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Since 2001, contract-brewed for Pabst Brewing (San Antonio), as Pabst no longer owns a brewery of its own.

Under the leadership of Otto Koehler, City Brewery began brewing quality beer from the water discovered in the "Country of 1100 Springs." It was named Pearl, just like the pearl-like bubbles that rose in every freshly poured glass of Pearl Beer. Only natureís finest ingredients and pure water allow the delicate flavor of Pearl to sparkle through-Since 1886.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
dlihcsnatas (398) - Texas, USA - APR 20, 2014
Grabbed a 12 pack of this just for a walk down memory lane. Drank alot of pearl when I was a teen and hadnít seen it on the shelves in probably the last 20 to 30 years. As a teen I would pretty much drink any old beer this one had to have been better than it is now to have made me keep coming back. Think someone took feed corn, mashed it, and canned it. Taste like corn water and that is it. Not very good at all. Oh well another beer of my past that I just donít get why I was drinking it all those years ago. Maybe cause it was cheap.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Headbanger (3473) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
12oz snubby bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a lighter golden with no head. Aroma of grains, corn, and sweetness. Taste of the same with light hops. This light bodied brew always did the trick when playing beer pool plu sit had the puzzles on crown.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
12oz can. Not the worst macro lager Iíve had - itís a good bad beer. The smell is a little ugly and unappealing, but the taste is fine, just a touch of toast and slightly bitter. Some basic cereals and basic malts, nothing fancy with the light hops. Light body, well carbonated. What can you say, itís a "classic" - whatever that means.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2013
No major deficiencies. A macro light lager with a little but more nose and body than competitors, and has a nice pour with head retention too. Good lawnmower.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zach8270 (3745) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 24, 2013
(can - 12 oz - The Esquire - San Antonio, TX) Pale gold pour with a soapy white head. Generic beer aroma with some light corn and grass. Flavor is mild corn, grass and can taste. Watery but refreshing when in a hot climate.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rondphoto (2553) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 23, 2010
This is definitely better than water, because there is a small flavor of pale ale in the palate. After that, it is all water. Whatís not to like? (actually, whatís to like?)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Sweet can. Good all icy cold. Woman beside me asked sincerely: "is this beer or water?" Answer: yes.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Poor, poor Pearl. A beer that I very much enjoyed while in Texas in the mid-seventies, reduced to a name brand sans a real Pearl brewery, with nary a resemblence to its former self. Pours very light, with a small head, and pretty fizzy. Looks, and somewhat smells, like a cream soda. Very light on the palate, thin and watery. Fizz and some cereal grain flavor, with very little in the way of hops. Iím almost sorry I even tried this beer, again. I would have preferred remembering it as it once was.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2010
In the can at Taste of Texas in San Antonio. Pours pale yellow with a fizzy white head. Vegetal marmite corn pone aroma. This as water and far less refreshing. Is this beer slowly dissolving its can? So metallic that it seems so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1425) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - APR 25, 2010
NOTE: I bought this 12 pack of 12 oz. cans in Beaumont, Tx. Pearl beer is not sold in Louisiana. Pearl has a thick, white head, and very clear and bubbly golden appearance, and a faint aroma. The taste, while mild, has a roasted aspect, which prevents it from being bland. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Pearl finishes crisp and satisfying. Overall, this is a good beer and I recommend a sample, if it can be found. RJT

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