Colt 45 Malt Liquor | Pabst Brewing Company

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Colt 45 Malt LiquorColt 45 Malt Liquor

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ahhh good old Colt 45. I remember my first time ever having this at a party when I was about 15. Seems like forever ago. Anyway, Onto my review. I truthfully don't care about what anybody says about this stuff. I loved it. It goes down smoother than any beer you could possibly buy in a 40 ouncer, And it tastes like something for triple the price. No it isn't perfect, But at $1.85 for a 40oz you absolutely cannot beat it. I never would have guessed that it rated in at 5.6% alcohol. I tasted no carbonation whatsoever, Surprising since it's looks like it would be filled to the brim with the stuff. This stuff is worth a try no matter what type of beer drinker you are

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This marks some kind of personal malt liquor milestone, but I can't remember what at the moment, go figure...

Into a pint glass it pours a pale straw gold with a swarm of rising bubbles. Bright and clear, with lots of lacing surprisingly enough. Head retention isn't great however, and it fades after a minute or two.

Smells sweet like Apple Jacks cereal, and cereal grains in general. Not too offensive really, just sweet and bland.

Flavors are similar, sliced apples and some cereal grain. Thankfully it's not astringent really, as the worst offenders of the style are. Lighter carbonation over time, but it's still a bit gaseous and burp inducing. Drank this with no complaints to be honest. As far as malt liquors go, it's mad decent.

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Colt 45 Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
2.38 out of 5 based on 870 ratings.
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