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Colt 45 Double Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company

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Colt 45 Double Malt LiquorColt 45 Double Malt Liquor

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BA SCORE
67
poor

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 35.32%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | 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: BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2002)
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mrmike3655

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -34.9%

07-31-2014 20:37:37 | More by mrmike3655
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

2.76/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up this fine malt liquor at my local 7-11. I was short on cash and it was cheap.

Appearance: It had a color that reminded me of any other 40oz I've drank. A kind of golden yellow.

Smell: The aromas definitely brought me back to being 16 and getting whatever beer the homeless man bought us.

Taste: Like the aromas it made me feel slightly nostalgic, tasted like crap but went down really fast.

Mouthfeel: Smooth like bubbly water.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer if you like to drink as much as you can as cheap as you can.

Serving type: 40oz bottle

Well its better than natty daddy, and it only got better once I added some oj.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 01:35:10 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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warpig372

Indiana

3/5  rDev +11.5%

06-19-2014 03:54:22 | More by warpig372
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

06-13-2014 16:12:48 | More by JakeBarnett
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bigpoppa67

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

05-15-2014 21:56:21 | More by bigpoppa67
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ZOSO2192

New York

1/5  rDev -62.8%

03-30-2014 18:36:25 | More by ZOSO2192
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MarkSmith86

Wisconsin

3.55/5  rDev +32%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From what i take out of colt 45 double malt, it pours a nice soapy head in my mug. good 2 finger head that goes down pretty quick.. The smell is kinda appealing, like a adjunct lager smell or hell a regular colt 45. the taste/mouthfeel is bold, easy drinking and very carbonated... I think it has a rich full body feel and very easy drinkable for a malt liquor.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 05:53:32 | More by MarkSmith86
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ChiChi

Maryland

2.14/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Im not going to be one of "those guys" that try to get a laugh out of reviewing a malt liquor. I like malt liquors. This one was very disappointing. I actually find it WORSE than the regular Colt 45.

I dunno, I always say having these 40's in a clear bottle is ruining many aspects and worsening an already bad reputation Malt Liquor gets. Especially since I buy the 4O's at a decently stocked liquor store that allows the "poor sections" florescent lights to easily eat away at the characteristics.

The beer smells like pee. Honestly. With a hint of staleness and saltiness. But tasting it is ok. Its a bland mouthfeel with bland carbonation that could honestly be heaver. I expected a sweeter taste than reg. Colt 45 due to it's double name. I expected a sweet malt corn flavor, instead just got the usual corn with a heavy alcohol taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 20:34:09 | More by ChiChi
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DOCRW

Washington

1/5  rDev -62.8%

02-23-2014 20:27:24 | More by DOCRW
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mattreitz49

Florida

1/5  rDev -62.8%

01-21-2014 04:26:44 | More by mattreitz49
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -25.7%

11-21-2013 03:50:30 | More by xbrettfavrex
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kguyty

Missouri

3/5  rDev +11.5%

11-15-2013 20:53:18 | More by kguyty
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strangebrew1981

Texas

2/5  rDev -25.7%

11-12-2013 23:46:18 | More by strangebrew1981
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TonyY

New York

2/5  rDev -25.7%

09-21-2013 02:52:54 | More by TonyY
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jeffduyedi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +48.7%

09-03-2013 01:50:05 | More by jeffduyedi
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sblanton83

Michigan

2/5  rDev -25.7%

09-01-2013 03:17:51 | More by sblanton83
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

1.75/5  rDev -34.9%

08-17-2013 19:54:47 | More by MinorThreat
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dsnyder61

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +48.7%

06-04-2013 22:53:41 | More by dsnyder61
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This all seems curious to me as the below review is for a bottle and alludes to a CANQuest (TM) review, but that review does not seem to exist. No review? No problem! That is one of The CANQuest (TM)'s many mottoes.

24 ounces, that's a lot! The Crack & Glug were textbook and I had a finger-and-a-half of rocky, bone-white head with decent retention when I finished. As it fell, it began to look like meringue atop a lemon pie. Color was sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose reminded me of apple cider plus a metallic twang to offset the fruitiness. Mouthfeel was kind of fizzy, more like pop than beer and the taste was very much like apples. How odd. Not bad, really, just mighty strange. Finish was very dry as tends to be the case with this style. The yeast must work overtime to get all of the fermentable sugars converted. I am going to leave my original numbers as there was not much deviation between CAN and bottle, apparently.

The below is my existing Bottle review from 12-19-2010 with scores of 4; 3.5; 4; 4 and 3.5

The Bros have only themselves to thank for any flags on this one. My CAN review is a gem, but thanks to their recent moratorium on acronyms, I have no choice.

I will NEVER forget my first overseas liberty port, that of Barcelona, Spain in early 1985. We were in The Gut, the worst area of the city, reserved for sailors and my buddies found "a gamer", what we would call a "crack whore", one willing to do anything for money. For those who may know what "Double Penetration" refers to, I would have typed "DP" except for the moratorium. We accomplished more than a "Double", but the details may need to wait. Call this a "DM", oops, Double Malt. Like we're at friggin' Pops' Choklit Shoppe in "Archie". Man, I was playing "Barguments" yesterday and I'da done Betty in one of those scenarios. A double-up with Veronica? Hell, yeah!

Okay I'll buy a day of swill beforehand, but I like this beer! I got a finger of rocky, bone-white head with decent retention off of my pour. Color was liquid sunshine in a glass. Nose was full of adjuncts, but as the Grateful Dead sang (sort of), "Scent's all empty, but I don't care." Am I allowed to cop to my first sexual experience with a DeadHead cougar in 1983? I still dig the unshaven, Euro-style cuties. Finish was smoooth. Yum. Of all of the b**ls**t (no acronyms) this afternoon, this was decent.

Serving type: can

04-14-2013 17:58:23 | More by woodychandler
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-16-2013 23:40:55 | More by DeekNayvuz
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

02-11-2013 16:59:00 | More by yuenglingade
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LooseMoose1978

North Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -53.5%

02-04-2013 01:37:29 | More by LooseMoose1978
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longbongsilver

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

02-02-2013 23:13:48 | More by longbongsilver
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Sample from a glass 40oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Medium to dark straw. Thick white foamy head billowed from the bottom of the glass and stuck around.

S: Grain, but to include some of the less-respected ones as well... hops around somewhere in the back, maybe?

T: Bread. The clear winner for aftertaste is bread.

M: Medium body with low carbonation - must be a mistake there - a bad pour or sample possible.

O: I have long considered the standard Colt 45 to be one of the best commercially available malt liquors out there, but this variation is interesting - less sweet and carbonated than its brother, but as I think the name is trying to suggest, possesses some actual malted barley flavor. Carbonation was disappointing in my poured sample, but afterwards I took a drink directly from the bottle and that luscious high carbonation was there. A good option for the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 23:37:09 | More by fastrodney
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spycow

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -16.4%

01-17-2013 06:32:16 | More by spycow
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Colt 45 Double Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.