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Old Style Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Style LightOld Style Light

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BA SCORE
63
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 23.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-26-2002)
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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Fatdenny:
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1/5  rDev -59.5%

Fatdenny, Jul 26, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Rifrafboy
2.28/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I bought regular and light at the same time. Needless to say, the light is a completely different concoction. The appearance is pretty average, smell is of grains, slightly chemical in nature. Taste is pretty harsh. You get a substantially watered down, grainy taste which is difficult to swallow. The regular is better, of course.

Rifrafboy, Mar 17, 2003
Photo of bpfrush
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
1.75/5  rDev -29.1%

IchLiebeBierZu, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of tjsdomer2
2.83/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Old Style regular minus the carbonation.

Smell: Sweeter than the original.

Taste/Mouthfeel: See smell. Not as metallic as original. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and well-balanced and hits the spot on a hot day.

Drinkability: Nice on a hot day. Maybe a bit too sweet.

Overall: Stick to Old Style regular.

tjsdomer2, Jul 01, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
2.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Old Style Light an off-shoot of a Chicago favorite. Sitting at the Cubs game downing some OSL and it tastes F'ing fantastic....but who are we kidding? As a beer....not so much...mix in the nostalgia of Wrigley...golden. This beer is like anyother American macro light beer. Its great during the situations that call for an all-american beer!

WoodBrew, May 30, 2011
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1/5  rDev -59.5%

DOCRW, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of bditty187
2.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear, pale-gold with a white head that disappears quick, leaves a soapy trace. The only odors detected were a faint sweetness and a little graininess. Overall, it has a very plain smell and a very plain taste… low carbonation, very water-like. This light beer doesn’t strain the tastebuds. This beer would be hard pressed to offend anyone, then again it would be equally hard pressed to wow anyone either.

I could not taste the can, always a plus.

It got kind of sugary at the end.

Picked up a 6-pack of 16 oz. for under $4.00 with tax.

Stick with the “heavy” Old Style.

bditty187, Aug 26, 2002
Photo of Eaglefan344
2/5  rDev -19%

Eaglefan344, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of tone77
2.83/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to resi for the trade. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is a bit on the skunky side. Taste is light, very mild, really nothing coming through, rather bland. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall there is nothing special about this beer.

tone77, Oct 16, 2010
Photo of beersdmf17
2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

beersdmf17, May 18, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of emerge077
3.3/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

$0.50 can from Rudy's in La Salle IL.
Bottom of can is inkjetted SEP10, so I'm confident its fresh enough. "Authentically kraeusened" and 113 calories on the can.

This is a rare bird in Chicago, you wouldn't think so, but it approaches wale status. For those wanting a lighter incarnation of swill, Old Style light fits the bill.

Pale gold, traces of carbonation, about a quarter inch of foam in the glass. A few minutes later there's just a faint skim and ring of foam at the edges.

Husky grain and apple aroma that carries over into the flavor. Yeast contributes significant apple notes, coupled with a barely there malt profile. There's more to it than 'light, skunk, derp'. A clean lager with not much in the way of distracting adjuncts.

Mild astringency, otherwise smooth. Dare I say superior to Old Style. A banquet beer of epic proportions.

emerge077, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of bgreg3
3/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love drinking old school beers , the shit my dad and grandpa got fucked up on haha

this one is very light gold pale , can see through very easily, foam stays around the rim for a little not long

Smells of sweet corn malt, and some grain not much depth to the smell or taste. The taste is almost completely absent, just corn malt , thats about it to this one , drink this one out of the can , I can't explain it , it just taste better out of the can opposed to my pilsner glass, I drank the first one from the can this is my second that I poured into the glass and the first one was much better like a 3.0 this one is like a 1.5 , so I'll average it out

Mf is incredibly light and it has a very crisp finish , this is a beer to enjoy by the dozen. very refreshing, very dry. not bad, what I expected

bgreg3, Aug 09, 2009
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3.5/5  rDev +41.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heileman’s Old Style Light beer has a thick, stark-white head, a clear, bubbly, golden-straw appearance, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of faint, sweet, indistinguishable grains, and the flavor is the same, with a hint of hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Heileman’s Old Style Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. It’s an excellent light beer.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev +21.5%

elkinbrown, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of heissebier
2.78/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Drank this beer from a keg at a tailgate before watching my Wildcats get destroyed by Penn State.

Appearance- Surprisingly not bad. A transparent straw-yellow color. The white head is surprisingly robust, although it dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell- Almost no smell to speak of other than a little Corn.

Taste- Nothing too complex, but then again it's a light lager. Watery and uninspired, but not terrible.

Mouthfeel- Fairly crisp due to a good deal of carbonation, but the crispness feels forced

Drinkability- Goes down easy, and very light. Could drink these all day, but if given a choice I'd prefer something else.

heissebier, Nov 01, 2009
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2/5  rDev -19%

MinorThreat, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

JJFordick, Sep 15, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -39.3%

Jimboe, Oct 03, 2012
Photo of woodychandler
2.85/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I CAN hardly wait to try this beer as part of The CANQuest (TM), thanks to its causing me to get smarter about an old beer term that was new to me. CAN you dig it?

From the CAN: " In your neighborhood since 1902."; "Old Style is returning to the time-honored German tradition of kraeusening first used by G. Heilman in 1902 when he created Old Style beer."; "Think Local, Drink Local."; "Authentically Kraeusened."

Greg Koch CAN pooh-pooh "fizzy yellow beers" all he wants, but there is something aesthetically pleasing about them to my vision. Following the Crack & Glug, I had two finger's worth of foamy bone-white head to keep me company. The beer itself was a light golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose was faintly lager-sweet underlain with a mild amount of cereal. Pretty typical, if you ask me. Mouthfeel was medium with a light bitterness on the tongue along with some cereal flavors. Finish was slightly dry, mostly unobtrusive, sort of bland overall. I am not a proponent of the style, Old or not. It just does not have enough Ooomph for me and leaves me wanting the regular version of the beer. I am really glad to have been able to get some in a trade because a 30-cube would have left me with buyers' remorse. A definite once-and-done.

woodychandler, Oct 24, 2010
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2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

Ropowers3, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
2.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a plastic cup at Wrigley Field.

When seeing a Cubs game, there should be no other beers allowed than Old Style and Old Style Light (unless you want something that has flavor...). Get some. It pours a clear jaundice topped by a barely-alive half-finger of white foam. The nose comprises light flowers, grass, a vague sense of mild citrus, and what may or may not be wheat. The taste holds notes of mild wheat, milder hops(yeah, it tastes as vague as it sounds), lemon zest, and hard water. The body is rather light, with a mildly fizzy carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, there really ain't much difference between normal Old Style and this light counterpart. I guess that's what they were going for, though, right...?

TMoney2591, Jul 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev +21.5%

dcall384, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of Tone
2.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, pale yellow. Short 1/4 inch head with little retention and no lacing. Smells of adjunct in a lager. Fits the style. More sour than Bud Light, but still as crisp and smooth. Tastes of adjunct and has low carbonation. Overall, not real great.

Tone, Dec 14, 2008
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Old Style Light from Pabst Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.