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Old Milwaukee Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer

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675 Ratings

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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 33.62%
Wants: 3
Gots: 45 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +40.1%

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2.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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2.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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2.35/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I typically wait to try mainstream American/Canadian adjunct lagers if they happen to show up at various social functions or restaurants where there are few other (better) beer options. Too fizzy and weak flavor-wise as a general rule, although these beers can be nostalgic and are great if you really are just in the mood to drink socially without constantly taking tasting notes or analyzing everything else going on with the brew. Old Milwaukee is very, very pale straw colored with the requisite level of mouth-numbing carbonation and white foam. Also classic is the muted, tenuous flavor profile and aroma. This example is corn-forward and fairly sweet, corn meal and boiled dough along with some subtle off-flavors (the sweetness tastes a bit artificial like aspartame) ... Chalky and dry body keeps the sweetness lower than in some other adjunct lagers but the corniness and cooked flavors do add a little nuance I suppose. Mellow and largely unoffensive.

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1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +40.1%

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1/5  rDev -56.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.06/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Typical american adjunct lager, straw color, no lacing, tastes like every other adjunct lager. Cheap but better than a light beer. Id recommend this if your going to a party and want to bring alot of it for cheap. this is a way to go! Its crisp/carbonated/ and you can drink alot of these before you feel it!

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2.25/5  rDev -3%

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2/5  rDev -13.8%

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2/5  rDev -13.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -3%

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5/5  rDev +115.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best cheap AA Lager of there. Beats out Dos esquis, Coors light , bud light , miller high life, Busch just name a few.

Appearance: Looks like a straw beer. Yellow

Smell : Like American adject lage should smell like grains

Taste: Some grains and malts with little bite at the end. It very smooth old school beer taste.

Moutfeel: " Is medium to light

Overall : One is the best discounted American Adjunct Lagers out there. Old Milwaukee has that old school beer taste which you real can not find in many beers today.

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1.75/5  rDev -24.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +40.1%

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2/5  rDev -13.8%

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1.92/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

A: Pours a perfectly clear golden color with some big, perky bubbles of carbonation. The white head is initially tall, with a thin, foamy texture. Retention is below average, as the head dissipates fairly quickly. Minimal splotches of lace stick to the glass.

S: Faintly grainy and corny. There's some light herbal/grassy character, along with some light sourness. Really not much here to work with.

T: Thin, crackery malt flavor up front, with a firm dose of corny adjunct flavor. Hop bitterness adds a drying touch and some mild grassy flavor. There's a faintly sour twang with very light fruit punch notes towards the finish.

M: Thin body. Any malt heaviness quickly fades into a seltzery, dry finish.

O: No surprises - this is pretty bad. If you dropped a shot glass of PBR into a cup of club soda, it'd be pretty close to Old Milwaukee.

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2.5/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -3%

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Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
56 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.