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
Ratings:
764
Reviews:
329
Avg:
3.03
pDev:
25.41%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
87
For Trade:
0
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1.3/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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2.47/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.1/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.21/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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1/5  rDev -67%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Wobbly
3.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

For the style, this is tough to beat, especially on tap

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1.67/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.92/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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2.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Crystal clear, golden straw color, 1 inch white head, spotty lacing

S: Slight adjunct grain, yeast, a little hoppiness

T: Slight sweetness, corn, slight hop bitterness

M: Light, crisp, dry, lively carbonated

O: Decent beer. Pretty good for the style. Not gonna light you up with flavor but a good choice on hot summer day.

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3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.17/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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2.48/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -1%
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2.69/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

The first time I had a beer was when a friend stole two Schlitz from his parent's fridge when we were 14. I drank half a beer and it tasted so bad I never drank another until I was 24. I tried Schlitz again for nostalgia's sake a year ago (age 36) and...yeah, it wasn't as bad as I remember. Mostly just your typical American adjunct lager, though the look and mouth feel were a wee bit better than Bud, Coors, etc.

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1.89/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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2.74/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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2.32/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

There is nothing special about this beer. Light hops, with a slightly dirty grain taste.

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2.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Schlitz from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
3.03 out of 5 based on 764 ratings.
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