Old Milwaukee Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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61
poor
793 Ratings
THE BROS
58
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
793
Reviews:
256
Avg:
2.5
pDev:
32%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
111
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 793 |  Reviews: 256
Photo of plaid75
2.51/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a light straw hue with a three finger pillowy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a sweet corn and a smattering of hop spice.

The taste was upfront sweet corn, with a thin graininess. The sweetness was heavy and enduring, as it lingered well after the swallow.

The mouthfeel was typical of a macro lager - thin and well carbonated.

Overall your average macro. May be sweeter than most however.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
2.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pounder can.
Aroma is full of corn.
Taste has lime, possibly from spent hop and some corn and grain. Almost tastes like lemon lime soda mixed with a light beer. Weird.
Light bodied, crisp seltzer feel. Pretty bad beer.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
2/5  rDev -20%

Photo of BillRoth
3.25/5  rDev +30%

Photo of Nichols33
1/5  rDev -60%

Photo of puboflyons
2.35/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 16 fl. oz. can marked 02029-D50621. This is one of those rare instances where the brand's light beer is tastier than its regular old stand-by. This pours pale yellow into the pint glass with about 1/2 inch of white, foamy head. Typical beer aroma of American pales with that sort of metallic, grassy, and lightly hopped scent. Lots of bubbling carbonation. Watery for the most part. There's something grassy with a slight hint of hops in the taste. Nothing exciting. Their slogan is "America's Best Tasting Beer."

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Photo of wrightst
2/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Zorro
2.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a screw top 32 OZ Bottle that I bought for $1.19 at Vons.

Pours an ultra clear yellow brew.

Smell is sweet and corny with a cracker smell to it. No skunking or off smells to it.

Taste is fairly dry with just a trace of sweetness and a bit of grain flavor. Taste is pretty neutral it doesn't offend or wow you.

Mouthfeel is OK this isn't a brew that pretends to be anything other than a cheap lager.

Drinkability is equal to or superior that which the macrobrews have.
This is a brew that claims to only be a cheap yet drinkable and non-offensive brew and in that capacity is succeeds fully. I have drunk a lot of this with dinner when I hit the supermarket deli for dinner and just wanted a beer to go with say fried chicken. Which is exactly why I am even reviewing this brew here.

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Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of fredmugs
1.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of clayrock81
2.35/5  rDev -6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Didn't pour it out of the can to be honest. Had a metallic smell. This is a decent, watery cheap beer to buy when you're reliving the ol' college days and playing drinking card games with some buddies. Has a quasi-sweet malt taste and the use of adjuncts is minimal. Very light hop presence but is not at all bitter or going to nuke your taste buds/stomach like other cheap American macros. Goes down light-bodied and smooth because of the wateriness, but this isn't horrible.

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Photo of bigred89
1.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of sd123
1.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of spinrsx
2.47/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

473ml Can

Appearance – Clear light yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, corn, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts, bread/grains, and corn. There is also a bit of a corn syrup or apple sweetness. It ends with a grainy corn syrup slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Nothing offensive and yet nothing memorable. I suppose it's decent for the price, but nothing I would revisit any time soon.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This pours in glass a yellow gold with a small head of foam that shrinks quickly leaving a fine layer.

The smell is a mix of malt and corn.

The taste is semi sweet; there's some malt and grain going on with some hop character that bitters it but the flavours are light on the palate. I haven't tasted this for years and I'm sure I'll not taste it again for many more years to come. Just too damn common and bland.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Poured a very pale straw color, clear, with a moderate strong and steady stream of carbonation. The initial head was fizzy, about 1 finger high before it quickly settled to a thin frothy layer. Visible carbonation was moderate.

S: The nose was soft, with some fresh lemons, pale grains. Fairly neutral which was to be expected.

T: The initial flavor was sugary sweet cereal grains while a lemony tang is found on the finish. Overall some malt sweetness, lemons and dry honeycombs and was pretty much non-offending.

M: light, a little watery and with a fizzy effervesce detected on the tongue.

D: While wont blow you away it wont totally turn you off. A tad sweet, but fairly clean. Would drink if the greater of lesser options at a party but wouldn't spend my money at it. Average for what it is.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
1.5/5  rDev -40%

Photo of Rhettroactive
1.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of DucksFan16
1.79/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Absolutely horrible, shocking I know. But I had to justify the rating with a review.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.52/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Lots of yellow, almost no head can be held. Aroma of mass production and grain.

Devoid of hop, yeast and malt flavors for the most part. A high bitterness quotient to malt ratio. Corn sweetness. Lots of water everywhere, not a drop to drink.

Its an AAL, and it fits exactly in that category. Lots of carbonation, minimal flavor in the positive sense. Seems like they tried to use the least amount of high alpha acid hops, long boil, minimal barley (and if so, comes off as 6 row) creates an off bitterness lacking desired beer flavors.

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Photo of fthegiants
2.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of harpus
2.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of TX-Badger
2.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of beergorrilla
2.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Canada_Dan
1.5/5  rDev -40%

Old Milwaukee Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
2.5 out of 5 based on 793 ratings.
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