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Schlitz | JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
Illinois, United States
schlitzgusto.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed under contract for Pabst by Miller Brewing Co.

Entry for 12 oz. cans and draft only.

"Classic 1960's formula" Schlitz reintroduced in 2008 is known as "Schlitz Gusto". Available in 12 oz. bottles, 16 oz. "tallboy" cans, and draft: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/106/44315

Added by BeerAngel on 05-29-2000

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
331
Ratings:
767
pDev:
26.21%
Bros Score:
3.62
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
89
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 767 |  Reviews: 331
Photo of qwerty123
2.88/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an extremely average adjunct lager, with all the typical characteristics. Pale yellow, corn taste, big head which dissipates rather quickly, and very drinkable. On the cheap side as well. Not a beer to expect too much out of, but certain;y isn't a displeasure to sip.

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Photo of pro45
3.71/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I guess this beer has more nostalgia and sentimental value for me than anything else. Hence, my avatar. Whenever I see this beer on display I gobble up a bunch. This was the beer I drank in tall boys when I was a street athlete way back when in NYC in my late teens and early twenties. Yellow color with a big foamy head. Smells of barley malt, grains, corn, rice, and hops. Taste follows the nose and you pick up that kiss of hops at the end along with a sweet finish. Very refreshing and goes down very easy. My favorite of this style. Don't know why BA has it as "retired". It's still around in upstate NY.

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Photo of FBarber
3.35/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of monk2021
3.72/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -31%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Another average tasting lager.

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Photo of mig100
3.14/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GatorB
2.7/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 2ovrpar
3.93/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just bought a case in bottles. I have not had this in about 15 years. Has a good mouth feel with "Just a kiss of the hops" Still a great inexpensive beer.

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1/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of megamick
3.35/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.85/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Dat AAL yellow color scheme with all its tap water helping out the clarity. Macro. Aroma was production line and corn sweetener.

Taste had a fruity yeast and corn edge. Lots of carbonation, malt watered down with corn. High alpha hop boil. No late stage hops 'wasted' here.

Every region has them. Hamms, Rainier, Weinhards, Old Style, Old Milwaukee, Busch, Natural, Red Dog, Blatz, whatever. . . this is one of those.

Good for dirt track racing, fishing, fires, anything where dirt is under your feet I guess. Keep the teku in the cupboard.

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Photo of hopnado
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dper
3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 54V4G3
1.89/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of PMarcy78
3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beertraveler08
3.79/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a golden goddess,smells like yeast and mild hops.The taste is a perfect blend of hops and malt and taste as good as the old timers told me.I would drink this everyday if it was availible.

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Photo of Octoberist
3.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Garvey
3.4/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.32/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ebmahoney
2.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OneSickPuppy
3.09/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jstarr2517
3.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Schlitz from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
Beer rating: 2.9 out of 5 with 767 ratings
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