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:
1,035
Reviews:
310
Avg:
2.18
pDev:
38.53%
 
 
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17
Gots:
184
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0
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

From the 40 fl. oz. bottle APR2312-005111712. Sampled on December 4, 2011. Good crack on the twist off top. The pour is pale to golden yellow with a real fizzy head that settles down to a ring and leaves clinging lacing in its wake.

Okay I am rating this on the American Malt Liquor style. As far as the style goes the aroma is comfortably malted with corn and grass but it is not terribly obnoxious. The body is thin and typical for the style. A lot of malt liquors make me wince and grind my teeth as I sip them but not this one. It was not half-bad as far as the style goes. There is a sweet grainy character in the taste with a clean hop finish.

Of course this is not a craft. It is what it is, brewed to quench your thirst, accompany dogs and beans, and drown your sorrows. This one is a bit better than the average malt liquor.

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drinking one now at my fantasy basketball draft.

Appears just like it should. The head is like a few cms tall, and the bubbles are colorful like soap bubbles or the reflection of gasoline. The brew itself is totally clear.

Hints of frathouse basemenet; more robust than natty and not as metallic as "ice" beers.

Tastes a little sweet, corn syrupy. Malty liquor.

Mouthfeel is OE's strongpoint. For a 40 it's relatively smooth and that's why I prefer it among 40s...which run like 4 bucks.

It is what it is; compared to the beers of the world it's definitely along the bottom rung, hence the low grade. But, it's still drinkable if you're a bro and having an OE is, sometimes, better than not having an OE.

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40oz bottle poured into a mug. Neck stamped APR0912.

Appearance - Pours huge rocky white head with good stick and lots of retention. Clear pale copper-gold body.

Smell - Corn. Slightly musky. Bread. Cardboard.

Taste - Bitter, mild grassy hop up front that fades away almost instantly into a faint bubblegum sweetness with mild alcohol. Heavy muskiness throughout.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied. Somewhat sticky. Astringent.

Overall Drinkability - This beer is significantly better from a can.

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Olde English 800 from Miller Brewing Co.
2.18 out of 5 based on 1,035 ratings.
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