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Old Milwaukee Non Alcoholic - Pabst Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Old Milwaukee Non AlcoholicOld Milwaukee Non Alcoholic

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BA SCORE
62
poor

44 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 44
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 29.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Low Alcohol Beer |  0.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EagleTalon on 08-27-2002)
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MTNboy

Germany

2.53/5  rDev +7.7%

As a whole no matter how close to a nonalcoholic beer resembles an alcoholic beer people are going to be hard on it when they rate it.

Appearance- Average looking for an N/A American Pilsner. It has a gold color and lots of fizz that comes to form an average one finger and some change white head.

Smell- Crisp but for the most part bland.

Taste- This tastes of cheap hops and mass produced adjunct flavor. On the other hand it does taste like beer. Cheap but close to real beer all the same.

Mouthfeel- Watery and a lot of fizz bite.

Drinkability- Alright when you are craving a beer but aren’t aloud to have alcohol.

01-14-2008 12:40:04 | More by MTNboy
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jasonpeckins32

Michigan

1.85/5  rDev -21.3%

Never thought I'd drink a non-alcoholic beer, not to mention review one, but after browsing through the website and stumbling acrossed it, it reminded me of when I drank one of my roomates old milwaukee n-a when he was on his little kick of drinking it quite frequently, so I figure if its on here, why not.

To me it really seemed like something was missing, obviously that would be alcohol, and anything that happens in the fermentation process. It tasted grassy. Plant-like and green. It didnt seem to taste like hops, but maybe that was the flavor, and I'm just not used to tasting hops before theyve been turned into real beer. But anyways, it actually wasnt an awful of an experience as I thought it would be, its not a good flavorful drink, but its not terrible either. Grassy, not-quite-done, watery. That pretty much rounds things up.

10-10-2007 22:02:18 | More by jasonpeckins32
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -8.5%

Old Milwaukee NA pours a crystal-clear and very light straw-gold body beneath a finger-thick head of frothy bright-white foam. The head retention is fair, and it even leaves some partial walls of tiny, sticky spots at the beginning of the glass. The aroma offers a bit of harshness, which is odd for a light beer or non-alcoholic, and it seems almost like a note of acetone... perhaps it's from high fermentation temperatures. It's light bodied and gently crisp in the mouth. The flavor displays a nice malt base, but again has some odd character beneath it. The only hops present are way in the background; and it's not particularly bitter, either, but still balanced. It leaves the mouth dry, and borderline astringent, with a dull, residual note of cereal.

04-14-2007 12:39:42 | More by NeroFiddled
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a very pale yellow with large white chunky head, that rapidly dissapeared.
Smell is sweet and notable for unfermented malt.
Taste is also typical of non-alcoholic beers, being very light and on the sweet side.
Exrtremely thin mouthfeel.
Drinkable, but there are better ones out there.

11-29-2006 00:32:11 | More by tgbljb
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Drew966

Florida

2.53/5  rDev +7.7%

Old Milwaukee NA pours a very light straw color with a thick fluffy white head. Smells like vegetables and maybe rice, it's kind of musty smelling. Very light flavor, sparkling carbonation. A little sweet, a very watered down beer flavor. Some metallic flavors. Doesn't taste as heinous as I had imagined. If you can't drink beer, I guess this is a reasonable alternative.

08-31-2006 20:51:29 | More by Drew966
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nicksta

Michigan

2.17/5  rDev -7.7%

A: It is a beautiful clear blonde with a light fluffy head and carbonation on the glass.

S: The smell is your typical macro with cereal adjunctness ringing through.

T: The taste is very slight. It is so light that it is almost not there. I could pull any random light lager off the shelf and it would have more flavor than this. A hint of cereal malts, that is it.

D: The drinkability is good, but since it is NA does it have a point?

M: The mouthfeel is thinner than water.

04-17-2006 05:06:35 | More by nicksta
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shererjt

Texas

2.8/5  rDev +19.1%

Poured a slightly pale, brilliantly clear yellow with a nice, frothy white head. Aroma was clear malt with some corn--pretty decent, actually. Flavor was not quite as clean; some corn there too but otherwise not bad. Body and mouthfeel were on the flat, lifeless side. Drinkability was quite good for the style.

One of the better, more drinkable N/A beers. This is the one I buy when I want to drink a bunch of them over a long period of time. As a bonus, it's pretty cheap.

04-08-2006 20:42:39 | More by shererjt
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tesguino

Mexico

1.33/5  rDev -43.4%

Beer for a select consumers, very very low in alcohol, well that say the brewer, is down in the light beer segment, a beer for womens too, good for mexican and american food, smell like a cheaper beer, smell too, mouthfeel a little of hops and malt, drinkability not recommendable.

10-12-2005 16:34:33 | More by tesguino
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DrainBamage

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev +51.1%

I haven't had a whole lot of NA's so I tried to keep the style and characteristics in mind when reviewing this beer. It pours a very light caramel color and has a surprising nice head that doens't recede much at all and has moderate carbonation. You wouldn't know it's a NA based on the smell. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated and is a little sweet. Taste is only average and again I tried to keep the style in mind. Low alcohol is gonna have less taste. Clausthaler and Kaliber are exceptions. Overall I think I this a pretty good beer for a NA. You won't ever get a buzz from this stuff, but it's nice to have once in a great while.

07-15-2005 03:18:20 | More by DrainBamage
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Suds

Pennsylvania

1.02/5  rDev -56.6%

Pale yellow, completely clear, with an unstable white head. This brew is highly carbonated and lowly flavored. It’s watery, thin, and tasteless. There may be a hint of grain, but no notable presence of hops or malt. Tinny, almost metallic off-taste. Since my wife started buying NA beer (from time to time), my tolerance for them has increased. This one, however, has got to be the worst example of the style. There is no joy in drinking this brew.

