Heileman’s Special Export Light
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 1.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Since 2001, contract-brewed for Pabst Brewing (San Antonio), as Pabst no longer owns a brewery of its own.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
Cleaning out my fridge, I found a can in the door behind some pretty old opened wine bottles. This could be three years old or better. Light and watery, very bland, but at least the corn adjunct flavors are mild as well!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Sampled at friend’s 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
dekester1 (352) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Poured a light gold with a small head and lace. Not much aroma. What’s 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 ’lights’ that are brewed in Milwaukee by Miller.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2005
Pretty much what I expected when the green bottle was handed to me, although it did look good, clear gold with a frothy white head. But the aroma and the flavor (not to mention the flamora) were sweet corn - - no malt or hops. It has a cloying finish, too. Ready up a chaser if you try this one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Can. Comes in a 12 oz. can, by the way, but only availiable in a 30 pk. Wow, less than 12 bucks a 30 pk. I remember when Green Death was a quality beer. Never tried the light version, but it 99 degrees and I was trying to avoid beer with flavor. A little corny and slightly metallic, but other than that very little offensive flavors( or any flavors) when served out of an ice filled cooler. People kept telling me it wasn’t very good as they continued to empty the cooler. When the temp goes up, the cost of beer goes down. Mission accomplished.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2007
I couldn’t 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (11015) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Can from discount bin. Just thin watery malt and corn soda, higher abv than most light beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
TXBadger (2459) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Can poured a very pale yellow with a quickly dissapating white head. Aromas of straw and corn. Palate was thin and watery. Flavors of water with a hint of white bread.

   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.

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