Sunday, July 12, 2015

Olde English HG800 High Gravity Malt Liquor

This is the higher alcohol version (8.0% ABV) of Olde English 800 malt liquor. The brand is owned and brewed by Miller Brewing, but it was originally a Pabst product. Before "high gravity" to indicate high alcohol beers became popular, there used to be an Olde English Ice 800.

The beer pours a dark golden in color, with a thick, white, foamy head. The aroma is sweet grain, nearly malt-o-meal cereal sweet, with a whiff of circus peanuts candy. The taste follows the aromas, hitting the same notes. The sweetness levels vary, flashing from too sweet to fairly drinkable as the same mouthful of beer rolls over. When the sweetness tamps down it is fairly pleasant grain. The alcohol does provide some heat. As far as high gravity malt liquors go it is fairly drinkable, but on its own it is too sweet for me.  I’ll take the regular Olde English anyday. By the way, I really don't like these plastic bottles that Miller brand 40's now come in.  Malt liquor 40's need to be glass.

In glass:

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