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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834 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:
#46,845
Reviews:
267
Ratings:
834
pDev:
33.33%
Bros Score:
2.44
 
 
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2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
2.35/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

pretty rotten gear here, but still better than some crappy 30 pack stuff. pours pale and yellow, but who pours an old milwaukee right? this is a right out of the can product for sure. it smells a tad metallic, but mostly just watery, not much of a nose at all, which i guess is better than a repulsive aroma. boring. the flavor is about as exciting as the nose, maybe a touch of pale pale malt, but thats about it. this is flavored water to me, but the feel isnt horrible, great carbonation, maybe even too much, and a real light body. very drinkable if you like, but dont plan on getting drunk on this stuff and feeling very good. not bad when its freezing cold, but i will never ever ever buy this.

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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Knapp85
2.2/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Couldn't get much flavor out of this beer after drinking a Schmidt's right before it. I couldn't believe that the Schmidt's was a stronger flavored beer than Old Milwaukee.
Color - yellow
Mouthfeel - Watery with some Bubbles
Taste - very light, almost water
Aroma - Not much of one

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2/5  rDev -14.5%

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1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.92/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Impression from a can:

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of emerge077
2.54/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

That's that Old Milwaukee. I just finished myself an Old Milwaukee. o_O http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUc5ZWAsLPo

AMERICAS BEST TASTING BEER™ ...lol.

Not getting much of that "insane lacing" you hear about on the internet from the experts. Looks like any other cheap swill... pale anemic urine gold, racing streams of carbonation, feeble broken skim on the surface.

Smells faintly like tea and crackers.

Tastes bland and insipid, like soggy saltines and watery tea. Corn, barley, and hop extract. Astringent feel (not bitter, so many confuse the two) with a carbonic bite from high CO2 levels. If you want to get bloated, here is the beer for you. Smoother than Stroh's but that's not saying much. Not something i'm inclined to finish, especially as it warms up in the summer heat. Best thing going for it is the nostalgia/throwback brand appeal and the Will Ferrell commercials.

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Photo of zeff80
2.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A 16oz. can.

A - Poured out a pale, yellow color with a two-finger head. Actually leaves a little lacing.

S - It smelled mainly of corn.

T - It tasted mainly of corn and barley. It also has a little bitterness, maybe from a hop or two.

M - The mouthfeel is a little thin and very light bodied.

D - This wasn't as bad as I expected. However, it was not as good as PBR.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.13/5  rDev -51.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a lightly carbonated golden yellow color lager with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma of corn adjunct is way too powerful and gross. Taste is also dominated by the adjunct with too much sugar. Another bland offering from this awful brewery.

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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.21/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A crystal clear, straw-gold body is capped by a creamy bright-white head that holds well. Its retention is surprisingly good, and it leaves some nice lace to boot! The nose is exceptionally clean; with just a light touch of sweet malt. The body is light, and it's crisp in the mouth due to a fine-bubbled, median carbonation. Sweet malt makes up the entirety of the flavor, coming on strong at the start and slowly fading through the swallow. It's quite clean and devoid of any yeast characteristics. Adjunct is obviously being used at a high level as there's no real "grain" character present. It finishes drying with a dollop of sweet malt that receeds shortly. Very well made, but lacking in character.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
2.72/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a 32 ouncer at Circle K because I was feeling like something simple and cheap. Color is pale yellow with a fizzy head. Aroma is typical of cheap macro lagers, I've smelled a lot worse than this within this style of beer. Taste isn't very flavorful, which actually may make Old Milwaukee better than some of it's counterparts; there aren't any bad flavors to complain about. Seeing how cheap and unoffensive this is, I would consider this a good choice for a lawnmower beer. Still OM will never compete with my craft brew choices.

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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.55/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz. can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a very light gold color with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is very faint but contains light malts, adjuncts and the slightest hint of hops.

T: The taste starts out with bready flavors of adjuncts and a thin malt character followed by a mild sweetness. The hops presence is extremely mild even for the style. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: Poundable but not very flavorful, goes down easily and not too filling since there isn’t much to the beer, mild kick, it’s very typical of the style but there are better inexpensive beers out there.

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Photo of jgunther71
2.5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -14.5%

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1/5  rDev -57.3%

Photo of woodychandler
2.9/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A pint can, actually! On the pour, my first thought was, "Wow, the color is virtually non-existent. I just put a stream into the urinal that had more color than this!" Not a good start. I will, however, say this for the cheapies: they create a big, foamy, bone-white head with tremendous retention throughout. It was very impressive, actually. The nose was grainy, sweet, silage-like. On this last, if you have done any farming, you will get my drift. The mouthfeel was full and approaching creamy. There was a light sweetness in the mouth and on the finish. Did I get my $2.00 worth? Sure, but it was not something that I would scrounge for again.

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

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

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 834 ratings