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Blatz Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.38
pDev: 31.51%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-11-2002

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Photo of TheRevMatt
3/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of MikeP
3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I'm revising my original assessment of Blatz having since that time sampled many more flavorful beers. However, I stand by the gist of my original post; specifically, provided that you get the beer fresh [at least 2 months away from the expiration date], you'll get a pleasant, mildly flavored beer which gives you unassuming but clean flavor. It's not a highly flavored beer, falling more into the mild camp; but, at least it tastes like a decent quality beer.

Note that Blatz is an American beer. That's significant. It's not a German pilsner, nor an Irish stout. And, it's a beer; not an ale. Coming to it expecting some molasses-thick, black gel with lethal hop levels is unrealistic. The worst thing about Blatz is that it lacks strong flavor, but it has more than some, and there's nothing wrong with being mild for those who prefer their beer as such.

Photo of mpenning13
2.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MPSTARR
1/5  rDev -58%

Photo of workingclassbrew
3.42/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Good Ol' Blatz. Blatz was the 1st beer I had ever purchased at drinking age. My dad said the family tavern carried 2 beers, Blatz, and Schlitz. Blatz was my hands down choice for many years, and many returnable bottles in the early 90's.

Bought a 24 pack of cans. Poured into my usual small lager stein. Light straw color, quickly dissipating head.

Aroma, peppery slightly sweet easy drinking classic beer smell.

Taste light, slightly bitter hint of hops, actually more hoppy than most big name American style lagers. Even as the beer warms the taste stays consistent, light, grassy, little sweetness, hops present.

Light on the tip of the tongue, then carbonation comes through on the back of the tongue.

This is my go to beer at my local go to bar. I love the old Blatz brown triangle label, wish they would go back to the white background. This is truly one of the best working class brews.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2.5/5  rDev +5%

Photo of EBeckett3
2.75/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of rabbitguy
2.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of makasi
2/5  rDev -16%

Photo of match1112
2.75/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Eric908
2.5/5  rDev +5%

Photo of heerboth
2.75/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of bhindbluis
3.25/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of Bustafluff
2.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of billbeers
2/5  rDev -16%

Photo of JasonR1975
1.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of nineworldseries
1.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of buschbeer
2.99/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce can
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It is light straw colored with plenty of carbonation rising from the laser etchings in the bottom of the glass. It is capped with about three inches of white head.

S - The aroma is sweet grain and lemon grass.

T - I used to think this beer tasted like shit. Now I find it lacking in flavor. It has slightly more taste than a Bud. It almost reminds me of a PBR.

M - Thin

O - This is a cheap beer with little taste. The only reason it is unpopular with college kids is marketing.

Photo of Vogie
3.75/5  rDev +57.6%

Photo of FrankHammer
3/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of ifixufly
2.25/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MikeAAL
4.14/5  rDev +73.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is a really good beer for the price.

Light, pale straw color, plenty of carbonation. Quickly dissipating head.

Smells mostly of malts, but also you can really smell the hops.

It has a very malty taste and some delicious hops follow. Very carbonated, but that gives it a crisp taste.

Crisply carbonated, light and tingly. Refreshing.

This is a good beer. A lot of people might pass it up by looking at the price and the name and even review it based on that, but don't turn your nose to this stuff and give it an honest taste. You can't judge a book by it's cover.

Photo of Segelstrom
1.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of KillaB
1.75/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of BigH75
3.13/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It is thin with mediocre head retention and straw color. Smell of adjuncts. Lets face it, this is a cheap American lager, nothing more nothing less. Better taste an lower price than any of the products from MillerCoorsAnhueser. Similar to its sister beer PBR. Am I proud to drink it? Not really but I am proud to not waste money on mass marketed swill.

Blatz Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
59 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.