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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
55
awful

656 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 656
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 2.23
pDev: 33.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-24-2001)
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DuffmanSaysALotOfThings

New York

1.25/5  rDev -43.9%

06-05-2013 18:55:01 | More by DuffmanSaysALotOfThings
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

1.75/5  rDev -21.5%

06-05-2013 17:00:16 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +34.5%

06-04-2013 22:51:17 | More by dsnyder61
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BLACKENEDPLAGUE

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

06-04-2013 22:46:33 | More by BLACKENEDPLAGUE
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -21.5%

05-25-2013 14:04:23 | More by Slatetank
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2/5  rDev -10.3%

05-21-2013 18:28:58 | More by Chucker17
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Aretis

Indiana

2/5  rDev -10.3%

05-21-2013 06:00:43 | More by Aretis
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DaKur

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +57%

05-19-2013 03:34:16 | More by DaKur
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ConsumerOfBeer

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A- Golden in color, very similar to apple juice. Nice little lacing running down the bottle.

S- There is something I really like about the smell. Very hoppy, ricey, and hempy. This is my favorite feature from this brew. Smells highly of alcohol.

T- Probably one of my favorite malt liquors, but hey, still a 2.5. After all, I don't drink Colt 45 for the taste, I drink it for the high buzz factor and the low price.

M- Average. Moderately carbonated and kinda leaves you with an aftertaste of assmouth. Yum!

O- Clearly, you can tell it's not the greatest brew, but hopefully you'll be able to tell why I enjoy it. Pure nostalgia!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 03:33:15 | More by ConsumerOfBeer
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xip

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

05-13-2013 23:12:25 | More by xip
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Lare453

Florida

1/5  rDev -55.2%

05-12-2013 15:52:37 | More by Lare453
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NickThePyro

Washington

2.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-10-2013 00:15:09 | More by NickThePyro
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smartassboiler

Illinois

1/5  rDev -55.2%

05-08-2013 21:48:47 | More by smartassboiler
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +0.9%

05-05-2013 23:46:48 | More by ZEB89
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bushbeer75

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

05-05-2013 22:35:35 | More by bushbeer75
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shigg85

Japan

3.25/5  rDev +45.7%

05-05-2013 03:40:00 | More by shigg85
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

2.01/5  rDev -9.9%
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
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Juno_Malone

Idaho

2.25/5  rDev +0.9%

04-15-2013 04:34:11 | More by Juno_Malone
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warpedrevolution

Washington

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

04-14-2013 20:45:37 | More by warpedrevolution
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev +23.3%

04-11-2013 02:11:12 | More by Arsenal0328
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nzerbe

New York

1.25/5  rDev -43.9%

03-18-2013 01:01:28 | More by nzerbe
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dsreeves

Florida

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

03-16-2013 02:19:46 | More by dsreeves
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -21.5%

03-13-2013 22:38:09 | More by Kevincredible
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rjl910953

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev +12.1%

03-12-2013 04:24:34 | More by rjl910953
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -43.9%

03-11-2013 01:42:51 | More by JeffSuttonTX
Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
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