Olde English 800 | Miller Brewing Co.

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55
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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:
1,041
Reviews:
313
Avg:
2.19
pDev:
38.81%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
191
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of matcris
2.04/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

APPEARANCE: A very clear golden, three fingers of foamy white head that lingers a while. A whole lot of bubbles rising in the glass. Some good lacing down the glass.
AROMA: Smells quite grainy, almost a rancid smell, sunflower seeds.
TASTE: Really about the same as the aroma of it. A bit of an off aftertaste, but I don't know how to describe it.
FEEL: Not nearly as carbonated as you would think by looking at it, as far as feel goes. A little slick, leaves a little residue of some sort.
OVERALL: Shit.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
1.35/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.16/5  rDev -47%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Myotus
2.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Poured at 35°F from a 24oz can (canned on 17Oct15) into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 27May16.
LOOK: A fingers worth one minute. Gold in color. Rising bubbles are moderate in quantity and are both small and medium in size. Lacing is thin and subtle.
SMELL: Strong aromas of water entangle with mild aromas of water, subtle aromas of water, and hints of corn, sugar, and alcohol. Somebody put a little bit of beer in my can of water.
TASTE: Mild corn flavors dominate the palate at first sip. What happened to the water I was smelling? A subtle sweetness is presented as the sugar flavors enter next while the corn flavors grow much stronger. Subtle flavors of boiled cabbage and tin bring a confusing and unwanted complexity to this disasterpiece as sugar flavors grow slightly stronger. Finally, hints of alcohol finish this off as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Full-bodied and highly carbonated. Goes down rough due to the carbonation levels. Finishes with a strong and unpleasant dryness.
NOTE: Drank about 6oz of this. Drainpouring the rest. Please don't drink this. If you're drinking beer for the sole purpose of getting drunk, you're beer-ing wrong. Try something a lot better than this. Like a Bud Light.

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Photo of Squire123
2.35/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Light lemon yellow color without cap or lace to speak of.

Aroma of sweet grain with a touch of floral hops.

Taste is very simple sweet grain and yes, the hops are noticeable. Flavors are more medium than mild and are in fact pleasant, clean, without off flavors or alcohol fusels. Pour this one carefully so as to preserve the carbonation. An aggressive pour makes the brew taste flat.

Texture is medium.

Overall it delivers a simple, clean, relatively dry malt brew with a bit higher alcohol. I suspect such brews will remain the stuff of jokes but so is Wonder Bread and a host of other ordinary consumables.

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Photo of Ebmahoney
2.81/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
2.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of larryarms847
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a dark rusty gold with high carbonation.

Musty and earthy grains.

Tastes a little earthy and musty.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, boozy.

Overall, boozy but gets the job done.

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Photo of 54V4G3
1.21/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of parris
3.15/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MusaJames
1.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

My first Malt Liquor. Not knowing better I have consumed a lot of these. Looks a little dark but smells like a wet animal. Tastes too heavy on alcohol even though it stands at 5.90%. Feels heavy on the carbonation. If you need a Malt Liquor I would suggest others but I suppose we all have to try things at least once.

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

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

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

Photo of gatheredwaters
1.57/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of beertraveler08
2.73/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MartyIU13
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Bonesaw1127
2.76/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gets the job done

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Photo of JonathanAlires
1.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

I know I know, but I think OE is so good. Malt liquor has a great taste

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Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
1.87/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of BlueShepard19
1.71/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of c014572
2.04/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

One of my favorite $2 train beers. Very drinkable adjunct beer when it's cold, as with most of them gets nasty warm. But that's more reason to pound it and let it do its' job. There is more to life than a craft beer.

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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
2.19 out of 5 based on 1,041 ratings.
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