Olde English 800 | Miller Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Miller Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
millercoors.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,087
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
1,086
pDev:
41.63%
 
 
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22
Gots:
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Ratings: 1,086 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of Drak-Nib
2.25/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MetalRocker94
4.53/5  rDev +116.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Gold, Thick White Head, and Somewhat Bubbly.
Aroma-Faint and Subtle, Some Malts, Corny, White Breadiness, Low Hoppiness.
Taste- Sweet, Malty, Corny, Bready, and Low Hoppiness.
Mouthfeel- Light-Medium and a Light-Medium Body.
Overall Conclusion- This one is the most Beer Flavored Malt Liquors out there. As most would say "Looks and smells just like beer." Its very plain in the Beer Flavor. Its got a bit more sweetness, heft, and richness to it. A great Malt Liquor from SAB-Miller. Would Recommend.

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Photo of Azpittil57
2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of GaryColeman
1.61/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of Murray0420
1.5/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I drank this as a kid lol. B4 I found the IPA and hops

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Photo of pat61
2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The size of the bottle, low price and the amount of alcohol are its main appeal. Its brilliant straw with a fizzy head that stays around awhile, mildly sweet with a light cracker taste and some alcohol. the body is light and the beer is fizzy.

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Photo of natzalot
1.75/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
1.53/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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

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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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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1.72/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

Olde English "800" brand is my favorite malt liquor. The crown on the bottle is fitting. Compared to some of the other malt liquors out there, Olde English is more flavorful and easier to drink. Pairs well with a bag of pizza combos and a long night 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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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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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.09 out of 5 with 1,086 ratings