Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt Liquor | JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)

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Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt LiquorSchlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
26
Avg:
2.55
pDev:
34.9%
 
 
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3
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6
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of jeffduyedi
5/5  rDev +96.1%

Photo of Kwak
4.72/5  rDev +85.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Schlitz Red Bull
This is one heavy hitting malt .
Nice light head dosn't lingher an get in your way.
Good clean body not to much carbonation so it wont slow you down.Not an unplesent aftertaste I almost drank 3 /40oz. this is not bad for what it is and what it dose. Its not beer and its not trying to be!

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Photo of 7beerphil
3.8/5  rDev +49%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

24oz can into a 16 oz+ Budweiser glass. for what it is meant to be, this one hits the mark. malt liquors are meant to get you feeling good quickly and 2 of these would do just that. goes down easy and doesn't have the offending alcohol taste as other malt liquors tend to have.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.77/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mmmm, another CAN of AmeriCAN Malt Liquor. I CAN hardly withhold my joy. Here goes.

I got two-plus fingers' worth of foamy, fizzing, popping bone white head that was going down like an express elevator to the basement right after the pour, leaving a lot of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was a pale golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose was lager-sweet, not bad for the style. Mouthfeel was medium with a crispness that was unexpected on the tongue. It did not taste rushed or skimped on, but was actually kind of pleasant to drink. Finish was slightly dry and a little malty, but still not unpleasant. Given its relatively low ABV, I would put it in the second tier as far as cooler space is concerned. It does not rate moving something else aside, but I would drink it ahead of many of its brethren in the style. I might also feel kind of embarrassed about being seen with it, kind of like the old saw about scooters and fat chicks - they're both fun to ride until your buddies catch you doing it.

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Photo of steeler
3.66/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Grabbed the menacing 710ml can, looks sweet. Just what a malt can should like, tall and with a menacing animal on it. Anyway, i poured this into a pint glass, nice ambery stock malt liquor color, very clear and had a nice white fluffy head. I like. Smells like every other malt, like rotten veggies. Its malt, thats what you get :D. This is an AMAZING malt liquor, booze is somewhat balanced, finishes sweet and not overly boozy, and extremely smoooth. Mouthfeel, thin and slick. Really good drinkability on this one, when its nice and cold. Top 5 malt liquors of all time. Nice and high ABV, great taste, what more do you need?

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Photo of jslice99
3.65/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad for a malt liquor

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Photo of Sixpack595
3.32/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Shockingly palatable Malt Liquor, and dirt cheap too. Not much aroma, not very long lasting head, and very little mouthfeel. Flavor is very weak, but innofensive. If you want a fairly strong (middle of the road for malt liquors) easy to pound beer this is a good bet. The bull is kind of cool looking too. Go get a 40.

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Photo of TastyTaste
3.25/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a pilsner glass. So light yellow in color that is almost clear. White head dissipates very quickly. Smells surprisingly malty for being so clear, which combines with the corn smell to make something that is not that bad for being of the malt liquor ilk. Full-bodied and lightly malted, this beer does a wondeful job of hiding that pesky 7.1% abv. Tastes a lot like many other macros, but somehow this doesn't have any of the skunky or foul adjunct tastes that many do. Not a bad buy for $4.50 for a 6 pack of 16 oz. cans.

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Photo of joe12pk
3.15/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of tone77
3.06/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wow, I haven't had this beer in decades until I recently spotted it at Broadway Liquors in Muskogee,OK. This, along with Olde English 800, are the beers I spent my teenage years drinking. Poured from a brown 40 oz. bottle. Has a straw yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, little else. Taste is malts, corn, not bad, but not nearly as good as I remember. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of warpig372
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of vwbus7
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of martinproulx15
3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of drabmuh
2.96/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What is the difference between the XL and the OML? Ah who cares? Apparently I'm getting drunk tonight on Schlitz.

Beer is yellow and clear wiht low carbonation, almost NO head and no lacing. Worse looking than the VSL.

Aroma is mild, corny, boiled vegetables. Not too pleasing.

Its nearly flavorless. Its odd. Slight aftertaste. Kind of grainy. Light in body. Not very interesting. Oh well, VSL is a good beer I swear.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.86/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Schlitz Red Bull Xtra Long : 40 oz

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Clear straw with a nice soapy foam and no lace. Aroma of corn, standard beer smell, some grains, little to no hops. In the taste, pretty nondescript. Corn, light malt, alittle sweet with almost no bitterness. Very little alcohol noticed either. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, alittle flabby and watery. Overall, a decent malt liqour, not offensive, but not strong either. Malt Liquor light.

