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Ballantine XXX Ale - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ballantine XXX AleBallantine XXX Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

255 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 21.71%
Wants: 18
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  4.85% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-02-2001)
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Photo of MasterSki
3.55/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

40oz from Bruz. Busted this out to class up a whale tasting. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - Big white foam that lingers, leaving behind loads of splotchy lace. Transparent pale golden body.

S - Skunky, courtesy of the classy green bottle. Some herbal noble hopping, but largely evocative of the finest adjunct lagers; doubt anyone can perceive the ale yeast here. Perhaps a bit of cereal grain, and fairly restrained corn character.

T - The taste is surprisingly pleasant, with a mix of pale malt and corn sweetness, and some faint grassy hop. Quite mild, with no obvious alcohol.

M - Pleasant carbonation, medium body, slightly grainy in texture, and no alcohol heat. Fairly refreshing actually.

D - Surprisingly enjoyable once you get past the skunky aroma. I'd much prefer to drink this over PBR or other adjunct lagers, particularly if canned or kegged. Very much a lawnmower beer that wouldn't offend anyone. Not particularly complex, but significantly better than anticipated.

MasterSki, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of FroggieG
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

FroggieG, Aug 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

EBeckett3, Aug 10, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.2%

balinor, Aug 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

HopGrazer, Jul 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

erialbill, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

mrfrancis, Jul 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

ejimhof, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of beerluvr
3.59/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a rocky snow white head over clear pale golden liquid. Nose is perfumey, a small amount of sharp metallic hop, mixed with light maltiness. Taste is light-bodied, with some more metallic hoppiness, some mouth coating sweetness and some adjuncty flavors as well. Finishes sharp and tangy though a shadow of it's former self and the poor relative to the legendary Ballantine IPA which was phenomenal. A nice, low-priced ale...very drinkable, especially on hot days.

beerluvr, Jun 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

pjkelley82, Jun 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

ale207, May 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -34.2%

mikeburd1128, May 10, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

rderedin, May 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

kkmiller76, May 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Celtics76, Apr 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

ummswimmin, Mar 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

wonothesane42, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

milkbone_underwear, Feb 11, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

rorjets, Feb 10, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Segelstrom, Feb 02, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -26%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

TheBigBoy, Jan 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Peyton5410, Jan 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -1.3%

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

tbeer40, Jan 07, 2013
Ballantine XXX Ale from Pabst Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.