jcos (1356) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2012
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Tall boy on October 17th, 2012. Tolerable pale lager, canít understand why youíd just want "a kiss of the hops" in a beer. If this is the second best selling beer of the 1960ís, Iím glad I wasnít alive then.
DuffMan (5793) - 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? Thatís 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 Iíve read the other reviews here, and I gotta be honest. This doesnít carry even a whiff of hops for me. Sorry. Sweet grains yes, with maybe a soapy quality, but Iím not going to be the Emperorís Clothes dude and say "Oh yeah, there really ARE hops here! How íbout 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 worldís second best selling beer of the 1960ís". Hahahaha! RRREEEAAACCCHHHH!
574deadzone (762) - 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.
tnkw01 (849) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Revived formula. Taste is the old timey lager taste from years ago. Aroma is hay, straw and weak. Appearance is golden with a good head.
spatenfan (8) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Schlitz is my favorite "lawn mower beer". To me this beer is much tastier than the BMC alternatives.
Spadoogle (2) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 28, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is delicious. It has a nice earthy smell off the bottle. Great out of the bottle too , no glass or mug needed for this one. It is nice and smooth. Kind of sweet but balanced well with hops and malt harmony on the palate. This is preferred over the current domestic lagers in America , trust me Iím a professional guy. I welcome Schlitz back happily. Great beer, thanks Wisconsin.
drjay44 (2342) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
16 oz. can. Pours a medium, well retained white head, ovre a clear yellow (SRM 3) body.....nose is cereal, pils malts, perhaps hint of hop spice.....taste is slightly sweet, with pils malts, leading to a mild bitter hop finish......mouth feel light near watery, carbonation makes a mild slightly acid finish. This is a fairly typical Pale Lager being light in aroma and flavor, with a watery mouth feel. It meets the style, but why bother? This is not a Pilsner. BJCP 6/3/10/3/5
pkbites (622) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too many of you are confused as a pothead as to the difference between the Schlitz formulas!! I had originally rated the old "cheap" formula Schlitz as the best cheap beer in America. Since that version doesnít exist I have since bestowed that honor upon STAG. This version of Schlitz is very fine. A unique flavor of high value. It has a unique flavor that no other adjunct lager in the USA has. Itís still full of corn, but with a unique flavor.
This is very flavorful and very good. I paid $5.00 for 6 cans of pints. Not bad, not bad. For the price this is very nice! B+
uvajed (171) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The new/old Schlitz is, to me, the epitome of an American adjunct lager, and what an American macro is supposed to taste like. It wonít be mistaken for an all-malt beer, but it is tasty and smooth. Nice head that dissipates too quickly but leaves some lacing on the glass, faint adjunct aroma is a weak point. Taste is slightly sweet hay with, believe it or not, a hint of hops. No metallic tastes and it doesnít scream corn or cereal, which is a major accomplishment for the style and price. Virtually no aftertaste. Overall this is a solid beer that would run foreign-owned Budweiser off the continent if the gap in marketing budgets wasnít so vast.
lawman834 (190) - Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale straw color like any macro. The bright white head lingered more than expected and produced lacing. Smell is of corn/grain. Taste is very malty with a hint of floral hops. The finish is a bit off with a sour note and a soapy mouth feel. Not bad for a Macro Lager. Itís as though most of the elements are there, itís just kinda weak. The 1960ís formula was certainly closer to what a beer should be than is say a Bud.
PureMichigan (2) - Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I believe this tops the list of macro american adjunct lagers. Perfect for a hot summer day. Very sessionable and non-offensive to new beer drinkers and those who just want something refreshing. There isnít much hop character or other flavor other than corn and grain, but it is presented well. Iíd pick up a sixer of Schlitz over Bud or any other american macro any day.