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Old Milwaukee Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer

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613 Ratings

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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 227
rAvg: 2.34
pDev: 33.33%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | 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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2.35/5  rDev +0.4%

here's my issue with this beer....it is supposed to be a "price" lager but up in my neck of the woods it's priced damn near the Buds, MGD, and Coors....It's of lesser quality than those...hasa hint of cheap beer taste to it...very corny and sweet...body is thin almost fizzy..finishes a little tart....OK...not worth buying though

12-10-2004 05:15:31 | More by ZAP
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Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev +6%

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts, bread/grains, and corn. There is also a bit of a corn syrup or apple sweetness. It ends with a grainy corn syrup slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Nothing offensive and yet nothing memorable. I suppose it's decent for the price, but nothing I would revisit any time soon.

10-31-2011 16:02:40 | More by spinrsx
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

11-28-2011 05:36:03 | More by barnzy78
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

06-25-2013 15:34:52 | More by mrfrancis
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New Hampshire

2.35/5  rDev +0.4%

Poured from a 16 fl. oz. can marked 02029-D50621. This is one of those rare instances where the brand's light beer is tastier than its regular old stand-by. This pours pale yellow into the pint glass with about 1/2 inch of white, foamy head. Typical beer aroma of American pales with that sort of metallic, grassy, and lightly hopped scent. Lots of bubbling carbonation. Watery for the most part. There's something grassy with a slight hint of hops in the taste. Nothing exciting. Their slogan is "America's Best Tasting Beer."

01-16-2009 23:48:56 | More by puboflyons
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

11-15-2011 21:53:43 | More by ROGUE16
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1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

10-09-2013 14:02:06 | More by Lare453
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2.38/5  rDev +1.7%

Didn't pour it out of the can to be honest. Had a metallic smell. This is a decent, watery cheap beer to buy when you're reliving the ol' college days and playing drinking card games with some buddies. Has a quasi-sweet malt taste and the use of adjuncts is minimal. Very light hop presence but is not at all bitter or going to nuke your taste buds/stomach like other cheap American macros. Goes down light-bodied and smooth because of the wateriness, but this isn't horrible.

09-03-2008 17:38:25 | More by clayrock81
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1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

Telling people that it doesn't get any better than this is just plain mean.

Smells like grain and adjunct metal. Tastes like grain and adjunct metal with a hint of fruit. Nothing impressive. Sits in my stomach like a rock. Seriously. It feels like I've been punched.

Not bad tasting, but way too fizzy. Avoid.

02-25-2005 03:13:58 | More by mynie
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1.05/5  rDev -55.1%

Mineral and salty, with a harsh finish that passes for hops. Tastes like some sort of medicine to clean out your colon (which is does pretty effectively, too).

08-24-2001 23:24:24 | More by Brent
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

05-05-2013 23:45:36 | More by ZEB89
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2.78/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a straw color with a big billowy white head. The head has a pretty good level of retention, slowly fading to give a quite nice level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The smell is a mix of corn sweetness, some grainy aromas as well as a light citrus hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a grainy smell mixed with flavors of a corn and rice. While lightly sweet initially, some more sweetness comes to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste. At the end of the taste a light citrus hop and a tiny bit of paper flavors comes to the tongue giving a rather simple and mild, but mostly clean (beyond the light paper taste) and crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather high. The light body and the higher carbonation level are very fitting for the simple flavors and crispness of the brew, accentuating the drinkability of the brew.

Overall – Simple and highly drinkable with no highly offensive off flavors. With its cheap price, it makes for a decent party/session brew.

12-31-2012 03:32:46 | More by Darkmagus82
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1/5  rDev -57.3%

05-13-2013 19:18:08 | More by smartassboiler
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

01-13-2013 06:13:13 | More by outoffocus
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3.05/5  rDev +30.3%

Poured a pale yellow color with initial large white chunky head., that rather quickly dissapeared.Smell is slightly sweet, but little else. Taste is very light with some mild sweetness found. Finishes very thin in the mouth. Very freshing when ice cold, but less so as it warms.

11-26-2006 13:08:22 | More by tgbljb
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

05-22-2014 00:01:57 | More by deapokid
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2.73/5  rDev +16.7%

I picked up a 32 ouncer at Circle K because I was feeling like something simple and cheap. Color is pale yellow with a fizzy head. Aroma is typical of cheap macro lagers, I've smelled a lot worse than this within this style of beer. Taste isn't very flavorful, which actually may make Old Milwaukee better than some of it's counterparts; there aren't any bad flavors to complain about. Seeing how cheap and unoffensive this is, I would consider this a good choice for a lawnmower beer. Still OM will never compete with my craft brew choices.

01-22-2005 02:34:58 | More by Gagnonsux
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

12-30-2011 16:36:24 | More by cdwil
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Appearance - poured a very bland and pale yellow, but with a big zesty head, lots of white snowy froth which bubbles down and holds at a semi-solid cover.

Aroma - very plain, macro grain/adjunct sniff, nothing more.

Taste - basic grainy taste, but with a splash of hops at the back mixed in with some soda water saltiness. Wasn't expecting that, a little speck of personality there, alright. Finishes cleanly if unspectacularly.

Mouthfeel - crisp, bubbly, right for the style , but it's a style without much to it, IMO. Thin and watery, lots of bubbles as intended, I'm sure.

Drinkability - for the price and the taste, it's a decent value, I doubt if most macro swillers could tell the difference between this and the rmega-lager.

07-29-2004 02:02:08 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

10-31-2013 02:43:48 | More by tommy5
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

11-14-2012 05:40:58 | More by gtermi
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2/5  rDev -14.5%

01-28-2013 17:44:19 | More by Whiskeydeez
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

11-22-2011 02:23:09 | More by jmdrpi
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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

12-04-2011 03:31:47 | More by bigred89
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2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-11-2014 22:19:31 | More by thatoneguymike
Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
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