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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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66
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.67
pDev: 34.46%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2002)
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Photo of yuenglingade
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

yuenglingade, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of LooseMoose1978
1.25/5  rDev -53.2%

LooseMoose1978, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of longbongsilver
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

longbongsilver, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of fastrodney
3.34/5  rDev +25.1%
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.

fastrodney, Jan 25, 2013
Photo of spycow
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.06/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I had to pour about 10 oz from the 40 into a pint glass to at least give the brew its fair shot. After that first 10 oz however it was all straight from the big, clear, glass bottle- just as it should be.

Appearance – The beer pours the same color as seen through the clear bottle- a medium golden amber color. Upon pouring there is a nice big white head. The head has a nice level of retention fading over ~ 3 min to leave a decent level of lacing.

Smell –The aroma was most potent of a bready and corn smell. Mixed with these are some aromas of musty paper and a light metallic smell.

Taste – The taste, when cold, is quite clean actually. It begins very watery with a decent corn sweetness and light bready flavor. A light caramel flavor comes to the tongue in the middle of the taste and is accompanied by a light paper taste. Besides the sweeter corn and mild bready flavors all the other flavors are quite light throughout the taste and in the end leave moderately crisp taste on the tongue. Now when it warms up more however it is not as crisp. Some more papery and metal tastes come to the tongue in the middle and the end of the taste with a somewhat chalky and dry taste to be left on the tongue when everything is said and done.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is quite light in its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average to above average. The higher carbonation and thinner body are quite appropriate for the style making it a quick drinker.

Overall – Well… it looked fairly decent and when it is cold, it drinks rather easy and crisp. Once it warms up some however it is not quite as easy drinking. Even so when warmer it is still a step above other malts as it doesn't leave a real offensive taste on the tongue.

Darkmagus82, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of Mjohnescu
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Mjohnescu, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of worldecay
3/5  rDev +12.4%

worldecay, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of jeddis1
2.25/5  rDev -15.7%

jeddis1, Aug 17, 2012
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2/5  rDev -25.1%

plumcrazyfx, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of dubmax
5/5  rDev +87.3%

dubmax, May 29, 2012
Photo of pebbs
1.75/5  rDev -34.5%

pebbs, May 21, 2012
Photo of BigTrubble
2.5/5  rDev -6.4%

BigTrubble, May 06, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
3/5  rDev +12.4%

hinemk76, May 01, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

JeffTheJuice, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of rydev24
2/5  rDev -25.1%

rydev24, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.4/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight from the clear glass 40.

Nice golden color. Not a strange yellow.

Not much going on really. Slight booze and bread.

Malty but not sick ice beer sweet. Some bitterness in the finish.

Seltzer like. Sharp and snappy with a hint of syrup.

Not bad. Will drink again.

MirkoCroCough, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of mjh5397
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

mjh5397, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Yummmmiller
3.5/5  rDev +31.1%

Yummmmiller, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of Schade
1.5/5  rDev -43.8%

Schade, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of 7beerphil
5/5  rDev +87.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

let me start by saying this just might be my favorite 40oz. I mean it doesn't get much smoother than this for a 5.6% brew

I've never poured this out of the bottle, only consumed it straight from the 40. It has a nice Malt Liquor yellow/piss color through the clear 40 bottle. Exactly what you'd expect from this genre.

This baby smells of corn and adjuncts, just like a cheap ML should!

Taste is way above par for a ML. Gets a little thick as it warms up, but hey, who can't finish a 40 in 10 to 15 mins???

Overall, including the slight buzz it gives, I present Double Malt with a 9.5/10 for being amazing and providing a bench-mark for cheap MLs. It will get you feeling good!!

7beerphil, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of gio540
4/5  rDev +49.8%

gio540, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +49.8%

chcfan, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.63/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Actually, the correct name for this product is Colt 45 Double Malt Malt Liquor. Funny, huh? I bought a 24 oz. can of this in St. Louis, Missouri- it is not sold in Louisiana, unfortunately. It has a thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance. Carbonation is surprisingly high. Aroma is of lightly roasted grains. The taste is moderate to strong and very rich (and maybe too sweet for many). Mouth-feel is heavy, and Colt 45 Double Malt finishes harsh and filling. This is not wimp beer, but is it good? I'd have liked to have had more of these, but my one try was enjoyable.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of erz316
2.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

colt 45 was not as bad as I thought it would be. the brew poured a decent colour for a lager, and the smell was neutral enough when it was cold. the taste was comparable to a shitty craft brew or a regular lame pils. really not bad compared to shit like icehouse or olde english.

erz316, Jan 23, 2010
Colt 45 Double Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
66 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.