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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
335
Ratings:
777
pDev:
26.46%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
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Ratings: 777 |  Reviews: 335
Photo of schlitzman
3.3/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Seel
4.01/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FightingIrish
4.56/5  rDev +56.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good 'ol fashioned American brew. It will probably not satisfy the microbrew/import crowd, but it's a near- perfect mass-appeal beer, bringing back their old formula (before they cheapened out and went out of business). Light years beyond anything Miller, Budweiser or Coors currently puts out.

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Photo of pat61
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: brilliant yellow permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 2" white cap with fair to poor retention

S: light corn sweetness and traces of DMS (canned corn)

T: The flavors are low with a light grainy corn sweetness dominating

F: mildly creamy with a light body and above average carbonation

O: sets the standard for fizzy yellow beer

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Photo of Schitz
5/5  rDev +71.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tasted when it came back in 2008 and my memory lit up. It was Schlitz we snuck as kids. I want it now.
Finnegan's a beer that supports the homeless has taste similar to Schlitz.

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Photo of Fitzy01
2.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of osvath
2/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JVasky
3.19/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tantonys
4.11/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I used to "borrow" lots of these from my Dad in my teens, so I wanted to see if it tasted like it used to.
To be honest, I am a bit impressed.
Slightly grassy (which I like), full-bodied, excellent carbonation, malt may be slightly diluted with no overbearing adjuncts (I pray no GMOs)., Clean finish and just a kiss of the hops
(a little less floral than I remember)
All in all, a great trip down memory lane. I did enjoy the original recipe they released for a short time about a decade ago, this is close, so I hope Pabst keeps brewing this fantastic American beer!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foxman27
2.81/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +71.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is just one of those classic adjunct beers, it has a nice malt feel that makes it less hoppy than many other adjunct beers, it's a great beer to sit back pop open and drink straight from the can and bottle.

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Photo of pro45
3.71/5  rDev +27.5%
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 +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.05/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of monk2021
3.77/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davidward
2/5  rDev -31.3%
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 +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of GatorB
2.7/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 2ovrpar
3.93/5  rDev +35.1%
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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Photo of mikr
1/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of megamick
3.35/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of COR8RFAN
2.85/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.79/5  rDev -4.1%
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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Schlitz from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
Beer rating: 2.91 out of 5 with 777 ratings