Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)
Pabst Brewing Company

Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor)
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Pabst Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Malt Liquor
Ranked #15
Ranked #29,676
2.66 | pDev: 31.58%
Mar 21, 2023
Mar 27, 2002
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Rated: 3.07 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
Rated: 2.58 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by BroBobby70 from Texas

3.09/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
16 oz. Can poured into mason jar
Look: one and a half finger head does not stay long, golden color. Good lacing.
Smell: Malt with hints of sweetness.
Taste: Medium bitterness, not extraordinary, not bad. Finish is ok.
Feel: Nice carbonation, stays on tongue after swallowing.
Overall: I could take it or leave it. I would not seek it out if there were others of the style.
Pair with seafood.
Jul 28, 2021
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Reviewed by BCole281 from Texas

2.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
24oz can, date code SEP2721. Poured into a pint glass.

A - pours a clear yellow with a thin white head that leaves a little bit of lacing. Head retention is fair; lots of small bubbles rising through the glass.

S - Primarily malts and adjuncts; there's a bandage-like funk that shows up near the end of the nose that's a bit off-putting.

T - Malty with a caramel-like sweetness; no discernable hop character. The funk present on the nose doesn't reveal itself in the taste.

M - Medium-bodied with average carbonation and a smooth, sweet finish. Drinkability is good, provided it stays cold.

O - For a regular strength ML (5.9%) it's serviceable, but better options exist. YMMV.
Jul 19, 2021
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

2.82/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I have one idea what it looks like, drank it straight from the can after fishing it from an iced down communal beer cooler in the middle of a Pakistani Valero at IH-10 and Fry are. on the outskirts of Houston.
It was, as you might have guessed, ice cold. I only detected a sulphurous, slightly putrid smell. The taste is as slightly sweet, artificial grape drink (drank) (purple), slight alcohol warmth. It tastes a lot like, despair. I’m so glad I only had 16 oz to drink.
It will get the job done if you want a buzz, but there’s much better ways to achieve that for the same price.
Aug 18, 2020
Rated: 2.45 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
(16 oz can, DEC0919; purchased cold single... poured into fat tulip)

L: brilliantly-clear, pale yellow-amber liquid; tall, semi-tight, silky white foam builds high, slow crumble... thin collar remains, a few islands of suds as well; some lace, but much of it slides away

S: dried apple, hint of white grape atop a powdered-donut doughy malt base; soft clove spice, subtle cookie-ish baked grain note... no one element really stands out, fair-moderate potency... malt fades in favor of spice and dried pomme

T: expected a little more base sweetness upon first sip, but it's merely a mellow, white-bready, dry malt foundation; the spice is even rather subdued, lingering with a delicate boost of booze in the aftertaste... taste gets more muddy as it goes; bit of a medicinal alcohol builds in the back halfway through; slight nutty yeast aftertaste by the end

F: satiny smooth, little afterburn... arguably a tad watery in the finish; arguably needs a lil more heat; otherwise dream drag and drop

O: last saw this summer 2015, but failed to pull the trigger - been looking for it since... an open-minded venture into an anecdotally seedy dive bar in my buddy's town reaped its reward, of sorts (basically just the review)... disappointingly a little too bland of a taste, but fantastically drinkable (1518)
Sep 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.11/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
First impression:


07/08/19 can:

A bit sweet and a biteen syrupy but not as off putting as many budget malt liquors. Corn, 6-row, cooked grain. Has a warm alcohol undertone that's unpleasant but not intolerable.

No overt hop flavours are present to any extent. Not metallic or otherwise off.

Unrefreshing but drinkable. I've had worse student tipples in my day. Wouldn't be a repeat buy with Mickey's on the market...

Jul 05, 2019
Rated: 2.43 by markallmon from Tennessee

Jun 16, 2019
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Rated by Nicholas660 from Kansas

4.76/5  rDev +78.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass it has a toasted malt aroma and a decent flavor to match good old style aal.
May 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
To me, the king of Malt Liquors. Overall I would rate it as average, because there are none from this category I would consider outstanding. Is a sweet smelling and tasting brew, light bodied but extremely poundable. Let's be honest, if your drinking ml's you're not looking for sipping brews.
May 06, 2019
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Reviewed by xolectic from Ohio

2.62/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L: Thick head, decent lacing, deep golden color.

S: Sweet malt and corn. Fairly weak.

T: Very sweet, basically no hops, inoffensive but not very rich or grainy.

F: Medium bodied with very clean finish. Not as carbonated as the X.L. Schlitz malt liquor (Red bull)

Overall: You could do worse than this one but it's not even better than OE 800. I like the Red Bull X.L. Schlitz better as it is not as sweet. A middle of the road malt liquor that is worth a try but not worth going out of your way for.
May 04, 2019
Rated: 4.7 by StevenC from Alabama

Mar 02, 2019
Rated: 1.67 by BlueTomorrow from Michigan

Aug 26, 2018
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Reviewed by Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.94/5  rDev +85.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This economy Beer is a major contender with top notch brews. For the price, I recommend you skip pabst, miller and coors. Go for the Bull. The look is super clear, light straw in appearance. The presentation of the can is fair. Since this is a economic Beer, I suppose the design is not bad. The nose is sweet and yeasty with some slight spoiled grain smell. Meh, the smell is boring. For flavor, this is not exceptional but very similar to Miller high life. Top end sweetness with faint yeast/white bread notes, quickly goes into some maltiness and hop bitterness in the middle. The finish is a little wet. I really enjoyed the body of this beer. Good sting carbonation that pricks your pallet with a fantastic creamy texture as it goes down. Very nice medium body. As you drink, the hops and ethyl acetate build up on your pallet, rendering your taste buds useless. I believe Schlitz malt liquor tastes much better than Miller high life due to the fact high life has a thin body and a overwhelming canned vegetable taste. This beer has none of that! If you are looking for something with more flavor and more alcohol hit, I recommend this beer!
Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 2 by Jbalintjr from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2018
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Reviewed by DrMullet from Florida

3.67/5  rDev +38%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Pours a clear bright golden yellow with medium head.
Smell is pretty light corn and grain.
Taste is sweet malt, grain, and a hint of apple in the finish.
Better than expected.
Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by OldSchoolMike from North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
One of the better Malt Liquors out there, and I have tried about all of them. I remember the old commercial "don't say beer, say bull." If I want a little "boost" during an afternoon of draining cans, I generally alternate the bull and whatever aal is in the fridge at the time. Not wonderful, but it does the job, and I have never sputtered in disgust when taking a sip/chug of one of these. Then again, I don't ask for much. Between all of the smoking I did in my younger days (thankfully behind me) and all of the spicy foods I like now, my taste buds may be sub-par. Good for me, 'cause I will drink about anything.
Dec 07, 2017
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Rated by schlitzman from Nevada

5/5  rDev +88%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Schlitz oml is a great malt liquor just hard to find
So you end up drinking what is available near home or close
Oct 25, 2017
Rated: 4.75 by OzmanBey from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2017
Schlitz O.M.L. (Malt Liquor) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 211 ratings