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McSorley's Irish Black Lager - Pabst Brewing Company

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McSorley's Irish Black LagerMcSorley's Irish Black Lager

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Ratings: 336
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 14%
Wants: 13
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: oriolesfan4 on 01-29-2009

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of ChrisPratz
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Deep dark black coloring pours to a fingers worth of light brown head that dissipates to a thin veil of lace around the top and edges.

S: Nice deep toasted malts with sweet flavors, dark chocolate, toffee and burnt sugar. Picking up some very slight floral hops flavors as well.

T: Nice toasted malts that aren't very robust. That toasted flavor has a hint of tart in it as well. Aftertaste is nice as it isn't over bearing and doesn't linger long.

M: Medium carbonation works well with the flavors. Tones are crisp and blend well together and your left with a nice dry feeling on the tongue.

O: Very nice Schwarzbier, i've enjoyed this on tap at my local watering hole for many years around St Pattys Day.

Photo of Neorebel
4.29/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It almost looks as if I have Coca-Cola in my mug rather than beer, with its similar , almost translucent deep brown color and thin fizzy head. The aroma is like that of a sweet stout - giving my nose the pleasure of milk chocolate, roasty malts, and a hint of grapefruit hops as well. The light bodied beer coats my mouth nicely with its oily mouthfeel, and as the beer traverses my palate, I begin to again notice a nice mix of sweet stout flavorings, and this time in the taste itself there is a definite pronounced hop bitterness, especially in the finish. This is an excellent everyday beer - very straightforward and mild. I am particularly fond of Schwartzbier, although this is no Kostritzer. Ultimately you really need to take a trip to McSorley's Old Ale House in NYC, get a table, and knock back a bunch of these with some rowdy friends!

Photo of heganhound
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of hellraisinT1000
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of MattBreight
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of animal69
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of raythealeman
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Hoagie1973
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of t3hPl4gu3
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of olbubba
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Beerislivingproof
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of belindatookus
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of graybayou
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of UrbSuburb
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of obywan59
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. A 5 finger head leaves copious lacing.

Aroma of sweet dark bread with a bit of floral hops.

Lightly sweet with toasted malt, but primarilly tart like a wheat beer, which is appropriate as I'm drinking it out of a weizen glass.

Mouthfeel is rather thin, but it leaves a light sticky coating on the tongue and some heartburn in the throat.

This beer is decent, but not great. I probably won't try it again.

Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of soonerlight
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of avisong
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of creamy tan head. Retention is good, but little lacing is left.

3.0 S: Dry, dusty roastiness. Very faint neutral maltiness. Clean. Otherwise, not much going on.

3.0 T: Light dry roastiness. Slightest touch of chocolate. Very faint malt sweetness. Again, not much going on.

3.5 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy.

3.0 D: Fairly tame schwarzbier, but not bad. Goes down quite easy.

Photo of pajeff
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Scoobert
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of richbrew
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

McSorley's Irish Black Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 336 ratings.