Old Milwaukee Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer
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Old Milwaukee BeerOld Milwaukee Beer

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Raime
2.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a lager glass.

A - Pours a transparent yellow with a monster sized bubbly white head, standing four finger's in height.

S = Strong corn adjunct and sour grains. That's about it.

T - Strong rice adjunct. That's it. At least it tastes like something!.

M - Mouthfeel adds a slight cooked corn flavor and nothing more. Heavy carbonation, and an odd stickiness upon the tongue.

O - Overall, it's a cheap beer. Not impressive, but much better than that wrongly marketed flavored water know as Stroh's. But, it definitely doesn't hold up to it's lables claim as " America's best tasting beer ".

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Photo of rderedin
3.42/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Fine adjunct, drinking with the guys beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +60.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -46.6%

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3/5  rDev +28.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +38.9%

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


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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1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

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2/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev +28.2%

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1/5  rDev -57.3%

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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

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3/5  rDev +28.2%

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

Serving type: 12-ounce can. The freshness date on the bottom of the can is “SEPT 03 12.”

Appearance: Poured into a pilsner glass. The color is light straw. It is not too light to be suspect but has a decent color for an adjunct lager. About a finger of light, white, fluffy head dissipated to leave a ring around the edge and some streaks of lacing.

Smell: Light grains and sake-like rice adjunct. (It has that recycling-container-full-of-empties smell fresh from the can!) A little bit of lemon sneaks in, as well as some grassy hops.

Taste: Much like the smell, it offers light grains and sake-like rice. It is pretty sweet and has a little lemon touch. There is enough grassy hops to make it taste like a beer.

Drinkability: Though a little sweet for my taste (in regards to adjuncts) it is not bad. I would definitely buy this again for a camping trip.

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1/5  rDev -57.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +38.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -25.2%

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1/5  rDev -57.3%

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2.5/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.34 out of 5 with 834 ratings