Ah who cares? Apparently I'm getting drunk tonight on Schlitz.

Beer is yellow and clear wiht low carbonation, almost NO head and no lacing. Worse looking than the VSL.

Aroma is mild, corny, boiled vegetables. Not too pleasing.

Its nearly flavorless. Its odd. Slight aftertaste. Kind of grainy. Light in body. Not very interesting. Oh well, VSL is a good beer I swear.

drabmuh, Sep 03, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3.8/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

woodychandler, May 21, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
2.88/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Stinkypuss, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of oldp0rt
2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

oldp0rt, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of bditty187
2.4/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Red Bull pours a darkish yellow, white head and it’s 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 can’t imagine this being one of the better ones. You can skip it.

bditty187, Oct 30, 2002
Photo of TastyTaste
3.28/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

TastyTaste, Feb 14, 2004
Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.63/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jun 14, 2010
Photo of animal69
1.23/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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...

animal69, Jan 10, 2008
Photo of budgood1
2.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

uff-da......take schlitz malt liquor bull and ratchet it up a notch....yikes! actually if you can get by all the adjunct unpleasantness, there is a bit of hop bite on the tongue that compliments the alcohol kick. this is the high octane, quick buzz brew for those who like the tongue tingling sensation of "just the kiss of the hops" schlitz products. my foray into malt liquor territory has left me feeling comfortably numb, but not totally stupid. try red bull for yourself. you might like it, but your liver might not.

budgood1, Jun 22, 2002
Photo of nlmartin
2.05/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

nlmartin, Mar 15, 2007
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
1.88/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

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.

CAMRAhardliner, Mar 24, 2008
Photo of thehyperduck
2.13/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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.

thehyperduck, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of ypsifly
1.48/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

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.

ypsifly, Feb 13, 2005
Photo of TheBeeraholic
1.75/5  rDev -29.4%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of kbnooshay
2.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Everynow and then its nice to venture into a city market store and pick up an economical malt shit liquor. This 22 ouncer was labeled "Red Bull Xtra Long Malt Liquor". The abv printed on the bottle was 5.9%. The beer poured a pours light yellow color with strong carbonation. The white head didn't last long. The aroma is malty, corny and slightly skunked. Virtually no hop presence at all but at the same time there is nothing that unpleasant its just very corn based. Light and caronated feel. This is moderatly drinkable. Im not sure i would do a 40 without wanting to barf but that can be a challenge for another day.

kbnooshay, Jul 25, 2008
Photo of vwbus7
3/5  rDev +21%

vwbus7, Jun 26, 2014
Photo of Hoagie1973
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Hoagie1973, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of mpenske
1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

mpenske, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of letsgopens
1.35/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Yes I purchased a 40oz. of this stuff the other day. Mostly because I like to put it in my fridge, then when anyone I live with mentions they are tired I ask if they would like a 'Red Bull'. They usually accept and I hand them the 40oz. I laugh my ass off every time, but then again I'm an idiot. Anyway...

This AML pours completely clear, pale yellow with some sparse rising bubbles. The soapy white head holds okay I suppose and leaves some decent lace; of course I'm pouring from a 40oz. though so the process of decanting is a bit rougher than usual. This may have something to do with the respectable looking head.

The aroma is really, truly awful. I'm not out to tear this brew apart but it smells bad. Bitter, not in a good way, with all types of rusty mineral notes accompanying some mild pale malt. A very dry, off smelling beer to be sure. I'd say it's the beer equivalent of B.O. and garbage water. Very unpleasant once you get your nose in there.

Not quite as terrible as the nose would have you expect, and that's not saying much. Mild pale malt and stale grain. A slight metallic bitterness and tons more adjunct grain; probably rice I would say due to the dry, dirty, dish water flavor. I suppose I've had worse when it comes to malt liquors but this is up there with some of the worst. It's not as bad as Hurricane though.

Crisp but not clean on the palate with a bit of dryness and a lingering grainy texture. Starchy and weak at best. The remnants left on the tongue are unpleasant. I think I've had all I can take; the rest is going down the drain and that doesn't happen too often at my house. Use common sense and steer clear because I doubt anyone else thinks that joke is nearly as funny as I do.

letsgopens, Jan 30, 2008
Photo of BeerBob
2.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Out of the 24oz can Schlitz Red Bull pours a common amber. Not a hint of red colour in this "Red Bull", as I thought that this was going to be some kind of red Beer.

Head forms quickly and leaves in the same manner, no wispy ring no foam film on the side of the glass, no nothing.

Nose mostly of alcohol, with the smallest amount of corn.

Palate has that carbonation bite at first, slight malt, and then its corn the rest of the way. Schlitz must have blown in that "just the kiss of the hops" from some distance, because I'm still waiting for the hops to make an entrance. I'm starting to believe the hops are going to be a no show.

After all of the above, the alcohol kicks in and you are on your way with a healthy 7.1% abv.

I didn't pick up on any plastic can liner taste, or any hops with the 24oz can Schlitz Red Bull. But all the same, we will be seeing each other again.

BeerBob, Jul 16, 2002
Photo of CBFanWish
2.83/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

CBFanWish, Mar 31, 2004
Photo of buzzedup
1/5  rDev -59.7%

buzzedup, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of barryjg
2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

barryjg, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of Sixpack595
3.35/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

Sixpack595, Aug 03, 2004
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Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt Liquor from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
64 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.