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Schmidt - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
61
poor

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 2.5
pDev: 28.8%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002)
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RDW

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -60%

03-04-2012 06:07:35 | More by RDW
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DOCRW

Washington

1/5  rDev -60%

02-23-2014 20:29:32 | More by DOCRW
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New York

1/5  rDev -60%

03-30-2014 18:25:10 | More by ZOSO2192
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LoveStout

New York

1/5  rDev -60%

10-26-2013 19:38:40 | More by LoveStout
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

1.02/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

First had: can in a dorm room

Sweet! Oh wait, the other thing...not sweet.

Pale golden color, fizzy, with a delicate head of white bubbles. Looks like an adjunct, and is. Smell of corn and rotten grain, and not much different in the taste, with added skunk. Watered down, light body, and nearly undrinkable. Cheap though...

Serving type: can

06-17-2011 21:48:05 | More by Rifugium
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Bighorn

Minnesota

1.25/5  rDev -50%

06-30-2012 02:20:35 | More by Bighorn
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

1.3/5  rDev -48%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is the first can from the miracle case. A case that I bought off the store shelf at room temperature, but was ice cold when I got home 5 minutes later. A miracle, indeed! Holy light gold color, wow. Looks like cider with it's visible carbonation, except for it's large, fast-fading head. Light grain in the nose, and not much else. Taste is also straight cereal grain and adjuncts. Not a lot of malt, and a level of hops that could be good for people with stomach ulcers. Just another boring macro lager.

After having a couple of these, they are really getting to me in a bad way. Metallic and unpleasent, this is a really bad beer.

Serving type: can

04-11-2005 20:55:30 | More by TastyTaste
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -40%

12-12-2013 04:14:19 | More by SuomiHobbit
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acurtis

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -40%

10-22-2013 19:39:06 | More by acurtis
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avisong

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -40%

05-05-2012 18:57:44 | More by avisong
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budgood1

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -40%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

pours out a mega fizzy light golden colour. the fizzy head dies in seconds, leaving a glass full active bubbles. adjunct aroma of cooked corn. pretty bland taste, adjunct filled, with hints of harshness around the edges. not even a good slammer or thirst quencher because it really has no redeeming qualities, other than the nostalgia surrounding the brand name. and sadly, not even that can make this beer really drinkable. this is low rung even for the bottom of the barrel macro crap.

schmidt's (or schmidt, as it was formerly known as) used to be a minnesota icon and a quality beer. i miss those "big mouth" bottles and the outdoor scenery on the old cans. the brew that grew with the great northwest has been bastardized and dumbed down to the point of embarrasment. to bad this and hamm's couldn't have been saved like grain belt was. oh well......

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2003 18:08:17 | More by budgood1
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Sellen

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -40%

07-19-2014 18:11:21 | More by Sellen
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beertaster13

Washington

1.53/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Schmidt's sucks. It pours a pale yellow with no head and no lacing. The smell is skunky with grain tones. The taste is very grainy with a watered down taste. Feels flat and dull in the mouth. Drinkable if you are in the wood huntin I guess. Alot of people have a soft spot for this beer, I understand that but this will have no spot in my fridge.

Serving type: can

03-06-2004 21:56:15 | More by beertaster13
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Suds

Pennsylvania

1.58/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I really try to keep an open mind, especially with some of the under-regarded macro beers. I have to say that I gave this one the benefit of the doubt, but the beer has pitifully little to redeem itself. Pours a pale yellow with a flat, unattractive head. Aroma is very faint, but a mild vegetable smell emerges as the beer warms. Taste is hollow and empty....with little to no bittering. Not much more to say....simply forgettable.

Serving type: can

12-16-2002 17:32:56 | More by Suds
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Wildman

Ohio

1.63/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is a beer that you would be better off sampling one of the company's other offerings. The taste is bitter, the color is very light and the taste just leaves a very bad aftertaste.

Serving type: can

05-31-2002 17:50:18 | More by Wildman
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psugrad98

Pennsylvania

1.63/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very weak in the flavor department. Has a grainy taste and mouthfeel. Almost tastes like sourdough bread.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2002 10:31:47 | More by psugrad98
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clayrock81

Virginia

1.68/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It has been a while since I had this on a camping trip, but I recall the beer vividly because of the saying that accompany's this beer:
"Tastes like every other letter".
I don't think I have to explain that joke.
I do remember the beer slightly. It is made by Pabst, so I guess you could call this a generic Pabst, which is sad. Light, watery, grainy, cheap. Not a horrible curdling aftertaste like some cheap macros and better than getting a headache from some malt liquor. That's about it.

Serving type: can

08-28-2008 19:51:55 | More by clayrock81
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Lesmaki

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -30%

06-20-2013 00:27:58 | More by Lesmaki
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -30%

08-06-2013 20:49:32 | More by mpalestino
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RevCraig

Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -30%

01-27-2014 00:12:51 | More by RevCraig
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cfitterer

Arizona

1.75/5  rDev -30%

06-24-2013 23:44:20 | More by cfitterer
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

1.75/5  rDev -30%

10-10-2013 12:21:12 | More by HRamz3
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shadow1961

Minnesota

1.83/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Schmidt Premium pours a lofty creamy head over
a pale, clear brew. The nose is your typical macro
beer corn and rice funk. Carbonation is hyperactive
after a hard pour, but tapers off to a steady stream.
Flavor is slightly sweet corn with a hint of grass in the
finish, which I was a bit surprised by- still this is an old
man beer all the way. I love the rainbow trout on the can-
time was it was what was on the outside of the can that
distinguished a brew, not the contents (which were about
the same). I used to really like the cans with the scenes of
50's type pipe smoking dads hunting and fishing and
whatnot. It sure beats reality, which is real dad types swilling
beer just like this and pissing off the side of their boats or
having close calls in deer camp. Ahh well. Nostalgia kicks
ass but this beer does not. It would be funny seeing the look
on the face of one of those guys after they accidentally took a
big slug off a can of Bender thinking it was just like Schmidt...

Serving type: can

09-15-2007 21:19:03 | More by shadow1961
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KeefD

Minnesota

1.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pilsner glass. Haha... Small white head that's gone in a flash, no lacing, palest yellow even by AAL standards. Aroma of husky grain, zero hops, metallic. There's very little flavor going on, light and crisp, watery, some grainy malts but almost no body. This beer is just not very good. I'd stick with Grain Belt.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 18:08:19 | More by KeefD
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hardy008

Minnesota

1.9/5  rDev -24%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Pale gold color with a small white head with poor retention.

Smell - Somewhat sweet - grain and corn.

Taste - not a lot of flavor. Some sweetness, nothing great.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation, thin and watery.

Drinkability - Not my favorite beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 01:44:12 | More by hardy008
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Schmidt from Pabst Brewing Company
61 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.