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Country Club Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company

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58
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 2.25
pDev: 34.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  5.86% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-03-2003)
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t0rin0

California

2.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-07-2012 02:59:29 | More by t0rin0
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nlmartin

Ohio

2.42/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One more daring trip down the gas station beer cooler. The beer was served cold and poured in a glass.

Appearance: The beer has a straw yellow coloration. The head is about 1 finger high. Fairly good retention noted on the head.

Smell: The beers aroma smells like a sack of wet grain.

Taste: The flavor is sweetened corn. The alcohol gives it a slight twang to break the sweetness. Nothing unexpected to the flavor. No off flavors noted.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The beer has a light body. The carbonation is high. The drinkability is ok as long as the beer is ice cold and drank fast.

Serving type: can

02-07-2009 01:00:21 | More by nlmartin
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Lacesoutcody

North Carolina

2.35/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank from a 32 oz. bottle.

A: A typical dingy yellow.

S: Corn, Metal, And a sick sweet finish.

T: Bready, Slight Alcohol, And Corn.

M: Fairly thin, not overbearing.

O: It's a malt, not great, not terrible, it's cheap and efficient. Have one, it's fairly rare, but there is much better things out there.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2011 02:28:19 | More by Lacesoutcody
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wiseguy142

New York

2.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Never heard of this before and wanted to give it a try...

Nice minimalistic (ie cheap) label on the front.. standard yellowish brew inside.

Aroma is not too clean and heavy on the corn and bready malt.

Taste is sort of like MHL and Coors blended together but a little more dry and with some perceptible hop flavor lingering in there.

Mouthfeel is extrordinarily light and dry and almost acidic.

An interesting buy, but I'll stick to OE when I'm in the mood for a 40.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 05:41:20 | More by wiseguy142
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I noticed that many of my fellow CAN reviewers mentioned their background with this beer and I sadly, I have none. We heard of this when we were young and underage but other beers were available and this never seemed to make it our way. In the interim, as a budding historian and a collector of patches to be sewn onto my many jackets, I became curious to at least try it. CAN you dig it?

The pour produced two rocky, bone-white fingers' worth of head that fell like yesterday's snow but actually left some lacing in its wake. Color was a golden yellow with NE-quality clarity. The nose really left something to be desired - it was at once metallic, fusel, grapey, cereal sweet, like the worst of everything blended together into a hot mess. Yow! Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was not as unpleasant as the nose led me to expect. It was sweet, sure, but the alcohol was not up front making it bearable. Finish was also slightly sweet but not unbearable. I was left bemused by the whole thing. If this is what I missed out on in my youth, I did not miss much.

Serving type: can

02-11-2010 18:54:15 | More by woodychandler
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CreekyJarls

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev 0%

11-16-2013 13:35:59 | More by CreekyJarls
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev 0%

10-22-2013 21:16:03 | More by InspectorBob
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

2.25/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2013 00:36:34 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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PressEnter

New York

2.25/5  rDev 0%

04-04-2014 00:03:21 | More by PressEnter
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fastrodney

North Carolina

2.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Served from a 12oz can into a Sam pint glass.

A: Light golden. Head dissipates as quickly as it arrives and becomes nothing more than a thin white rim afterwards.

S: Smells of apple cider. Sugary sweet.

T: Alcohol overpowers the slight sweetness of the less-regarded grains.

M: Medium-carbonated, but under-carbonated for the style. Thin-to-medium body.

O: Not sure where to place this on the scale of the style. Certainly not the best. Maybe not the most offensive, but I can't think of an example that's rougher at the moment. Carbonation is too thin and not nearly sweet enough to cover-up the rough alcohol taste that is ever-more apparent as it warms up.

Serving type: can

05-13-2012 02:41:06 | More by fastrodney
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PintOHops

California

2.2/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured some from a 40oz bottle into a pint glass, drank the rest from the bottle.

Appearance/Smell - Appears pale straw yellow with about half and inch of frothy head, and surprisingly, it retains very well and even leaves soapy lacing. Highly carbonated, lots of little strings of never ending carbonation, one of the better looking Malt liquors Iv ever seen! Smells of a very potent, acidic, tart grape aroma, coupled with an almost as powerful corn & grain aroma. Ugh! It almost made me sick, the aromas get very tiring, in fact it almost reminded me of a more powerful smelling Miller High Life.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of a dominate sweet, grainy/rice flavor, coupled with apple, tart grape, pair, and lite citrus flavors, there manages to be some apparent bitterness on the finish as well. Very corny overall and not to enjoyable. Mouthfeel is smooth, lots of bite on the tongue from the carbonation, watery, and very lite bodied.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - In a way this Malt was very easy to drink, but the flavors and aroma quickly get old, if not sickening, as they did with me. To me, it tasted like a really bad American Adjunct Lager, and there wasn't even any classic Malt Liquor flavors. I enjoy Malt Liquor, but this was just tiring to me, way to corny! I don't recommend this Malt at all, if your looking for something easy to drink and with a lower ABV, than Id say go with Mickeys, or King Cobra. Just not this stuff, not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 23:15:01 | More by PintOHops
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

