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Old German - Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Old GermanOld German

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BA SCORE
60
poor

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.46
pDev: 30.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2002)
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2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

IDABEERGUY, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of billbeers
2/5  rDev -18.7%

billbeers, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
2.45/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

24 fl oz. can (1 pint 8 oz.) with no apparent freshness date present. My first encounter with a can of this cheap swill, acquired at the local beer store for $1.99. Review #250 for me!

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of fluffy bright white head on top of a crystal clear, pale yellow straw colored body. Some carbonation bubbles rushing to the top & the faintest tiny sediment bits floating around. Fat sheets of lacing as the beer recedes.

S - Smell is better than expected, considering the style. Sweet dusty malt smell, slightest hop tinge, and some earthy / lemon grassy qualities to it. Not a bad nose for a cheap American adjunct lager.

T - Taste follows the nose. Crisp, sweet, earthy grains, and some lemony grass qualities present.

M - Feel is crisp & clean, with some fair carbonation and high drinkability.

Overall, definitely not the greatest beer to pass my lips, but in the realm of cheap sh**ty American adjunct lagers, this beer soars above some of the bigger brand names like Budweiser, Miller Lite, & Coors. I would liken this beer to what the Minhas Name Tag Lager tasted like. Unknown abv, but a highly drinkable beer with a more than affordable price tag.

Pittsburgh Brewing Old German Premium Lager Beer ---2.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into "can" glass. Poured a pale light gold color, like a light Ginger Ale, with just a thin cap of white head that immediately dissipated and left no lacing.

The aroma and taste were just what I expected, the neutral, bland, slightly grainy scent of the style. The body was light and fizzy, with a slightly sweet finish. Drinkability was as expected, like bubbly water. Overall, not terrible. If one would be in the mood for a beer of this type, you could do much worse (Peeber, Ranier, Heineken, I'm looking at you). There, I ticked it!

beertunes, Jun 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +32.1%

Nihilistkid, May 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

Sheva, May 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev +11.8%

blurredline, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of benbjb
3/5  rDev +22%

benbjb, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of smartassboiler
1/5  rDev -59.3%

smartassboiler, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.64/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is quite subdued with malt, grain, and some slight grassy aromas. Taste is much the same with a grain flavor on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with a watery, bland flavor that makes it a chore to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +32.1%

Chou, Mar 18, 2013
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

rowyn, Dec 19, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

Toth67, May 12, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -8.5%

durwood64, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.38/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pounder can into pint glass. Rest drank from the can.

Light golden color. Nothing amazing but not an artificial strange yellow color.

Malts, adjuncts, and faint whiff of booze.

Not bad. Actually reminds of Schlitz when it was cheap and before it got rebranded. Faint hop bitterness.

Light, seltzery, dry finish.

Not a bad. It is a cheap beer and is what it is. Worth trying.

MirkoCroCough, Apr 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Hophead101, Mar 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

dhep16, Mar 08, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -39%

BlackBelt5112203, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
3.28/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a nonic pint. Body is really pale, I was surprised by how clear the beer was as I poured it from the can. Head stood about 1/2in after the pour, bubbles were large, retention was poor, it quickly recedes to a thin film that only covers about half the surface of my beer. Smell is of sweet grain, and just a touch of hops. In the taste I get some sweet grain, a touch of orange. Body is thin, with light carbonation. Overall, unimpressive, but it beats Coors light, maybe I'll keep some around for my light beer friends.

gkunkle, Jan 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -18.7%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -39%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev +22%

SargeC, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of jifigz
3.45/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a pint glass.

Poured vigorously into a pint glass to generate a head that lingered longer than most adjunct lagers. The color is typical pale straw yellow. The smell is sweet with a slight metallic twinge and a little bit of hops noticeable. This beer is extremely sweet flavored. The aftertaste is a little bitter but barely enough to balance the malt of adjunct grains. The mouthfeel is light and watery. For the extremely cheap price this a damn fine American adjunct lager. I will buy it anytime I am poor. I used to drink this in high school many years ago when I didn't even really enjoy beer and certainly didn't know good beer. This is one that got me into beer drinking.

jifigz, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of Elimination
2.78/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look it is, what it is....Nothing special, but when you picked up that sick pack of tall boys you were looking for in depth flavor of highly kilned malts, citrus, pine, and mango bursts dancing on your tongue from cross bred hops, a sour cherry pucker, huge twang of horse blanket, and multi level earthyness from a complex wild yeast.

No, you we're looking to get drunk cheap, and that is what this beer is good for. You made a right coice, it is almost always cheaper than pbr, and tastes fucking better. So that keeps you cool with your hipster friends.

It can stand up to budweiser, and just like it finishes quite dry, but has a spicy, peppery quality to the yeast.

Coors light, out the way for easy drinking because as soon as it goes down, you just want to continue.

And shit, I will throw out some easy to drink cheap euro lagers that seemed to be the rage in beer 15 years ago, this can of old german, is right there with you, pilsner and kolsch like, offers clean yeast profile, but with subtle spicy, earthy character to it. Its just worth it. It is one of the cheapest beers you can buy, just try it...

Why did I rate so low? Well its BA, I dont want someone to look on my highest ratings and see this in the top fucking five...I drink this beer, you should too....But we are beer geeks, and elitists so we should be ashamed for drinking something like this

Elimination, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +62.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crankin', stankin', KA-Blankin' brew that I purchase regularly after visiting my Father in Maryland. OK...so it isn't the greatest beer on the block! It IS, however, noteworthy and quite good for it's origin and intention! Hoist it loud and proud!

freemone233, Nov 29, 2011
Old German from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
60 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.