Colt 45 Malt Liquor | Pabst Brewing Company

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58
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875 Ratings
THE BROS
64
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Colt 45 Malt LiquorColt 45 Malt Liquor
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.61%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Introduced in 1963 by the Baltimore, Maryland-based National Brewing Company, Colt 45 was named in honor of running back Jerry Hill, who was #45 on the 1963 Baltimore Colts football team. Through high-profile partnerships with actor Billy Dee Williams and comedian Redd Foxx — who both appeared in radio, print, and TV advertisements – Colt 45 established itself as the premier malt liquor beverage by the early 1970s.

It was also during this time that the iconic slogan, “Works Every Time,” became synonymous with the brand. The Williams relationship lasted for nearly four decades, until he passed the torch to music mogul, Snoop Dogg in 2010.

With Snoop at the helm, we’ve entered an exciting new Colt 45 era.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
875
Reviews:
272
Avg:
2.38
pDev:
31.93%
 
 
Wants:
16
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168
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Ratings: 875 |  Reviews: 272
Photo of SMH_NWI
2.23/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JamesStreet
1.85/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MikeWard
2.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of 2ellas
2.05/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of fortyfield
1.75/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of chasmandocharles
2.75/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of msumike89
2/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of KACK1533
3.77/5  rDev +58.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

One of my favorite malts. Consumed in a paper bag per tradition. Sweet tasting, albeit skunky. Consumed at a fast pace as when it is warm it turns into a different animal.

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

Photo of wisegreensoul
2.41/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tillmac62
2.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of life_of_agony
2.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Wer34truh
2.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of spoony
3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not sure this stuff is worthy of a full review...but this is my favorite malt liquor (for whatever that is worth). It has a bit more flavor and substance than OE800 and will still "Work Every Time."

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Photo of BEER88
1.94/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of CreightonSM
1.24/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of RaginBowener
1.48/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
2/5  rDev -16%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours golden yellow. Smells like a malt bomb. Tastes like syrupy corn sweetness, with a touch of booze. It feels medium bodied and isn't hard to get down. Not a great beer but one of the better cheap 40 oz. you can get. I started off with one of these on occasion after I turned 21. 40s were my go to, being so cheap. Nowadays I steer clear and go straight for the craft beer.

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Photo of hendryxdp
2.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of n2492004
2.5/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nodder
1.45/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of InsideLiquorMan
1.2/5  rDev -49.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This legend needs no introduction. Tastes like sweetened piss and comes out like it, too. We carried it in my liquor store for a brief stint and it began attracting the wrong clientele, so we phased it out. I remember distinctly heading to a craft beer event with a coworker, two of those cold bad boys in the backpack, and hammering them into the gullet in the corner of a deserted parking lot as some type of hobo pre-drink ritual. We got about 3/4 of each finished before they became too warm to finish. I still have a photograph somewhere of that memorable moment. Luckily, our pallets were cleansed later on that night with salted Bavarian pretzels and some wonderful imported craft beer.

This beer is not to be enjoyed, just drank quickly in preparation for a rowdy night. You gain a level of drunkenness, but lose a great deal of dignity. Also a classic of many life-threatening camping expeditions into the Rocky Mountains. I recall purchasing two of these at a very small local liquor store and having the clerk, an older Native man, ask if I wanted a paper bag so that I could, "Sit on the curb with the rest of 'em."

Avoid the Colt at all costs.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
2.75/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I'm a big fan of malt liquor, and Colt 45 is a pretty decent one. It has a straw yellow color and has a strong malt smell of sweet corn and grains. The taste was pretty solid with a smooth and flavorful malt taste. Aftertaste is of corn and sugar. Not the greatest malt but not the worst.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
2.36/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
2.38 out of 5 based on 875 ratings.
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