Piels | Pabst Brewing Company

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87 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No longer brewed/owned by Pabst.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-04-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
87
Reviews:
32
Avg:
2.6
pDev:
32.69%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of bigred89
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of thoglund
2.02/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of hophugger
2.48/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of KACK1533
2.64/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

There comes a time in every mans life when he must question the choices he has made. I made the choice to buy Piels. I was told that this was a great beer by my friend, Bill. Bill had come from Long Island, and thus he was used to beer like this and Rheingold. He told me to try it because "I just might like it." Upon pouring, it was a pale straw. The head was fleeting. Taste was corny and sweet. Might have it again.

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Photo of Jeff_ODell
2.31/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Barracudas
2.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JacketAudio
2.4/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not bad, I expected it to be worse.

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Photo of billyanania
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of greyghost86
1.32/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of bluehende
1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of Jebsimpson
1/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of misternebbie
2.08/5  rDev -20%

Photo of wrightst
2/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of vonnegut21
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of stevec32
2.25/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of BGsWo22
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of IndyDad
1.5/5  rDev -42.3%

Photo of Durandal_777
1/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of schiltron
3.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of chicagoish
3/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of mwelch17
3.18/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

For the price, this beer actually isn't too bad. At the price point, I think it is better than Keystone or Natural Ice. Smell was a little off putting at first, but it's pretty drinkable. If it didn't have a subtle sweet taste I probably would have rated it higher. It was 3.99 for a 12 pack, so to me, this is worth it.

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Photo of ZOSO2192
1/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of HRamz3
1.75/5  rDev -32.7%

Photo of DaveRinn
1/5  rDev -61.5%

Photo of BillRoth
2.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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Piels from Pabst Brewing Company
2.6 out of 5 based on 87 ratings.
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