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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.72%
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This is the 1960s formula "authentically kraeusened" Old Style Traditional Lager that process more thoroughly ferments beer to give it additional flavor, along with a smoother finish.


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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
574deadzone (891) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Can to pint class. Pours a mostly clear golden with traces of fine floating particulate. Tall foamy eggshell head settles down to a thin cap with a few touches of soapy lace. Fairly clean nose involving some bready malts, light noble hop touches, light metallic notes. Taste is almost a little sweet, not very bitter. Palate is lighter, softer, with a touch of crisp bitterness on the end. Easy drinking, refreshing, not bad really. Simple, decent beer.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bbrock81 (304) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Just a generic pale lager, with the typical grain/corn sweetness, but possibly the best generic pale lager out there. Much better than the BMC macros. It’s no microbrew or interesting style, but it has a very clean, simple, refreshing flavor that is actually quite good as long as you know what you’re getting.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Daverappster (10) - - MAR 1, 2014
This is a good old fashioned Chicago beer. It is smooth going down and is not skunky. I would drink this if Pabst Blue Ribbon wasn’t available.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Nuffield (3639) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Side by side with the "regular" Old Style. This retains evidence of head much longer, though the color is basically the same. I would agree that there is a slightly smoother texture to this--less carbonation on the finish and a sensibility that it is like a hand-pull vs. a pressurized tap. But the flavor is also less distinctive--more watery, less grain. Probably a notch better than the regular, but tough to say when you’re making judgments in this league of beers. Can.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
Gold Color, Small Head Dissipating in a matter of seconds, no lacing. Light sweet taste. No bitterness no hops. Tasteless, does not leave anything on palate or as an aftertaste. Might as well be drinking water. Best enjoyed if it falls into one of the following situations: Free or you are really desperate to quench your thirst and this is your only option.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ilovedarkbeer (2203) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2012
Cubs game. Pours a golden color with a small white soapy head. Notes of wheat, butter, earthy hops, and grass. Decent mouthfeel. Not terrible.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2012
A classic for any Cubs fan like myself. Grain alcohol aroma. Mouth is relatively full. Grain on the taste buds. Nice clean finish. This is really easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldStyleLady (1) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2011 does not count
This is my favorite American lager beer. Nice to see the Kraeusened beer recipe returned. Though it’s not the same style when Heileman brewed it in LaCrosse, but it is still my Old Style.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jeff789 (1405) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Clear pale yellow, kinda lively, smaller white head, fades kinda quickly... not very viscous... kinda grassy aroma, lighter than expected adjunct, possibly corn aroma, definitely a macro, but on the cusp... decent lightly sweet grassy flavor, esp for a big brand beer... when expecting PBR and being dealt this is a nice turn of events... definitely finishes with a sweeter than i d like adjunct flavor, but overall for what this is, its quite decent..

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
DBob5150 (175) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2011
From a can. Nothing about this beer’s appearance really stands out. Pours like any other typical American macro. Light to medium yellow body with a thin white head that disappears quick. Drinks easy with a light hoppy flavor. It’s good and I’d recommend it, but a bit overpriced. Go with Olympia, better beer at a better price


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