Old Style | Pabst Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.64%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally called Golden Leaf Lager in the 1890’s, Old Style first appeared in local stores in 1902 and quickly became one of the region’s most widely enjoyed beers. It’s heritage and popularity are proudly displayed throughout Wisconsin and Illinois — one can’t go far without seeing a historically protected Old Style sign hanging on the side of a barn or in a tavern window.

Old Style first crossed state lines into Illinois to capitalize nationwide bottlers strike and subsequent product rationing by the competition. It wasn’t long before Old Style became Chicago’s beer – served from the North Side to the South Side and everywhere in between. Being accepted as a true local, Old Style began sponsoring the Chicago Cubs in 1950. With Old Style still being served at Wrigley Field today, the partnership is one of longest standing in the country.

In 2009, Old Style revived the centuries-old German brewing tradition called “Kraeusening.” This double fermentation process increases carbonation and richness, ultimately leading to a better tasting beer that has since been won medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-11-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,950
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
736
pDev:
26.24%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
129
Trade:
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Photo of neckescaper
3.64/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Alchemistbbc
4.25/5  rDev +50.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Not a darn thing out of place with this. EASY drinking (yes, boring) beer. Smmovvvve. I mean, there’s not really a “nuanced” balance of flavors here, but who wants to struggle through a bunch of weird flavors? It doesn’t taste “bad” it tastes like an AAL. Will definitely drink again. Looks like this is physically brewed in LaCrosse, WI, although the P/O Box is Milwaukee & the name is owned by Pabst. Whatever, doesn’t really matter. Will drink the 12 just purchased, will purchase again.

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.08/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tonyf315
4.12/5  rDev +46.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of meanmutt
3.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of gatornation
3.55/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had a pour of this today at soon to be closed Vadnais Inn, pours are only $1 here Typical AAL clear yellow color with corn and barley. mouth fell had slight crispness . For the style it good its an AAL would have again for sure.

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Photo of Chilmer
2.4/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of cardfan212
4.28/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 12 ounce can. Scores based on the style.

Look - I love the Old Style crest, it just looks great. Also, unlike other AALs, the can isn't cluttered with a bunch of words. Instead, some nice etching drawing things are spread across the can and look really nice. I love this can.

Smell - A strong malt sweetness with some resiny hops hidden in there. For once, an AAL doesn't just smell like the adjuncts.

Taste - Sweet malts with a bit of corn bolstering in the beginning, a nicely bitter finish. Doesn't stick around too long, it's a quick taste. Rather balanced and enjoyable.

Feel - The usual thin body with an appropriately moderate carbonation. Drinks nice and easily.

Overall - My personal favorite macro lager. It's just a well-rounded beer that really has no bad aspects. Can sometimes be tough to find, but when you do find it, it is usually pretty cheap.

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Photo of Greasy
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AGust82
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Half-full
3.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PatGreer
2.78/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dataslal
2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of spot2112
1.76/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Schro4
2.37/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.49/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of losthusker
3.43/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sick of the Bud miller coors bs, but not in the craft mood either? This stuff right here is the antidote. Smells and tastes like the end of a long day, and a dimly lit neighborhood dive bar. Thankfully, this does not have the sickly sweet taste of PBR (which is kind of a concern because they do brew this) but rather leans toward bitter which is sort of how beer should be in my world anyway. Oh and it's savor-able cold, and poundable before it gets to warm. The quintessential working mans libation. Cheers!

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.05/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Foxman27
2.81/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SaxmanRick
2.98/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

16 ounce can - Charlie's Beer & Wine in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, light yellow-hued body with a fizzy, white head that steadily recedes to near nil.

Smell: Lightly grainy cereal nose with some scattered corny hints. With some warmth, a faroff hint of loose change retrieved from a car cupholder.

Taste: A light lingering graininess throughout, it never gets particularly sweet, though there's a slight corny muskiness about it. Minute bitterness. As it warms, it picks up some metallic, industrial-type tastes, so don't fiddle around with drinking this thing, people - cold and fast - don't do what I did and lose focus, goofing around with Spotify, playing with (Ohio) the dog and scoping out online recipes to determine the viability of making your own pickles. Again, cold and fast! Thinning, watery finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Overall: All told, it's pretty bland (and once it warms, starts to become a bit bleagh), it does not beat my cheap-o beep-o option, Hamm's.

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Photo of WickedBeer
1.81/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Had to seize this opportunity, my first and maybe my only chance to drink like Frank Gallagher.

A wonderful carbonated piss yellow with frothy white head and thin lace. So far so good.

Typical light lager aromas of pale malts, slight bitterness, and corn. Super mellow, grainy.. I’m not even sure I know how to rate beers so 1-dimensional. But I love it. Not the beer, the experience.

Ahhh, yes. Imagine you ordered a club soda from the bar. You walk back to your table and don’t notice the drunken fellow walking toward you with a bottle of Natural Ice. He bumps into you, spilling a little bit of his beer into your glass. Unknowingly, you apologize and take a sip of your beer. Voila! You just tasted Old style! Sweet, corny, pale malts present, slightly tinny... delish.

The one consistently redeeming quality of light lagers. They’re crushable. Crisp, light, overly carbonated. Nothing more to add.

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Photo of blissfulNemo
2.55/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.78/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of R11415
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Old Style from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 736 ratings