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Old Milwaukee Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer

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BA SCORE
56
awful

687 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 687
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 5
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

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Ratings: 687 | Reviews: 242
Photo of UPBrewer92
2.49/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ordybill
3.32/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass.
Aroma- Grain, barley and corn!!!
Appearance- A pale clear yellow color with a large white head.
Taste- Typical AAL but not bad, consider the price and the total disdain most have this is better than what most people make it out to be.
Palate- A light bodied beer with moderate carbonation, has a smooth crisp finish
Overall- This brought me way back to my days in the Marines, "Old Milwaukee" beer tents out in the field. It tasted better back then, but hey it isn't horrible now.

Photo of 31Sam13
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ale207
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jeff_ODell
2.74/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Winston3737
2/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of deadliest
2.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of tkanedc
2.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I'm not a lager guy but if I don't have a choice and I have to pick one, I will pick this one

Photo of bendukes86
2.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

For the price ...actually not bad lol

Photo of 302BeerGuy
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Moose90
2.12/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.06/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Bigmrred
1.21/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Absolutely awful. The taste of Old Milwaukee is so repulsive, I would only drink it if the life of another human being depended on it. Worst. Macro. Ever.

Photo of CIBoy10
3.23/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very Similar to PBR. As with PBR, I'd say avoid bottles and go with cans. Cheers!

Photo of BcCraft710
1.93/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of rden4654
1.06/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Could it get any worse!!!

Photo of Dools9
2.6/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Middle of the road AAL, have had worse.

Photo of rfoltz53
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of hoppy13
3.7/5  rDev +59.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good lawnmower type beer. Lite, crisp and refreshing.

Photo of SeattleBoB76
1/5  rDev -56.9%

Photo of MHJeff06
1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.93/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Why Old Milwaukee Light is rated so high and this one isn't is beyond me. Anyways, 16 oz pounder poured into a glass for appearances' sake.

Appearance (3.5) : Dusty, fluffy white cap about 3 fingers tall, receding to a stout two fingers and staying there. Impressive. Body is typical pale straw colored with almost no opacity.

Aroma (3.5) : Sweet grain, musty barley, some corn, roses, and the faintest whiff of a ghost of a hop leaf. Typical lager smell, a bit more floral and clean than others.

Flavor (3.25) : Malt, buttered corn, cereal grains, faint ripe banana, more corn. Some 2-D hop going on, not exactly palatable but it's there. This one isn't too bad, it's not real great either.

Mouthfeel (3) : Carbonated, crisp, very faintly smooth but not enough to classify as smooth. On par for the style.

Overall (3.06) : Hey, it's not all that bad. It's a bottom shelf beer, sure, but I've had way way way way worse. For $8 a 12 pack, or $4 a 6 pack...it's a cheap beer and great with beef sticks (which I opted for as a combo, instead of buying a bar beer at $2 a pop while I went to waste $10 at the vid lot machine. Seemed much more economical to spend $4 on a six pack.)

Photo of Phigg1102
2.55/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Rizzy17
2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of bresnab
1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

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Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
56 out of 100 based on 687 ratings.