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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

600 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | 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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cbcrunch

Wyoming

2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

02-09-2012 19:06:53 | More by cbcrunch
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polopaul20

Maryland

1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

01-08-2014 18:40:03 | More by polopaul20
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Hellpop65

Kansas

1/5  rDev -57.3%

06-08-2014 20:12:44 | More by Hellpop65
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dedrinker

Kansas

3.58/5  rDev +53%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Serious yellow fizzy stuff going on here. It could be ginger ale until the corn kicks in - smooooth corn hoss, and the flavor is real mellow too. I bought a case of 16 oz. cans of this stuff in Pennsylvania, and I haven't looked back since (I can't see much anyway on this beer). But really, it's not a bad macro - totally harmless and almost flavorless, but it has a grip on the tongue and the adjunct cereal grain character is perfect for fishing, lunchtime, or warm joyrides. Finishes less corny sweet than most macros, so I can reach for one more.

Serving type: can

01-22-2008 04:55:02 | More by dedrinker
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -14.5%

06-15-2013 17:21:15 | More by TheBeeraholic
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kbnooshay

New York

1.05/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Not much say here. Looks lighter and dirtier than piss. Almost sweet smell. The taste is nasty metallic horses ass. It might make you cry. The mouthfeel is that of getting stabbed in the face. Incredibly not drinkable. I would rather drink my own urine.

Serving type: can

08-29-2005 02:44:51 | More by kbnooshay
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swgwilt

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev +17.5%

05-17-2012 03:47:13 | More by swgwilt
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proc

Michigan

1.3/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer has a very strange aftertaste. For some reason, that taste can best be described as "tin". I believe it interracts with the can to form this taste. A watery beverage, that to be honest, wasn't that good. I think you must be over 60 to drink this beer as that is all I ever see buy it in the stores.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2002 10:27:16 | More by proc
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DerrickW

Georgia

1/5  rDev -57.3%

01-18-2014 15:45:37 | More by DerrickW
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hotstuff

Indiana

2.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Suffice it to say that there is not a whole lot to be said about this beer so I am going to get right to my rating.Can:It formed a large white creamy sized head with fine sized bubbles.The body was clear with lively carbonation and the hue was yellow.There was not much of a nose to this beer other than some malt notes.The flavor was blah and the mouthfeel was surprisingly smooth, thin, watery and light bodied.This beer left very little in the way of any lacing.

Serving type: can

09-03-2003 00:18:53 | More by hotstuff
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

01-10-2014 00:40:14 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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OgreSanchez

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

08-12-2013 01:28:38 | More by OgreSanchez
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +28.2%

01-31-2012 03:05:03 | More by slimntubbs
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

2.36/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

Serving type: can

12-07-2013 19:14:23 | More by CalgaryFMC
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jbphoto88

Texas

2.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well why not, I had one in the fridge left over from a bbq (I used it to boil brats in).

I poured it from a 16oz can into a mug and the first thought that races through my mind is "why bother." It is a corn pee yellow with a bleached white head that is rocky, consisting of larger bubbles.

Smell is of stale corn and weak malts.

Tastes like a watered down corn lager. Definitely better ice cold because it starts to get rank as it warms. This one taste exactly like the mindless varieties of macro lagers. I would like to know what the legal loop hole is where they can market the phrase on the can "America's best tasting beer." It is not.

A light body and large carbonation does make it a fun beer to drink if you are doing manual labor. Ice one down and shotgun it after mowing the lawn. I will use this one to cook with but thats about it... unless I am in a real pinch.

Serving type: can

05-09-2008 01:23:37 | More by jbphoto88
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KC9LDB

Illinois

3/5  rDev +28.2%

11-21-2011 23:52:47 | More by KC9LDB
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Gtg642

Michigan

2/5  rDev -14.5%

09-26-2012 02:15:41 | More by Gtg642
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

01-26-2013 02:15:40 | More by vicsju1991
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hunteraw

China

2.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a very very pale gold color, with a big dense head that shows good retention and surprisingly good lacing.

Smell: not appealing at all, macro-y in the worst sense. Adjuncts, a hint of hops.

Taste: Watery at the front of the palate. Harsh bitterness in the middle. Cloyingly sweet at the finish. Bad aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Watery, but with less than typical carbonation for the style that doesn't make up for it.

Drinkability: Do I have to finish the glass? Tastes better when chugged - that says something.

Serving type: can

08-18-2006 00:14:21 | More by hunteraw
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Wetpaperbag

Washington

2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

02-08-2012 03:48:38 | More by Wetpaperbag
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

02-02-2013 00:02:43 | More by Segelstrom
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

09-12-2012 20:15:12 | More by wattoclone
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -14.5%

01-11-2014 14:52:10 | More by DamageCase76
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-24-2013 21:06:25 | More by 4ster
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nheinzie57

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-30-2012 18:06:10 | More by nheinzie57
Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
57 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.