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Photo of CBFanWish
2.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

As dope as a forty is going to get. I did at least pour it into my glass while still in the brown paper bag. Clear yellow with a quickly disappearing head. Strong malt aroma with hints of corn. The taste was very much like the aroma. The only difference was that the corn was more pronounced. As fly as a forty is gonna get.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.65/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Well, I think Schlitz Original Malt Liquor is probably better than this particular variety, although both of them have a 5.9% alcohol level. This Red Bull Xtra Long Malt Liquor has a medium, white head and a clear, golden appearance. Carbonation is moderate. The aroma is semi-sweet and grainy. The taste is strong and corny- no fruitiness here, like other malt liquors tend to have. Mouth-feel is sort of heavy and the beer finishes fairly crisp and somewhat refreshing. I'm not sure I really like this harsh beer, but I can respect its boldness. Sometimes I'd rather have something in the common beer realm with some fierceness to it. I'll say that this challenging product is worth a try.

RJT

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

Out of the 24oz can Schlitz Red Bull pours a common amber. Not a hint of red colour in this "Red Bull", as I thought that this was going to be some kind of red Beer.

Head forms quickly and leaves in the same manner, no wispy ring no foam film on the side of the glass, no nothing.

Nose mostly of alcohol, with the smallest amount of corn.

Palate has that carbonation bite at first, slight malt, and then its corn the rest of the way. Schlitz must have blown in that "just the kiss of the hops" from some distance, because I'm still waiting for the hops to make an entrance. I'm starting to believe the hops are going to be a no show.

After all of the above, the alcohol kicks in and you are on your way with a healthy 7.1% abv.

I didn't pick up on any plastic can liner taste, or any hops with the 24oz can Schlitz Red Bull. But all the same, we will be seeing each other again.

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Photo of devin305
2.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear, pale gold body topped by a bright white head that's in-and-out in nothing flat. The aroma is heavily estery. Alot of fruitiness, very little malt, no hops. The body is medium/light but the mouthfeel is dull. The flavor is aggressive in everything but what a good beer should be. Rough. The malt that is present is sweet and basic, but lacking in character. There are no hops to speak of. The finish leaves a "sweet spot" at the front of the tongue, and a slight stickiness at the back of the throat. Not alot of good things to say about this beer. There are much better choices in the malt liquor category.

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Photo of VABA
2.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of budgood1
2.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

uff-da......take schlitz malt liquor bull and ratchet it up a notch....yikes! actually if you can get by all the adjunct unpleasantness, there is a bit of hop bite on the tongue that compliments the alcohol kick. this is the high octane, quick buzz brew for those who like the tongue tingling sensation of "just the kiss of the hops" schlitz products. my foray into malt liquor territory has left me feeling comfortably numb, but not totally stupid. try red bull for yourself. you might like it, but your liver might not.

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Photo of bditty187
2.4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Red Bull pours a darkish yellow, white head and it’s gone in a flash. The nose is sweet, maybe some alcohol notes, some malt, and some can. The flavors in this beer are, and not surprisingly, rather limited to corn, alcohol, and some malt. More carbonation might have helped. The hops are absent. Actually the alcohol punch hides well. Beer finishes sweet. Mouthfeel is thin.

This is not a BA worthy beer, this is a “getting drunk beer”… not my style.

I have not had a malt liquor beer in a long time; I can’t imagine this being one of the better ones. You can skip it.

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Photo of Yeldarb92
2.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of kbnooshay
2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Everynow and then its nice to venture into a city market store and pick up an economical malt shit liquor. This 22 ouncer was labeled "Red Bull Xtra Long Malt Liquor". The abv printed on the bottle was 5.9%. The beer poured a pours light yellow color with strong carbonation. The white head didn't last long. The aroma is malty, corny and slightly skunked. Virtually no hop presence at all but at the same time there is nothing that unpleasant its just very corn based. Light and caronated feel. This is moderatly drinkable. Im not sure i would do a 40 without wanting to barf but that can be a challenge for another day.

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Schlitz Red Bull X. L. Xtra Long Malt Liquor from JOS. Schlitz Brewing Co. (Pabst)
2.55 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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