Colt 45 Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev +64.1%
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
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 18:07:30 | More by Bouleboubier
1.73/5 rDev -22.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
Ice cold and straight from the 22 ounce bottle.
A little nostalgia here with a C45 "double deuce". This is malt liquor. It looks good in the bottle but you don't want to pour it in a glass because the aroma of corn and metal will hit you quickly. You want to drink it ice cold to keep the adjunct flavors to a minimum. If you let it warm at all the carbonation goes away and what is left is a thick tasting concoction that is barely fit to drink. I had forgotten how bad this stuff really was. If you want to try it I recommend a 12 ounce can so you don't have to look at it and can get it down before it gets too warm.
There are far better choices if you are a fan of malt liquor.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2014 09:21:52 | More by Retroman40
Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
55 out of 100 based on 667 ratings.