GrooveDaddy (15) - Bham, Alabama, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I spotted a 12-pack of cans of this classic 1960’s Schlitz formula, and just had to know what all the fuss in those ads in the 60’s were all about (mind you, I did try the modern Schlitz, which tasted like it had the "piss of the hops", ie, it sucked balls).
The classic formula was consumed with some gourmet olives from the old Bruno’s at the corner of hwy 31 and hwy 150, across from the Galleria.
I was indeed impressed with "the kiss of the hops"; I was able to, as the Commodores said in their Schlitz ad, "Sail on to easy taste"; but when I was done, I knew then what the old-timers knew - when you’re out of Schlitz, you’re out of beer!
ordybill (92) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- A hint of hay and grass, a much cleaner smell than many other adjunct lagers
Appearance- golden yellow hue, had a one inch white head.
Taste- A much preferred taste for me, I could taste hay, corn and hops
Palate- Pretty heavily carbonated but it works with this beer. I would consider this a full bodied beer on the palate for a lager
Overall- A really good adjunct lager.
keith0718 (374) - Kansas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good pale lager, probably my favorite domestic macro. Better than PBR. My wife loves to use it to make radlers.
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
En fût. Verre de 6 oz dégusté chez Prohibition Pig (Waterbury, VT) au coût de 2,25$. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale. Apparence: La couleur est dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Légère présence de céréale avec une pointe de foin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #5516)
OPIE788 (336) - Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pale yellow color with a weak white head. Malt and grain aroma. Grain and bread flavor with a light malt backbone. Solid old school beer.
MartinT (7811) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My Bottom Line:
Light bubblegum, honey-laden corn and doughy yeast are streamlined in this drinkable lager.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the clear blond.
-Hops are an afterthought (way under what a German Pils has, for example).
-This is quite reminiscent of industrial Lithuanian brews in that it is very clean, shares only a touch of adjuncts and has a few well-placed esters.
On tap at The Prohibition Pig.
pgraham5870 (2) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
After its hiatus that lasted much of my adult lifetime, Schlitz reappeared in 2012 after its rumored restoration to its 1960s original swagger. After being subjected to this beer in the late 1980s during its horrible existence as stank swamp water, as a teenager, I considered it one of the worst beers available. I was so enthused by its renaissance, I labeled it the perfect example of the "bohemian style beer" that was consumed on the rooftop in "The Shawshank Redemption"....I gave it an "almost 3" because of that..it deserves a swig.
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at pro-pig, waterbury. served in a priceless schlitz glass. clear pale yellow pour with a very small and disappearing forever white cap, no lacing. grainy malts, pale cereals, white grape juice, pepper, metal, herbal-grassy blandness, plasticine. moderate to low carbonation, light body - oily and surprisingly not watery, smooth, relatively dry and bland herbal-grassy finish. drinkable.
burtonbe (6) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautifully clear medium straw color. Fluffy off-white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is hoppy and clean. Taste is light and hops are just right. I can really get some hops in this beer, without it being too hoppy. A little herbal. Crisp, clean palate. A nice all around beer for the style. I highly recommend.
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft, I believe it was at the Saz State House. How can I come to Milwaukee and NOT have a Schlitz original recipe? That’s like going into Philly and passing on a cheesesteak, or leaving Boston without having a bowl of chowder! Anyway, this came to me in a shaker glass dripping with condensation, which will make any plain yellow lager look pretty delectable (in a world filled with craft beer supermodels this is an obvious attempt to eroticize the fat sister of the group). You know I’ve read the other reviews here, and I gotta be honest. This doesn’t carry even a whiff of hops for me. Sorry. Sweet grains yes, with maybe a soapy quality, but I’m not going to be the Emperor’s Clothes dude and say "Oh yeah, there really ARE hops here! How ’bout that?" No. If this really and truly is any better, or even any different from the Millers and the Buds and the Coors, I would need to taste them all lined up side by side. Because one of these things is JUST LIKE the others, "classic formula" and all. Oh, and I love the claim to being "the world’s second best selling beer of the 1960’s". Hahahaha! RRREEEAAACCCHHHH!
574deadzone (1040) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Talk about a whale. Pours a basically clear pale golden with some fine floating sediment and a fair rocky off-white head that settles to a thin film and actually leaves a few splotches of soapy lace. Nose involves soft pale malt, light hop spice, and clean dough. Not a trace of anything offensive. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter, definitely has some flavor. Light side of medium bodied, pretty active, a touch oily, with a nice crisp and clean finish. So happy I found some. There is no reason on earth why anyone should spend 50 cents to a dollar more a 6-pack to drink fucking Budweiser. This is the real shit.