Colt 45 Double Malt Liquor | Pabst Brewing Company

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Colt 45 Double Malt LiquorColt 45 Double Malt Liquor

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.61%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-31-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of Drak-Nib
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Tasted as part of my plan to try everything commonly sold at the average gas station. Not too bad. I'm curious to see how bad the high gravity version tastes, but this is smooth. Doesn't seem powerful. Fun for a fling. 2011/05/29

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
2.23/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tried this during my second stint in grad school (since I more or less drank myself out of the first) when high ABV beer became legal here about twelve years ago. Not a good experience, though I did finally get my (useless) M.A.

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Photo of BenHoppy
2.29/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of fthegiants
1.34/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
2.52/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zaraspook
2.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tzieser
3.55/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally found the elusive Colt 45 double malt. Found it at Weis supermarket in Lansdale, PA. Bottle is dated 1/18/16 so I hope it's a bottle date

L- typical crystal clear golden comple. Thick white head. A standard looking malt liquor

S- cooked corn and rice, a bit of grain and alcohol. again, pretty typical stuff.

T- similar to the nose. lots of corn flavor. a bit of rice. Lots of adjunct and malt flavor throughout. Slightly dry finish. It's basically a sweeter version of colt 45.

F- full mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. good for the style

O- a good malt liquor but not much better than regular colt 45. To be honest I think I prefer the original formula. Recommended

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Photo of SMH_NWI
2/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Josholson666
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of puboflyons
2.73/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

From the 40! Poured into a glass. Sampled on May 1, 2015. This will be review based on expectations of the style not on the fact that it is a mass-produced malt liquor. There is absolutely no reason to review this as a craft beer.

Straw yellow, highly carbonated pour with tremendous puffy white head. Looks like it should.

Aroma of boiled pale malts, corn, grass, but low booze factor. But I cannot distinguish anything that separates this out from the regular Colt 45.

Actually the body is around medium.

The taste is full of corn, rice, adjuncts, and pale malts. Clean, crisp mildly sweet finish. For the style it is done right.

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Photo of ramrod666
2.73/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of colt45rocks
1.35/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75

Recommend to anyone, most value for the bucks. Great at parties saves a boatload. Get a free rap CD and baseball hat with purchase three forties at local deli

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Photo of misternebbie
2.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cpolking
3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.09/5  rDev +17%

...I went to high school in a small town of about 600 people. Our school was practically the best at every sport except for volleyball. Football was one of those sports and I was generally second string, playing a lineman to crush the competition and protect the QB. After we destroyed the teams on our home field, we would celebrate by going to "somebody's" house (whoever had a house whose parents were gone), get sloshed, create beer pyramids, and make out in closets with all the cheerleaders. Often times the girls would drink Sublime (remember that? Do they even make that anymore?) and the guys would drink the cheapest, nastiest swill we could get our hands on. Oftentimes I'd work the concessions for girls' volleyball games (yeah, who cared anyways?) and earn about $25 a week, and sell band bootleg stuff on eBay (back when it was practically new and I could get away with it as a minor, among other things ;-) ). So we'd usually have a guy do a beer run and pick us up whatever we could afford. The night I'll never forget is the night I had $10 to blow and I said, "Gumps, get me whatever this will buy and will get me messed up." So he came back with two Hurricanes and two Colt 45's - both 40 oz A-bombs. My friend Bemis and I split them between each other. I hated the Hurricane so I drank the Colt 45. I puked green, got grounded, and woke up half naked in my own bed not knowing how I got there. Now tonight, I am going to revisit that memory with beer advocacy in mind...

Appearance (3.75) : For a buck twenty five, this beer has a pretty decent fluffy head. It's about three fingers and leaves some great lacing on the glass as it recedes and has a pillowy top. It's one of the better heads I've seen in a cheap lager. The body is a pale straw color, and about as clear as water, no surprise there.

Aroma (3.75) : WHAT??? This smells decent! It's actually got hop aroma amidst the barley malt and light corn notes. Yes, I can smell the hop. Very much like a more top tier lager. That's great news! Slightly twiggy or leafy as well.

Taste (3) : BUT.... Funky is the word. It's got this sticky, old stale lucky charms feel to it and tastes like sugared corn water. It's got some faint barley notes, but it's mostly cereal and corn. Actually, sweat socks come to mind. Yep. A little bit of that, too. At the end you can taste burnt alcohol.

The can seems to bypass all of that character though...which, yeah, most people ain't gonna pour this thing, so when you're drinking it out of the can it's an incredibly average barley malt, cereal, and water flavor.

Mouthfeel (2.75) : As I said, it's a bit sticky on the palate, and it's watery. I'd say creamy, but I don't think that's the word. It's very lightly carbonated in the glass, but yeah, it ain't creamy. Too light bodied for that.

Overall (3.09) : Hey, it ain't gross. I think a person can do better than this (like High Life or Natural Ice) but they can do a lot worse. Out of the can it's average, out of the glass it's a little more classy but more of the funk comes out, so then you decide to drink it from the can again.

Thanks Colt 45 for taking me back down memory lane (sort of). You aren't half bad, but you got a long way to go, son...

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Photo of rabbitguy
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of indianabeerman
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of pep
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JoeD77
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of mrmike3655
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of Crumpetsnbeer
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I picked up this fine malt liquor at my local 7-11. I was short on cash and it was cheap.

Appearance: It had a color that reminded me of any other 40oz I've drank. A kind of golden yellow.

Smell: The aromas definitely brought me back to being 16 and getting whatever beer the homeless man bought us.

Taste: Like the aromas it made me feel slightly nostalgic, tasted like crap but went down really fast.

Mouthfeel: Smooth like bubbly water.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer if you like to drink as much as you can as cheap as you can.

Serving type: 40oz bottle

Well its better than natty daddy, and it only got better once I added some oj.

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3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JakeBarnett
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of ZOSO2192
1/5  rDev -62.1%

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Colt 45 Double Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.64 out of 5 with 72 ratings