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Old Milwaukee Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer

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622 Ratings

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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 2.33
pDev: 33.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 27 | 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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Photo of ElCommodoro
4.38/5  rDev +88%

I enjoyed this one straight out of the can, the way it's meant to be enjoyed, so no appearance notes here. Smell is grains and corn syrup. Very pleasant though. It has a delicious "old man beer" smell. On the sweet side, for sure.
Taste is classic "old man beer." Which is a term I use to refer to a that taste that is present in many of the older beer labels that got bought up by Pabst. I honestly enjoy that "old man beer" style. It's refreshing and cheap and way more enjoyable that most of BMC's shit. This is no different, except surprisingly one of the best I've had. It's a perfect classic. It's EXACTLY what I want when I look at the can. It may not be fancy, but it is just so positively dead-on-target for what I'm looking for in a cheap adjunct lager. And it's cheap as all hell, too. This may be a new frontrunner for the "best beer for your money," which is important to me. I like to spend money on fancy over-priced beers when I have it, but nothing is more important to me in a beer than economy x quality. Either of those alone is fairly useless information to me. This has tied Big Flats and Schlitz Gusto for economy x quality. It's not amazing, but it's a lot better than you'd expect at $8.41 for a 12-pack.

Back to more useful tasting notes though:
It's got all that delicious wet grain and corn syrup flavour that was on the nose, but it's not as sweet as the smell would suggest. It's really fairly dry. And as obviously cheap as the flavour is, it's really just indescribably pleasant. It's hard to put into words. The ingredients just taste good and natural. It doesn't have any weird flavours you don't want in there like Budweiser, Coors, MGD, or any light beer. It's just a regular old, easy-drinking beer-man's beer. Well, impoverished beer man, anyway. This is quite possibly the best ADJUNCT lager I've ever had, not including higher alcohol brews like euro strong lagers. It may be the only adjunct lager I need to buy from now on, but I will keep trying new ones when I find them. This one is so damn cheap, though.

ElCommodoro, Apr 07, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

JimmyP, Apr 06, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

rogerthegill, Apr 01, 2012
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2.68/5  rDev +15%

Reviewed from notes.

Can 710 ml, ABV 4.6%
I bought this in Mexico, at a local Walmart. The head of this beer is ridiculous, most of my glass was full of it, no matter how softly I was pouring it or the amgle. Light yellow colour.
Aroma is sweet and fruity, I am thinking apples or maybe is the corn syrup.Taste is also fruity sweet, pleasantly drinkable after all the head has finally gone off.Very thin on the body, almost watery, not much carbonation.

Douberd, Mar 27, 2012
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Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.