Pabst Brewing Co, Milwaukee, WI
I don’t know what it is with old Milwaukee beers, but I am obsessed. Maybe it’s their great history as brewers, or the classic style of the can, or maybe it’s just the $2 specials at the bar. Whatever the reason, we had to give Blatz a proper review.
We found ourselves at a bar that is the place of all things classic – The Vintage. Bottles of Blatz were on special – how could we say no? We clinked bottles that looked like something straight out of a 1970s bowling alley as we made our way to a quiet corner to savor the experience. Our excitement subsided once we poured them out for a full assessment. The beer was a pale straw color with an off-putting aroma, and thick head that retreated quickly. At worst, we had expected a flavorless beer cold enough to kill any ill-flavor, but this was bad. Really bad. The taste was thin and light with the slightest hint of hops and sweetness, but otherwise devoid of any positive attributes. We love Blatz, what it represents, where it’s from, and all the history of Old Milwaukee, but we were glad to get this beer out of our mouths.
We love Blatz, what it represents, where it’s from, and all the history of Old Milwaukee, but we were glad to get this beer out of our mouths.