Old Milwaukee Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer
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2.34/5
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833 Ratings
Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,506
Reviews:
266
Ratings:
833
pDev:
33.33%
Bros Score:
2.44
 
 
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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.88/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.9/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.84/5  rDev +64.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BEER88
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
2.59/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thebadone24
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Old Milwaukee is a solid beer to use for cooking (a few cans in a pot of chili actually do well to make the other flavors come out.) In terms of a standalone beer, it's ahead of the budget beer class, but it's not an overwhelmingly amazing option, either. Still, it should be experienced once and if you need a cheap beer for cooking, it at least gets the not from me in that regard.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.11/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

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2.35/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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3.68/5  rDev +57.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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2/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Edani95
2.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Closer to the taste of a Pabst (not saying much) but feels fuller and leaves me refreshed while cold. It's a great throw away for the cost if you're on a budget.

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2.11/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was the beer my uncles and grandpa drank. Always from the can too. It soon became my go to brew. The review. Not much to say actually. Old Milwaukee poured into a glass looked straw/golden. The head of foam always seemed to be perfect. The beer smelled of grains which was what I expected. The taste was a little watery but thirst quenching. There was virtually no after taste. Over all a decent cheap beer.

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1/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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1.77/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TigerSweat
2.91/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is actually a decent beer. It doesn't present a 5 star aroma or taste but it is what it is... Just sweet enough (thanks adjunct) without being cloying and goes down smooth. It's a beer. I've been drinking craft for over a decade and have enjoy every bit of it. What I haven't enjoyed is witnessing the beer community evolve into someone that resembles the wine-snob bunch. There are really shit*ty beers out there that deserve to be scoffed at (Bud light, Coors light, beast light, etc) but Old Milwaukee isn't one of them. After drinking so many crafts for so long, I've actually came to appreciated these American classics that much more. You guys who are looking down your noses at beers like this will eventually come to this point too. Bank it.

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.26/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It is what it is. Cheap AAL. Nothing awful about it, nothing special about it. Nostalgic for me as one of the beers I latched onto when I came of age. I have never been disappointed with the overall quality, unless I got a six-pack that had been sitting around for too long. I bet that if I poured a cold one into a tall glass, offering it to those who prefer Bud or Coors, without divulging the brand, the reviews would generally be good. Not great, but good enough for garden-variety AAL.

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2.43/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of gardner254
2.31/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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1.59/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Kelby777
2.38/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Old Milwaukee - the beer that I saw my grandpa crack open everyday after a long hard day working construction and concrete. I was always curious as to what it tasted like, and I vaguely remember him letting me drink his beer in the garage when I was just five years old. Lets begin.

Appearance - It has a typical straw- yellow, almost gold-yellow color to it with a small soapy head. It appears highly carbonated.

Smell - Instant breadiness/graininess hitting the nose. Not a bad-smelling beer. It has a slight smell of booziness.

Taste - I noticed it was very watery right off the bat. It had kind of a metallic aftertaste. I tasted notes of breadiness, followed by an overpowering metallic taste. The taste is very average and poor. I am not a fan of the metallic taste.

Mouthfeel - Very watery. Not a good feel. Carbonated.

Overall - Being generous, I will rate the overall a 2. I would not buy this beer again.

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4.56/5  rDev +94.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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2.75/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 833 ratings