Colt 45
Pabst Brewing Company

Colt 45Colt 45
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
Style:
American Malt Liquor
Ranked #79
ABV:
8%
Score:
56
Ranked #48,595
Avg:
1.87 | pDev: 40.64%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
45
From:
Pabst Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  13
SCORE
56
Awful
Colt 45Colt 45
Notes:
View: Beers
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 45 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Eric_Standard
1.5/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

First sips, it's bad. A few sips later, it's so bad it's good. After a few more, it's so so-bad-it's-good that it circles right back round to plain bad again.

 158 characters

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.66/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear straw color with storming activity. Slightly creamy and foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, with thick legs. Mostly alcohol aroma. Flavors of corn syrup, sugar, sweet grains, barley, faint herbal spices. Ultra sugary, could easily serve this as an appetizer but it's too basic to do so. Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Medium strength finish, highly alcoholic and slightly vinous, very dense malt feel with very soft hops. Feels a little like a barley wine without the ester fruits. Doesn't taste too bad nor feel too adjunct, but definitely way too sweet. Low freshness while highly warming. Overall mediocre quality craft.

 662 characters

Photo of VABA
2.25/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight malt flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent malt liquor

 190 characters

Photo of archyquaffer
2.83/5  rDev +51.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is a high gravity version of Colt, ABV is 8.5%. The cans says "Colt 45 Malt Liquor High Gravity" and "WorksEveryTime". I plan on mixing this into a Clamato beer cocktail, but will review the beer by itself.

A moderate pour from the tallboy can produces a short-lived one inch head. It does have some stick to it. The beer is a pale golden and lightly carbonated.

The aroma and flavor actually emits slight tomato notes, somewhat like some malty lagers I've tried. There's definitely a fruity alcohol aroma, and a little bit of a corny DMS aroma, but not much. A little sweetness and tang on the finish. The flavor is overall rather neutral and bland, with no hop characteristics to speak of. Except for the boozy fruitiness, the alcohol is pretty well hidden.

This really isn't that bad. Of course, there's nothing exciting but nothing repugnant either. I think it'll make a fine tomato beer cocktail.

 920 characters

Colt 45 from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 56 out of 100 with 45 ratings