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Colt 45 Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company

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Colt 45 Malt LiquorColt 45 Malt Liquor

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BA SCORE
54
awful

773 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 257
rAvg: 2.21
pDev: 34.39%
Wants: 9
Gots: 88 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.61% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-24-2001

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Ratings: 773 | Reviews: 257
Photo of direwolf00
1.17/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Hated it way back when, wouldn't consider now

Photo of ruzzal
1.43/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chick full of the violence ingredient.

Photo of Beeeeeerman
2.25/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Strong malt liquor that is tough to drink

Photo of DucksFan16
1.51/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This website seriously wants me to justify my rating by writing a few words about this awful beer?

Photo of Lettsgo3
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Whoa buddy... Banged a chunky chick twice after this beer

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
1.03/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is the PBR they mop off the floor

Photo of priwen
3.54/5  rDev +60.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear, yellow appearance with a creamy, white head. Shows good carbonation. There's not much to the smell. Some light grains and some breadiness. Very mild taste. Nothing offensive. Medium mouthfeel. Finishes semi-dry, crisp, and refreshing. Overall, it's inoffensive and enjoyable.

40 oz bottle
Date on bottle: Dec0114
Served in a Mug

Photo of VbolieuV
3.13/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

You don't get a colt 45 for the taste. But as far as I'm concerned it's not that bad. Good way to get drunk fast and cheap.

Photo of Winston3737
1.75/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This shite isn't worth a review.

Photo of Richroman7
1.8/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Ol'skool like OE, King Cobra, etc...not for a true beer drinker, poor quality. Drove while drinking one of these in my younger days and got pulled over (days when you think you're invincible) I couldn't find my license and it was in the same spot as always..lucky cop let me go because I worked for state at the time and was a couple of blocks away!! I found out that day about poor quality vs good quality lol!!! Bottoms up!!!

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Colt 45 Malt Liquor ... beer like beer

Photo of SethlWyatt
1.7/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

If you're drinking Colt 45 you aren't looking to drink for taste or the experience. You're drinking to get drunk. If I've got 3 bucks I'm wanting to blow colt 45 is a go to. Cheap and doesn't taste god awful either. The key thing to remember though is it's a Colt 45! Gets you drunk, that's it.

Photo of hseldon15
1.49/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

This beer is horrible. Period.

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

bought on a whim & out of curiosity & pretty much instantly regretted

Photo of BcCraft710
1.55/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not a beer I would recommend, one of the worst of the cheap brews

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.11/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

40 oz. bottle, with best by date March 09, 2015 printed on the glass bottle. Another cheap malt liquor from the Pabst Brewing Company; expectations are next to nothing.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass, and shared with a friend.

A - Pours the typical dark golden yellow, with excellent clarity and a finger of sudsy white head that dissipates within seconds. Some very thin bubbly lace. Not awful looking, but not great.

S - The aroma is the typical sweetened cereal grains / corn / huskiness. Mild alcohol astringency.

T - Sweet, grainy, corny, husky, syrupy, and lightly medicinal. Inoffensive, for the most part, considering it is an American malt liquor, but it's certainly not good.

M - Feel is medium-full, thick, syrupy, & sweet. Sweetened grainy finish. Crisp carbonation.

Overall, another tick from the bottom of the barrel with plenty more to go. Tastes nearly identical to much of the other similar swill in this style category. Drink it if you've got it, I guess.

Colt 45 Malt Liquor -----2/5.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2.39/5  rDev +8.1%

Honestly, not nearly as bad as I was lead to believe. Pours a pale orange with a thin head. The smell is mild although there is some malt notes. The taste had a nice beginning, but there was a bit of a sour, almost metallic, twinge on the end. Not a great beer, but by no means the worst either.

Photo of InstantBeer
3/5  rDev +35.7%

For a malt liquor it isn't bad.

Photo of McAfee85
1.24/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Chuncky and chewy, not refreshing at all.

Photo of dutchdamage
1.76/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Very light in color an has a very distinct malt smell. Taste linger in your mouth and not necessarily in a good way. Actually, the 40oz in front of me right now happens to be expired by two months I see. Not skunked though, tastes fine. Watery and incredibly easy to go down.

