Old Milwaukee Light | Pabst Brewing Company

BA SCORE
67
poor
217 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.88%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
217
Reviews:
63
Avg:
2.71
pDev:
33.21%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 217 |  Reviews: 63
Photo of OhioYeti
4.57/5  rDev +68.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Im embarrassed to say this, but this beer is actually a great tasting light beer. Who knew? It's got a clean taste with no tinny or weird aftertaste. I'm going to start buying this beer for the warmer months because i think it'll be a great lawn mowing beer. Don't be embarrassed like I've been, pick some of this up, it's actually better than most of the more expensive mass produced light beers. True Story!

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Photo of Chackman151
1.25/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of zaraspook
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.99/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Squire123
2.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PUbeer
2.35/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jrod79
2.17/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
1.78/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Mantooth
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.23/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Super light yellow aal light beer kinda thing going, solid white head, almost average retention. Aroma was just industrial beer smells, aluminum, corn.

Taste, super carbonated, light noble hop, almost no barley content. Super watery mouthfeel. Even though its really lightly hopped flavor wise, the lack of a malt body allows a distinct, soapy bitterness to jump around. High alpha acid hops and a super long boil = less hops to pay for.

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Photo of jw4free
3.55/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a Pilsner glass. L: pale straw yellow. Clear, decent effervescence. S: light white bread malts. Honey, apple juice. Aroma actually gets better as it warms. T: better cold. Off flavors present as it warms. Mineral and rice. F: crisp. Pretty dry and clean. Not too watery. O: good, better than the original.

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Photo of dheldman
1/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Iamjeff6
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Josholson666
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hozersr
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of InsideLiquorMan
1.76/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up a 15 case of these naughty puppies in cans. If Old Mil itself is any indication, these aren't going to be much better. Tossed it in the fridge, kudos to my staff discount, and proceeded to pound one back with some leftover Chinese take out. Taste is of air. Nothing. A hint of hops that teases you and then withdraws completely like a hooker who realizes you've only got spare change in the ashtray of your car. That's about it. No smell, nada. This is a working man's beer, without a doubt. I sell a ton of Old Mil each day and mostly to contractors or site workers. This stuff only sells when someone comes in specifically looking for it. People are more than happy to take any number of light beers over this stuff.

Can is pretty righteous. The girl is a lot hotter than the regular Old Mil pinup so that's a definite plus. Easy to drink, hard to taste. I don't mind it. I'm not buying this for the taste. I'm buying it because if I don't, it'll hang around my cooler until it expires like all of my Labatt Blue. Let's all be honest here. Light beer is meant for those who don't want a beer gut and a stained, yellowed tank top as their main piece of attire. This cannot be rated as thoroughly as a craft beer. This is a domestic, light, canned beer produced for the masses, not small batch brewed to a 700 year old tradition or some nonsense. For what it is, it's still crap, though.

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Photo of donnie_vendetta
2.84/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Purified
1.44/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of jpuetz
1/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Adodd03
3.79/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of robusn
4.79/5  rDev +76.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Raime
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Friend Craig just got out of jail and I guess a 30 pack of this is what he calls a celebration...

Look - Crystal clear yellow with a fast forming, huge white head that sits and bubbles for what seems like an eternity and doesn't lace up too well.

Smell - Corn adjunct and grapes.

Taste - Has a very odd dish soap kind of thing going on here. Sticks to your tongue. Corn adjuncts forever and a bit of a creamed finish.

Feel - Again, there is a definite dish soap deal going on here..otherwise, light bodied and carbonated to high hell.

Overall - Was a bit different than the rest in terms of taste and feel, but it still lives up to the namesake of its style.

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Photo of notabeersnob
4.38/5  rDev +61.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in: a black foam MGD coozie
Temperature: cold but not ice cold.
Appearance: the can is understated yet complex. Simple, classic, timeless.
Smell: subtle hint of aluminum but not an unpleasant amount. Overall smell is similar to a brewery leading me to believe that this beer is fresh.
Taste: excellent. Grains, malted barley, hops, spring water. When I burp I get a hint of Arbys roast beef.
Mouthfeel: good. I was thirsty before drinking this beer. Now my mouth feels much less dry. Slight lingering carbonation.
Overall: this is a great beer for drinking during almost any activity. I enjoyed it while watching baseball and grilling hot dogs. It will be the perfect addition to my July 4th weekend. I would also recommend drinking several of these while replacing your brakes or changing oil.

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Old Milwaukee Light from Pabst Brewing Company
2.71 out of 5 based on 217 ratings.
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