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Schmidt | Pabst Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-23-2002

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1/5  rDev -59.5%

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1/5  rDev -59.5%

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1/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1/5  rDev -59.5%

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1/5  rDev -59.5%

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1/5  rDev -59.5%

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1/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Rifugium
1.03/5  rDev -58.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Details are hazy, but I'm pretty sure either this or Moosehead was the first beer I ever had. Fortunately I didn't give up after either of them.

Pale golden color, fizzy, with a delicate head of white bubbles. Looks like an adjunct, and is. Smell of corn and rotten grain, and not much different in the taste, with added skunk. Nothing unexpected here. Watered down, light body, and nearly undrinkable. Cheap though...

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1.15/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not so good , but when it came in a stubby little brown bottle and was still made by Schmidt's of Philadelphia .It was very good for $3.00 a six pAck simple good working man beer.miss it wish it was still around this stuff by pabst is not the same.

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1.16/5  rDev -53%

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1.25/5  rDev -49.4%

Photo of TastyTaste
1.33/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is the first can from the miracle case. A case that I bought off the store shelf at room temperature, but was ice cold when I got home 5 minutes later. A miracle, indeed! Holy light gold color, wow. Looks like cider with it's visible carbonation, except for it's large, fast-fading head. Light grain in the nose, and not much else. Taste is also straight cereal grain and adjuncts. Not a lot of malt, and a level of hops that could be good for people with stomach ulcers. Just another boring macro lager.

After having a couple of these, they are really getting to me in a bad way. Metallic and unpleasent, this is a really bad beer.

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1.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Schmidt's sucks. It pours a pale yellow with no head and no lacing. The smell is skunky with grain tones. The taste is very grainy with a watered down taste. Feels flat and dull in the mouth. Drinkable if you are in the wood huntin I guess. Alot of people have a soft spot for this beer, I understand that but this will have no spot in my fridge.

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1.5/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

pours out a mega fizzy light golden colour. the fizzy head dies in seconds, leaving a glass full active bubbles. adjunct aroma of cooked corn. pretty bland taste, adjunct filled, with hints of harshness around the edges. not even a good slammer or thirst quencher because it really has no redeeming qualities, other than the nostalgia surrounding the brand name. and sadly, not even that can make this beer really drinkable. this is low rung even for the bottom of the barrel macro crap.

schmidt's (or schmidt, as it was formerly known as) used to be a minnesota icon and a quality beer. i miss those "big mouth" bottles and the outdoor scenery on the old cans. the brew that grew with the great northwest has been bastardized and dumbed down to the point of embarrasment. to bad this and hamm's couldn't have been saved like grain belt was. oh well......

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1.5/5  rDev -39.3%

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1.56/5  rDev -36.8%

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1.58/5  rDev -36%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

I really try to keep an open mind, especially with some of the under-regarded macro beers. I have to say that I gave this one the benefit of the doubt, but the beer has pitifully little to redeem itself. Pours a pale yellow with a flat, unattractive head. Aroma is very faint, but a mild vegetable smell emerges as the beer warms. Taste is hollow and empty....with little to no bittering. Not much more to say....simply forgettable.

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1.63/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very weak in the flavor department. Has a grainy taste and mouthfeel. Almost tastes like sourdough bread.

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1.65/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

It's a beer not much more to say.

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1.65/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This is a beer that you would be better off sampling one of the company's other offerings. The taste is bitter, the color is very light and the taste just leaves a very bad aftertaste.

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1.7/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

It has been a while since I had this on a camping trip, but I recall the beer vividly because of the saying that accompany's this beer:
"Tastes like every other letter".
I don't think I have to explain that joke.
I do remember the beer slightly. It is made by Pabst, so I guess you could call this a generic Pabst, which is sad. Light, watery, grainy, cheap. Not a horrible curdling aftertaste like some cheap macros and better than getting a headache from some malt liquor. That's about it.

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1.75/5  rDev -29.1%

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Schmidt from Pabst Brewing Company
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