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Rainier Lager - Pabst Brewing Company

Rainier LagerRainier Lager

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BA SCORE
63
poor

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 2.6
pDev: 24.62%


Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.72% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-05-2003)
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Reviews by Fatehunter:
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.11/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Formed a finger and a half of head, but quickly down to a covering. The body is golden with lots of bubbles coming up.
The smell has a good dose of grain, but too much metallic comes through too.
The taste is mildly bitter with some honey sweetness in the middle. Descent flavor for the style.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Not too bad.

Serving type: can

03-11-2013 02:37:41 | More by Fatehunter
More User Reviews:
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utopiajane

New York

2.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale and with exceptional clarity. A fate white head that falls fast and leaves a bit of lace. Nose is just a hint of sweetness. That's it. Really no nose. The taste is very close to water. It had a bit of cereal grain in it and a touch of sweetness but it's very thin and even though it uses three varieties of hops, there's no grass and no taste form hops. It finishes dry and with no aftertaste. The carbonation does not bite until the finish.

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 15:21:44 | More by utopiajane
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4/5  rDev +53.8%

03-04-2014 21:41:15 | More by Sound_Explorer
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harpus

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-26-2014 20:20:43 | More by harpus
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DOCRW

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

02-23-2014 20:16:16 | More by DOCRW
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TobyRoseman

Washington

1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

02-13-2014 18:59:14 | More by TobyRoseman
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

2/5  rDev -23.1%

02-03-2014 15:10:45 | More by HRamz3
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

01-27-2014 00:12:36 | More by RevCraig
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2014 04:52:02 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Ajlvt

Washington

3/5  rDev +15.4%

01-20-2014 16:16:19 | More by Ajlvt
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deadxmastrees

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-16-2014 05:45:15 | More by deadxmastrees
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DaveRinn

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

01-13-2014 01:08:38 | More by DaveRinn
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Johnny_Muir

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 19:29:41 | More by Johnny_Muir
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Lobina

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

01-07-2014 03:00:41 | More by Lobina
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-31-2013 03:38:34 | More by Erik-P
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Eighty

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

12-05-2013 18:43:58 | More by Eighty
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caverog

California

1.25/5  rDev -51.9%

11-30-2013 04:10:46 | More by caverog
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karmachief

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2013 05:52:00 | More by karmachief
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evergreen_machine

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2013 02:24:36 | More by evergreen_machine
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BVukelich

Washington

2.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Yes, being from Seattle, this is a NW icon...too bad it is so mediocre. Gold color, ok on aroma, taste and mouthfeel. My grandpa always drank this beer when he took us fishing on his boat. For some reason I still feel compelled to always bring a 6-pack of the 16 ouncers on my boat too. I guess it is tradition at this point. So happy they put the big, red, neon "R" back on top of the old Rainier Brewery (Tully's Coffee now) building. Please don't judge Seattle brews on this old school beer but it's worth a try for nostalgia-sake. Raaaiiiniiieeer Beeer....

Serving type: can

11-09-2013 01:21:29 | More by BVukelich
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I guess if I'm gonna live in the Northwest, I can't get by without drinkin' this:

Stamped on the bottom of the can: Dec 09 13:

Into a pilsener:

A: fairly light yellow somewhat golden colored body with less than a half finger white foamy head that dies immediately, lacing is fairly thick and white somewhat ringy, carbonation is seen rising in the body

S: sweet corn/rice adjuncts, light matliness

T: mainly sweet, malty aftertaste and finish

M: light, sessionable - very much so, carbonation seems to be smoother than most AAL's I've had

O: well, I live in Southeast Alaska and on Beer Advocate, I'm considered part of the Northwest, therefore, this one bleeds everything about the area I live in, do I drink this - well pretty much only after my hockey games other than that, well, I really don't think I'd pay for this.

Serving type: can

11-04-2013 03:35:36 | More by BeerKangaroo
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RHVC59

Oregon

2/5  rDev -23.1%

10-31-2013 06:20:45 | More by RHVC59
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

10-22-2013 21:04:13 | More by InspectorBob
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ThisMoonlife

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-11-2013 17:50:15 | More by ThisMoonlife
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +15.4%

09-23-2013 21:37:59 | More by Exeter
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Rainier Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.