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Old German | Pittsburgh Brewing Co.

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Old GermanOld German
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2.56/5
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118 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:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,387
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
118
pDev:
30.47%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of EZET
3.28/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is a great beer for the money. $4.99 for a six pack of tall boys. There's nothing wrong with a good cheap honest American lager. Easily as good or better than Hamm's or Pabst depending on on your taste.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
1.76/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tone77
2.96/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn, some malts. Taste is the same as the aroma, very mild, almost like a light lager. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall, nothing offensive, but boring. I guess at $13 for a case, I shouldn't complain.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.7/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Curtdcunningham
4/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lingenbrau
2.76/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Old German pours exactly as you'd expect it to, yet even lighter. About as straw yellow as an AAL could be, with champagne bubbles and even a white champagne like head that bursts up, then falls back down. Light surface coverage, even lighter lacing.

An extra dose of skunk from the hops come along with bland cracked grain, honey and corn syrup. Not asking for an Oscar, that's obvious.

I didn't think it was possible, but it's even lighter than it looks. Carbonated water with just mentions of those aromas listed above transcending into the flavor.

Exceptionally light and dry, yet balanced. Leaves you kind of smacking your tongue to the roof of your mouth between sips. Did I mention it's dry?

Would I buy this again? Maybe not, but would I drink it again? Shit yeah, I'm easy. Throw some my way and I'll pound of few hundred with you. Uh oh... I think I'm getting a headache. Cheers!

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Photo of devilmakesthree
2.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of JamieDuncan
2.74/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bubseymour
1.37/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DOCRW
1.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of OregonGrown7
2.7/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DallasK
3.18/5  rDev +24.2%
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 +39.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdt88
3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
1.76/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tylerstravis
3.46/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire
2.41/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.17/5  rDev +23.8%
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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Photo of cchrink
5/5  rDev +95.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Brew_ski
2.5/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerMeDrD
2.53/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.22/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.55/5  rDev +38.7%
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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Photo of seakayak
2.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Old German from Pittsburgh Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.56 out of 5 with 118 ratings