06-13-2005 00:21:58 | More by Suds
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67cuda

Colorado

2.93/5  rDev +24.7%

This beer had a far larger head than I was expecting, and it was a clear golden yellow color. It didn't have an especially strong aroma, but smelled a little sweet, not very hoppy. I really didn't think it had much of a taste, just a small hint of malt, otherwise it was like yellow carbonated water, for the most part. As for mouthfeel, it was alright, slightly carbonated, really felt fairly similar to water in my opinion. It's a very drinkable beer, it certainly goes down smoothly, but there are definetly better non-alcoholic beers out there. If you wanted to drink beer but had to drive somewhere, this might be a decent choice.

12-29-2004 23:03:02 | More by 67cuda
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Pegasus

Texas

3/5  rDev +27.7%

Appearance: Medium golden color with a small white head, modest lacing, and moderate carbonation.

Aroma: Pleasant, slightly sweet malt aroma, with very little hop presence.

Taste: Slightly sweet malt characteristic, quite similar to unfermented wort, this being familiar as I have consumed wort samples after taking specific gravity tests at the start of fermentation. There is only a faint hop presence at the finish.

Mouth feel: Decent and relatively full, with mild carbonation, overall, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: Not a bad choice wherever beer consumption is inappropriate, however, there are better non-alcoholic beers to be had. Might be a good choice if you want to drink beer while working outside on a hot summer day, but avoid the "buzz". It is certainly more refreshing than a soft drink.

10-30-2004 18:37:49 | More by Pegasus
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Ricochet

Ohio

3.2/5  rDev +36.2%

The only NA I've had before this was Sharps. Once. Never did the NA thing again until BA reviews encouraged me to try this. OM is bad. Really bad. Almost Beast.

Reason why to try besides BA reviews? When travelling to Pitt, on Friday late night, there is noplace to stop for ANY beer other than going to a bar and getting a 6 of Rock for $9!!! Package prices? No way. Next best thing, a 24 hour grocery store with a 6 of OM NA in the POP aisle for 3.39

How can I review this? Should I compare it to low-end beers, or compare it to pop? One of the previous reviews said this was acceptable compared to ginger ale when you are the dezzy driver. I've got to agree.

Average beer look, with average beer scent with average beer mouthfeel. That's what NA's are supposed to be. Fake beer.

Taste? Sweet, with plenty of grainy-adjunct flavors,and when finishing, resembles a beverage that I like to drink called BEER. I remember Sharps being sweet like OM NA but the difference was Sharps after a few sips, made me want to toss it out. OM scores on the drinkability category because I drank another and another and when really cold, tasted good enough to fool me. Of course, you have to like cheap beers like PBR and Busch and Falls City to appreciate it because it's like a cheapy, but when I go to Pitt late night, I'm going to get it again. Then on Sat I'm going to buy REAL BEER from a distributer.

10-17-2004 06:38:17 | More by Ricochet
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

2.35/5  rDev 0%

This is not a bad example of non alcoholic beer. Although this brew is fairly typical of the American pale lager style, that is not to say that it does not look and taste any worse than the average of that style. As expected, this has a pale gold body with a white head that is minimal and quickly receding. Still, the lace effect from the residual is not bad. The aroma is mostly malt with only a small adjunct sense and the taste is of a sweet malt base. A bit thin and overly carbonated on feel. Limited drinkability due mainly to lack of any strong taste qualities.

07-22-2003 17:44:10 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

2.35/5  rDev 0%

This near beer pours a light golden colour, little head but has some serious glass cling,,the body is light/medium and the aroma is very crisp and clean..The taste is a little sweet but not over powering..
This NA is a nice alternative to gingerale on a night out with the keys in your pocket..

02-22-2003 13:48:16 | More by Shiloh
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Rifrafboy

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev +37.4%

Looks and pours like an regular American lager. Taste is surprisingly smooth and malty. Lots of carbonation. I'm drinking this right now and I can't believe how good it tastes. Definately above average for the type. The best N/A I have come across so far.

02-17-2003 19:42:12 | More by Rifrafboy
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

1.02/5  rDev -56.6%

Had to try this, why not? The light version is pretty aweful too. Has a malt taste, but does not taste like beer. It tastes like someone swirled bad kool-aid into a pitcher of carbonated water.

10-22-2002 11:14:45 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev +23.4%

Initially a nice light malt aroma that eventually takes on the slightly metalic quality of most NA's. Big full head. Clear light gold color of Am. Lager. Taste isn't a whole lot different than most for style. Has initial malt taste that quickly leaves for a waterery metalic flavor with a quick and rather sugary sweet flavor then a tinny finish for the whole mouth. Watery thin. Nothing exceptional or particularly better than the rest.

09-04-2002 17:26:51 | More by garymuchow
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.03/5  rDev +28.9%

I tried ths beverage in the early 1990's when NA's hit the mainstream market in earnest and was impressed with it's authentic "beer flavor". It tasted the most like alcoholic beer among the offerings of the time (Sharp's, O'douls, Coors Cutter). I just found it again in the grocery store and thought I'd give it a try again. It was even better than I remember it. It has less of a mineral water mouthfeel now. It has a slight hop nose and corn sweetness with hints of malt. It still has a bit of that NA "weird" flavor, but not as bad as some B/M/C nonalcoholic brews.

08-27-2002 21:05:52 | More by EagleTalon
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Old Milwaukee Non Alcoholic from Pabst Brewing Company
62 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.