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Old Milwaukee Light | Pabst Brewing Company

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62 Reviews
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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
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
215
Avg:
2.71
pDev:
32.84%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
35
For Trade:
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Reviews by CrazyMike:
Photo of CrazyMike
3.26/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow appearance with fizzy white head that quickly disappears. Smell is very light, some hops and grain, but nonetheless clean.

For the taste, I picked up some malt, grain and hops, but overall hard to pick up. Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. Aftertaste is almost nonexistent, slightly bitter.

In conclusion, this makes you realize that light beer is not about an exotic blend of tastes, but clean and refreshing taste. This beer accomplishes that, for a light beer it's not bad. Still, it's a little to watery. I can foresee this being chugged at American frat houses.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SD-Alefan
2.25/5  rDev -17%

Photo of Jason
3.73/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz can, no freshness date. I love the boasting on the can; 1999 GABF Gold medal winner … America’s Best Tasting Light Beer.

Appearance: Translucent very pale yellow, perfect clarity with a minimal yet sticky lace on top.

Smell: Very clean nose with hints of grain and a smidgen of hops.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Super smooth with a spot on crispness, watery malt and cereal grain flavour. Very little hops at all, just a small amount of bitterness and not flavour. Very clean on the palate with little to no off flavours … I could not detect any. Clean and dry.

Notes: This is what a light beer is supposed to be, If I was a light beer drinker this is the one I would go for time and time again.

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Photo of Rifrafboy
2.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a light version of a very cheap beer, so I wasn't expecting much. Pours with almost no head when ice cold. Taste is very weak and watered down. What taste you get is slight malted grain and only a very shadow of hops. A very poor example of a light beer.

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Photo of olradetbalder
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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 briandaube
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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

Time to review a gold medal winner! Ok, obviously the beer doesn't look like it should win anything. Straw yellow, I mean, really super light, but it did produce a nice head and have adequate carbonation. Aroma was nothingness and watery beer.

Taste, barely any, super miniscule hop presence, super miniscule malt presence, mostly corn and six row. A decent cheap alternative to keith stone, and better in my opinion. Same demographic its peddaled too. At least if you're a somewhat responsible adult, you can just call it a lawnmower beer.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.4/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"America's best tasting beer" well that's what is says on the can...World beer cup gold winner in 2008 for American style light lager...really it's a good light beer. Pours a fizzy yellow color, with white head that dwindles quickly. Flavor wise there isn't anything wrong with this beer, especially when served cold. Smell is some cooked veggies with even a hint of herbal hop notes, really vintage old school beer like this isn't bad compared to the masses it's just as good or better. Plus a 12 pack of this runs $6.49 since that is rediculously cheap, it's a bonus to this light lager. Mouthfeel is light bodied sturdy carbonation nothing exciting but it's cold and wet. Overall an affordable good beer that's good for beer geeks to try to appreciate what we have in craft beer and have an option amongst bigger brewers to justify not drinking BMC.

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Photo of BadJustin
4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of brianplatt
2/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Mtooman
4.75/5  rDev +75.3%

Photo of JamesStreet
2.25/5  rDev -17%

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 secondtooth
2.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale gold, with large head, and thin but ornate lacing, even. Surprise!

Nose is corny, adjunct, rice. Quite average.

Taste is light (no surprise) and watery. The only real flavor is a corny maltiness, and little (if any) hops presence. Maybe this one has won recent GABF awards, but it's still a typical American Adjunct lager. Average at best. Wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of norinco
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Mpenders
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of avisong
1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of jtnelson40
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BigAl18
1/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of bewareOFpenguin
1.4/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Tastes like regular Old Milwaukee after some ice cubes melted in it. Very clear color, absent of any hops that I could detect. I don't think they use any barley either. It is drinkable, but so is anti-freeze.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.45/5  rDev +64.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Old Milwaukee Light brewed by Pabst Brewing Company with an ABV 3.88. This brew pours out a nice light amber color with a small white head. This is a filtered brew you can see right though it. The smell is nice with some grains and malt. The taste is light, but rich. There is a lot going on in this brew. For being a light brew it has a lot of flavor and body. There is nothing overpowering in this brew. Old Milwaukee Light has a real nice balance it. The mouthfeel is nice, clean, and refreshing. Pabst Brewing Company did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4.75 out 5.

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

Very thin, pale straw, a thin sheet of a soapy head, that evaporates quickly. Some light malty aroma, tough to pick up much on the nose. Thin, weak and a watery body, noted consistently through a few of these. Some delicate malts detected throughout. Nothing offensive, yet nothing to reel you in for more.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
2/5  rDev -26.2%

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Old Milwaukee Light from Pabst Brewing Company
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