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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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acurtis

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-22-2012 01:11:10 | More by acurtis
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TrojanWheels

California

3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

01-18-2012 22:08:16 | More by TrojanWheels
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roastbeefdinner

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-17-2012 00:43:35 | More by roastbeefdinner
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JoLight

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +58.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very light straw colored body and a stark white soapy head, which retains as a small ring of foam.

The aroma reminds me a lot of Pabst, but less sweet and less hops - more adjuncts. But nothing off-putting or unpleasant. A very original, pleasant beer aroma.

For the taste, you get clean and carbonated water with a bite, then a generalized graininess from the corn; and short after that, you get some barley malt white breadiness, with a sweetness that does not linger or stick out much. And soon after comes the grassy hop bite, which is soon cleansed from your palate as soon as it hits.

There is no after taste to speak of. The flavor it pretty bold, and reminds me almost exactly of Pabst Blue Ribbon, except the barley malt is less present, with no bready after taste, and the hops have a little less character.

The finish is super dry, clean, crisp, refreshing.

I seriously doubt that if I hadn't seen the price, I would not have known this was a budget beer. This is much bolder, more flavorful, rich, and delicate than say, Miller High Life or Milwaukee's Best Premium.

Even though I would buy Pabst over this, I still think it is a very fine beer, and should continue to be available to anyone.

Serving type: can

01-15-2012 20:43:01 | More by JoLight
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

1/5  rDev -57.4%

01-15-2012 07:57:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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Schade

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -57.4%

01-13-2012 21:56:48 | More by Schade
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beep71

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +48.9%

01-10-2012 00:52:29 | More by beep71
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animal69

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -14.9%

01-09-2012 19:24:42 | More by animal69
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buckyp

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-02-2012 00:09:09 | More by buckyp
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cdwil

Texas

2/5  rDev -14.9%

12-30-2011 16:36:24 | More by cdwil
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RheinSchaefer85

New York

5/5  rDev +112.8%

12-30-2011 00:45:21 | More by RheinSchaefer85
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jjkatter

Australia

2/5  rDev -14.9%

12-29-2011 15:02:14 | More by jjkatter
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delzer13

Nevada

2/5  rDev -14.9%

12-27-2011 05:39:07 | More by delzer13
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debuscher22

Montana

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

12-26-2011 15:07:34 | More by debuscher22
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale yellow, with a huge head of carbonation. Boasts of a large and detailed crown of lace, even. Delightful.

Nose is creamy and malty, very corn and barley-oriented. Hops presence is negligible at best. Fairly average.

Taste is sweet and adjunct but balanced. Very thin and easy to drink. Still, pretty well your typical adjunct lager, but a perfectly acceptable one.

Serving type: can

12-24-2011 19:23:18 | More by secondtooth
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gatornation

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-24-2011 00:17:40 | More by gatornation
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MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pounder can into pint glass.

Looks like beer. Clear and light gold.

Not bad. Malty and a whiff of alcohol. Beer smell.

Good. Not sugary or corny, just a muted beer flavor.

Nice carbonation. Not too much or little.

Very decent. Like a slightly boozier High Life but with less corn flavor and more malts. Absolutely worth the $18 for a flat of pounders.

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 05:55:27 | More by MirkoCroCough
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oscodapat

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -36.2%

12-22-2011 22:21:54 | More by oscodapat
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marshrat63

California

4/5  rDev +70.2%

12-22-2011 04:31:48 | More by marshrat63
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kmckinnon87

Texas

1/5  rDev -57.4%

12-21-2011 01:40:46 | More by kmckinnon87
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alcoholinside

Iowa

2/5  rDev -14.9%

12-16-2011 03:41:55 | More by alcoholinside
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obrike

Texas

2.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-14-2011 14:37:55 | More by obrike
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jheezee

Texas

2/5  rDev -14.9%

12-14-2011 04:36:16 | More by jheezee
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.55/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains light malts, adjuncts and the slightest hint of hops.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors of adjuncts and a thin malt character followed by a mild sweetness. The hops presence is extremely mild even for the style. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Poundable but not very flavorful, goes down easily and not too filling since there isn’t much to the beer, mild kick, it’s very typical of the style but there are better inexpensive beers out there.

Serving type: can

12-14-2011 00:59:47 | More by TheManiacalOne
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murf1087

Indiana

2/5  rDev -14.9%

12-12-2011 02:21:55 | More by murf1087
Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.