Country Club Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev +41%
From the 40 ounce bomber stamped: OCT2912-EO5112020. Sampled on June 26, 2013.
The Granddaddy of Malt Liquors! Great double crack on the twist-off cap. It pours pale yellow with a tremendous milk shake-like white head that takes a good 2-3 minutes to dissipate. Hey! It looks like a malt liquor should but not golden like Colt 45.
The malt aroma is much more sweet and buttery than cloying. That's considerably better than I expected after reading earlier reviews. Even some yeast. Hops in the background are clean and crisp.
The body is light to medium.
The taste is malt forward but not sharp or biting like so many malt liquors can be. It does not make me grit my teeth when I drink it. Actually it is smooth and on the sweet side. Not really dry at the end but a vague lingering bitterness. I find it to be a decent malt liquor and nowhere near as gut-clearing as others I have had.
06-26-2013 21:46:44 | More by puboflyons
3.73/5 rDev +64.3%
Its been a little while since Ive last hopped on the fo-tay train. 40 oz clear bottle pours into a mason jar a clear gold color with a decent cap of fluffy white head. Actually has some pretty decent retention, no lacing.
Nose is definitely corn-a-licious, but it is surprisingly unoffensive. For a forty, you really cant ask for much more. Maybe a touch of hops would be nice, but none are to be found here.
Hmmm, not bad. Clean and fairly crisp. It is not as sweet as most Malt Liquors and there is actually a little bit of dryness on the finish. Its on the low side ABV-wise and that probably is why it feels lighter than most of this style. I actually prefer mine in the 6-7% range, otherwise I just feel like I might as well be drinking a Coors. But I must say that of all the Malt Liquors I have had, this one tastes the lightest, most crisp and is probably the least offensive. Dare I say that I wont have much trouble finishing the bottle? Something about drinking out of a 40 oz bottle soothes the soul!
06-16-2012 20:24:58 | More by twiggamortis420
2.23/5 rDev -1.8%
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.
05-13-2012 02:41:06 | More by fastrodney
1.55/5 rDev -31.7%
A: From the can, this beer pours a clear yellow with a big, rocky white head. Head retention is much better than I would normally expect from a beer of this style.
S: Very sterile on the nose, with aromas of roasted corn, grain husks, and an odd fruity smell reminiscent of green apple. The aromas present are a bit repellent, but I don't think that any malt liquor is designed to smell good, so it doesn't really matter.
T: This beer starts off sweet with definite fruity accents. I'm picking up green apple, as well as grain husks, roasted corn, minerals, wet straw, and a touch of grassy hops. As the beer warms a bit, cooked vegetable, lemon, and alcohol notes creep out of the woodwork. The finish is short and simple with grain husk and corn notes.
M: Light bodied and dry. The beer has a flabby, lethargic feel to it despite the presence of relatively active, crisp carbonation. Not drinkable at all.
O: Well, it is a typical American malt liquor, which is to say that this beer was probably never intended to be all that great. Compared to other examples of the style, it's not absolutely wretched, but it is extremely close. Actually, scratch that. It's wretched.
11-30-2011 15:26:39 | More by mrfrancis
2.53/5 rDev +11.5%
Purchased across from the cop shop in Weed, CA. Rough yellow appearance. Looks like the return on rented beer. Mild sweet, corny aroma, not offensive.
Sweet, stale alcohol breath flavor to it, no hopping, might be an all corn beer, or at least a substantial portion of it. I've had worse. A little gritty, reminds me of grain belt. Doesn't seem all that alcoholic taste wise. Does seem oxidized what is there.
Wasn't bad to have before lunch. Poured a tad of it out for Macho Man, who died the day before.
06-09-2011 22:12:47 | More by Beerandraiderfan
2.35/5 rDev +3.5%
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.
03-21-2011 02:28:19 | More by Lacesoutcody
Country Club Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
58 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.