Old Milwaukee Ice
Pabst Brewing Company

Old Milwaukee IceOld Milwaukee Ice
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From:
Pabst Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #302
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
54
Ranked #28,763
Avg:
2.06 | pDev: 39.32%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
91
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 04, 2023
Added:
Dec 09, 2002
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  6
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Rated: 1.49 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
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Reviewed by Metalfingers

5/5  rDev +142.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Ice beer is never going to be high end. Judging this against a craft IPA is a mistake because it’s made to be cheap and get you drunk. Compared to other ice beers at the same price point I was very pleasantly surprised by how not-terrible this tastes.
Dec 02, 2022
 
Rated: 2.11 by JonnoWillsteed from England

Nov 04, 2020
 
Rated: 2.24 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

3/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Olde Tyme review here from circa 1994.
OK just arrived in the USA with wife poor as f&ck. Got some dilapidated duplex in Hapeville GA. half the houses were boarded up..that kinda place.
Found pout St Ides and OE800 40s at 79 cents were the drink of the neighborhood which i happily joined on a Friday evening.'
Came back to work and my wife was smiling..and handed me a 6'er of this beer Milwaukee Ice..$1.99 a six..and you know compared the MLs it was a nice beer..have to tell you summer of 94 went through a ton of this stuff..actually sad it is gone!
Nov 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +99%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
(16 oz can, OCT1419; purchased cold single... poured into fat tulip)

L: brilliantly-clear, pale yellow-amber liquid; rather tall, 2-finger high, relatively dense, white foam... slow collapse of foam, rocky center, then incredibly thick, crusty collar left, actually some long bands of lace... looks superb!

S: expected lightly-spiced, doughy aromas, with perhaps faint almond, vanilla notes... nutty, granola grain most dominant, but overall potency is a touch too mellow

T: richly malty, but relatively dry on the back end, not to mention that overtone of lightly caramel-y nuttiness, almost like a biscotto... a couple sips in, and a semi-bold, mildly herbal, cooling bitterness takes hold in the aftertaste, faint sweetish booze hanging in the back; balanced well... vaguely industrial Belgian tripel esters/phenols - great in a malt liquor, but lame in an actual tripel

F: as a malt liquor, this has a perfectly silky-smooth, lightly-luscious body, with a hearty quiet afterglow - for an AAL, it may have too rich of an initial contact, but falls short of any residual syrupy drag, though it ain't bone dry either... just divine, good grief; sipper or slurper, it does both

O: either one of the best ice beers I've had (if not the best), or a perfect marriage was made between liquid (and temp) and glass... I got a sort of 2-for-1 deal on these cans - tempted to have the other right after this, but I may need a nap after (1516)
Sep 25, 2019
 
Rated: 1 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 13, 2019
 
Rated: 1.8 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Nov 20, 2017
 
Rated: 1 by fthegiants from California

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 2 by zaraspook from Illinois

Dec 18, 2016
 
Rated: 1.75 by Benjolovesbeer from Michigan

Dec 13, 2016
 
Rated: 1 by mikr from New Jersey

Nov 15, 2016
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Rated by JPNesker from Canada (ON)

2.35/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Booze overwhelms AAL
Nov 08, 2016
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Reviewed by JoLight from Georgia

3.31/5  rDev +60.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
(Poured into a small tasting glass)

Thick, white, frothy head. Lots of bubbles. Yellow-golden. Clear. Spotty lacing.

Aroma: citrusy/fruity??? Sweet, indistinguishable grain. A little breadiness.

The flavor has some of that typical gummy ice beer flavor. Overall, the flavor is tepidly light, like the regular Old Milwaukee.

The mouthfeel is too thinly carbonated for the style.

The finish is crisp, refreshing, light and watery, and fairly dry.
Aug 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by wejohnsn from Texas

Aug 08, 2016
 
Rated: 2.64 by Squire from Mississippi

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

1.96/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Yellow pour with almost no head. Aroma was massively like fusel alcohol. Didn't come off like the beer ingredients. No malt, hop smells.

Taste was still harsh. There's some sweetness like corn in it. Drink this one cold. Lots of carbonation all over it. Gets a lot more bitter as it warms, and it isn't a hop flavor bitter.
Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 1.93 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 11, 2015
 
Rated: 2.58 by tillmac62 from South Carolina

Oct 07, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt hints
The taste follows the nose with a slight nalt flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent beer
Sep 24, 2015
Old Milwaukee Ice from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54 out of 100 with 91 ratings