Blatz Beer
Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #260
Ranked #31,047
2.48 | pDev: 31.05%
Apr 23, 2022
Mar 11, 2002
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Photo of Hatchel
3.49/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Hatchel from Minnesota

Remember the heavy returnable cases? Local store had this in stock with those that looked the same as those from the early 90’s. Just had to get one for old times sake. Just a basic beer to have on a Saturday afternoon. No complaints.

Apr 23, 2022
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3.47/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rvisual from Texas

Please delete if you choose to do so.
Trigger warning: the last time I drank a delicious can of Blatz Beer was around 1979 so in some respects this review is for historical reasons only.

My local beer shop on State Street in Madison Wisconsin sold Blatz way back when. I bought several 12 packs over the course of a few months and walked home 2 to 3 miles with the 12-pack on my shoulder back to my apartment on Spring Street.

Back then, Blatz was a welcome alternative to the national and regional beers available at the time. It wasn't promoted or expected to be all-star or world class, just a solid brew that you might prefer to Old Style, Schmidt, Miller etc,

All good things come to an end. After 8-10 six-packs I got tired of the taste and moved on to other brews. I remember the store clerk telling me that they had Blatz Beer on sale for xx dollars. Didn't matter, I was tired of the beer.

Apr 22, 2022
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3.66/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Kevinski from Ohio

Blatz is a well rounded beer that goes down easy. Under rated I believe because of its limited availability.

Dec 08, 2021
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3.46/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
by Dfgghjjggh

Hard to find around me . Usually pick it up at reisbacks in zanesville oh . My uncle's drank the hell out of this back in the 80s . Kind of sweet an light bodied for a non lite aal. Just has a better taste than some of my other cheap go -tos. Like I said , you just don't see it around central Ohio everyday , and it's always the cans , you never see the little brown bottles anymore.

Nov 26, 2021
2.29 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Nov 19, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev +53.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by TedHead from Illinois

Pours a standard translucent gold with a fluffy white head that's thinner than expected and dissipates relatively quickly. It smells slightly sweet, but has a very thick barley forward smell with a hint of grassy hops and a touch of wet corny sweetness. The taste is fuller than expected with a bigger malt presence than most and has a slightly hoppy edge to keep it from being sweet. It's thicker feeling without being thick like a Schlitz or a non adjuncted lager. It goes down like a light lager but it's not. Overall the sum is greater than it's parts on this one. Pick it up if you want to drink something you've never had before.

Aug 29, 2021
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3.34/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by TheMaltingAct

At fifty cents per can, Blatz is a fine COVID-19 low-cost adult beverage. Decent light lager taste, good carbonation. Expect this to be a great summer quaff

May 14, 2020
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3.03/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by cardfan212 from Minnesota

Drank from a 12 ounce can. Scores are based on the style.

Look - The logo is incredibly attractive, but the can as an ensemble isn't that great. The silver color doesn't draw me in, and the tessellated little Blatz words across the can just clutter things up.

Smell - Very faint metallic sweetness. Maybe some grape? Not much there.

Taste - The first thing that comes to mind is cream soda. Somewhat vanilla sweetness, but even with its lightness, it still begs for some bitterness to round it out.

Feel - Thin body with a pleasant amount of fizz. Goes down quite easy.

Overall - I was hoping to find a new hipster-y grandpa beer to love, but this one is pretty lame. Not bad nor good, I don't know when I'll get back to it after this.

Apr 12, 2020
2.89 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Mar 11, 2020
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2.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by JohnnyLaw from Wisconsin

Part of my old school macro rotation. Mouth feel is very light as is beer taste, mild carbonation and very little aftertaste. Good summer beer - excellent on a hot day, cold with a burger or sandwich. Can knock a bunch of these down, get a cool buzz and not feel it the next day. Always a plus.

Feb 16, 2020
3.02 by bpkrippner from Missouri on Nov 01, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev +55.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

12 ounce can into lager glass, best before 10/14/2019. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit too fruity corn aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, wood, peppercorn, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great robustness and balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Very clean on lager flavors, with minimal fruity/yeasty notes. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is a delicious pale adjunct lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malt/grains and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Great clean pils malt/grain showcase, with solid earthy hop presence/balance for the style. Not overdone on adjuncts. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example. One of the better AAL I've had, as expected of Pabst.

Sep 25, 2019
3.53 by Grupatre from Michigan on Jun 10, 2019
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4.23/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Wally2806 from Wisconsin

Great beer. Wisconsin beer with German roots!

