shrubber85 (10762) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Typical cheap malt liquor. Corn malt aroma. Yellow with decent head. Sweet corn malt flavor and sharp alcohol finish that burns the throat after swallowing. Fusels not quite as apparent as in many mainstream malt liquors. My first experience with this lovely beer was in 1986. I had spent the entire summer in glorious Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in Army Basic Training doing never-ending pushups and drinking nothing stronger than 2% milk and Army coffee. At the end of this great 10 weeks, my platoon was awarded the Honor Platoon for the company (which did nothing for us but got our Drill Sergeant honors as best Drill Sergeant). After weeks of yelling at us and making our lives miserable, suddenly the Drill Sergeants were our best friends. They bought us about 10 cases of various beers - one of which was a CASE of Schlitz Malt Likker (why donít they do that anymore?). Now there are several points which must be made to understand this story: 1 - I was under 21 and was only a part-time beer drinker at this time, 2 - I hadnít touched a drop of ethanol in about 3 months, 3 - I had lost about 40 pounds. So I got my can of SML (along with some Coors and something else - we each got 3 cans). Oh, did it taste glorious! And one beer was all it took to get me a hefty buzz (but of course, I had 2 more beers to drink). The next day was very fun. Only those who have been forced to stop drinking against their own will for a prolonged period can possibly understand the joy when you get your hands on a beer again (those who served in the military or those who have incarcerated - really not a great deal of difference overall). Had a similar experience 22 years later in Iraq - but at least there I could drink NA beer.
uvajed (183) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2016
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Only tried it because the grocery store I stopped at specifically to buy the regular/classic "1960ís" Schlitz apparently no longer stocks that delicious old-man beer. Ugliest, most randomly jumbled can design Iíve bought in a while. My decidedly-low expectations are exceeded, slightly; no overwhelming corn sweetness or off metallic flavor that is so typical of most malt liquors. The taste is actually very plain and more like a regular, bargain-price American macro lager. The sweetness predominates but mainly because there is little else going on. Not as good as Genny Cream Ale (which I admit I like), and priced more like PBR, so I doubt Iíll pick up another 6íer any time soon, but perfectly drinkable. Nothing to look at, nothing interesting in the aroma, yet nothing offensive. Basic 5.9% beer, drink it if you arenít picky or want to get drunk.
TBone (16197) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can (from Miami). Pale yellow color, small white head. Aroma of light green apple and alcohol. Light-bodied, watery palate. Soft flavor has some corn and green apple. Watery, simple, sweetish.
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
473ml can. Pours a light, clear gold with a foamy white head. Doesnít dissipate nearly as quickly as some. Aroma is corny and a touch sour. Hint of sweetness and alcohol nuttiness. Flavor is alcoholic and dry, some metal, sugar, corn. Not a favorite malt though it is smooth.
Worsenma (74) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2015
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
It is what it is. Really pretty foul. Only time I ever drank this was in college when a cheap buzz was the final objective.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle-At least it was too bad. A fizzy white head sat on a pale yellow brew. The aroma was slightly skunky that was mostly of corn and malt. Some corn and dough (not malt) in taste. Pretty much a no nothing finish. I tend to like malt, so maybe that help to improve my rating. Produce place 1.99
ffbot (358) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured this out into a shaker, poured the incorrect way because "fuck it". The little head quickly fades and leaves no lacing. Taste is sweet, oily, and crisp (I will admit). The aroma is mostly nonexistent, kind of oily too if thatís possible.
I was reminded of Magnum malt liquor with the experience overall, but Magnum was better. This being 6% you donít taste the alcohol, which is one thing over some of those other maltís.
40ozkid (2) - New York, USA - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sipping this from a 40 oz right now. Im a Malt Liquor guy so my ratings will be higher than most of these, as I assume most people on here are the craft beer type which I am not (besides pumpkin ales in the fall). This is one of the few malt liquors that have an actual regular "beer" taste. pretty average, swills nice, average ML strength, The Bull on the label is kick ass, thatís what im rating appearance on as the bottle is brown I cant see the beer, If your looking to just have a couple beers and catch a little buzz there are worse beers out there,
Iphonephan (6274) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sample at the Beer Heads MeetUp bottle share event in October 2014. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Nondescript aroma and flavor. Why do people buy this stuff>
DocJitsu (1717) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The much maligned, often derided, always lampooned Schlitz Original Malt Liquor (aka, the OML as itís known at the local EBT store where I found it). Sitting here in its 16 ounce can, seated in its brown paper bag, much like a toddler swaddled in a baby wrap draped over itís hippy wannabe motherís breast. Whether this practice has always been executed to disguise the brand of the beer or to help avoid scrutiny from officers of the law is left to be argued elsewhere. Briefly, one could probably easily discredit the latter, as brown paper bags tilted to the lips has become as synonymous with sidewalk boozing as Duke basketball is with the flop.
I crack the top on this healthy can emblazoned with a blue bull, complete with blue balls. Nothing extraordinary quite yet; that same familiar crisp, fresh sound that causes any beer swiller to salivate like heís sitting in a cage in Pavlovís lab.
The beerís pour offers that deep echoing one gets when urinating into the deepest part of the bowl after putting off going to the rest room for way too long. Suddenly, oneís stream is as strong as little Manneken Pis. But, I digress.
Itís a nice-looking beer. Crystal clear, classic golden with a white sudsy head. The head retains as well as most, if not better than its ale cousins.
The nose is comprised of green grape, chalkiness, and a bit of urine. A lot about this beer reminds me of piss--but in no way, necessarily bad. There is nothing off-putting in the aromas. Itís rather clean. Itís not terribly appetizing, but hints at impending refreshment.
The mouthfeel is noted to be wet, smooth, and full-bodied. A hearty pour has depleted much of its carbonation, so thereís not much scrubbiness on the tongue.
That green grape is noted again in the flavor. Green banana is also easily picked up. Corny grain is certainly evident. A bit of chalky flavor emerges in there too. A muted sweetness occurs first, but quickly yields to competing sour and tart tastes. Thatís the way it finishes. Which, beckons more saliva in the mouth much like a sour hard candy.
There is nothing particularly bad about this beer. My only regret is to have poured it too aggressively. A little more residual carbonation would have accentuated its character, in my opinion.
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a very clear gold with a fairly decent eggshell head that settles slowly to a thick ring leaving some nice looking soapy and spotty lace. Nose involves a pretty prominent sweetness reminiscent of creamed corn with some butter, itís almost Maibock-y, but not quite...Taste is pretty darn sweet, not very bitter. Medium bodied, somewhat empty, quite actively carbed, finishing somewhat stale (best by 4 days from now). I absolutely prefer the regular strength, but this is...a beverage. The bull on the can appears to still have his balls...