kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep golden with 1" of dark white foamy head. Smells like sweet malt sugar and high fructose corn syrup, the stuff dreams are made of. The flavor is like sugary sweet feed and oats, and a yeasty malt with a slight doughy character. The mouthfeel maintains a refreshing carbonation and bears a sweetness to it to rival even the most steadfast fundip from the ice cream truck, or wherever you got it. The beer has has a very slight ’lowercase’ belgian yeast taste to it. Very enjoyable with no hint of the 8.5. The finish has a little fizz, and a lightly sweet malt, and a hint of the taste of the beer that made Milwaukee famous.
DietPepsican (1560) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally rated all of the schlitz malt likka. Very nice. Gold pour with a nice white head. The american malt liquors kick so much more ass. This one is all sorts of grape drank littered with some corn notes, a touch of sweetness, and a kiss of grassy hoppiness. clean finish, not bad for the abv either. fucken a bro.
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
picked this up from some shitty gas station in Florence, Sc. Pours clear straw gold. Sits in my glass while I contemplate purchasing a year long pass to the US Airways Clubs. I probably won;t but I find it ironic. Premium product vs pure unadulterated Malt Liqour goodness. I will say this, if the travel continues it may be worth while. nose is pure malt and corn. taste follows. sweet, but not cloying. slight booze burn on finish. medium to full body.
joeneugs (4592) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
24 oz. can poured into a snifter. It’s actually very pretty in the glass. Nice clear pale gold color with a decent white head that shrinks in about 60 seconds. The aroma is rather sweet smelling with some apples and corn. Mild earthy hops in the background. The flavor is similar, but more malt based with hints of apple and high boost. Pretty dry for an 8.5% beer, but alcoholic with some very mild hints of earthy hops in the finish. Not too shabby. I’d be really interested to try this next to some of the "craft" Malt Liquors, like the ones from Moonlight, Craftsman and Beachwood. I’m not sure this would be much worse.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 710 ml. can, coded freshness on the bottom of the can, an updated logo with the new Schlitz malt liquor bull, sampled in a lager glass.
L: Clear golden yellow appearance with a surprising large white head of frothy foam, the head has a mighty firmness, not the usual whiff of a head that you see on the majority of malt liquors, there is even a splotchy curtain of lace ringing the glass, color me impressed.
S: White all-purpose flour, dry grain and a hint of cornmeal, framing the edges is wafting lemon corny alcohol, just the lightest of solvent scents . I’ll give this some deserved credit, it doesn’t have that sulphuric manure smell that a lot of other malt liquors emit.
F&T: This possesses a nice soft creamy crispness, giving the body some heftiness, making this quite easy to consume. Sugary, grainy malts with a touch of dried maize, there is really nothing in the way of an offensive taste, once again, surprising for a malt liquor. This contains the mildest of alcohol bites, if it wasn’t for the alcohol warmth in the back of throat, I would have never guessed it’s true strength. A light macro lager lemony flavor in the middle, this finishes dry with a little generic hop spiciness coming out, the ending has a nice cleanliness to it, upping the drinkability for me personally. As it warms it does acquire some solvent/fusel alcohol harshness as all malt liquors do, needs to be consumed as cold as possible.
This is actually a fairly malt liquor. In few ways this reminds me of some of the better pale Euro Strong Lagers I’ve tried. If you only have a dollar-fifty in your pocket, you wouldn’t be going wrong by picking this, you’ll even get some change back, sweet.
Bockyhorsey (2611) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
24oz can. First thought was man where is the skunk usually found with style. Grian aroma with some mild spice and thick malt. Gold body with white whipped cream head. Good bubble action in pint glass. Smooth beer flavor of malted grains like most swill. Smooth on the palate till last swig and man that was a harsh dose of alcohol, yeast and malt combo, uck. Good Malt Liquor compared to others out there.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Score! Straw colored pour with a big white head. Grass, malt, and corn. Apple esters, yeast, and a bit of biscuit, actually. Not bad. The flavor is quite sweet, but not bad, either. Heavy on the corn, but some actual malt and bread flavors. A bit of grass, some apple, yeast, and a little bit of paper.
ffbot (132) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is alcohol, metal, cereal and...caramel? Wow, complexity in the nose. Taste is harsh, leathery. Earth, nutty, rough and rocky like an ice brew. This is actually kinda good. much better than the Schlitz OML
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow straw color with a smallish off-white, bubbly head. Grainy aromas, with mostly corn, but I do detect some malt and a touch of floral hops. Hold the phone, this actually has some malt flavors. Sweet pale malt start, with a bit of corn syrup and touch of light melon in the middle that works its way to the finish. Light alcohol is noticed slightly in the middle and then after a while in the stomach. Touch of minty/herbal hops also come in late. Does seem to get a bit thick and cloying at times as I seem to be scraping my tongue. Linger is fairly light and a mild return of malt is unveiled. This is certainly one of the better high gravity/malt liquors I have had in some time. It strong, fairly sweet, but it does have some malt character and a backbone. I’d bag this and drink it on any street corner from time to time.
johnnnniee (3162) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a crystal clear deep straw bordering on golden color with a good two finger bubbly white head that shows some decent staying power and lace. Yup looks like a macro lager all right. Smells of sweet grainy malt with faint wisps of creamed corn and alcohol. Smells a little better than I thought it would. Taste is kind of what I expected, sweet grainy malts with maybe a hint of cherry or apricot. Really! Bitter alcohol burn into the finish. Lots and lots of bubbles, medium body with a sweet slick mouthfeel. Honestly if they put some hops in here it wouldn’t be half bad. As is this serves its purpose, a cheap quick drunk. I do enjoy purchasing 24 oz of 8.5% beer for $1.69, if only today’s craft brewers could bring us that level of value for our money.