16oz six pack, Publix Supermarket, Villa Rica, GA, $4.79.
Schlitz. Not being an American, or growing up with this beer I can’t really comment on its legendary status, but I hear it is a classic. My wife tells me her father used to drink this when she was growing up and it seems to have a nostalgic affect on most Americans that I talk to about it.
Simply put, you get what you pay for – but frankly, I like it. This is a no-nonsense American lager that doesn’t pretend to be what it’s not. It’s certainly not tasty, nor is it satisfying, but it is a cheap, cold, refreshing drink. Consumed chilled to the max on hot days, it’s a decent brew (also see Miller High Life).
It pours with a much less incipid color than I was expecting, nor did it have an offensive aroma. A frothy, very carbonated head that fades quickly was apparent. There was no unpleasant aftertaste, nor the nasty, harsh, alcohol based flavor that can come with this genre. Actually, this beers non-offensive qualities and blandness are in its favor.
Not really beer as I know it (no taste, no color, no character), but a refreshing alcoholic drink non-the-less! I’d drink it again.