Photo of Newrad2
2.94/5  rDev +33%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

2012 Colt 45 - Reviewed 11/11/2012

Appearance: Looks like beer, I really can’t think of any more adjectives that I haven't already used in describing every other 40 I've reviewed thusfar. Not as beer colored as regular beer. Not as day-glo orange as hurricane.

Smell: Citrusy and piney on the nose, slight hints of vanilla and bourbon caress the senses. Also smells a bit like soap. or actually more like hand moisturizer.

Taste: Billy Dee Williams wasn't bullsh*tting when he exclaimed that Colt 45, "works every time." I think he means that Colt 45 tastes like the ghetto man's chloroform. By my estimation, it would take 1.35 Colt 45's to incapacitate even the most portly of ladies... but I digress. Colt flows smooth and sweet with cornyness on par with the fact that they made Lando Calrissian their spokesperson. Light hints of the aforementioned moisturizer come through right after the astringent alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel: Slimy, like owls boogers. I think they make it that way so that once you put it in your mouth, it slips into your belly before you have a chance to spit it out. On the plus side, this does make Colt 45 one of the most drinkable malt liquors to date, assuming drinkability is measured by 40's per hour. [Mental note: invent a vehicle in which its speed measured in 40's per hour.]

Overall: Afroman didn't write a song about Olde English, because there is no better way to enjoy a night of easy livin' like a Colt 45 and a couple of spliffs. [Now legal for recreational us in Colorado and Washington.] Weighing in at 6.1% alcohol by volume, Colt is the second most boozy beer we've tasted this year. Want to get ghetto girl wasted without having to sacrifice your taste buds? Look no further than Colt 45. It works every time.

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
1/5  rDev -54.8%

Was broke and wanted a beer. Not my proudest moment buying this stuff but for a couple bucks for a 40 who cares. It was expired a few months and came with a free one. Smells like old Budweiser that's been left in a red solo cup all night. I took a swig and damn it was so bad I spit it on my windshield. Tasted like old gym socks and pig feed corn. I threw that bottle out the window of my car. Nasty terrible stuff. Afroman lied to us

Photo of newaquarius
2.61/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Well when im broke and want to get a buzz goin this will probably be leaving the store with me, certainly not my proudest moments but i don't care. Not really much for taste to write home about, there's of course a pretty obvious maltiness to it, besides that there's just like a stale bread taste which is just about as appealing as it sounds. I could be missing some flavors since i just chug it before it gets too warm or flat, but im sure im not missing much. When it comes to 40s though this is one of the better choices. Overall if you just want to get a buzz on the cheap, pick one of these up. Another added bonus is you can blast some wu-tang and pretend you're in a 90s rap music video...if that's what you're into...

Photo of kerouac
3.13/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

While some people grab a Bud and call it a day, I personally prefer my beer to have a bit more kick. Perfect summer time outdoor/bbq beer.

It's not an impressive beer, but it is perfect for those days when your taste buds yearn for a taste of grain and a non-intrusive beer.

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.64/5  rDev +64.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

(32 oz, twist off cap - some poured into a stemmed fluted goblet, the rest swill-ed)

A: very pale canary yellow liquid with jade tinges on the edges, crystal clear... attractive, spongy-cottony white foam - actually a moderate degree of retention... ample ballooning of foam on each pour, some crusty globs of lace here and there

S: slightly black peppery spicy phenols, delicate apple-y undertone, a bit of wet dead grass... no bubblegum notes, which I find in some malt liquors... mellow overall

T: kind of a dirty overtone, as if the beer was brewed with unfiltered 'potable' water running from rusty antique pipes... fair, mildly doughy malt foundation - slight buttery biscuit note on the tail end... little bit of a champagne-like note in the aftertaste, mild hint of corn meal... not terribly sweet, fairly clean... basically tastes like an adjunct lager with an enhanced/underattenuated malt profile... light-mild hop bitterness combines with a delicate boozy spice to balance... bit of a brown paper bag essence late

M: medium-plus mouthfeel, rounded, a touch plump... alcohol lends a mild drying sensation in the finish... bit of a masa-doughy film left on the palate

O: not bad at all... a little less of a rich flavor than an Old E (very fond of that one), the flavor of grain kernels sticks out... alcohol seems a notch or two more exposed... I'll stick with my Old E, though I won't refuse this when offered it

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Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
54 out of 100 based on 773 ratings.