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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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Photo of orangesol
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of jgunther71
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TMoney2591
2.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Hoping to finish this Spelunky spree soon, as one can only take so much death before it starts to grate... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear pale sallow topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises corn, wheat, and light grass. The taste brings in more of the same, with some added sweet corn and some funkier wheat. The body is a hefty-leaning light, with a light moderate carbonation and a watery feel. Overall, a pretty sad little adjunct lager, one that hardly seems suitable for drinking on its own without some effort (read: beer ping and the like). Oh well, back to dying pathetically and not learning from my mistakes...*drink*...

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Photo of krome
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thatoneguymike
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of tdm168
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.49/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InspectorBob
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Billolick
2.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

OK I know I'm scrapin the bottom of the barrel here, but we all need to consume some mass produced crap to keep us honest and keep us abreast of what is out there. This stuff is, suprise, piss yellow with a large bubble, short lasting head. Not much nose to speak of. Ditto for malt and hops. It is cold and wet and did help me wash down my dinner.

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Photo of smartassboiler
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of jwc215
2.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16 oz. can:

Pours light straw yellow with a white head that soon becomes a thin cover.

The smell is very mild - some husk - maybe.

The taste is - nothing much. Only the lightest hint of malt and maybe a dab of cluster hops. This really doesn't taste like much more than carbonated water. Doesn't taste "bad" mainly because it doesn't taste.

Light and fizzy, though there are macros that are worse.

The blandness and fizziness, however, do start to make it a real drag before the 16 ounces are finished. However, it does have a surprising smoothness to it and isn't undrinkable. Not "America's best tasting beer", but it's drinkable enough if you want an iced-cold chugger on a hot day. Whatever...

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Photo of Lare453
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of feloniousmonk
2.58/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

16 ounce limited edition can, which advertised a country music festival, enjoyed in lovely Buffalo, MN...the ring around the can's top reads, " it doesn't get any better than this"...and I must beg to differ, but...also, I quote the bottom, where we learn of this beer, that it is "carefully brewed with genuine malted barley, pure water, cereal grains, and selected hops." Glad they selected them!

Very typically pale yellow hue, nice head, stays awhile...

aroma is typical, again, very nothing...slightly malty, but not by much...

Taste? grain, assorted, some better than others...a mingling mush of rice and barley, and not much else..it drinks okay, if you don't give a care.
...bit of a harshness in the carbonation, which affects the mouthfeel some...a bit too bubbly...
My nephew, who I had trained to choose better beers, was as confused as I about what beers were on-the-house at my niece's wedding reception, and we both befuddledly went with Mich Golden Light, until he learned there were others at our disposal. He sipped my OM and conferred upon it a superior status above MGDL...but not by much...and went with Samuel Adams as his next choice...

This is not bad, but not recommended by any means.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Sweffin
2/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Wasatch
2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a light yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, slight hop note. Light body. Not drinkable, would not buy again.

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Photo of tone77
2.64/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz. can. Has a very pale yellow color with a small head. Aroma is mild, some notes of corn. Taste is greatly lacking. Not much flavor at all here. Feels light in the mouth. Drinkability is fairly good. Overall there is not much to say, or like about this beer.

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Photo of Nichols33
1/5  rDev -57.1%

Photo of tommy5
1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of Mebuzzard
1.25/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of tempest
2.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Wow, I hadn't had this in years, and now I won't have to drink it again for several years - I hope. There's little about the flavor that resembles an all-malt beer. It relies heavily of yeast character, which is just a bit like the green apple found in Budweiser, but watered down and gone rancid. Avoid this one at all costs. Yes, it could have been more offensive, but it was still no treat to drink.

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Photo of bigred89
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.33 out of 5 with 815 ratings
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