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Rainier Lager - Pabst Brewing Company

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Rainier LagerRainier Lager

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176 Ratings
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2003

- Rainier beer brings together nature’s bounty from the great Northwest. Pure spring waters combine with golden barley and verdant hops to produce a beer rich in taste and texture. Fermented slowly with a pedigree yeast culture under tightly controlled conditions, Rainier comes forth with a satisfying malty flavor over a slightly fruity background, spiced with Chinook, Mt. Hood, and Willamette hop notes
- ABV% 4.6
- Calories 134
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Photo of archyquaffer
3.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 ounce can decorated for the holiday season with a retro look (I'm a sucker for these old timey cans). A moderate pour into a stolen PBR shaker glass produces a brief one inch head that reduces to a thin lace coating. The beer is an extra pale golden with moderate carbonation.

The aroma has a strong DMS character, suggesting cooked corn. The taste is a bit more mellow, with a slight note of lemon. Light malt flavors suggest crackers. Light and spritzy on the tongue. A little sourness is detectable in the after taste, but not bad.

Overall, this is a flavorful enough beer and easy to drink. I would pick this over most of the so-called "premium" macro lagers out there. I would say it compares favorably with some of my other macro favorites, such as Oly, PBR, Hamms, and Coors Banquet. I paid $5.99 for a six pack of pint cans, and am enjoying this during the Lions-Cowboys playoff game, which seems appropriate somehow.

Photo of habaceeba
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

3.25 all the way. God why must I go through tha agony of a review.

Photo of ncherf
3.75/5  rDev +42%

Photo of BobsledTM
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.2/5  rDev +21.2%

16 oz tallboy. Holiday packaging so you know this baby is fresh.

I'm going to dim the lights in the room so it feels like I'm in a dive bar in the Pacific Northwest. Set the mood a little bit.

Good carbonation. Has that cereal medley taste like wet cardboard that you'd expect. Chinook hops? Sure. I guess.

All in all a pretty non-offensive brew, which is exactly what I wanted. For an AAL, this one is fine and damn cheap. I'd pick it up again in a heartbeat.

Photo of Mister_Faucher
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Zorro
2.44/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells mildly sweet and floral.

Starts out dry with a mineral water flavor and a slight bitterness. Slight sour taste.

Mouthfeel is watery.

Overall just a pale yellow American macro brew.

Photo of elglueckert
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of michaeltholm
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of DCLAguy11
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of mr-jj
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Greg06
5/5  rDev +89.4%

Photo of greyghost86
1.8/5  rDev -31.8%

Photo of dimitrov
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Presko
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Growing up in Seattle, the "Vitamin R" is a hometown favorite! This is by no means my favorite Adjunct Lager, but I feel obligated to have one every time I go home to Seattle.

Photo of BigAl18
1.01/5  rDev -61.7%

Photo of BodyPolitic
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of AnalRipcord
3.8/5  rDev +43.9%

Photo of tjcamm
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of Beardo
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of camarocrazy67
1.56/5  rDev -40.9%

Photo of Kasha
1/5  rDev -62.1%

Like drinking from an ashtray! .....-__-

Photo of andyjeigh
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Psberrier
2/5  rDev -24.2%

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Rainier Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.