May 10, 2019
Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale straw color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, some sweetness. Taste is malts, grains, a bit on the sweet side, highly crushable. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall, at this price point, I have no complaints.

Feb 16, 2019
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3/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by wl2bill from Wisconsin

Nothing special, nothing offensive, it is what it is- a better than average really cheap beer. It is a regular in my cheap beer rotation especially in the summer.

Feb 05, 2019
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2.15/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

One of the first beers I ever had, and I do not recall it fondly. Now this is almost 40 years ago, so reviewing it now is patently unfair, but so be it. I do recall one thing about this beer fondly. My granddad owned a bar and my dad would work for him when he needed help. Part of his payment would be cases of Blatz. What I liked was the case the beer came in. Heavy cardboard, with a split top that opened and closed over 12 bottles each. We had stacks of those in our garage. Damn good memory from bygone days.

Jan 29, 2019
2 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Jan 15, 2019
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4/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

Pours a clear pale golden color with a fair head and spot of lacing, aroma grain and hint of malt sweetness. Taste of light malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and fairly clean finish, light body, smooth with no real redeeming value.

Oct 17, 2018
2.19 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 20, 2018
2.61 by Foxman27 from Iowa on Feb 21, 2018
2.52 by Icka31 from Ohio on Feb 09, 2018
3.15 by BenHoppy from Michigan on Nov 20, 2017
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3.4/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
by anglagard1 from Wisconsin

Look: Decent head with the classic beer color. Ask most people to point to what they think of as beer and they will point to this. Pleasant, sweet, aroma. Tastes like what most people would recognize as beer. Yes, it is an adjunct but it hides the fact reasonably well.

Beer snobs like to rip on basic lagers, especially when they're relatively cheap. The bottom line is, this isn't a bad beer, especially for the price. No obvious corn or rice flavor to it, no unpleasant smell or taste. On a warm summer day, I can think of a lot worse beers to be drinking, even highly rated craft beers. If I went to someone's house and offered me one, I'd gladly accept it. If they were good company and I didn't have to worry about driving home, I'd have a few more.

Jul 16, 2017
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2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Hackattack from Indiana

No comment....the name kind of says it all. This is one of those cheapies we would raid from the old man's supply when I was way before legal age. No offense intended to all of you loyal Blatz drinkers.

Jul 04, 2017
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4.44/5  rDev +79%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
by Fizzer from Michigan

Blatz is quite good. It is refreshing and it also comes in an exceptionally sturdy cardboard box that can be repurposed for many years to come. The 24 pack of bottles generally runs about 15 dollars and the beer is quite good, several bottles can be drunk with no major problems. Many of the craft/special beers, which are good in their own right, can contain lots of alcohol and other chemicals that cause the drinker to become drunk and sick after only drinking one or two beers. Blatz is so well balanced that the enjoyment can be prolonged well into the 4th or 5th beer making the total experience on par with or exceeding that of some of the very rich and chemical laden craft-type beers.

Jun 20, 2017
2 by mickyge from Massachusetts on Mar 17, 2017
3.06 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois on Feb 19, 2017
1.31 by Chackman151 from Arizona on Feb 13, 2017
2.5 by BarrelAgedG from California on Dec 26, 2016
2.37 by zaraspook from Illinois on Dec 18, 2016
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3.16/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Sometimes you just have sentimental favorites even though you know that it objectively isn't the greatest thing in the world. With that said, welcome to applicability, my Blatz review.

You get that macro yellow, small 1/3" white head. Aroma smells like mass production and grains.

Super carbonated, long boil high alpha acid non proprietary Cascade and noble hops? This is my party beer. Good in so many situations, reliable, cheap. Its not my go to for hops, malt or yeast (which is kinda fruity here, that or its the corn adjunct).

Good for camping, fishing, shooting, golf, partying, palate cleanser, whatever floats your boat.

Oct 21, 2016
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1.93/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Schlitz74 from Illinois

This beer is a bland and watery with very little taste, it is neither good or bad, there is nothing special here.

Oct 05, 2016
2.5 by COR8RFAN from Colorado on Jun 24, 2016
3.24 by jmich24 from Michigan on May 31, 2016
3.39 by BuzzFee from Illinois on Apr 12, 2016
2.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Apr 12, 2016
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2.19/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
by jws7968 from Illinois

My father used to drink this one so I wanted to try it. This is not one I will likely ever try again.

Mar 26, 2016
2.5 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Mar 22, 2016
Blatz Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 60 out of 100 with 250 ratings