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Old Milwaukee Non Alcoholic | Pabst Brewing Company

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2.33/5
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54 Ratings
Old Milwaukee Non AlcoholicOld Milwaukee Non Alcoholic
BEER INFO

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

Style: Low Alcohol Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 0.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flavorful non-alcoholic beer for those moments when you want the taste of America’ best tasting beer without the alcohol content.

Added by BrewAskew on 08-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,639
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
54
pDev:
30.04%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of OldSchoolMike
2.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Rating it for what it is: a non-alcoholic, that is, fake, beer. If I want something in the garage fridge to help convince my wife why I smell strongly of beer, this is a good bet.

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Photo of davisrs
3.85/5  rDev +65.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Comparing only NA beers, BUD Light and Miller Lite, not my favorite Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.:
[b]Only available in cans in my area.[/b] This poured with a very light straw yellow color
It produced a three finger head and still had a full head an hour later.
The aroma was definitely that of a decent beer!
The taste was that of a very light, but fairly full bodied light beer with no burnt or overtly sweet aftertastes.
I was not expecting much because Old Milwaukee has been in and out of production, but for a non alcoholic beer, this is one American NA beer I would serve to my guests along with Clausthaler and Becks, the best of the bunch!!

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Photo of zaraspook
2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HarlequinBuckeye
1/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

If you absolutely crave one of the worst beers in the world without the silver lining of at least catching a buzz "It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This". Falls flat on it's ass in every single category. I'd rather drink a Barq's root beer than this. At least Barq's doesn't make your stomach turn with every gulp.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.42/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy bright white head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film surrounded by a very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of corn adjuncts over lighter aromas of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of grainy malts with light to moderate flavors of corn adjuncts, slightly vegetal. Minimal amounts of sweetness or hop presence. Overall the beer has a very light flavor more reminiscent of mineral water than a beer.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Very drinkable and definitely lacks the chemical-like flavor that you get in a lot of the American NA lagers. Very light flavor and aroma.

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Photo of VABA
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of misternebbie
2.17/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of LittleDog
1.97/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

I wonder why NA beer can't have more flavor and mouth feel. Can't you boil up an IPA and just bottle it sterile?

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Photo of ordybill
2.77/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a can into a pint glass. This beer is a very thin yellow color with a small white head. It has almost no aroma. The taste is actually not bad for a non-alcoholic brew, it has a faint beer flavor and it doesn’t have that often characteristic bad aftertaste Overall: this brew certainly would work for someone who is the designated driver and it is much better than O’Doul’s and Coors N/A.

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Photo of mjla
1.72/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of JonathanDP81
2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I tried this as I've been drinking regular Old Milwaukee lately as think it's fine and I wanted something for my weekly alcohol-free day. This near-beer is very poor in comparison. Very watery and a bit nasty with acres of foam. Throwing out the rest of the case.

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Photo of wrightst
1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of vwbus7
3/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of Bandi
3/5  rDev +28.8%

Photo of metter98
2.32/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer is clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down but generally left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cooked corn are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has less in the way of vegetal flavors and more in the way of bland mineral water. No sweetness or malts are really perceptible because of a slight amount of hop bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seemed a little more drinkable compared to some of the other non-alcoholic beers that I've tried because it didn't have any astringent chemical-like aromas or flavors.

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Photo of Lane_in_ID
2.5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of dhannes
3.08/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served chilled from a can and poured into a Perfect Pint and let warm up to about 40º.

A=I was initially put off by the very light, pale straw color, but after a few minutes, it looked a bit darker. The white foam lasted around a minute...but it dissipated sporadically--in other words, there were small spots of foam left near the middle.

S=Surprisingly decent aroma--malt, bread, and honey smells.

T=The typical NA skunk flavor was there, along with a light bread flavor...perhaps a hint of clover?

M=Body was light and carbonation rather low...despite feeling flat, it was rather drinkable.

O=It has been years since I drank a lot of NA beers, and my recollection was that the German beers were far superior to the domestic offerings...still, I recall O'Doul's being undrinkable, and this is a bit superior...I still have half the 12-pack left, which will be reserved for snakebites and mixing with the On Tap additives to see if I can find a better flavor. I won't buy this one again.

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Photo of MinorThreat
1.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Spikester
3.36/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking red can pours pale gold into a pint shaker glass. One finger of white head and a fair amount of lacings.
Smell is malty grains. Maybe a touch of hay.
Taste is malts, some barley, a tiny bitterness on the back end.
Mouthfeel is quite good for the style, plenty of carbonation.
Overall much better than I expected. Tastes a lot like Schlitz only much lighter.
Date on bottom of the can Dec 0213.

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Photo of rgille2
2.25/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of puboflyons
2/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

From the 12 fl. oz. can stamped on the bottom with NOV1913-B07061928. Sampled on June 26, 2013.

For my 1,250th review I figured I would do something I do not routinely drink. It pours a pale yellow that looks almost as clear as water with an extraordinary foamy head.

It has the typical biscuit and barley malt nose of an L/A-N/A but no alcohol or hops for that matter.

Thin to nearly watery body.

Grainy and biscuit malts in the taste but no lingering anything. It is only 58 calories so that is a good thing.

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Photo of spycow
1.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of TMoney2591
2.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in an Ohio State shaker pint glass.

Funny, something tells me the whole Spelunky drinking challenge isn't gonna work all that well with a non-alcoholic offering... Oh well. This stuff pours a clear sallow topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises malted barley (fresh from the sack, baby) and lightly-funky water. The taste mostly resembles water, though a twinge of funky, stale "beer" tossed in for appearances' sake. Honestly, I have no other way to describe this stuff. The body is quite light, with a moderate carbonation and a very watery feel. Overall, I find it difficult to refer to this as beer, even a non-alcoholic one. It seems more like beer-flavored water than anything. I can't imagine why anyone would ever drink this stuff purposely.

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Photo of tone77
2.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head, very highly carbonated. Smell is mild, some corn and grains. Taste is very mild, some light hints of corn, a touch of grain, lacking in flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall left me wanting a beer.

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Photo of crossovert
1.69/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is the stuff legends are made of. 12 oz can best before Jan 2012.

It pours a clear gold with lots of carbonation bubbles and a non-receding bright white head. Typical industrial macro lager look.

It smells like squash, bread, sugar, and hop "extract".

The flavor is pale malt extract and metal. Simple, not extremely offensive. The mouthfeel is thin.

It is what it is.

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Old Milwaukee Non Alcoholic from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.33 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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