Olde English 800 | Miller Brewing Co.

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Olde English 800Olde English 800

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
There are two variants, a 5.9% ABV and a 7.5% ABV version.

Olde English 800 is one of America's leading malt liquor brands. Commonly referred to as "OE800," it offers smooth, rich taste with a slightly fruity aroma that is a favorite among malt liquor drinkers. OE wears the crown because it is the King of Malt Liquors.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

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Photo of blissfulNemo
2.77/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ieatcrayons
5/5  rDev +139.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you're on Beer Advocate looking at the score for OE, you deserve to be lied to. 5/5!!

It'll get you drunk enough to write reviews about, for under $3!

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Photo of xolectic
2.16/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 24 oz tallboy (99 cents) into a glass stein.

Look - Light straw color. Thick, long lasting head and lacing.

Smell - Sweet malts. Not really any corn smell.

Taste - Sweet, sour, and stale cardboard. Corn isn't as noticeable as many adjunct beers including malt liquors, but definitely there. More hops up front than some malt liquors, e.g. King Cobra. I live in Ohio, so I assume this is the 5.9 abv version based on taste and location, but I'm not 100 percent sure. It's pretty much a "classic" malt liquor taste (like the last malt liquor I reviewed, Schlitz Red Bull).

Feel - Not too much body, not too much carbonation either. Maybe a little flat; contrast with the excessive carbonation of Schlitz Red Bull, my last malt liquor.

Overall - This is okay, but not the legendary malt liquor they make it out to be. Worth a try for 99 cents. It has more taste than some in its category.

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Photo of npdevil27
1/5  rDev -52.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of beertunes
2.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

6pack of 16oz cans, $5.99 for a sixer. A buck less than a sixer of Montucky ColdSnacks. Such is life.

Look, this is a cheap, crappy beer. Let's not lie to ourselves. This shit sucks.

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Photo of cardfan212
2.44/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drank from a 42 ounce plastic bottle. Scores are based on the style.

Look - The gold and red color scheme is great. The logo is classic and immediately recognizable. Liquid is a golden brown with a mild bubbly head.

Smell - A very light sweet malt smell. Surprisingly no noticeable corn like other malt liquors.

Taste - Disgustingly sweet, but no offensive tastes going on.

Feel - Medium body with a slight sparkly carbonation. A little burpy to drink.

Overall - One of the staple malt liquors. Not bad, but far from the best. Out of the big two, I'd rather have Colt 45, but this is passable.

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1.41/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of HelloImA7
5/5  rDev +139.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Olde English "800" brand is, in my opinion, the best tasting malt liquor. Pairs well with a bag of pizza combos and a long evening of trash television.

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Photo of timon
3.45/5  rDev +65.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Man....I don't get the hate. This should be 3/5 or more. I really think this would score higher if blind tested. The smell and taste is not THAT far off from the average tripel, my favorite beers, and also some of the highest ranked beers. Now ya, the complexity is not quite there and the aftertaste is MEH, but the smell and taste are pretty damn good, and if you factor in the price, I would add another point to the total because this is the KING of getting faded outside of some cheap vodka.

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Photo of jkblr
3.64/5  rDev +74.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

24oz can bb 9/17/18 consumed directly from the can at fridge temp, no ABV indicated on can. My best guess is a golden yellow from the beer around the can lip. Aroma is a sweet corn smell that works for what it is. The taste is really minimal and mostly more sweetish corn and malt. There is a little bitterness in there trying to keep the sweetness from getting out of check. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, well carbonated and totally undry in the finish. They really let the oily/soapy finish roll on this one. A few more days to clean up the fermentation might have done this beer wonders. I've had much worse. Overall, good (for a 24oz canned malt liquor).

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Photo of Wiffler27
2.13/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of joeywheeler
2.34/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Velivolus
2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Taterturnt
1.69/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 3

Good ol’ OE’s. Taste like trash, smell even worse, but you can’t beat the price point if you’re trying to get drunk and you got $2 and some change in the cup holder. OE will always hold a special place in my heart for many a teenage night I don’t remember

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Stothep
5/5  rDev +139.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You know what eazy e said it best OE800 cuz that’s my brand. This stuff has such a complex taste it’s smooth a big silky booty and melts your face for so much less the any double ipa. No joke OE tastes good and gets the job done faster then an “undocumented” imergrent. If you don’t try and like this true king of beers you have to be a racist

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Photo of von_kaiser
1.82/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of GreenBayBA
2.66/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rikko
2.6/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'd never had any malt liquor before (and I'm nearly 65!), but I finally picked up a bottle of this stuff the other day, 1.14L bottle, 8% ABV, I figured why not, give it a go. I'd heard mostly bad things about malt liquor, so I was curious to find out for myself.

Actually it isn't =that= bad, and I've certainly had regular, strong beers (like Crest Super for example), that taste much worse. I probably wouldn't drink this on a regular basis, as I normally go for IPA's, especially craft beers. What I ended up doing with it, after tasting maybe 4oz by itself, is after pouring one of my IPA's into a 20oz glass, I topped it up with some Olde English. It doesn't alter the flavor of the IPA that much, and it ups the alcohol content a little. So it's become a cheap way to turn a 500ml tin of IPA into a 20oz larger IPA with a bit more punch. This is the first bottle I've bought, and I might keep doing that. But as others have noted, if cash were scarce, it's certainly an acceptable compromise as a replacement for beer one can no longer afford. I haven't seen any 5.9% by the way, only 8% sold here.

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Photo of Dalkri
3/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UnicornBrewing
2.29/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Olde English 800 - Started the trip with this, purchased at Vince’s Liquor Store in Baton Rouge, LA. This is what you get in a place like Vince’s. “Hey, what’s a white boy doing here” some bag lady yells as I’m getting back into car. She appeared to be white herself. We drove off wondering what horrors got her to that point in life, how many times had she been robbed, raped, abused and how much of it she’d delt back. Also wonder why there are not any non-alcoholic malt liquors? I think this is kind of racist. Anyway, every beer has its time and place, and Vince’s was the place. The time ideal as well, having driven from Austin that day, seven hours or so, ready to drink just about anything upon arrival at friend and Austin ex-pat’s place. That is a bug zapper in background to deter flies venturing too far from the dumpster. Glad it was a can, to help preserve the precious few hops so they stand a chance to be noticed over the alcohol, which is naturally 8%. Drinking for effect more than flavor, OE puts in an 8 hour day. For this purpose, the value I’d say is much higher than the rankings given. They do you a favor by packing twice the alcohol in so you don’t have to suffer as much.
IG NutkickReviews #oldeEnglish800 #OE #8ball #maltliquor

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Photo of Beerbuddha
2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of AyatollahGold
1.59/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of matodowd
2.89/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of OldSchoolMike
1.65/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Looks like early morning pee-pee, and doesn't taste, I would surmise, much better. I used to buy quarts of this stuff in college for 99 cents each, and finish two or three at a time. The only thing its good for is a cheap buzz, or nostalgia, or both.

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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.09 out of 5 with 1,078 ratings