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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 Foyle
3.37/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: 3" sudsy white head recedes slowly. Moderate lacing, clear straw appearance. Significant carbonation present.
Aroma: Corn husks, lightly roasted barley, clean water, a hint of hop spice.
Mouthfeel: crisp, light, and watery. Has a dry finish.
Flavor: corn and lightly roasted barley sweetness, a bit of hops in the middle and finish.
Overall: excellent and refreshing.

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of utopiajane
2.74/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +51.5%

Photo of harpus
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of DOCRW
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of TobyRoseman
1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of HRamz3
2/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of RevCraig
1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Ajlvt
3/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of DaveRinn
2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Johnny_Muir
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Lobina
2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Erik-P
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Eighty
1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

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1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of karmachief
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of evergreen_machine
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of BVukelich
2.8/5  rDev +6.1%
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....

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2/5  rDev -24.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

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3/5  rDev +13.6%

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