Piels
Pabst Brewing Company

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From:
Pabst Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
58
Avg:
2.29 | pDev: 33.62%
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
58
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 21, 2022
Added:
Aug 04, 2002
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  8
SCORE
58
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PielsPiels
Notes: No longer brewed/owned by Pabst.
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Rated by JoeDKSki

2.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
It’s a good drinking beer
Jul 21, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

2.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Touted as the Budweiser of the 50's as I was growing up, drank this fairly often in high school since it was on the lowest end of the budget at the time. Enjoyed it just as much as bud but much less expensive. There are/were far worse adjunt lagers out there, surprised this one ended its run.
Apr 14, 2022
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Reviewed by WaterBoar from Pennsylvania

2.71/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
I have not seen this in years, I used to get it in 6x16Oz beer cans and drink it down the park when it was snowy and icy out. They stopped carrying it and I stopped seeing it. It was good as a forty and I have fond memories of the AAL. Why it has as score of 62 and avg 2.26 is beyond me. It was smooth and an good beer for the guy that needs to watch his money and earned a dollar.
Dec 10, 2021
 
Rated: 1.31 by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Nov 15, 2020
 
Rated: 1.9 by smi69 from New York

May 25, 2020
 
Rated: 2.87 by digitalflood from New York

May 05, 2018
 
Rated: 1.5 by bigred89 from Maryland

Mar 27, 2017
 
Rated: 2.02 by thoglund from New York

Jun 09, 2016
 
Rated: 2.48 by hophugger from Virginia

Mar 27, 2016
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Reviewed by KACK1533 from Massachusetts

2.64/5  rDev +15.3%
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.
Jan 12, 2016
 
Rated: 2.31 by Jeff_ODell from New York

Oct 24, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt hints
The taste follows the nose with a slight nalt flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent beer
Sep 24, 2015
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Rated by JacketAudio from Pennsylvania

2.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Not bad, I expected it to be worse.
Mar 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by billyanania from New Jersey

Nov 27, 2014
 
Rated: 1.32 by greyghost86 from Delaware

Nov 03, 2014
 
Rated: 1.75 by bluehende from Delaware

Oct 19, 2014
 
Rated: 2.08 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by wrightst from Maryland

Jul 12, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by vonnegut21 from New York

Jun 11, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by stevec32 from New York

Jun 11, 2014
 
Rated: 1.5 by BGsWo22 from Texas

Jun 11, 2014
 
Rated: 1.5 by IndyDad from New York

Jun 08, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by Durandal_777 from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by schiltron from Pennsylvania

Apr 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2014
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Reviewed by mwelch17 from Connecticut

3.18/5  rDev +38.9%
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.
Apr 13, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by ZOSO2192 from New York

Mar 30, 2014
 
Rated: 1.75 by HRamz3 from Pitcairn

Feb 20, 2014
 
Rated: 1 by DaveRinn from Washington

Jan 21, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by BillRoth from Maryland

Dec 07, 2013
 
Rated: 2.25 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Oct 22, 2013
 
Rated: 2.5 by Noelito76 from New York

Oct 02, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by EBeckett3 from New Jersey

Aug 10, 2013
 
Rated: 1.75 by mpalestino from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2013
 
Rated: 2 by erialbill from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2013
 
Rated: 1.25 by hockeypuck from Maine

Jun 23, 2013
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Reviewed by kjrod20 from New York

1/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I've had a lot of the BMC and their offspring, but this is by far the worst beer I've ever had. Makes sense considering it was $5 for a 12 pack. Maybe what I had was sitting on a shelf for too long, but it was foul, which is weird because regular PBR is actually serviceable for a cheap buy.
Jun 21, 2013
 
Rated: 2 by billbeers from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2013
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Reviewed by jifigz from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Can poured into a pint glass

The beer is a crystal clear light and fizzy yellow color with a head that lingers for a short time. Pretty standard American adjunct lager appearance. The aroma is slight hoppiness with some sweet cereal grain smells, but mostly nothing. The flavor is crisp and clean and very, very light. There is just a touch of bitterness riding the end of this one and the initial flavor is mildly sweet. The MF is crisp and carbonated and and extremely light and spritzy.

This beer doesn't taste like much, but it is really non-offensive. The flavors that are there are very easy to palate and for the price I think that this is a pretty solid adjunct lager. I would much rather have this than a more expensive American adjunct.
Feb 06, 2013
Piels from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 58 out of 100 with 93 ratings