Old Style | Pabst Brewing Company

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70
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691 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Ratings:
691
Reviews:
205
Avg:
2.99
pDev:
25.75%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
116
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 691 |  Reviews: 205
Photo of FBarber
2.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Schlitz74
2.26/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This is just an average lager, the taste is ok, it is not too bland and it is easy to drink, but nothing special here.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.19/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Superheatnsubcool
1.57/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of RR58
3.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Belial
3.94/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
2.21/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Bito24
3.68/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I just retired and have been going back to my roots and trying beers from "back in the day". Pabst, Black Label, Genny Cream, Gansett etc. With all the new rages in brewing, lager get treated like poor second cousins to the IPA's, Micros and the like. Well ladies, a good lager can stand toe to toe with any other. And Old Style is near the top of the list. Nice fall feel, great taste and nice finish. So you wheat drinking snobs, take off you skirt, put your jeans on and reintroduce yourself to a real beer

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AJmon13
2.75/5  rDev -8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of n2492004
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
4.03/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light yellow color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is grain and corn. The taste is surprisingly good, made up of malt and grains. Overall, an excellent lager.

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Photo of OldStyle29
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a 12oz mug.

L- Light golden in color, not to much head after being poured.
S- Hints of corn/grain in the aroma, nothing besides that really stood out.
T- Smooth taste that's a bit weak. No harsh aftertaste.
F- Not a bad beer for a party or if you happen to be at a ball game. Average beer that I doubt many would object to.

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Photo of emerge077
2.92/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

20 oz. plastic cup at Wrigley, thanks Aaron!

Pale gold, thin skim of foam and some lacing as it's sipped.
Aroma is swilly, wet grains with that unmistakeable lager yeast tang.
Taste has a light bite, fairly tasteless with wisps of cereal grain.
Crisp finish, somewhat watery feel. Overall it's average to below average.
Still a classic staple of Chicago nostalgia, memories of dive bars, backyard bbq's, Cubs games etc.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a nice yellow color upon pour with a foamy head that fades pretty fast. Taste is of grain and corn. Overall feel is light and easy to drink on a really hot day or watching a game. As far as commercial beers go this is my go to over the others, if you want an easy to drink simple beer for a hot afternoon this is not so bad. I prefer from a keg when it can be found just a personal like but to me has better taste than from can/bottle.

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Photo of Eman17
2.66/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Squire123
2.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of larryarms847
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a bright and clear golden yellow.

Sweet corn and lightly toasted grains.

Corn and grainy sweetness.

Light-bodied, high carbonation.

Overall, a crisp and refreshing lager. Great for a baseball game.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ebmahoney
3.04/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mlockman
3.46/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Infinitely better than the alternative macro beers on draft; light enough to be refreshing but much more flavorful than Bud Light and preferable in flavor to even 312 wheat in my opinion. Then again, I might be slightly biased by the fact that the first time I had this beer was at Wrigley Field.

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Photo of Nat1975
2.5/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nrml
2.58/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
3/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Old Style from Pabst Brewing Company
2.99 out of 5 based on 691 ratings.
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