Olde English 800 | Miller Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
1,039
Reviews:
311
Avg:
2.19
pDev:
38.81%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
188
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0
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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
2.14/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
1.06/5  rDev -51.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of JLK7299
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of alexsergio
1.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SebastianMandeville
1.19/5  rDev -45.7%
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 -54.3%
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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Photo of Noelito76
1/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of BMMillsy
1.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Schlitz74
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from can that was in freezer as this the only way to drink malt liquor. It pours a standard gold color with a big white head. There is a good lacing left in the glass. This is your typical malt liquor, nothing special here.

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Photo of jmills3
2.6/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of joer40
1.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.52/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Man, when you go here, you are in trouble. This is a brutal yellow appearance. Aroma of corn syrup and alcohol.

Taste, much like the aroma is devoid of malt and hops. There's maybe a mild sweet fruity contribution from the yeast.

I mean I can get down with this from time to time, I prefer the 22 or 24 oz tallboys, that shit gets warm 40oz at a time in the summer. Blast some E-40 and Too $hort, get yo' swerve on and shit.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

5.90% ABV. Per 12 fl oz serving: 160 (k)cal, 10.5g carbohydrates, 0g fat, 1.2g protein.

Clear plastic screw-top bottle purchased at a dodgy Brooklyn bodega. I love how in spite of the bottle being flexible plastic they advertise it prominently as "shatter proof" on the label. Malt liquor.

Pours an aggressive head indicative of blatant overcarbonation. Body is a clear clean copper of subpar vibrance. A layman would say it "looks like beer." Retention is a good 8 minutes or so, but aside from that it's pretty mediocre.

AROMA: Some grain, some biscuit malt, some artificial syrupy malt extract, imbalanced (high) sweetness.

Yeah, I can't say I'm looking forward to trying this.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Horrid imbalance. Sweet, syrupy, off-putting. Thicker and heavier than it should be (especially at a scant 5.90% ABV). Poorly built, but at least it's smooth and wet. The coating feel is decent, I guess. Not as boozy as many poorly executed malt liquors. But certainly somewhat buttery.

Shallow and simple. Sticky garbage.

OVERALL: I'm surprised the homeless go for this in the U.S. given that other equally badly executed malt liquors are the same price and offer a higher ABV; this is clearly a bang-for-buck buy but then I suppose if you're in the homeless demographic this beer caters to you wouldn't be so sharp on math. I somehow managed to skip this brew while a student; I'd advise others to skip it indefinitely.

That said, I expected worse from a 40oz plastic bottle brew.

D+ (2.32) / NOT RECOMMENDED

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05/16/17: "shatterproof" (the 40oz bottle is plastic, so thanks...I guess?).

Pretty abysmal fare. Why didn't I buy Ballantine XXX instead? Bleh...

Syrupy garbage.

D / NOT RECOMMENDED

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Photo of Determined_021
1.37/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of k47k
2.81/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of QPthatnig
5/5  rDev +128.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Honestly, the Olde English 800 is godsend. This aromatic refreshment offers a rich, smooth taste with an other-worldly finish. Go ahead, treat yourself: spark a blunt, sit back, and relax to the sound of that seal popping.
OE is, truly, the king of malt liquor

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Photo of OneTuffPony
2.95/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SteveS1111
1.22/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

The look of this beer is very crappy looking, almost urine like in terms of appearance. The smell of it is difficult to describe, but I would say that it is generally very flat, which is reflected in it's taste. The taste isn't exactly flat however, it's a horrid mixture of off flavors that makes it very difficult to drink. It doesn't even have all that high of an alcohol content, which is really all that it advertises itself as. Six percent doesn't really even qualify as high gravity in my opinion.

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Photo of mech003
2.1/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

smells bad, taste is ok, had worse. i will buy again

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Photo of Dean1139
2.85/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I think people are under rating how good this beer is to other high alcohol content beers on the market. If you want to get a cheap drunk on this is the beer for you.

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Photo of pricek3065
2.96/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bad, even for a malt liquor. Smells like barley mixed with gasoline. Ugly yellow straw color. Tastes similar to the smell. Could use more hops aromas and tastes. If affordability was a rating this would get above a one, but it's not.

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Photo of IckyT2012
1.73/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of HeartofMiami
2.26/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CanadianBacon
2.1/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance - This beer pours a crystal clear deep golden color with 3 fingers of white foamy head, the head seems to stay and in the glass carbonation looks fairly lively. Classic malt liquor looks!

Aroma - It is extremly grainy smelling with quite abit of corn girt aroma in the background, there is also a metallic aroma and that classic lager yeast aroma!

Taste - Very much like the aroma, This is grainy up front followed by a smack of corn meal than grainy again with almost a brown bread grainyness, a light metallic flavor and alcohol in the background. It is very criso. really not an appealing taste!

Feel - It is very light crisp and dry and the carbonation really doesn't feel as present as it looks in the glass!

Overall - So the question before buying this beer was, How can I call myself a beer reviewer without reviewing the classics. This will probably actually I can guaranty this will be the last time I drink old E. I grew up seeing this one everywhere in the 90's from the cheap beer iin gangster movies to what rappers drank!

If it has one thing going for it, it is a cheap drunk!. Other than that I don't find it different from most malt liquors which makes sense as I dont find any major differences between its baby brother miller light or the other BMC's. This beer is overly grainy, overly corny with an alcohol taste in the back no burn though. It really doesnt make you feel good to drink. If you don't feel the need to try everything, pass on this one unless your extremely broke! cheers!

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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
2.19 out of 5 based on 1,039 ratings.
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