Country Club Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company
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2.15/5 rDev -4.9%
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.
12-31-2007 21:25:46 | More by rrob311
2.17/5 rDev -4%
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.
01-24-2009 04:14:56 | More by BEERchitect
2.2/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
05-12-2009 23:15:01 | More by PintOHops
2.2/5 rDev -2.7%
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).
04-03-2003 19:46:51 | More by Beastdog75
2.23/5 rDev -1.3%
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
2.25/5 rDev -0.4%
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.
02-11-2010 18:54:15 | More by woodychandler
2.33/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
11-15-2009 05:41:20 | More by wiseguy142
2.35/5 rDev +4%
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
2.42/5 rDev +7.1%
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.
02-07-2009 01:00:21 | More by nlmartin
2.53/5 rDev +11.9%
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
2.68/5 rDev +18.6%
40oz bottle into my Molson pilsner glass and drank from the bottle to the dome.
A: Crystal clear olden color. Pours with a finger of fluffy white head. Hints of lacing.
S:Sweet malt and corn. No real big surprise there.
T: Not too bad for the style. The sweet corn really does dominate. Fairly bland really.
M: Sex in a canoe. Carbonation is decent. Mouthfeel finishes very dry.
D: For what it is not too bad. Had not drank a 40 in a long time. I did feel dirty buying it and it was the first time I got carded in a while.
05-01-2008 23:05:42 | More by aerozeppl
2.7/5 rDev +19.5%
Ah, Country Club, how close we've gotten over the past several months. Strangely, this beer actually was marketed towards middle-class whites when it first came out. The ads showed classy folks having a classy time with this new "malt liquor" product. It was one of the very first malt liquors, in fact, and appear to have been sold largely in small, maybe 8oz. cans? This was marketed and sold to improve white people's lives. Those days are over, and "the Club" as I like to call it is now mostly available in lower-income areas in order to poison the poor and keep them sedated and content. It's working for me. And I got a dollar left! Here in Brooklyn, it's often the cheapest choice in the store, whether you opt for a 12oz can or a full "half quart" Forties also can be fucked with (for a mere $1.59). Still has a touch of class; it'd be a dollar-fifty even if it was really bottom-shelf. As we all know.
But enough history and value considerations. Onto the beer. I chose a single cold 12oz. can for this review. Unlike some other malt liquors, the Club is best in the can. You want it to be cold, very cold while you drink it, and I find the cans have a crisper taste. Has a sort of strange, corny, medichemical(?) stale beer smell. I'm finding this sample to be not nearly cold enough, as sour, off flavors invade immediately as it cools. At this point, one must go for broke and pound the fucker. It ain't going to get any better. The mouthfeel is OK, too 'fizzy' and scalds the throat like most lower-end malt liquors (yes, there is a lower end to the lower end of this beverage we call 'beer'). Tastes like cheap, folks.
07-04-2006 15:30:40 | More by MarkBlackout
Country Club Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
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