Black Label Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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64
poor
164 Ratings
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50
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-23-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
60
Avg:
2.44
pDev:
29.92%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
1.92/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of BellinghamBiker
1.32/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of CamilleGege
2.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of heerboth
3.62/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mamaraza
2.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of acmurphy696
2.55/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of zaraspook
1.88/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of mikr
1/5  rDev -59%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of daliandragon
2.52/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

So I just moved to Maryland from North Carolina four days ago and while I am still pleased about most aspects of the move, the beer situation is dire. They don't sell beer in supermarkets, so you have to go to specialty beer/wine places that have limited selection and inflated prices. The first one I entered the other day was scaring me pricewise so I went (relatively) cheap and came home with a twelver of this unknown entity.

Pours super light colored, with very aggressive carbonation and a thin cap. Nose is light sweet malt. Inoffensive but uninspiring. Taste is a little corny but it's not significantly worse than standbys like PBR or Natty Boh. Aftertaste is reasonably clean. Again, you can't judge this against craft brew, but against the Stroh's and Keystones of the world, it's at least in the middle of the pack.

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Photo of ordybill
3.48/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is grain and some sweet malt? The taste is smooth but lacks a lot of flavor. An average beer.

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Photo of hophugger
2.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.19/5  rDev +71.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black Label Beer - Pabst Brewing Company with an ABV of 4.0% This brew pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. The smell of Black Label Beer, is rich with grains and malts. You also pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. Black Label Beer has the look and smell of most American Adjunct Lagers on the market. Now I',m not saying that is a bad thing. The taste is bold with flavors. You pick up on grins and malts in this taste of this brew. There is a nice smooth sweetness to this brew. The sweetness to this brew, it is not to bad but it is there. This is a easy drinking brew. This brew would go nice on a hot summer day. Black Label Beer , has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering about this brew. I like how this brew is so smooth. The mouthfeel of Black Label Beer is rich, smooth clean and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Black Label Beer a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Pabst Brewing Company did a nice job with this brew.

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Photo of Agostini10
2.3/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

If you could have a beer flavored sparkling water, this would be it.

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Photo of deebo
3.18/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Straight up monster crushing with this beer. Best drank out of s box of longneck returnables for a maximum of $7 this beer will make your dreams come true with its balance of moderate fizziness balanced with easy drinking malt and a kiss of earthy hops. Keep reaching for the stars.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
1/5  rDev -59%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

cheap beer for cheap drinking and getting drunk cheaply. had to drink it to say that i drank another iconic american lager beer. nothing fancy at all....

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Photo of Josholson666
2.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Octoberist
2.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of seakayak
2.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dewsby
2/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Malone47
4/5  rDev +63.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -18%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of robusn
4.67/5  rDev +91.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HardyA
1.94/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of krome
2.75/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A mediocre mass produced beer, but it has a modicum of flavor

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
2.25/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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Black Label Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
2.44 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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