Sportz Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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Sportz BeerSportz Beer

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-30-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 2
Reviews by Pegasus:
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2.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Medium golden in color, with a touch of haze, a small white head, thick, broken lace, and numerous streams of slow-rising bubbles.

Aroma: Consists of cooked vegetables, corn, light malt notes, and an understated herbal hoppiness.

Taste: Opens with mildly tart light malt notes, turns lightly sweet midway through the taste, finishes dry with vegetal notes and a slight metallic hop presence.

Mouth feel: Sharp, zesty, champagne-like carbonation, a bit thin in body, although not unpleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A reasonably pleasant example of a style not noted for great diversity.

Presentation: packaged in a sixteen ounce aluminum can, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can Inspection: Lists: Sportz Brewing Company, La Crosse, WI and bills itself as a “Natural Lager Beer”. Good, I hate those artificial lager beers.

Aroma: Soft floral hop notes, minor grape esters, mild green apple

Appearance: Bright yellow gold glass with slight haze shows active carbonation feeds leading to the soapy white head that lasts and gives thin sheets of lace.

Flavor: Starts mildly sweet, goes over to apple, then dries out to a mild bitter with some yeast flavor in the finish. Overall taste is mild and there is a hint of metal at the back end. All in all, the only flaw I can note is the slight green apple (acetaldehyde) of a rushed product, but the balance is surprisingly well done, almost in the Dortmunder range.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly nice. Medium heavy body makes the carbonation level seem almost at a cask level, really helps drinkability.

Overall Impression: Wow. I fully expected to loath this, and I don’t! It’s a macro lager, no doubt, and everything that means: mild taste, smooth ride, no surprises. This one is nicely made with enough positive qualities that would actually make me drink another: from me that’s high praise for a macro lager!
Is this a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Some subtle marketing scheme to get Joe SixPack to appreciate finer beers?
Maybe I should lay off the crack pipe.

Thanks to Pegasus for the sample

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Sportz Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
3.17 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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