Ballantine XXX Ale | Pabst Brewing Company

Ballantine XXX AleBallantine XXX Ale
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Ballantine XXX AleBallantine XXX Ale

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.85%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-02-2001

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Ratings: 308 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of lou50rp
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Good beer for a nostalgia trip.
Nothing fancy, not a lot of taste. What is there is good.
Good for a session or summer yard work.
Every so often I buy a six-pack, sit back and enjoy it.

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Photo of DaveRinn
1.25/5  rDev -59.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Daniel_Starzec
4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

It's a good beer to just sit and relax with. It's got a bitter kick to it and it's perfect to relax after work

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Photo of Billolick
3/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.52/5  rDev +46.8%

Photo of MaximumYuks
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Loco_Joe
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Wingsofazreal
3.64/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of Saisons-of-the-Abyss
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of dacrza1
2/5  rDev -35.1%

DATE REVIEWED: August 9, 2014... GLASSWARE: Baltika stange... OCCASION: Sharknado with Matt, Jer and Shan--a win!...APPEARANCE: cler golden yellow body; bubbles are consistent; crisp white head that spreads upward with cirrus wisps; smeary lacing... AROMA: funky tin malts--as expected from a 40 oz. bottle--and some banana at the end--mostly wet pennies... PALATE: thin at first; beefy ending; gassy and slick; easy drinking otherwise... TASTE: lemony wheat grass; biscuity and toasted malts reign supreme in this otherwise thin profile...OVERALL: intrigued by its history--and ODB’s proclivity for it, according to song--this 40 drinks easy and malty with a bit of refreshment to it--but it also is a bit thin and unimpressive in its refrigerated neighborhood, where OE 800 and Mickey’s reside...

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2.2/5  rDev -28.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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5/5  rDev +62.3%

Photo of lobotomy
3.12/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Take this beer for what it is and compare it to its peers. Does it hold up when compared to craft brewed beer? No. But it is a good macro beer. Has more hop flavor than others in its class. Has a corny adjuncty finish. It's far from horrible, it isn't the greatest beer ever made either. The beer has its place. Not as good as Yuengling in the macro category, but I'll take it over a Bud or Coors any day.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Ballantine XXX Ale from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 12.7% out of 100 with 308 ratings
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