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Sportz Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 06-30-2005)
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Reviews by Pegasus:
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2.55/5  rDev -20.1%

Appearance: Medium golden in color, with a touch of haze, a small white head, thick, broken lace, and numerous streams of slow-rising bubbles.

Aroma: Consists of cooked vegetables, corn, light malt notes, and an understated herbal hoppiness.

Taste: Opens with mildly tart light malt notes, turns lightly sweet midway through the taste, finishes dry with vegetal notes and a slight metallic hop presence.

Mouth feel: Sharp, zesty, champagne-like carbonation, a bit thin in body, although not unpleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A reasonably pleasant example of a style not noted for great diversity.

Presentation: packaged in a sixteen ounce aluminum can, served in a standard pint tap glass.

02-19-2006 04:44:48 | More by Pegasus
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3.83/5  rDev +20.1%

Can Inspection: Lists: Sportz Brewing Company, La Crosse, WI and bills itself as a “Natural Lager Beer”. Good, I hate those artificial lager beers.

Aroma: Soft floral hop notes, minor grape esters, mild green apple

Appearance: Bright yellow gold glass with slight haze shows active carbonation feeds leading to the soapy white head that lasts and gives thin sheets of lace.

Flavor: Starts mildly sweet, goes over to apple, then dries out to a mild bitter with some yeast flavor in the finish. Overall taste is mild and there is a hint of metal at the back end. All in all, the only flaw I can note is the slight green apple (acetaldehyde) of a rushed product, but the balance is surprisingly well done, almost in the Dortmunder range.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly nice. Medium heavy body makes the carbonation level seem almost at a cask level, really helps drinkability.

Overall Impression: Wow. I fully expected to loath this, and I don’t! It’s a macro lager, no doubt, and everything that means: mild taste, smooth ride, no surprises. This one is nicely made with enough positive qualities that would actually make me drink another: from me that’s high praise for a macro lager!
Is this a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Some subtle marketing scheme to get Joe SixPack to appreciate finer beers?
Maybe I should lay off the crack pipe.

Thanks to Pegasus for the sample

05-20-2006 07:35:06 | More by HardTarget
Sportz Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
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