Colt 45 Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
2.01/5 rDev -9.5%
710 mL can from The Beer Store; listed at a sturdy 8%. This is the Canadian version, presumably brewed and/or distributed by Sleeman like all of the other Pabst brands available in this country. I've never had this before, but watch in amazement as I continue to scrape barrel bottoms lower than any of those previously imagined, due to my insatiably unhealthy obsession with fulfilling my desire to find new beers to review.
Pours a pale golden colour, topped with over two fingers of foamy, soapy white head. Retention is surprisingly long-lasted as it takes more than a few minutes to gradually recede to a half-inch cap, leaving behind a scant smattering of lace in the process. Looks great for what it is. Unfortunately, the aroma is about what I'd expect - corn syrup, bubble gum, booze and pale malts, and not nearly enough of the latter to make up for the abundance of the first three.
This tastes bad, if not flat-out terrible. There's plenty of corn cob and malty, syrupy sweetness, with absolutely nothing else to balance it out. The finish is sweet with a hint of ethanol. Thin-bodied and very wet-tasting, with pretty low carbonation that gives it a smooth, flat mouthfeel. There's only one way to drink Colt 45 - quickly. The faster you numb your sense of taste, the faster you can keep drinking without having to taste this stuff.
Final Grade: 2.01, an ugly D-. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I guess sometimes reputations are just well-earned. Colt 45 tastes like ass, which may be why I've never seen anyone I know drink it, ever. Like any beverage with 8% alcohol in it, it'll get'cha drunk if that's your primary objective, but you'll want to drink it ice cold and rapidly, and probably out of a paper bag if you have any pride. I'm proud of my fellow countrymen; the fact that I've never seen anyone else stoop so low as to actually purchase this warms the cockles of my heart ever so slightly. Now excuse me while I finish this can, and then cry in the shower.
04-19-2013 03:55:08 | More by thehyperduck
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2.75/5 rDev +23.9%
Presentation: 24 oz can, they call it a "TWO FOUR" on the label, no freshness date to be found anywhere.
Appearance: Pale golden yellow colour, two fingered head forms from a spritzy big bubbled carbonation. Very thin sprinkled white lace is left, something is better than nothing right?
Smell: Both a sweetness from the malt and cereal grain as well as the alcohol. Smells faint of trifle, lady fingers in alcohol.
Taste: Stiff medium body with an increasing smoothness as the carbonation unleashes. Slightly creamy mouth feel shows that there is a decent amount of malt in this brew. As soon as the flavours rush in sweet warming alcohol fumes from the mouth and nose. Grain and sweetness are the forefront, touch of corn grit flavour and a cracker like maltiness come from that. Hops are barley in the flavour though there is a sharpness from them that essentially is the bitterness which is coupled with the warming alcohol and graininess. A biting grain and warming alcohol warp things up in the end.
Notes: Not a bad brew when wanting to quickly consume for a buzz. One of the most known malt liquors on the market, this is typically consumed out of the can or more popularly out of the 40 oz bottle.
A friend of mine always brings over a couple "FOUR Os" of this stuff as a gag ... funny thing is that we end up polishing the stuff off everytime.
11-03-2001 06:24:41 | More by Jason
1.69/5 rDev -23.9%
How to drink Colt 45.
Think of Billy Dee Williams. Get that 40 oz ice cold. Tell yourself its kitsch value or something.
Anyways, looks like yellow swill. Smells like 54 day old beer. Surprisingly, the taste isn't "horrible". I mean, you can drink this if you had to, there is worse stuff. Its pretty much all corn and rubbing alcohol. Don't let it get warm, or it gets even worse.
11-29-2009 04:51:55 | More by Beerandraiderfan
1.33/5 rDev -40.1%
Appearance: Light clear pale golden hue with a bright white eggshell colored head leaves nice even lacing...somehow it's doesn't look too unappetizing. Aroma: Cereal grains light toasted pale malts with heavy corn and rice providing some evident sweetness influences touch of alcohol. Taste: Well...this is where it gets harsh...this one's definitely for my homies. Corn husk offness slightly metallic adjunct ridden in the worst way no hop flavor brings out just a bit of my gag reflex is it worth the 24 oz 99 cent offering to drink this beer. Mouthfeel: Is light bodied... a bit thicker than the typical mass produced lager a bit of residual sugars. Drinkability: Well no don't drink alot of this or a little in multiple sittings not good beer even for a malt liquor.
05-29-2006 03:17:54 | More by WVbeergeek
3.63/5 rDev +63.5%
let me start out this review by saying what needs to be said about colt 45 first - this is not a world class beer and we all know it, BUTTT it is a decent beer and for the price is better than miller/bud/coors light in my opinion - i think this beer gets so much negative reviews just because of the stigma behind "malt liquor" and the joke that only bums drink it - hell i know a lot of college students who drink it too - people are tired of the same old keystone/bud every weekend.
appearance - very average, looks the same every time that same yellow every time, never poured into a glass so no need to worry about reviewing the head or lacing lol
smell - average as well, very faint smell of alcohol
taste - good - not a complex taste by any means, nothing to savor or look for, no notes or hints to really pick out - this beer was made for you and your broke friends to enjoy on a TIGHT (im talkin TIGHT) budget.
mouthfeel/drinkability - pretty average but not bad at all has the right amount of carbonation so it goes down smooth - one of the easier beers to drink at 6% alcohol, much easier to drink than its HIGH GRAVITY counterpart which tastes nothing like beer
overall i give this beer a C based on every beer i have tried so far, based on me being a cheap bastard though i'd give it a B - not much you can find better for the price.
11-26-2010 13:18:55 | More by Lagerfeld
Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
54 out of 100 based on 702 ratings.