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Country Club Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company

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Country Club Malt LiquorCountry Club Malt Liquor

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BA SCORE
58
awful

70 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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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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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +68.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Sometimes I get tired of the "complex" beers and want something that is just plain beer. Nothing meaty, nothing nutty, nothing fruity, just plain beer. Well, looks like I found another gem. Something about this can just drew my attention. It could have been the golden crown with the XXX in it, the name County Club Malt Liquor, or the little slogan "America's Premium Malt Liqour". Whatever it was, it was intreagueing.

Now, to the actual review.
The apperance was suprisingly nice. It was a pale straw color with a nice white head. The head was one of the creamiest heads I had ever seen. That was definately a highlight in my book. The smell was nothing special, just the average balanced malty/hoppy smell. The taste was a little better than the smell. Sure it had elements of malts and hops, like most, but it was unusually smooth. Along with the balance, it had hints of citrus in the end and aftertaste. The mouthfeel wasn't too shabby either. It was smooth and creamy, not bubbly and burny-like. Drinkability, well, this is just another great brew for pocket change. I got it for $2.39 for a sixer.

Da Skinny.
This is one cheap brew that shames the big macro types, ie Bud, Coors, and Miller. It's just another good product pumped out by the guys and gals at PBR. Since this is Country Club, I guess this is what the rich folk drink.

Serving type: can

12-21-2003 06:46:10 | More by JISurfer
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rderedin

Maine

2.75/5  rDev +22.2%

05-05-2013 02:10:59 | More by rderedin
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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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jkball01

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -55.6%

01-13-2013 03:21:01 | More by jkball01
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dertyd

California

2.75/5  rDev +22.2%

07-13-2013 17:21:42 | More by dertyd
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Spikester

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a nostalgia review. When I was a kid (About 40 years ago) this product was sold in short 8 ounce (?) cans in a six pack. We used to refer to it as CC. One of it's pluses was a sixer was easy to conceal and the high (at the time) alcohol content. (5.5%) This was daring stuff for a young person in an era of 3.2% beer!

The six pack slid right down into a golf bag and was readily accessible once on the course. I used to go golfing with a buddy of the same age and we would split a sixer on the links with declining results on our golf game. We always had a good time anyway.

I remember this brew had a too-sweet taste compared to the macro-brews of the time but was satifying on a hot day as long as it remained cold.

Serving type: can

01-12-2008 04:50:13 | More by Spikester
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Nolen12

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -55.6%

05-13-2013 17:10:57 | More by Nolen12
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therica

Maryland

3.4/5  rDev +51.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a case of this stuff as a joke, once. I was rather surprised! It's got a nice clean smooth taste, hiding a hefty alcohol-level punch that will quickly track you down! I believe it used to be made by a brewery in New York State when I bought it, so I'm not sure whether my experience is consistent with the current owner's froth, but after reading some of the other reviews, they seem consistent with my own experience.

The flavor is a bit over-average on the malt taste, and a bit of a yeast flavor. The carbonation is good, not overdone.

It sure left a good headache, though.

Serving type: can

08-20-2005 03:48:51 | More by therica
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pjkelley82

New York

1/5  rDev -55.6%

06-25-2013 02:45:02 | More by pjkelley82
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ncvbc

North Carolina

1.18/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

So there I am at the gas station checking out the beer section, which was extremely limited I might add. I glanced through the malt liquors and had to do a double take. Did that say Country Club? Holy shit, Country Club malt liquor! For entertainment's sake, it was worth the $0.99 price tag for half a quart. Tonight, my friends, will be a high class night.

Pour was a light golden with nice carbonation bubbling up into a fizzy, white head that proceeded to fade quickly like my interest in this beer.

Smell was of sweet malts and a little alcohol comes through also.

Taste, especially after consuming a couple good beers before, is cringe worthy. So damn sweet with a corn flavor as well. It overtakes the mouth and makes me pucker as if I were spinning the bottle over a decade ago.

Mouthfeel is syrupy water to me. Too sweet to even keep in my mouth and determine any qualities, or lack of for that matter.

I drained this before I got half way through...this doesn't do anything for me. I've had better malt liquor in my day, though after trying this one, I doubt I'll drink a malt liquor again.

If this is Country Club, get my ass on the public course from here on.

Serving type: can

07-04-2007 16:17:05 | More by ncvbc
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -22.2%

02-02-2013 00:07:05 | More by Segelstrom
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TheDeuce

New York

3/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big ass 22 oz. bottle.

