FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled from a 12 oz can this beer poured a medium yellow-gold with a medium sized soapy whit head that faded quickly. The aroma was sweet, tangy, corny and industrial. The flavor was dryish, tangy and had a touch of cardboard. The finish was short, tangy and vaguely bitter. Thin body. Not much to this one. Bland and inoffensive.
jgb9348 (4282) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2004
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Never really heard of this beer until I was at a crummy bar in Knoxville, Tennesse. Evidently, it is very cheap and they have it on tap instead of Natural Light/Ice. Needless to say, we had it...and it was just about as bad as you could imagine. Yellow colour, metal aroma, bitter flavour with a pungent and uneventful aftertaste. Overall, horrible. BUT, fun to drink when you are on Spring break in the 'south'! I had this on draught at Toddy's in Knoxville, Tennessee.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2003
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 Better than some of this style, but not as good as Premium or High Life. Thin. yellow.
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16oz can, thanks to Alicia. Best by 7/2/12. Pale yellow color. Bubbles on the side of the glass. Big foamy fizzing white head. Little head remains on the surface, with a bit of lace, even. Much better than I expected - clean lager flavor - just white bread, surprising lack of skunkiness. Moderate carbonation, lighter body, dry finishg. Kind of just a watery taste, only the lightest of bitter. Hint of hops, too.
unclemattie (3904) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours clear yellow, white head. Standard Pale Lager. Drinks so great. Goes down smooth. Full malt flavor, creamy. Believe it or not, this really is a well made beverage. Nice pale malt, well balanced perfection. My 150th Pale Lager Rating!
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The official beer of the Chicago Cubs. Pours from the tall boy a clear, straw yellow with a white head that faded fast. Smells grassy and slightly sweet with light lemon aroma. Flavor is the same. Crisp finish. Drinkable but won’t challenge your palate.
nuplastikk (3824) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
What kind of sicko goes around taking notes on Old Style..oh well. Bottle at Empty Bottle. Pale Lager factory aroma. Macro swill all the way, but relatively smooth and easy for what it is. Mellow Cream Ale notes. A somewhat hollow beer, to say the least. Clean and drinkable with almost no hop tones, just some faint soapy balance. A touch classier than most BMC trash, but still sub-par all the way.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2007
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2008 on tap at wrigley field. this followed becks and heinenkin and this really showed it’s huge flaws. very watery, bland, and tastes like nothing. this is one crappy beer. bring on those lying, pretentious beers please.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ah, my first beer in Chicago. Had to have one, since there's an Old Style sign on every run-down pub on every backstreet corner. I purchased a 40, of course. Actually has an acceptable, mild malty pilsener aroma. Not much to look at, but it musters a 2 for the label. Mildly hopped and pretty smooth drinking. Fizzy, with an OK zip to the palate. I feared this beer, but it's passable.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 21, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2005 In the can from the 24-pack case. Truly the only way to drink Old Style is to purchase great volumes on sale at the grocery store, store it in your garage for months, nay years, and then yank a few out when your wife yells at you to clean out the garage. This would be my bomb shelter beer, as the worst, most vile storage conditions do not seem to alter the already dismal taste of Old Style. Many bars in Omaha have Old Style on tap. It’s usually the cheapest beer you can buy in this format as well. And yes, I know it is the Official beer of Cubs Nation. Now for the harsh reality: Old Style is a bad beer. Pale, extra pale yellow. Fizzomatic head that should be measured by some type of radioisotope decay detector due to its short half-life. Heavily carbonated for that deep diaphramatic belch factor. I have never found this beer to be as sweet as say PBR, but I know others who think of it in such a manner. Watery, corny and missing a few hops indeed. But, whoo-boy, I just can never pass up that $7.99/case special. This is always a fine beer to produce when the wife wants a beer to add to the latest Crock-Pot experiment instead of that obscure Belgian Tripel.