Olde English 800 High Gravity | Miller Brewing Co.

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Olde English 800 High GravityOlde English 800 High Gravity
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
149
Reviews:
60
Avg:
2.34
pDev:
33.76%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
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For Trade:
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of jwc215
3.13/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

24 oz. can:

Pours golden with a foamy head that descends, leaving broken rings of lacing.

The smell is pretty much typical malt liquor. Decent for the style. Some alcohol. Clean.

The taste is of alcohol, sweet corn. A tannic-like dryness in the finish.

Smooth for the style. Alcohol is not harsh. Some malt smoothness closer to a strong lager than a traditional cheap malt liquor.

Drinkable for the style and abv. Scored in style, it's a decent cheap brew. Not as thick or syrupy as the original. I like this one better.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
1.56/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

24 oz can. Wow, I’m surprised this got even this high. I was expecting bottom of the barrel stuff, but it’s not as bad as some other beers I’ve so far rated. Actually poured a nice head. Aroma is of corn. Tastes metallic. All in all, pretty horrible, but not as bad as I was expecting. Now, where’s my paper bag?

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Photo of fthegiants
1.25/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of bushwack
2.08/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.37/5  rDev +86.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Two finger white head, clear yellow body.

Smell: See below.

Taste: Grains mostly, some mild corn.

Feel: Medium carbonation and body, some sweetness upfront and in the finish. Really smooth.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.04/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of Spikester
3.64/5  rDev +55.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear deep golden with three fingers of white head lasting about ten minutes. Sheets of fine bubble lace.
Smell is malts grain bin and a hint of grape skin.
Taste is grain bin malts with just mere bump of grassy hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Finish is slightly wet and a bit sweet.
Overall I normally get the 7.5% version but I thought I would rate this version as well. It is better than I expected for this type of strong lager.

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Photo of Squire123
2.43/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light color suggestive of beer with a quickly disappearing white cap.

Aroma of sweet grain with a touch of floral hops.

Taste is sweet grain and yes, the hops are present. Flavors are more medium than full and are clean, without off flavors or alcohol fusels.

Texture is medium.

Overall it delivers a simple, clean, relatively dry malt brew with a bit higher alcohol. Much better flavor than one would suspect from the image/packaging.

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Photo of Shellynix
4.31/5  rDev +84.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of deebo
2.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank 3 40s of this as a young guy and can vouch for its dominating almost Hullicegenic effects. This is pure gasoline with hints of adjunct grains to make your head spin. A bold heavy highly carbonated mouthfeel to let you know that nitro glycerin is about to put every cell into a hyperbolic overdrive. Buckle up and hope you wake up with minimal bleeding.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.62/5  rDev +12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I'ts been at least ten years since i've drank ''O.E.''. I decided to get a 40oz of this high gravity thinking it wouldn't be very good but to my surprise it pretty much tasted like the regular olde english of my past which i drank a lot of in my teen years. It doesn't have the harsh alcohol taste a lot of the cheap higher ABV% beers have. Same taste, higher ABV% and still fairly cheap is a winner in my book.

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Photo of BabaBeer
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jaisell
2.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Iamjeff6
2/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bought a 40oz PLASTIC bottle. Must be recent that they stopped making it in glass bottles. Light amber color, high carbonation, slightly thick mouthfeel, sweet taste, sort of medicine after taste. Didn't expect much and didn't get much. Would not buy again.

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Photo of Wer34truh
1.82/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Josholson666
1.44/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of BEER88
1.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of razorhawk
1/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of mynie
1.06/5  rDev -54.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The Olde English I could get in the Midwest--the regular stuff, that's barely stronger than High Life--is totally drinkable. It's not great, and it gets easily light struck, but I'd honestly take it over a Bud. And sometimes I feel like drinking a 40 because I'm too lazy and self-hating to keep opening new bottles, and since the rat bastard sonsofbitches at MillerCoors started putting Mickey's into plastic bottles, I grabbed a 40 of OE.

But, what--what on earth? This smells horrorshow sweet, like the godawful Destihl imperial pilsener. Only remarkably even worse than that, as there's zero hops to balance it out. And, oh holy god, it tastes even worse than it smells, like a combination of raw white sugar and freshly burnt plastic.

I can only assume the mediocre-to-middling scores this has gotten are from confused drinkers who think they have the HG but are actually supping the regular OE. This stuff is undrinkable. I've never dumped out a beer so quickly.

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ALC82
2.04/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of gabepesce
1.78/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.42/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Superbohl4
1.97/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Olde English 800 High Gravity from Miller Brewing Co.
2.34 out of 5 based on 149 ratings.
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