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Old Milwaukee Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee Light
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BA SCORE
61
poor

159 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 2.51
pDev: 32.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.88% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-12-2001)
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Mtooman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +89.2%

05-22-2013 00:37:34 | More by Mtooman
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BadJustin

New York

4/5  rDev +59.4%

05-11-2013 00:53:21 | More by BadJustin
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John_B

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

05-04-2013 23:22:54 | More by John_B
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Pegasus

Texas

2.93/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Appearance: Medium golden body, with an off white, coarse head which fades rapidly., despite blizzards of carbonation. The lacing is thin and scattered.

Aroma: Lots of cooked cereal and cooked vegetables, a slight mineral note and faint hops.

Taste: Very restrained malt notes and faint hops vie with mineral water notes. As the taste progresses, the impression of mineral water is strengthened. Finishes clean with a faint herbal hop flavor.

Mouth feel: Thin and seltzer-like.

Drinkability/notes: Not as bad as one might think. It would surely be refreshing on a hot summer day. Old Milwaukee Light is a quintessential "lawnmower" beer. Its surely not craft beer, but no one ever said it was. For what it is, its not bad.

Presentation: Packaged in a sixteen fluid ounce aluminum can, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

Serving type: can

05-02-2013 02:43:39 | More by Pegasus
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Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +49.4%

04-21-2013 03:04:59 | More by Mister_Falcon
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Miami66

Nebraska

1.5/5  rDev -40.2%

03-19-2013 03:16:44 | More by Miami66
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-11-2013 01:45:02 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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ifixufly

Indiana

1/5  rDev -60.2%

02-20-2013 16:42:47 | More by ifixufly
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eulerthegrape

California

2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

02-03-2013 20:50:21 | More by eulerthegrape
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dpage27

Ohio

3/5  rDev +19.5%

01-26-2013 04:41:21 | More by dpage27
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spycow

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -10.4%

01-17-2013 06:36:33 | More by spycow
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -20.3%

01-13-2013 06:13:27 | More by outoffocus
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Lukass

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +29.5%

01-05-2013 13:48:06 | More by Lukass
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance –Pours a light straw color with a big billowy white head. The head has a surprisingly nice level of retention slowly fading over time to leave a rather decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is quite basic and consists mostly of some sweet corn malt smells as well as some light bready aromas. Mixed with the rest is also a very light papery smell.

Taste – Overall the taste is very light and watery. The taste begins with a lighter corn and bready flavor. The corn flavor is actually quite a bit lighter then would have been expected from the nose. As the taste advances these two flavors remain relatively constant but are, at the end, joined by a light caramel sweetness, a light papery taste, and a tiny bit of citrus. Overall it leaves a rather dry and crisp taste on the tongue.

Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is very low in terms of thickness with a carbonation level that is average to above average. Quite appropriate for the style, although even more carbonation may have been better for the very light flavors and drinkability of the beer.

Overall – If you are looking for something light then this is your choice. It’s flavors are super mellow, it is very watery,highly drinkable, and decently refreshing.

Serving type: can

01-02-2013 02:40:01 | More by Darkmagus82
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.1/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Now this is what Spelunky ordered... It pours a clear pale sallow topped by a finger of short-lived off-white foam. The nose comprises hard water, sweet corn, and light rice. The taste mirrors things nearly identically, though the hard water is definitely on display here. Yay. The body is quite light, with a moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, if I were actually drinking this for the fun of it, I'd probably be even more unhappy than I am. This is best suited for quick alcohol-delivery systems, like beer pong or other drinking games. Sad.

Serving type: can

12-27-2012 22:14:10 | More by TMoney2591
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -20.3%

12-24-2012 00:17:54 | More by OldhouseRecs
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Chucker17

South Dakota

2/5  rDev -20.3%

11-28-2012 18:29:58 | More by Chucker17
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Pacioli1445

South Dakota

2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

11-16-2012 00:24:47 | More by Pacioli1445
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tbone1384

Wyoming

2/5  rDev -20.3%

11-11-2012 14:39:30 | More by tbone1384
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

2/5  rDev -20.3%

10-23-2012 18:27:44 | More by Eaglefan344
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bzach

Indiana

2/5  rDev -20.3%

10-21-2012 06:42:25 | More by bzach
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Jimboe


1.75/5  rDev -30.3%

10-03-2012 17:04:27 | More by Jimboe
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Old Milwaukee Light has a thick, stark-white head, a clear, bubbly, straw appearance, and a surprisingly good amount of residual lacing. The aroma is faint sweetness and grain, and the flavor is the same, and it has almost no hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Old Milwaukee Light finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and ultra drinkable. Overall, for what it is, it's a very good beer.

RJT

Serving type: can

09-30-2012 18:45:54 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Gtg642

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-26-2012 02:16:50 | More by Gtg642
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AdaDiaz


4.13/5  rDev +64.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tasted this beer and the flavor and taste are just awesome. But I search for light beer for my grandfather. I like its smell. Hope you can help me in my search "lists":http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-tasting-light-beers .

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2012 11:12:53 | More by AdaDiaz
Old Milwaukee Light from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.