Colt 45 Strong Beer
Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Malt Liquor
Ranked #55
Ranked #30,257
1.91 | pDev: 40.31%
Jan 03, 2022
Apr 06, 2014
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Reviewed by UnoBeero

1/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
While I am not aware of the legal classification that governments what is or isn't a malt liquor but I am sure the guidelines are not very strict.

The aroma is a pungent sugary sweet corn scent, mixed with a malty dank alcoholic warmth.
From the first sip you will realize that is marketed as less of a beverage and more of a means to reach intoxication.
Sugary, cereal mixed with corn make up the body, then hot gross sweetness like you get acid reflux.

Smells almost like rubbing alcohol. Tastes like the surgeon general's warning. Unless you are on very hard times and someone has offered you this for free, please avoid this and stop buying this. This is no good reason why this is produced. Far worse than Olde English, just a note/ reference point.
Jan 03, 2022
Rated: 1 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 1.27 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2021
Rated: 2.75 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 2.3 by GRhoads from Ohio

Feb 24, 2021
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

2.78/5  rDev +45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
710ml can (a 'seven ten', apparently) - I have my reasons, which are essentially along the lines of pouring one out for a friend's dog - rest in puppy peace, Czar!

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and only faintly fizzy off-white head, which leaves some random splotchy lace around the glass as it slowly and evenly abates.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, dextrose, Corn Pops, white grape juice, and rubbing alcohol. The taste is bready and doughy, er, malt, simple syrup, white wine dregs, the water in which you boiled the corn, sugary booze, and some ethereal earthy and dead floral bitterness.

The carbonation is pretty unremarkable in its milquetoast frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and actually fairly smooth, with only the firewater essence maybe acting as the fly in the proverbial ointment, to wit. It finishes off-dry, the generic malt and muted frooty notes fixing for a lingering donnybrook.

Overall - yeppers, this is exactly what the doctor (a known quack, but still) ordered, and actually quite tolerable when fridge-cold. However, the honeymoon fades fast as things start to warm, so I'd say that puts this one smack dab dead center in the bullseye of this style, amirite?
Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 1 by SkiBum22 from New York

Apr 23, 2019
Rated: 1 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 1.99 by hophead37 from Alabama

Jan 31, 2019
Rated: 2.01 by tillmac62 from South Carolina

Jan 09, 2019
Rated: 2.86 by corywalston from North Dakota

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 2.35 by joeywheeler from Indiana

Apr 04, 2018
Rated: 2 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 5 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
Rated: 1 by MattMorin from Illinois

Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Eric_Standard from Canada (BC)

1.5/5  rDev -21.5%
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.
Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 1.25 by fthegiants from California

May 25, 2017
Rated: 2 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Dec 19, 2016
Rated: 2 by zaraspook from Illinois

Dec 18, 2016
Rated: 3 by wejohnsn from Texas

Jul 19, 2016
Rated: 2.66 by Squire from Mississippi

May 22, 2016
Rated: 1.06 by mikr from New Jersey

May 18, 2016
Rated: 1.17 by BigAl18 from Minnesota

May 18, 2016
Rated: 2.27 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Apr 17, 2016
Rated: 1.76 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Feb 28, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Oct 20, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.25/5  rDev +17.8%
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
Sep 14, 2015
Rated: 1.42 by Purified from Illinois

Aug 14, 2015
Rated: 1.5 by Iamjeff6 from Virginia

Jul 07, 2015
Rated: 2 by krome from Illinois

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 2 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Jun 21, 2015
Rated: 1.75 by ChrisinRI from Rhode Island

May 26, 2015
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Reviewed by archyquaffer from Montana

2.83/5  rDev +48.2%
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.
Jan 16, 2015
Rated: 1.47 by MustyDusty from Illinois

Dec 22, 2014
Rated: 3 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Nov 24, 2014
Rated: 2 by Dicers from California

Nov 08, 2014
Rated: 1.48 by greyghost86 from Delaware

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 1.75 by spycow from Illinois

Nov 02, 2014
Rated: 1 by DaveRinn from Washington

Oct 26, 2014
Rated: 1.5 by bluehende from Delaware

Oct 19, 2014
Colt 45 Strong Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54 out of 100 with 50 ratings