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Rainier Ice - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 2.74
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-19-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by pootz:
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3.12/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this tonight which I purchased at an LCBO in Ontario. It was brewed by the Sleeman company in Guelph Ontario. I was first introduced to this beer in Montana in the early 80s on an Elk hunt. Our guide brought out an ice filled Igloo cooler of the stuff after the 5 of us had struggled down an aspened high mountain slope packing out elk meat all day. It was a mule's job on an unusually hot early November day. The stuff went down like Odin's kiss to a thirsty skank who just peeled his ass off the side of a mountain slope. Other than the immediate thirst quenching qualities, the beer remained undistinct in my memory. I passed it in the beer stores in Alberta for years and never felt obliged to buy a 6-pack.

The rainier dry I had tonight was a delightful surprise after the first impression I had with this brand. It had fair color, a faint hoppy nose and.....suprise....flavour! I think this may have more to do with the fact that the Sleeman brewery made it more than anything. If you fellow Yanks get a chance to taste Sleeman wares....do it! you won't be disappointed. Quality all the way. I suspect that is what happened to this Rainier I tasted.

More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.91/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – The body is shiny yellow in color. The head actually wasn’t bad. It foamed up big at the pour, hung around for a while, and laced the glass.

Smell – Typical American grain with a bit of sucrose.

Taste – The cheap sweetness really overtakes this one. That’s pretty much all I can taste, along with a few alcohol notes and a funky aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – Relatively flat compared to the head.

Drinkability – This actually went down with some semblance of smoothness, although I’ll never buy again.

Photo of jeffeljefe
2.5/5  rDev n/a

Photo of beertaster13
2.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is probably the best ice beer out on the market. Pours a nice gold yellow with a bubbly head that fades, lacing stayed on the glass as I drank. The smell is sweet, little skunk and blast of grains and hops. The taste is quite sweet and grainy with hop tone on end. Feels full and crisp in mouth. A very drinkable ice beer, great for summer BBQ's!

Photo of sockeye101
2.46/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This stuff actually ain't that bad....all things considered. Compared to other crappy ice beers...actually all ice beers are crappy...this one is by far the best I've had.

Poured a decent head that actually stuck around a while and left a good lace. The color was yellow....that's about it. Smells were expected, kind of skunky and very grainy. Tastes like a cheap beer, kind of skunky, with lots of grains and corn. But still not an overall horrible taste. And for that, I give it a glowing review!

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Rainier Ice from Pabst Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.