Blatz Beer
Pabst Brewing Company

Blatz BeerBlatz Beer
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From:
Pabst Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #259
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
61
Ranked #28,405
Avg:
2.51 | pDev: 31.47%
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
259
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 14, 2023
Added:
Mar 11, 2002
Wants:
  15
Gots:
  23
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Ratings by cardfan212:
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Reviewed by cardfan212 from Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
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
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Rated: 2.81 by siege06nd from Virginia

Oct 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.37 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by LukeJbrew from Wisconsin

3.76/5  rDev +49.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
In Milwaukee Blatz is one of the cheapest at the store (piggly wiggly is where I picked it up). Despite this I think it’s pretty refreshing, tastes kind of sweet, nothing special either. A nice alternative to the classic American beers like Pabst or Miller.
Sep 24, 2023
 
Rated: 3.28 by uncleotis from Illinois

Aug 14, 2023
 
Rated: 3.08 by trentster from Wisconsin

May 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Eriepa76 from Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Thought it was gonna be terrible like I remember it to be last time I drunk it out of a returnable case 14 years ago. Was pleasantly surprised that it was refreshing and has a nice little kick to it. Much better than expected . My usual go to beer miller genuine draft is getting harder and harder to find. This is also $2 cheaper per case. Only drawback is ill never find it on vacation in Las Vegas.
Dec 09, 2022
 
Rated: 2.62 by TreyJ88

Nov 26, 2022
 
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Reviewed by Hatchel from Minnesota

3.49/5  rDev +39%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by rvisual from Texas

3.47/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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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
 
Rated: 3 by msm18 from Colorado

Feb 24, 2022
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Rated by Kevinski from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by Dfgghjjggh

3.46/5  rDev +37.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 2.29 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 19, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +51.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by TheMaltingAct from Wisconsin

3.34/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
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
 
Rated: 2.89 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Mar 11, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnnyLaw from Wisconsin

2.8/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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