Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor) | JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)
BA SCORE
2.6/5
192 Ratings
Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 03-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,032
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
192
pDev:
31.15%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 100
Photo of keeganfrank
3.43/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden, brownish beer with a thick, foamy head that dissolves slowly. Smells of sweet corn and musty grain. Taste is super sweet, like sugar water with some hints of adjuncts. None of the musty, metallic flavor you get with some malt liquors. Seriously though, is this blended with corn syrup? It's more like a sweet tea than beer.

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Photo of Dapperticus
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of acevenom
3.38/5  rDev +30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served ice cold in a frosted glass mug. Pours the color of straw with a thick, two finger length white head. Some nice, sticky lacing is left on the side of the glass. Plenty of tiny bubbles can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. The beer smells like grains. I can detect the corn in the aroma. There is a nice mild grainy sweetness to this beer. The malt and corn come through with some mild hop bitterness in the back end. The alcohol isn't that detectable in the taste. The body is light to medium with plentiful carbonation. This beer is smooth. The drinkability is very good good. Overall, this is a good beer for the price. I picked up an 18 ounce bottle for 99 cents at a gas station, so if you're looking for a malt liquor, this one is worth a try.

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Photo of tdm168
1.99/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured a few ounces into a juice glass for color and smell. The rest was consumed out of the bottle.

A - pale golden yellow with a thin lacing of soft, white head that leaves a thin lacing

S - grains, metal, corn, alcohol

T - grainy, apples, metal, corn, sweet, alcohol

M - warm, crisp, lightly bodied

This is pretty foul. It has a warm, metallic, grainy taste that's incredibly displeasing. I admit that I bought this more for a cheap buzz than anything else, but I'll steer clear in the future.

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Photo of Lemke10
2.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale golden color with a bubbly head. Scent is that of cheap grassy grains. Drinks fine with a sweet, grainy taste but the after taste goes south leaving a chalky, dry finish. Thin in texture and drinks as fast as water. Not something I would buy again, but at least it was an average quality malt liquor that was better than others I have had.

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Photo of MAUEX_MFA
1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of Beermazter310
3.33/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz can....pale clear yellow lots of bubbles and good white foamy head thats dissappears quickly...i can smell a faint scent of hops which is rare for a cheap malt liqour. tastes a
lil sweet with an alcoholic finish...not much else. Mouthfeel is kinda light and watery with a lot of carbonation. overall probably the best malt liqour ive had, And ive had most of them...very drinkable

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Photo of boudreaux
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of jtnelson40
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of MaddDogg84
3.5/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of JOEnobody001
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of animal69
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of buckyp
1/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of eye2
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of ROGUE16
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of chapcat
1/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of avaldivia
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of Cyberkedi
1.92/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Had this in a can - well, it’s what was available. Aroma is weak, wan and malty. It pours a very uninspiring clear pale yellow; at least the white head is fairly thick. Flavor is malty and a little fruity, actually better than I expected but still not much. Then again, I have been spoiled rotten by craft brews. Texture is smooth but hardly fizzy at all - I’ve drunk soymilk that left more of a tingle. I guess you have to drink swill occasionally so you can better appreciate the real stuff.

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Photo of BucBasil
2.1/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

My last stop on the bad beer train. Picked up the Blue Bull at a gas station here. Drank straight from the can.

Tastes like summer in college playing beer pong. Overly sweet taste that hides everything but the inevitable drunkenness at the end of the can. Not too much to say. This is pretty typical of malt liquors. I can't think of many redeeming things to say about this one. Aroma is faint, taste is not that great, feel is kind of watery. Overall a middle of the road malt liquor, which is to say stay the hell away.

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Photo of ElCommodoro
3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was the epitome of average. It's got the classic cheap beer taste and not much else. This is what your alcoholic uncle's breath smells like. I'm a fan of that bad beer flavour, but it's not usually what I expect from a malt liquor. I usually expect more corn in a malt liquor and maybe a bit of an alcohol taste. Maybe some unbalanced sweetness. Not here. This was super...duper...average. One good thing was the presence of hops for balance. That's odd, but kinda fun in a beer that often goes hopless. It's also nice to have that "bad beer" taste exacerbated more than most cheap "beers" tend to do (as opposed to malt liquors). I might go for this again if it's plain o' beer I want, but never again if I'm craving a malt liquor. Cuz that's just not what this tastes like.

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Photo of welldigger888
2.09/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from the original master cylinder, pale crystal clear golden straw hue with a pillowy snow white head that recedes quickly leaving ample lacing.
Sweet and corny dominate, slight alcohol whiff as well.
Sweet and corny again with some sharpness and an acride finish that is dry.
Very carbonated brew that really plays on the pallete.
Well you know the drill.

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Photo of BrewAskew
2.06/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours to a thin white head and gold color. Aroma is veggie, corny and sweet. Flavor is sweet, grainy, with no hop character to speak of. Mouth feel is rough, overly carbonated. Overall impression is that this is an alcohol delivery device that is barely enjoyable.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.17/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Foamy head that dissipates relatively quickly into a lining around the top. Medium amber gold body. Smells like bubble gum and corn. Tastes like corn, with a bit of sweetness. Light syrupy mouthfeel. Easy to drink, but the high ABV content will get you buzzed fast.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.88/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Labeled as Schlitz OML, but this is the same thing.

A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a short lived but initially towering white head.

S: Smells pretty much exclusively like corn. Very sweet on the nose as there is plenty of sugar, corn syrup, and apple juice. A bit of white grape juice in there too. Very minimal grain aroma.

T: The white grape juice is much more pronounced on the flavor, but this one is still all about the corn. There's a bit more corn flavor for good measure and then some corn syrup and sugar. A touch of a chemical flavor at times.

M: The body is light, but on the heavier side for malt liquor, with a moderate carbonation.

D: Pretty middle of the road as far as malt liquors go. Once is probably enough for this one.

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Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor) from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
Beer rating: 2.6 out of 5 with 192 ratings
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