Olde English 800 | Miller Brewing Co.

Olde English 800Olde English 800
BA SCORE
2.07/5
1,047 Ratings
Olde English 800Olde English 800
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:
#44,220
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
1,047
pDev:
41.06%
Bros Score:
1.73
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
193
Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +141.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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2.13/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Clear 15.25-oz. pilsner
From: 5 Star Market & Liquor in La Mesa, Calif..
Price: $1.10
Purchased: Sept. 19, 2017
Consumed: Sept. 19, 2017
Reviewed as: American Malt Liquor
Misc.: 7.5 pct. version; Best by Feb. 5, 2018

Recently was dared to review a King Cobra. Actually did not know that Malt Liquor was reviewable on Beer Advocate. Once I looked it up and saw I was, had to go with it. Once I saw that there were seven (seven!) other Malt Liquors at the next-door market, made it a point to review one each Tuesday until I run out. Typically am against all the big boy beers, but I am breaking that rule for this challenge. Next up was Old English 800, which is the 24th-worst “beer” on Beer Advocate, even worse than King Cobra. Ouch.

Poured a gold clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of fast-moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Outstanding sporadic foamy lacing. Almost perfect foamy retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled a mushy mix of different stuff. Got corn, honey, grain, wet grass, artificial syrupy malts, buttery malts and a touch of scrambled eggs. Reminded me of a Lite Lager and had me wanting to try it. (Smell - 3.00)

Initial thought on first taste was “this isn’t bad. Different, but not bad.” Second taste had me doing the bitter beer face, shaking my head and scrunching my face a bunch of different ways. Something was not right here, feeling like I needed to dry-heave after each sip. Creamy corn, artificial syrup, boozy Corn Flakes and buttered white bread. (Taste - 1.75)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt astringent finish. Got much worse as it warmed. (Feel - 1.00)

This seemed better than King Cobra, but still really bad. (Overall - 1.75)

2.13 | 52 | D

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1.56/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of RHBIII
4.93/5  rDev +138.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DaveCash
2.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of WhackoMillah93
1.25/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
4.25/5  rDev +105.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Looks like pee and don't smell much better, but hits the spot if you're dehydrated after a night of partying with some killer emo/indie/metal bands. Best if served cold.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.1/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.82/5  rDev +132.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look - Kate Upton in a VS babydoll. Sheer to be exact.
Smell - Toni Braxton's hair blowing in the wind.
Taste - Elisha Cuthbert's lips.
Feel - J-Lo's hips.
Overall - Christina Aguilera on Ellen's couch, post motherhood.

LARRRGE!

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Photo of Spoda1983
1.02/5  rDev -50.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Texasfan549
2.29/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

Photo of NickFry9
1.33/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of AnotherDisease
3.75/5  rDev +81.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
1.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
2.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Drank straight from the 40.
Sad to see they don't offer this in glass bottles anymore.

Look: A golden, piss yellow color.
Aroma: Sour apples. Honey. Bread.
Taste: Fruity. Cornbread, red apples, sugar cookies. A little metallic on the finish.
Feel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not that syrupy or sickly sweet.
Overall: For malt liquor, it's alright. I prefer this over Colt45, St. Ides and Mickeys .

For a plastic bottle, I expected much, much worse.
It probably helps that my bottle is only two months old.

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1.62/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.5

Look - I kept this bad boy in the bottle, it has a golden yellow color, as soon as I unscrewed the top it hissed with loads of carbonation.

Smell - Sweet corn, sulfur, skunk

Taste - Corn syrup, sweet booze, skunked to hell, some thin malt hidden somewhere. Has a syrupy sweet aftertaste with lingering skunk.

Feel - Medium bodied, aggressive carbonation but still finishes "wet"

Overall - Clear bottles don't help this malt liquor out at all. With that said it's all I can find around here. I've had this probably a dozen times now, hate it each time, but I keep coming back for more. I feel ashamed.

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2.6/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Stitty20
5/5  rDev +141.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Favorite of myself and friends how do I get a case of the classic bottle Old English bottles?

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2.14/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
1.06/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of JLK7299
2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of alexsergio
1.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
1.19/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1

"Go on and gimme some o'that O.E." Yeah, it's nice that this brew was mentioned in the classic film Menace 2 Society, but outside of that you should avoid it at all cost.

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Photo of Twittybaby
1/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is garbage, just tried it an i threw up my chipotle, to be honest i dont know how it got in my fridge

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1/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.07 out of 5 with 1,047 ratings
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