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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
57
awful

589 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 33.19%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The sample I tasted came from a Canadian Pabst franchised brewer; Sleemans of Guelph Ontario. If you know Sleemans, they make some of the best mega Canuck brews going; Sleemans cream ale and steam lager. The key to their meteoric success is quality control and uncompromising standards in ingredients.
This OM tasted reminisant of the ones I've tasted in the US but there was a distinct difference....this had taste and was at Canuck strenght - 5%. I'm not saying I like the taste of corn and alcohol in beer but this beer certain had flavor that it's US counter parts didn't.

It poured a medium yellow color with a good head that lasted through half the glass. The aroma was punctuated with cooked corn and CO2 with just a slight hint of hop. The taste was light with the corn overpowering the hops 10-1 and the malt 5-1, a distinct sharp alcohol finish. Not unpleasant but certainly there are better beers.

This is marketed as a cost reduced beer in a Canadian market where you pay $38 for a 24 flat of premuim mega beer. OW costs $30. Certainly a good enough beer and value for thirsty beer drinking Canucks.

Sleemans did this beer the best it has probably ever been done just as they did Blue Ribbon. This offering was a testament to Sleeman's QC and not neccesarily the original OM recipe

Serving type: can

02-05-2003 17:45:52 | More by pootz
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Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.