Old Milwaukee Light
Pabst Brewing Company

Old Milwaukee LightOld Milwaukee Light
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Pabst Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Light Lager
Ranked #120
Ranked #29,765
2.51 | pDev: 35.06%
Saturday at 10:53 PM
Dec 12, 2001
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

2.83/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a very light straw color, smells as it tastes. Bright carbonation. For a beer on par with hamm's, price wise, it's not bad. Refreshing. Ymmv. Recommend
Saturday at 10:53 PM
Rated: 3.27 by siege06nd from Virginia

Sep 11, 2023
Rated: 2.56 by paulytasker from New York

Apr 22, 2023
Rated: 1.58 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 2.46 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

2.64/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
From a 12oz can:

Appearance: Pale yellow, good head.

Smell: Mild malt, hint of sourness.

Taste: Mild sweetness, light corn flavor, very mild bitterness in the finish.

Overall: Grabbed an extra after softball for a review. Pretty decent light beer, some flavor and even a bit of bitterness. Easy drinking and inexpensive, I might have to grab it instead of Miller Lite on occasion.
Oct 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Caldwan123 from Iowa

3.97/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Old Mil has a beer I drank when I was in college because of the price when I was in college was 9 bucks a case and as I have got older its made a resurgence in my area after being on a single case stack at the local beer store they now carry it by the pallet. This beer is extremely smooth and to many drinkers tastes like beer nothing offensive but does not blow you away. can basically copy and paste this to the Old MIl premium but no point to go with premium due to no noticeable taste difference and just higher calories. EDIT REVIEW. this beer has replaced Busch Light as my go to beer combination of flavor and cost. There is a reason that this product has won so many award and is the most award winning light beer regardless of hipsters and fanboys wanting to trash it because it is a (Cheaper) beer. People need to realize that just because a beer costs more does not mean it is better.
Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 2.43 by mamaraza from Texas

Aug 29, 2020
Rated: 2 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2020
Rated: 1.03 by TheIPAHunter from California

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 3.94 by superwho24 from Arkansas

Jan 10, 2020
Rated: 2.03 by craigbelly from Iowa

Oct 16, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 ounce can into lager glass, best before 9/23/2019. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity corn aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.8%. Overall this is a very nice light adjunct lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mellowly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Nice clean pils malt/grain showcase, with great earthy hop presence/balance for the style. Not overdone on adjuncts. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example. One of the best macro light lagers I've had as expected of Pabst.
Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Labattfan from Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +94.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
I usually drink labatt light blue. Royal or Milwaukee's best light but old Milwaukee light was 50 cents cheaper than the best light. I tried it nice clean sweet taste. It didnt have foam overkill like best light overall a much better buy than bud light miller light or Coors light best bang for the buck
Sep 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.42/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
Pretty sure I had this before Pabst acquired them was never a go to, but was cheap, easy to drink and readily available. It comes in at just below halfway between poor and average.
May 17, 2019
Rated: 3.08 by porters4life from Illinois

Apr 30, 2019
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Reviewed by Libeertarian from Montana

2.42/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
From notes taken 09/24/17:

Very pale and clear straw gold. Lemon-white cap of fine, uneven fluff, with surprisingly good retention. Nose is faint lemon, sweet not sour, pinch of yeast, some grass. Light grain palate, adjunct but not distractingly so. No honey suggestions, which is good. Overall, like mineral water with a few drops of lemon and melon juice. Pretty standard fare, refreshing enough, light in body, with tight spritzy carbonation.
Jun 18, 2018
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Reviewed by daliandragon from Maryland

2.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
An hour before my buddy's wedding in Bascom, OH this week, I decided more "emergency" beer was needed for possible late night. So I ran down the road to Tiffin to pick somehing up and this was what I ended up with. I was going to do the regular Old Mil but they only had thirty packs and that seemed excessive.

This is incredibly bland and flavorless but also overcarbonated and watery. Fine for easy pounding but not something worth looking out for.
May 29, 2018
Rated: 3.4 by USMC2012-2016 from Kentucky

Apr 26, 2018
Rated: 2.37 by Foxman27 from Iowa

Feb 22, 2018
Old Milwaukee Light from Pabst Brewing Company
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