Black Label Beer
Pabst Brewing Company

Black Label BeerBlack Label Beer
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From:
Pabst Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #288
ABV:
4%
Score:
58
Ranked #28,622
Avg:
2.33 | pDev: 31.33%
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
176
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 09, 2023
Added:
Aug 23, 2001
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  29
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Rated by Chandler6680 from California

4.5/5  rDev +93.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Good cold. Like to drink it in the morning.
Mar 09, 2023
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.5/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This was definitely one of the beers that we consumed mass quantities of while we were in high school back in Cleveland, Ohio. I just hope that I gave this beer a decent rating from what I can remember about it besides the name.
Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 2.12 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Raime from Korea (North)

1.15/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
$4.99 Sixer at some random gas station in Toledo, Ohio. Never seen it but it waa priced alright and I am a member of the infamous " gotta try 'em all club ". Well, Here goes!.

Look - Golden without a head. Woah never seen that in an AAL. Dead carbonation. Welp.

Smell - Rotten sweaty sock. Ahh must be a Canadian lager.

Taste - Solvent and sweat. Pesticide riddled corn. Mineral water on the back end was at least acceptable.

Feel - Sticky and the sweetness ascends to ridiculousness. Fusel alcohol. Makes no sense at the ABV. Swallow induces a gag.

Overall - I drink more AAL than any other style. And this shit is downright bad. I don't care what fond memory you had on your fishing trip where your grandpa was throwing this shit back before telling you stories about Nam. If you see somebody drinking this slop, have an intervention. Yuck.
Sep 15, 2021
 
Rated: 2.59 by Mister_Faucher from Washington

Jan 07, 2020
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.35/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12oz cans stamped MAY 1319 poured into a hockey skate mug at fridge temp, no ABV indicated on can. The beer pours bright very light yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a single layer of bubbles and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is more corny and vegetable than anything. The taste is corny and wet, with a bit of tart. The mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and undry in the finish. There's a pronounced buttery/soapy aftertaste and feel that is not altogether inviting. Overall, not so good. This $8/12 pack takes me back to high school, but it will be a short visit.
Jun 13, 2019
 
Rated: 2.5 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Do not believe it was brewed by Pabst when I had it. Even Pabst couldn't have dragged this one down. The lone highlight, if you will, is that the beer has some taste. Kind of sweet and malty.
Not poor, but only a notch above it.
May 12, 2019
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Reviewed by Chaz from Minnesota

3/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours a pale golden-straw in color, and as clear as can be.

Not much to go on in the nose or aroma segment. It’s inoffensive, neutral and “clean”, with malt character dominating the (very low in character, anyway) corn syrup. No hop presence whatsoever.

Light and somewhat crisp on the first sip. Sweetish. As with the nose, an inoffensive character, with little in the way of malt depth by which anyone might find interest or something to engage in, or even to recommend to another lover of characterful lager, real ale, or Craft Beer. Finish using the dry side, for what it’s worth.

“Boring and inoffensive” is not the sort of phrase I’d use to recommend a beer to anyone else, but in the right circumstances that’s exactly the sort of beer that’s called for, and Black Label fits the bill most of the time.

And it’s cheap, too! Well, a quarter or more higher in price than the lowliest of the low in the malt liquor category (211), but when you’re on a budget and want a brand to relax with but not get crunk on, this is a go-to — if you can even find it.*

Not recommended for people who have little sense of humor in an increasingly absurd world. For the fact is, with Taprooms opening on every block in every major city, it won’t be long before retailers will refuse to stock rubbish such as this, owing to the fact that there’s so much local Craft Beer in cans nowadays. Rejoice, motherxxxxxxx!

* (For some reason it’s got a presence in cold boxes in Minneapolis and Saint
Paul, which was not one of its original markets back when Carling and later Carling-National moved down from Canada to become a big player in the brewing industry in the U.S.A. The glory days of Mabel! But I digress.

At any rate, the market presence is probably due more to the consolidation of brands and brand swapping that went on when Heileman closed and Pabst and Miller split up some of the available brands.)
Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 2.29 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 04, 2018
 
Rated: 1.79 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 06, 2018
 
Rated: 2.06 by acurtis from New Jersey

Sep 22, 2017
 
Rated: 1.92 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Jul 27, 2017
 
Rated: 1.32 by BellinghamBiker from Connecticut

Jun 21, 2017
 
Rated: 2.24 by CamilleGege from South Africa

Jun 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

May 29, 2017
 
Rated: 2.48 by mamaraza from Texas

May 20, 2017
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Reviewed by acmurphy696 from Georgia

2.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
Well, this isn't horrible. It has a definite taste, which is saying a lot for an adjunct lager, which being a Canadian beer might explain that. Still it reminds me of a lot of a low level Euro lager, but not quite as appealing.
Mar 29, 2017
 
Rated: 1.88 by zaraspook from Illinois

Dec 18, 2016
Black Label Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 58 out of 100 with 176 ratings