Blind tasting review
Rainier Beer
Rainier Beer

Family Pale Lager Style North American Lager
Country USA (IL) ABV 4.7%
Producer Pabst
Price $ Packaging 16oz/473ml can
Characteristics Refreshing

Overview In the 1970s and ‘80s—generally a fairly lowbrow era for beer advertising, all things considered— Rainier had quirky, surreal spots, featuring herds of longneck bottles roaming the Northwest, or lonely motorcycles singing the brand name. Now it’s another dying brand in the Pabst stable.

Flavors and aromas A generically off-brand lager profile was what our panel found. Light, sweet malt, with mild fruity esters in the nose and no evident hops resolve into a blandly inoffensive palate and a short, reasonably dry finish. Nothing to get terribly bothered about except the lack of anything to get excited about.
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