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Old German | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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Old GermanOld German
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2.54/5
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111 Ratings
Old GermanOld German
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
pittsburghbrewing.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-25-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,362
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
111
pDev:
30.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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2.74/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bubseymour
1.37/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DOCRW
1.95/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OregonGrown7
2.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DallasK
3.18/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Water, but with alcohol.

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Photo of Asics
3.56/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdt88
3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
1.76/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tylerstravis
3.46/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
2.41/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.17/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

An ok lager I had on tap. Not a sweet AAL as I expected, but also lacking a decent bitter pop.

Pours nicely light golden with a decent and fairly sustaining head.
Nose is mostly absent, but equally not off-putting.

Clean but somehow not crisp. There's a light lemony note that I wasn't expecting. To be honest, warmth wasn't a friend of this brew. It has a light soapy note to it which oddly didn't kill the beer for me. Unfortunately it took over the brew later into the taste.

Eh-I didn't enjoy this beer later as much as I found it ok early. Not gonna kill you, but not gonna rock your world either.

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5/5  rDev +96.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brew_ski
2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerMeDrD
2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.22/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.55/5  rDev +39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cheap as all get out @ the beer junction in Seattle, Wa. I think I paid $5.99 a six pack?

Anyways it has a pale straw color, with lots of frothy head on top. 2-3 fingers' worth, and it recedes to a ring leaving diseased and dense lace.

Smells of straw, barley malt, corn, spice, munich hop.

A pleasant flavor of freshly ground and malted barley; sweetness is met with a sting of hop; some grassiness; and a pasty finish.

Feel is great for a lager...it's crisp, clean, refreshing, and leaves a slight pasty parch at the end.

Overall personal thoughts : This is the German version of Pabst Blue Ribbon. Tastes remarkably like it. Great flavor and feel, and I'm looking forward to the other 5.

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2.75/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of arini10
1.7/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.12/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of wattoclone
3.66/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Finally decided to give this value brew a try. For the price I was not disappointed. Drinks like a BMC light beer with more flavor and character. One wonders, if this is truly brewed by the original German family recipe, do they use adjuncts or is it pure malt? Whatever the truth is, I would definitely go for this again as a hot summer day refreshment after yard work. The very faint yet enticing flavors of apple, citrus and caramel separate it from the other low calorie lagers.

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2.02/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Really bad beer... bought a case. ($10). I'll wash cheap pizza down with this beer, but if that's my goal, hand me a PBR. Too sweet, oddly so. Skunky fruit/vegetable aromas going on. Yeah, this is barely beer. But it does say on the can "America Knows no Finer" so it must be good.

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1/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

quite possibly the worst beer I have ever had

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1.75/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

A fancier name for miller lite.

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2.5/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Old German from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 111 ratings
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