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Colt 45 Malt Liquor | Pabst Brewing Company

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2.22/5
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888 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#44,901
Reviews:
276
Ratings:
888
pDev:
33.78%
Bros Score:
2.7
 
 
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16
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Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Beginner2
2.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of skeeterloveshops
1.14/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Microwaved it for 60 seconds before drinking as recommended from a friend. It immediately made me want to smoke some crack and kill somebody. Best night of my life.

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Photo of PorterPro125
2.15/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Serving Type: 710 mL Can served ICE cold

A- Pours a bright pale yellow very reminiscent of urine. No head and no lacing. Very typical for the style.

S- Sweet malt, along with with corn and rice. Very sweet without any indication of bitterness.

T- Like the aroma, the taste is very sweet and full of adjuncts.

M- Medium-Light Body and Moderate carbonation. Not the fizzy, watery consistency I was expecting.

O- I didn't have high expectations for Colt 45 (why would I) but it certainly wasn't as bad as people have been telling me. I suppose the ice cold temperature I drank it at had something to do with that..

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Photo of PUbeer
2.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.27/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of vikinggary28
1.74/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

What can I say about this beer that hasn't already been said? It is meant to be drank out of a ice cold (not over 35 degree) 40 oz bottle lovingly wrapped in it's traditional brown paper bag, if the clerk you buy it from tries putting it in a plastic bag you need to set them straight immediately. Pull the bottle out of the bag long enough to admire it's straw yellow colour and remind yourself it looks pretty much like its going to look like the next time you see it after you have drunk it. Also, no matter how cold Colt 45 is, it has the strange ability to taste like luke warm cow urine, how something ice cold can taste luke warm is an oddity that even Stephen Hawking can't explain. Colt 45 also has another strange behaviour, no matter how fast you drink it, if you guzzle a 40 in 3 minutes or sip it for half an hour, the final10 oz's of the bottle you are drinking will be flat, no carbination at all. There are several conspiracy theories on why this occurs but we don't have time for that right now. Why may you ask I drink it? Well after I've burned through my paycheck on quality craft brews and am left with 5 bucks in my wallet its time to roll up the sleeves, have a seat on the curb, and twist open a 40 of the king of 40's!

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Photo of PawPawPepperoni
2.84/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Couldn't really get the color as i was drinking out of a paper bag. Notes of 40oz. Dry finish. skunky.

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Photo of Abbbp
2.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
1.92/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Drank from a 22 oz bottle, nasty looking yellow.
Smells like a cheap beer, similar to a corona extra.
Tastes somewhat better though, not much, but somehow better. Very similar, even though I guess they're "different" styles.
Drinks smooth though, which is pleasant enough.
Overall, cheap and drinkable, but there's better cheap alternatives.

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Photo of chuckgietzen
2.27/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of hophugger
2.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlueShepard19
1.16/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SMH_NWI
2.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JamesStreet
1.85/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of MikeWard
2.12/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of 2ellas
2.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BabaBeer
2.5/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fortyfield
1.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of chasmandocharles
2.75/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of msumike89
2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of KACK1533
3.77/5  rDev +69.8%
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 +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
2.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tillmac62
2.57/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.22 out of 5 with 888 ratings
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