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Old Milwaukee Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer
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2.35/5
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855 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,944
Reviews:
278
Ratings:
855
pDev:
33.62%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
147
Trade:
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Ratings: 855 |  Reviews: 278
Photo of Wattstriker
2.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hophead37
2.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Nicholas660
2.82/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

It's your typical Grandpa hard day of work come home drink a cold beer that doesn't taste great but it's drinkable and cheap but hey you get what you pay for

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Photo of Buckeye55
2.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Oldmillwater, another cheap beer option during college. Was never our first choice, you'd go to this one when you needed to make a beer run before the stores closed and funds were limited. Below average but not terrible.

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Photo of corywalston
3.05/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Fairy
3.58/5  rDev +52.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

SOOOOOO GOOD!!! A light start, that makes you think you're drinking something bland like a Micholob Ultra, but the finish and after taste are to die for! Nothing terribly special about this overall, but the flavor makes it one of my top beers for sure! Boring light color, not a great smell, decent carbonation, and foam, this beer is solely amazing for its taste alone!

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Photo of Harrison8
3.27/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent yellow with a finger of white head. Head retention is good, leaving behind splashes of lacing. Aroma is corn, rye, and bready, pale malts. Hints of herbal, floral, spicy hops add a little zest. Flavor profile is bready, pale malts with spicy, floral hops and straw and corn. It's simple, but has a little zest via hops in the latter portions. Mouth feel is crisp with a thin consistency. Overall, small and easy to slam, and yet still a decent flavor profile.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz can.

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Photo of KMcGrath
2.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of daliandragon
2.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I haven't seen this in Maryland before but took my son up to an orchard for apple picking today and found it in a liquor store next to a candy shop in Frederick county. Was common in my old stomping grounds in Ohio.

Super pale color with no head and just a touch of grainy nothingness in the nose. Flavor is similar. Not too carbonated and goes down super easy, if not super pleasantly. Hard to believe it is more than 3% abv. $3.99 for a sixer is about right.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.37/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

You know what, this was not that bad. Better than most of the adjuncts and was drinkable which surprised me. I cannot remember drinking this when younger, and can't say I would want to drink again, but would not turn it down.

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Photo of RichardLeahy
2.8/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From 473 ml can. Branding different to that shown but it appears to be the same product. L. Can't see but appears to be appropriate. S. Slight grain but little else. T. Follows the smell, light grain/malt up front with little flavour at the back. No sweetness discernible. F. Light and very drinkable. O. Drinkable and not unpleasant. But the sort of beer that gave American beer its reputation as light, easily drinkable swill.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Fartman
2.01/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of NoahS
1.65/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Just_a_regular_guy
5/5  rDev +112.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best damned beer I’ve had.

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Photo of GIftofgod4u1
3.18/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Decent macro beer that goes down smooth.

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Photo of neliam24
2.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.06/5  rDev +72.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Old Milwaukee is a actually a pretty tasty cheap beer. Falls in line with my top ones. For $3.99 a sixer, its cheaper as a sixer than many of the single shelf craft beers that aren't as good.

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Photo of cwb14
4.16/5  rDev +77%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cardfan212
3.64/5  rDev +54.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 ounce can. Scores are based on the style.

Look - A simple and nice looking can. The pinup girl is a little weird, but whatever.

Smell - Simple straight up sweet grains. Pleasant smelling enough.

Taste - Slightly too sweet, but mild and enjoyable. Again, quite simple.

Feel - Typical thin body and moderate carbonation you'd expect from the style.

Overall - A simple beer that is enjoyable enough in its own right. Slightly below my favorite AALs, but better than most.

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Photo of robotic_being
2.49/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Cholla
3/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just kind of average. Not a bad beer. It’s really cheap. 8.99 for a twelve pack around here. Just a beer for when you want a beer. I pick it up every now and then. Cheers.

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Photo of jkblr
2.86/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

16oz can bb 7/23/18 poured into a willibecher glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on can. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. It retains a film of head and a bit of lacing. The aroma is creamed corn and maybe soap. The taste starts a little sweet and grainy, then gets a slight bit tangy and ends with a weird metallic aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and undry in the finish. There is a significant oily/soapy aftertaste that is there in quantity enough to actually fault it, even in a discount AAL. Overall, not so good. Many better options for your bargain AAL dollar.

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Photo of kootenays88
2.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wl2bill
2.88/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.35 out of 5 with 855 ratings