Old Style - Pabst Brewing Company

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Old StyleOld Style

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BA SCORE
66
poor

602 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 602
Reviews: 199
rAvg: 2.78
pDev: 26.98%
Wants: 34
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.72% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-11-2001

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Ratings: 602 | Reviews: 199
Photo of moundbz
3.73/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My favorite festival, camping and cheap beer, extra points for that. Cheers!!

Photo of robert812
3.84/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

How can you beat anything Chicago! Can drink a lot.

Photo of MattMorin
2/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It is what it is

Photo of B2A
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Tastes like Wrigley Field in the summertime and that's good enough for me.

Photo of Vondy08
2.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Sure tastes good when it's $9 at a cubs game. Otherwise nah.

Photo of berkeleymaw
3.35/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not so bad. Typical mild lager, light adjunct flavor, mildly bitter aftertaste and an average mouth feel.

Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good adjunct lager. That's it.

Photo of robgutie
2.56/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

"Grew up" on this beer. It might be the beer of my father but man, its hard to drink today.

Photo of ValpoExpo
3.73/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A very solid "cheap" beer from Pabst. I live in Ohio and Old Style is not regularly distributed here, so whenever I can get my hands on an Old Style I am more than pumped. Great flavor, awesome can and reasonable price. $6.99 for sixer of pint cans

Photo of RicTexas
2.43/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

This beer was once the national beer of Chicago. First beer I ever drank, circa 1976. Great then, crap now, yet still holds a place in my heart.

Photo of Foyle
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in pint glass.

Appearance: standard light lager appearance-- clear pale straw, thin white head, scant lacing, plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: some corn and lightly toasted barley
Mouthfeel: light, crisp, refreshing
Flavor: light barley sweetness, plenty of corn, maybe a tiny bit of hop bitterness
Overall: it is what it is. It paired well with my burger and fries. Not exciting, but not offensive in any way.

Photo of Malone47
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid chicago beer. Must be ice cole

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled this evening on 4/1/15. Comes in a 16 ounce can and a 6-pack was $6.89 that I bought today. First time I ever tried this old-time brew. From the "G. Heileman Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin" on the side of the can. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage thumb-print handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a straw-yellow in color with a thin white head. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass. The aroma is of some yeast and grassy hops. Pretty much is said for the taste also. Goes down easy and a semi-dry finish. No harsh or bitter aftertaste. Lighter-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, I actually liked this one as I never had it before. Refreshing and would be even better for the warmer months.

Photo of priwen
3.63/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very light straw appearance. Crystal clear. Thin, white head. Shows very good carbonation. Bready aroma with some grassy hops. Mild taste with a little bitterness from the hops. Watery mouthfeel. Semi-dry finish. Smooth. Refreshing. Overall, a decent beer. Nothing special about it, but at the same time there is nothing off-putting about it either. Enjoyable. Good one for hot weather.

12 oz can
Best by: May 11 15
Served in a Pilsner glass

Photo of WestmontStorm
2.29/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was raised on the Southside of Chicago. In high school, in the 80s, this was THE brew. I didn't know any better and I loved it. Nothing tastier on a hot summer day than one of those ice cold little round bottles. Dare to dream. Now I'm old and can afford better beer and I buy better beer. Every now and then I have an Old Style and I'm young and stupid again.

Photo of KillerJigger
2.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Good old Old Style. Brings back memories. Cubs Fan as well.8

Photo of 16thstreetoutlaw
1.91/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

2.50 pints at the bar and washes down the burger good. It serves a purpose.

Photo of nateplants
1.7/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Cheap nasty mass produced tasteless American swill

Photo of Safa1
2.1/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer in a bottle when you can only afford cans.

Photo of JoelClark
1.5/5  rDev -46%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Just awful. For me, it was easily the very worst of the ultra low-end beers.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Smells like overly sweet corn and has a very sugary and unbalanced aftertaste. The mouthfeel us the best thing it has.

Photo of BeerRunner
3.41/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The look of the beer is pretty good for the style(no pun intended). The main reason I enjoy this beer is the location and circumstance under which I am drinking it. It is almost always in Chicago at Wrigley Field. How could you not enjoy almost any beer on a nice day at Wrigley? So, yeah, the beer isn't that great, but the beer and the experience together take it up a couple notches!

Photo of Dinobambam
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

July at wrigley field. That's what this beer is! For real though, one of my favorite aal out there.

Photo of 98green
2/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

It's Old Style. When you are in Chicago and you want the local version of Bud, they got you covered.

It is no better or worse than you will expect.

Photo of davidtarantino
3/5  rDev +7.9%

nothing special , cheap beer , but better that bud light and coors light by far ... tight budget get old style!!

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Old Style from Pabst Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 602 ratings.