Blatz Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

Blatz BeerBlatz Beer
BA SCORE
2.41/5
226 Ratings
Blatz BeerBlatz Beer
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,041
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
226
pDev:
31.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of anglagard1
3.4/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of Hackattack
2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of Fizzer
4.44/5  rDev +84.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of mickyge
2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.06/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chackman151
1.31/5  rDev -45.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of BarrelAgedG
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zaraspook
2.37/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.16/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of Schlitz74
1.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

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Photo of COR8RFAN
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jmich24
3.24/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BuzzFee
3.39/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgunther71
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jws7968
2.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

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

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Photo of cbcrunch
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of elec
3/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Fargrow
3.6/5  rDev +49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the better AALs I've ever had. Not bad at all.

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Photo of Octoberist
3.04/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Josholson666
2.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of seakayak
2.75/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of chicagoish
2.75/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of firkingroovin
1.59/5  rDev -34%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of hophugger
2.43/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VABA
2/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Blatz Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.41 out of 5 with 226 ratings
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