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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 1.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Since 2001, contract-brewed for Pabst Brewing (San Antonio), as Pabst no longer owns a brewery of its own.


valleyguzzler's rating

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
valleyguzzler (26) - USA - MAY 2, 2008
Harder to find these days. Better than a lot of light beers that are out there. Iíd take it over Bud Light or Miller Lite any day. It actually has some TASTE for a light beer...and okay taste at that. Too bad Heilemann ended up going under...Miller seems to have no interest in even selling this beer unless they have to.


1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
TXBadger (1345) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Basically a watered down version of the original, just cereal grain on the nose, a hint of skunk, very light, not much flavor.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
Bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a light clear golden with a small head. Aroma of corn and sweetness. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is just another light calorie pale lager. Better than expected.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Can from discount bin. Just thin watery malt and corn soda, higher abv than most light beers.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dekester1 (312) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Poured a light gold with a small head and lace. Not much aroma. Whatís there is mainly corn/grains and malt. Taste was similar with corn/grain adjunts predominating at the start and a mild hop finishes it off. Palate was a bit thin. Overall, a typical macro-light that is similar to other Pabst ílightsí that are brewed in Milwaukee by Miller.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skyview (5177) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Sampled at friendís party and not much different than the full strength Special Export. Pours a light golden pale blonde brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a film and white ring. Aroma of light corn grits, citrus hops and a touch of green vegetables. Taste is light bodied, well carbonated with a popcorn malt flavor with a slight bitter character. Finish is crisp clean cut and no aftertaste. A very watered down lager. Remember to serve this at about 35F degrees or colder.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jezmez68 (395) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Served in a green bottle. Skunky-flavored beer originally from LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Staple of my college and early post-college days. Golden, small head, skunky beer smell that let you know it was there. Quite quaffable, actually. Watered-down version of the original.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007
I keep trying to get my friends to drink better beer but they like the cheapness of this one. Tastes of water and butt.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
I couldnít agree more with antisnobJP. This is one of those beers (Point Special is another) that people bitch about as they guzzle can after can on a hot day.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
joesvendsen (29) - USA - SEP 27, 2006
16 oz can. pours a pale yellow with a quickly disappearing head, not a lot of carbonation. definitely a corn flavor to this beer. watery with a hint of a bite to it. i think it tastes better than its fuller brother.


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