Old Milwaukee Ice | Pabst Brewing Company

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Old Milwaukee IceOld Milwaukee Ice

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Shiloh on 12-09-2002

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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 82
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.64/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a light yellow color lager with a foamy head with better then average retention. Aroma of adjunct is quite powerful and dominated the aroma. Taste is also heavy on the adjunct with some corn and some light alcohol notes. Body is creamier then most macros. Overall, this is another bland macros with maybe a bit more of a creamy body and better head retention.

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Photo of nicksta
1.93/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

The ice brewed version of Old Mud that doesn't taste a whole lot like Old Mud. The smell gives hints at cereal malts and big surprise that is what the taste is, corn flakey. Just like the forerunner of the family, Old Mud (one of the worst beers ever), a terrible aftertaste finishes every sip to make a bad beer worse. However, instead of the Old Mud bitter aftertaste you get a gross adjunct sweet taste reminiscent of Stroh's and Camo, also some of the worst beers ever, which is the worst taste in beer. It is a very water down beer which saves the drinkability that is marred by the aftertaste. It is ice brewed and will hit you harder than you think, and not the way you think either. In the end it is a lot better than Old Milwaukee, but not much else.

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Photo of kbnooshay
2.92/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well i had low expectations for this. Regular old milwaukee is a distaster. Disgusting flavors of death. This on teh other hand is just another ice beer. It is not that bad or different from the others. But still, it is an ice beer. You drink it to get drunk not to taste it. This pours a light yellow and has a corny smell. The taste is the regular ice beer taste what can i say. Not as sweet though, and this one is a little harsher. Mouthfeel is of ass. Sorta drinkable.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
2/5  rDev -16%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This stuff nearly killed me. Seriously. 40 oz bottle with no freshness date. Poured out to a light yellow color with higher than average carbonation, but no head to speak of. First smell was laden with alcohol. So was the second. All I could smell was booze, and maybe a bit of corn. Taste was nothing special, very heavy tones of alcohol and a metallic bitterness. Finished on the harsh side, with an aftertaste of alcohol. This beer nearly made me vomit after finishing the bottle. Due to my tolerance, I held my self together, and found that this beer will violently exit one of two ways; either via projectile vomiting for the rookies, or like a tsunami of brown anger out the back. I need not explain how this story ends. Go for regular or light, but avoid Old Milwaukee Ice.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.08/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Its deep-golden colored body teems with life as tiny effervescent bubbles race to take their place beneath its good-sized head of rocky bright-white foam. The head retention is surprisingly good, and it maintains a solid cap throughout the glass and leaves some very nice, but transient, spotty lace as it goes. The nose expresses some very basic grainy maltiness and a bit of floral, leafy, and very slightly cheesy, hops. The body is surprisingly full, and its very fine and gently effervescent carbonation caresses the tongue before fading smoothly away. The flavor is rich but one dimensional. It's borderline sweet, but it never really gets beyond that; and it hints at maltiness but just can't get past it's adjunct content. The hop bitterness is at a decent, firm level and it's well-balanced; leaving it to finish dry with a subtle residual note of alcohol and some very minor floral, grassy, and leafy hop notes. Well-brewed but not worthy of any real notoriety. It doesn't offer the rich and bright character of some other fine examples, and it tends to build on the palate more quickly than warranted.

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Photo of jtw5877
2.2/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours yellow with a chemical smell and a white head. Cheap as hell, and no real redeeming qualities except a decent ABV. Once again, if I am short on cash I want as much bang for my buck as possible. A good beer if it is near freezing, and it is 90+ outside.

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Photo of Shiloh
2.13/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Old Milwaukee Ice as brewed bt Stroh Canada for Sleemans Brewing and Malting Company....not to be confused with the Old Milwaukee as brewed by Pabst in the U.S....I'm sure their is a family history here, but I'm not the one to look for it....Truth is this Ice lager just is not worth the effort.
The numbers speak for themselves, nothing noteworthy here, best grade is for mouthfeel...that has got to be sad!

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Old Milwaukee Ice from Pabst Brewing Company
2.38 out of 5 based on 82 ratings.
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