Country Club Malt Liquor - Pabst Brewing Company
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3.73/5 rDev +65%
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 -1.3%
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
1.55/5 rDev -31.4%
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 +11.9%
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
2.35/5 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
3.18/5 rDev +40.7%
Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of corn and malts. Taste is like the smell, malts with some corn and a touch of alcohol. Feels light in the mouth and has good drinkability. Overall not bad as far as malt liquors go.
07-30-2010 14:17:14 | More by tone77
1.3/5 rDev -42.5%
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.
02-12-2010 04:27:39 | More by mwa423
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
2.2/5 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
2.42/5 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
Country Club Malt Liquor from Pabst Brewing Company
58 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.