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Rainier Lager - Pabst Brewing Company

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Rainier LagerRainier Lager

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 27.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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 kylemckinnis
1/5  rDev -62.3%

Photo of Kasha
1/5  rDev -62.3%

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

Photo of Durandal_777
1/5  rDev -62.3%

Photo of MrNuggets
1/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The head was big at first, but turned to nothing very fast. it really doesn't get any more tasteless than this. the smells is up to par with your average marco, but there is amost no taste. Hard to call it bad, just bland. Drinkable? Well yeah, but why drink this when i could have a glass of water.

Photo of BigAl18
1.01/5  rDev -61.9%

Photo of misterscooter
1.05/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Probably the worst beer I've ever had flow over these gums. There wasn't one redeeming thing about this beer. The least they could do is reduce the amount of taste because at least some of the other fairly big (bad) breweries are easy to put away. This looks bad, smells bad, feels bad, and tastes worse.

Photo of RoyalT
1.11/5  rDev -58.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance – Light yellow in color with a JB head.

Smell – The grain and cheap sweetness are there, as I suspected, but there’s something else in this can. It’s not skunk. It’s something more sinister. Whatever it is, it is big. This aroma lit up half my house. I think the best way to describe it is straight horse sweat. If you’ve every smelled a horse after he/she has had a good workout, this was it.

Taste – The grainy horse gallops out in the taste as well. There’s a hint of orange sweetness here, as is Pabst tradition, but it’s kind of hard to enjoy when you’re licking horse hair out of your rice.

Mouthfeel – The cheap carbonation was annoying. The word “light” doesn’t even begin to describe how close to water this felt in the mouth.

Drinkability – I could probably use this as a chaser after beer-bonging a case of HOTDs, but other than that it’s not fit for consumption.

Photo of caverog
1.25/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of Daffron24
1.25/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of TobyRoseman
1.25/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of avisong
1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of Eighty
1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of Smurf2055
1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of Mebuzzard
1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of edwardkersh
1.5/5  rDev -43.4%

Photo of camarocrazy67
1.56/5  rDev -41.1%

Photo of njmoons
1.7/5  rDev -35.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Back in my college days out west, we used to get kegs of Rainer Beer, for house parties etceteras. It was on tap at all the local bars, and cheap at the market.

In all that time I can honestly say I never enjoyed a single one.

Pale adjunct lager with almost no malt taste, and a terrible finish that made me think they must not ferment at lager temperatures.

There are worse beers, but not many.

Photo of DOCRW
1.75/5  rDev -34%

Photo of RevCraig
1.75/5  rDev -34%

Photo of anteater
1.75/5  rDev -34%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

I very much did not enjoy this beer

Photo of capuchinpilates
1.75/5  rDev -34%

Photo of mentor
1.78/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Can provided amid a bunch of stuff given to me for volunteering at 2005 GABF. Uhm, thanks guys, I really appreciate the opportunity. Stamp on the bottom of the can reads 12195 B41029. "Mountain Fresh Taste" by " Rainier Brewing Co., Milwaukee, WI" and brewed in Texas. They've pretty much got the US triangulated with this one.

Pours a one finger white soda pop head, yet it does have some stickiness. This beer is light in color. Wow, about the least color I've ever seen. Clear and dull very very pale straw colored. Smells weakly of wet cardboard and a hint of malt sweet that can be found with some searching. The absence of aroma is amazing. Tastes mostly of acrid carbonation with a malt sweet way below. Some floral hop flitters on the border of detection in the aftertaste, but the flavor is too weak for me to get an idea of which hop. If I had to guess, I'd say tettnanger. Thin body and highly carbonated. The carbonation burn is definitely the most distinct characteristic of this beer. Not much to this beer. Not an afront, just nothing to it.

Photo of greyghost86
1.8/5  rDev -32.1%

Photo of jdhilt
1.81/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served as a 12oz bottle ($2.50) at The Derby Steakhouse & Casino Butte, Mt. Pours with four-finger white head that goes slowly leaving some lace. Pale amber color. Very light carbonation and light bodied. Starts with a bland hoppy corn flavor, finish is insipid, good lawn mower beer.

Photo of doremite
2/5  rDev -24.5%

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Rainier Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
64 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.