Appearance-pale golden color with a fizzy white head that is rather large and sticks around, no lace being left. Just a fizzy beer.

Smell-lots of grain, toasted barley, biscuity malts, some discernable hop lingerings.

Taste-effortlessly smooth, smooth malt profile, not really much hops and fairly bland but no worse than any other macro. Decent.

Mouthfeel-not too overbearing, alcohol is hid really well, goes down really smooth, minimal aftertaste.

Drinkability-really smooth and decent for a malt liquor, hides it's alcohol level really well. I'm shocked.

Overall-by far the best malt liquor I've had, even better than Colt 45, tastes like a normal lager but higher alcohol and insanely poundable. Don't drink too many of these, but at least I've finally found a decent malt liquor.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2005 00:22:15 | More by TheDeuce
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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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Sonofalime

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -33.3%

06-19-2014 22:59:47 | More by Sonofalime
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MrBoh

Maryland

2/5  rDev -11.1%

11-24-2013 19:49:50 | More by MrBoh
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mwa423

Ohio

1.3/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A - Very light golden color, almost thought it was water watching it to come out of the can. A finger of very thin white head quickly disappear. Shake up a can of sprite and and pour it, it'll hold head longer.

S - Cereal, bready, some alcohol...I'm dreading drinking this

T - I was expecting horrible, so when it hit the tongue with all the flavor of Natural Light, I was pleasantly surprised...but then it hit me. It was like a shot of vodka that had been bombed into the beer. Gah, the alcohol made my face twist.

M/D - Mouthfeel worked, until the alcohol burn hit. Blech. Drinkability? You have to be kidding. If you want to imagine Popov vodka and bad beer, that's how drinkable it is.

Serving type: can

02-12-2010 04:27:39 | More by mwa423
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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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rkuhnel

California

1.13/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Safeway gets 3 for $5 for a big bottle of this stuff so it is even cheap enough for our homeless population. What really gets me is that this was the cheap drunk of my youth. Makes me appreciate how far we have come in 50 years of beer making.

Tastes and smells like alcohol and stale water. Vodka is alcohol and water also, but this water has a rancid, chemical odor and flavor. I guess I would have to describe the flavor as a chemical-like bitterness.

Mouthfeel is like water, and there is simply nothing to like about this. I simply amazed at how many good ratings this swill gets, but many of them seem to be drinking it from the can so maybe that is better. I supposed if you chill it down to 33 degrees so the flavor is mostly lost you could choke this down, but to me this is one of the poorest “beers” on the market. Good for nothing but a cheap drunk. This may be the lowest rating I have ever given. Can you get a bad bottle of a bad beer? There must be some reason why my rating is so low compared to everyone else.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2007 21:17:59 | More by rkuhnel
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Dmann

California

1.13/5  rDev -49.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This has got to be one of the worst beers I have ever had. It poured a straw color yellow with a small fizzy white head that lasted a couple seconds and left no lace. The smell was just nasty and was 100% adjunct with a hint of alchohol. The flavor was about the same and was tollerable when it was super cold but once it warmed up it lost all hope. This is a beer to avoid for sure, go with Mickey's or Icehouse if you must get a beer like this.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2004 11:22:10 | More by Dmann
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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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kguyty

Missouri

2/5  rDev -11.1%

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

New York

2.9/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I can't even believe I bought this, however, I am a firm believer that every beer has some redeeming value, however small, so for the sake of knowledge and experience I dropped a WHOLE DOLLAR on a 40 oz. bottle of this liquid beast.

For one, it comes in a clear bottle, bright yellow, a bubble or two at the top but thats it. I didn't even bother to pour it, however, the little that I did had no head whatsoever.

Smells like beer and a faint hint of corn, not much else.

Taste was, I have to say, better than I expected. I am NOT a fan at all of malt liquor, it gives me a nasty gut cramp, so I aproached this one with trepidation. The taste was a bit sweet, malty and a mix of corn and grain. Not really any strong tastes, and it went down pretty smooth with little to no aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was very smooth, went down much like water. Almost no detectable carbonation and no aftetaste. Weight was really light.

Drinkability here is a bit above average. In the event that I ever want a cheap ( and seriously, it's only a damn dollar) malt beverage, this is a viable option. I'll probably get a few more.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2008 03:30:27 | More by LumpyGuitar
Country Club Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
58 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.