Colt 45 Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
2.01/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
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.
Serving type: can
04-19-2013 03:55:08 | More by thehyperduck
More User Reviews:
2.55/5 rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Live Review. 40 oz bought from the corner gas. Let's just get to tasting this thing before it warms up though.
A- No need for glassware, as it comes in a lovely clear bottle. A little darker in color than a typical light lager. Soap sud like bubbles that cling to the edge as I drink. The iconic 40!
S- Awful. As a friend put it, "rat piss." It just smells sour and kind of skunky I suppose. However, the smell is deceiving,
T- Inoffensive. That may be the best I can say, but it's really not the worst beer I've ever had, and it just tastes kind of nondescript. Plenty of malt of course and no touch of hops. A little bit of the nasty smell carries over, but it's pretty not bad.
M- Really fizzy. It kind of burns.
O- I might even buy this again if I'm that strapped. It's not a bad value, and certainly beats the hell out of a bmc light.
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 05:07:12 | More by DagenhamDavis
Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
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