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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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753 Ratings

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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 2.22
pDev: 34.68%
Wants: 11
Gots: 62 | 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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1/5  rDev -55%

Photo of phenomenologian
1.63/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Last time I tried this it was skunked as hell and was in the nitro bottle. This time its in a nitro-can. Expecting god-awfulness.

Anyway, I opened it and poured into a glass. Not really any smoke. Pours with very small head but bubbles rise quite a bit making the brew kinda foamy but not really a large head at all. The head dissipates quick. The color of the body is a yellow brownish gold color. Not too cloudy as you can see bubbles rise.

The smell is of corn and alcohol. I pick up corn definitely and the alcohol seems to be there also. Smells not appetizing to me but Ive smelled worse.

The taste is of corn, alcohol, and grain. It has an overall sweet taste being composed of the corn and grain taste. The alcohol is an aftertaste finish kind of taste. The mouthfeel is nice actually- its not too carbonated and its very drinkable making it not too bad to drink.

I do not particularly enjoy it as I really enjoy a beer thats bold, robust hoppy and bitter- which Colt 45 is not. Colt 45 is made as malt liquor to taste a certain way and to serve a certain function-getting you drunk. If a beer has a purpose other than to just be enjoyable for you in taste alone, its cant be great. Others probably like it because some people like the sweet taste and the "getting drunk" side of malt liquor.

It could be worse but malt liquor is just not my favorite thus the rating I give it.

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1/5  rDev -55%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +80.2%

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3/5  rDev +35.1%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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1/5  rDev -55%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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4/5  rDev +80.2%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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1/5  rDev -55%

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1/5  rDev -55%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev +35.1%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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2/5  rDev -9.9%

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3/5  rDev +35.1%

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3/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of mrfrancis
2.77/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a "fourty," Colt 45 is a clear straw yellow with a very little head. Looks like every other mass produced lager you'll see.

S: As long as this stuff is cold, it smells alright-faint aromas of corn, grain husks, grass, and fusel alcohol are present on the nose. As it warms, the smells becomes metallic and nasty.

T: Opens grainy and moderately alcoholic with notes of roasted corn, grain husks, grass, lemon, minerals, fusel alcohol, and metal. The finish is sharp, yet short, with grain, alcohol, and corn notes. Could be a lot worse.

M: Relatively light-bodied, crisp, and firm, with active carbonation.

O: This stuff actually isn't terrible. I was expecting much, much worse.

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.13/5  rDev +41%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From a "Fourty"

I figure, if Lando Calrissian drinks the stuff, it can't be that bad! All things considered, its' not!

Pours a pale yellow with a hint of orangeness in color. Clear fizzy body, white head that lasts a decent time. It has the taste of corn, rice, some slight fusel oil. I thought it would taste more alchoholic than it does. Overall not bad

Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
54 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.