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Old Milwaukee - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

Old MilwaukeeOld Milwaukee

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BA SCORE
58
awful

40 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 40
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 2.12
pDev: 29.25%


Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A crisp, refreshing lager, light in body and texture with a smooth finish and no after taste.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 09-06-2009)
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Reviews by TheTrevor:
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TheTrevor

New York

2.3/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Hey, looks like they've got this stuff over the border too! I don't want to shock anyone, but it's still yellow and fizzy up there. Very little head without much retention, lots of visible carbonation. The smell is impressively one-note, and that note is some musty grain. The taste follows suit, not much going on besides some pretty characteristic graininess. Not a bad mouthfeel, it's kind of what you hope for in a macrobrew. I guess Canadian rednecks need to drink something too.

Serving type: can

02-08-2012 01:39:04 | More by TheTrevor
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chicagoish

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev +29.7%

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user785335

Florida

1.5/5  rDev -29.2%

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ZOSO2192

New York

1/5  rDev -52.8%

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dpgoblejr

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2/5  rDev -5.7%

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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -5.7%

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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -5.7%

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California

1/5  rDev -52.8%

11-30-2013 04:14:21 | More by caverog
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Ianleesrivette

Alberta (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -17.5%

10-30-2013 06:08:15 | More by Ianleesrivette
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

2/5  rDev -5.7%

10-10-2013 03:48:36 | More by ZachT
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -17.5%

09-08-2013 19:38:15 | More by irishkyle21
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2/5  rDev -5.7%

08-26-2013 01:18:53 | More by cam477
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +17.9%

08-12-2013 12:48:46 | More by DenisKolkin
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -5.7%

08-10-2013 03:07:42 | More by EBeckett3
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev +17.9%

07-17-2013 19:32:30 | More by KStark
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -5.7%

06-27-2013 00:15:26 | More by SebD
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yabud

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -52.8%

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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

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David1492

Iowa

2/5  rDev -5.7%

04-05-2013 17:53:16 | More by David1492
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Terrible


1.01/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I have few things to say about this beer.
And what few things I have to say are not positive.

1. This beer is terribly dehydrating to drink. Possibly due to its flavour. Not refreshing at all.

2. Unless you love the taste of liquefied cheese, do not let this beer warm up past ice cold.
Trust me.

In short:
Unless you're holding a cheese tasting party, and want to offer a liquid alternative, DON'T BUY THIS BEER!

Serving type: can

03-03-2013 00:24:41 | More by Terrible
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -5.7%

02-13-2013 22:03:39 | More by DaPan
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Tjvan2

Iowa

2.25/5  rDev +6.1%

02-11-2013 20:21:44 | More by Tjvan2
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mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

2.84/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Straw gold body with lots of apparent carbonation. It's large white head is tightly formed and surprisingly retentive. It even leaves large patches of lace on the walls of my glass. Old Milwaukee is actually an appealing beer to look at. Nondescript cereal-like aroma. The best descriptor I can find for it is "beery." Even for an AAL, it's pretty weak. I'm going to call it slightly below average for it's sheer insipidness, but insipid isn't foul. It has a gently sweet taste with notes of corn flakes cereal and wonderbread. Light bitterness and green apple in the short finish. Light-bodied and highly carbonated. Feels thin and fizzy in the mouth, like carbonated water. Overall, this isn't a terrible beer. It's also not a good one either, and that's a shame because if it didn't have that quite noticeable acetaldehyde fault it would be. Within the context of the style, of course.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 05:02:57 | More by mintjellie
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.43/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

473 mL can from the LCBO; packaged July 5 2012. #1 in my new series, "Cataloging the cheap pale lagers I wouldn't bother with if I weren't a broke-ass student living in a town of 3,000 people with terrible beer selection." Yeah, yeah; I'll come up with a better title later. This is one I've never bothered trying for various reasons - but hey, Sleeman's version of PBR isn't all that bad, so maybe they can do another American classic some justice?

Pours a pale straw yellow colour, topped with about 1.5 fingers of frothy, white head that fizzles away completely over the next minute or so. It leaves behind a thin, soapy cap on the surface and foamy collar - no lacing, though. Looks decent for what it is. The aroma is weak and uninspiring; mostly corny and sweet, with some pale grain malts. A lame odour, even given the style.

Unfortunately, the flavour doesn't stray far from that theme. The taste is highly one-dimensional and rather diluted; if I didn't know better I'd have guessed this was a light beer. The only flavour that I can confidently identify is adjunct sweetness - whether it's corn, rice or both, I can't be entirely sure, but the point to take home here is that there is very little barley malt to be found. There are essentially no hop traits either, besides perhaps a passing hint of grass toward the finish.. Light-bodied and watery, with heavy carbonation. Definitely makes me feel more bloated than the average AAL, which really hurts the drinkability.

This is not a clean-tasting lager - it is an annoyingly sweet, bland, adjunct-laden brew that would be very unpalatable if it weren't so watery. Yes, it seems strange to say it, but the diluted nature of this stuff is probably what saves it from being grade-F swill. I consider myself quite lenient when it comes to reviewing this style, but there are really no positive traits to speak of here, besides the price.

Final Grade: 2.43, a D+. Old Milwaukee demonstrates perfectly the accuracy of the old adage "you get what you pay for". This is drinkable (in that it isn't completely disgusting), but even within this price bracket there are several choices that would be more preferable. PBR, for instance, is basically the same price, and far less terrible. This stuff falls more along the lines of Lucky Lager, or a bad knockoff of Carling - cheap, fizzy, yellow swill that just isn't worth drinking, because there are other cheap, fizzy yellow beers that best it in every category. Sadly, the best part of this can of beer is probably the pin-up girl on the label.

Serving type: can

09-09-2012 01:44:24 | More by thehyperduck
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

1.45/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

A: Unappetizing pale straw liquid with minimal head.

S: Lemon, grass and earthy noble hops and metal.

T: Sweet corn taste with metallic flavors and lemon and grass.

M: Thin viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: A regrettable beer that has no redeeming qualities other than the alcohol content and cheap price. The hobos choice.

Serving type: can

06-15-2012 02:17:02 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Old Milwaukee from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
58 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.