2.2/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Country Club - "America's Premium Malt Liquor" according to the label. The label also says "Pearl Brewing Co." which means that it was probably a G. Heileman brew at one point and is now part of the Pabst portfolio which is now all contract brewed by Miller in Milwaukee. Anyway, the name seems like a vain attempt to add some "classy" appeal to what is otherwise the least classy type of beer you can find.

Country Club pours a clear, bright urine yellow color with a decent foam white head that lasts about a minute. The smell isn't too harsh and basically consists of cheap adjunct grain smells (that cheap grainy/husky/musty scent, if you will). The mouthfeel was watery, but not as fizzy as some other standard fizzy yellow beers. The initial taste was on the light side. Some slight sweetness and adjunct graininess. Some dirty/soapy water taste along with a very light hop bitterness. In addition there was some alcohol taste here, but it had almost a fruity character to it. Not too gagging. Overall, a standard and unoverpowering flavor. The aftertaste was a little bit cleaner then I expected: just some continuing graininess and alcohol. It all finishes with the standard malt liquor warmth (and beginnings of a headache).

Overall, not too bad. If I had to pick a 40, I'd choose Colt 45 over this. I'm not sure of the abv, but my head was slightly humming about halfway through the bottle (I gave the other half to my bro).

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2003 19:46:51 | More by Beastdog75
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.17/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I had no real justification for buying or drinking this beer, I just saw it on the shelf and said, "what the heck".

Appearance certainly fit the bill with a brilliant straw sheen and fared quite well in the head formation and retention catagory despite seeming fizzy at times. Actually left some lacing on the glass and had some foam left when I finished the glass... yes I poured it into a glass, but did feel like I should have wrapped the glass in a papper bag.

Aromas, yea not so well. The beer has a wet grain scent with mild pilsner malts lying closely behind. No real hop character to mention in the nose.

Tastes the same grain-forawrd maltiness with only a subtle hint of delicate pilzn malts--does it save the beer? Well no, but it keeps it from pure disaster. A serious pang of alcohol (ethanol) and lends a sharp bitterness aside from the hops.

Textures are thin because of the lack of meaningful maltiness and the over-use of simple sugars to boost alcohol. Somehow the beer strives to acheive a balance that keeps the beer from becoming a total drain-pour. A bit less than clean in the finish but, again, this is a malt liquor.

Ultimately a tolerable beer if you like most ice-beers. I was able to finish the foudy, but barely.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 04:14:56 | More by BEERchitect
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rrob311

New Hampshire

2.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I bought a 40 of this at Safeway many years ago.

A- Looks like normal beer to me, very clear.

S- Didnt smell all too great from what I remember, not terribly bad though.

T- This is probably my least favorite malt liquor that I can think of.

M- Mouthfeel is very bubbly.

D- I probably will not buy this again, I might drink a glass if someone had some that was cold.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 21:25:46 | More by rrob311
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gilbert


2/5  rDev -11.1%

03-11-2012 21:58:11 | More by gilbert
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erialbill

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -11.1%

07-04-2013 12:41:53 | More by erialbill
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Kuongming

California

2/5  rDev -11.1%

02-16-2013 23:15:01 | More by Kuongming
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kguyty

Missouri

2/5  rDev -11.1%

09-24-2013 02:48:54 | More by kguyty
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geuze_gone_wild

California

2/5  rDev -11.1%

09-03-2013 21:32:10 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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jslice99

New York

2/5  rDev -11.1%

09-29-2012 23:20:38 | More by jslice99
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MrBoh

Maryland

2/5  rDev -11.1%

11-24-2013 19:49:50 | More by MrBoh
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SuperMario

California

2/5  rDev -11.1%

01-04-2014 07:26:45 | More by SuperMario
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beerpadawan

California

2/5  rDev -11.1%

08-27-2012 16:29:52 | More by beerpadawan
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2/5  rDev -11.1%

11-26-2013 09:34:51 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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djrn2

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -11.1%

11-23-2011 01:09:23 | More by djrn2
Country Club Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
58 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.