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Old Style - Pabst Brewing Company

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Old StyleOld Style

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546 Ratings

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Ratings: 546
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 27.6%
Wants: 28
Gots: 36 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 09-11-2001)
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1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Sergioelijah, Sep 26, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

indianabeerman, Sep 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

millelacsmark, Sep 21, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I remember being introduced to this beer at a friend's house. Said friend said, "this beer is the beer I keep telling my friends to try, but they just won't. And the ones that do, they're converts." Well, so was I. So I finally found it again in my area and here we are.

Just so we're clear - this beer is a fantastic brew, but it feels weird reviewing it. One should honestly just drink it without thought...but I digress.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle poured into glass

Appearance (3) : A pale blonde color with a fluffy one finger head, receding quickly to a ring. Bubbles line the surface of the glass.

Smell (4) : A hint of maple syrup, some sweet roasted corn, some oats, fresh grass, and a little orange. I'm serious, this is a pretty knock-out-of-the-park smell for this type of beer.

Taste (4.25) : Carbonation hits first with a smooth oat lager taste. Within the body are soft corn notes, some wheat, dried and toasted grain, and an orange sweetness. A damp, soft blanket of smooth and fruity grain lies underneath. The finish is simply sweet and refreshing. A top notch taste in an American adjunct lager.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Heavily carbonated, which is normal for the style. Finishes almost perfectly semi-dry.

Overall : I didn't think pouring this one would help much, but it actually did. I can't speak for others but Old Style is one of my top favorite lagers bar none. It's miles above PBR, and rivals my current favorite Hauenstein. These beers are both cheap (Hauenstein and Old Style), and I can't imagine finding a better lager for the price. Do yourself a favor and try this beer - if you can find it.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 20, 2014
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2/5  rDev -28.3%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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2.6/5  rDev -6.8%

Brams17, Sep 12, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

Mphis, Sep 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

EdFed, Sep 08, 2014
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2.2/5  rDev -21.1%

Gra1164, Sep 08, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -46.2%

JayNat, Sep 05, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev +11.8%

CMcVay729, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Lovethemhopps, Sep 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

BlkHawkFan01, Sep 03, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -55.2%

user785335, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +34.4%

detroitpat, Aug 29, 2014
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1.28/5  rDev -54.1%

misternebbie, Aug 28, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev +9%

skubas86, Aug 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Serving: 24oz can into pint
Served: 19 August 2014

Appearance: 3.25/5. Pours a crystal clear light yellow color with massive carbonation streaming up from the bottom constantly. Head kind of looks like dish soap, and dies pretty quickly. No lacing.

Smell: 3.25/5. Sweet and grainy, with no off flavors or notable notes to speak of. Smells like 'beer'.

Taste: 3.25/5. Again, very standard American beer flavor- lots of sweet grains, no bitterness to speak of, no hop or assertive malt notes.

Mouthfeel: 3.75/5. Lively, high carbonation makes this one extremely quaffable, as you would desire for this style.

Overall: 3/5. I tried this because it was one of my grandpa's favorites and I grew up new Chicago so I figured I had to by mere association. Glad I tried it, but I probably won't feel the need to ever have one again.

Beric, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev +7.5%

Benh777, Aug 20, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

maxcoinage, Aug 20, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -34.1%

PrendUnVerreDeBiere, Aug 17, 2014
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1.84/5  rDev -34.1%

Jcarter1221, Aug 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -1.4%

GoHabsGo, Aug 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +16.5%

Wobbly, Aug 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

cathomae, Aug 11, 2014
Old Style from Pabst Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 546 ratings.