McSorley's Irish Black Lager - Pabst Brewing Company

McSorley's Irish Black Lager

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Overall: 6.82/10 by 1 dude

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Style: Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

ABV: 5.50%

Season: Year Round

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  • Color: Ruby Brown
  • I have a little bit of Irish blood runny in my veins, so this label caught my eye and decided to give it a try.

    I am not sure this is a true "Micro Beer". After doing a little hunting around online, I was surprised to see that this was a Pabst product. I get the impression that this an attempt by a big brewery to try and make a beer that has a micro beer look and feel. Anyway....let's get to the beer.

    Pours a dark, dark brown, almost black, but when held up to the light it has a ruby redness to it. A nice one inch head that dissipates quickly, leaving a swirl of milky foam around the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing.

    The aroma is nice, but not very complex. I am getting dark roasted malt and that is about it.

    Taste is mostly roasted malts, with a hint of bitterness on the back end. Maybe some hints of Carmel and coffee.

    Mouth feel is nice, creamy with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

    Overall a decent beer. I was not expecting it to be as enjoyable as it was once I found out it was brewed by Pabst. It's an easy drinking beer that I actually would have again.

    --- Scot, don't kick me off your site for putting a Pabst Beer on here!
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  • Reviewed: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 23:45:21
  • Tasted: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • $1.49 for 12 oz. bottle
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