RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.8/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Special Export lager accentuates the smooth slow-brewed taste of European beer. Using all-American northern barley and northwestern hops, Special Export transforms these ingredients into a fine beer imbued with old world craftsmanship.

Special Export’s founder, Gottlieb Heileman, opted to start his brewery in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, a city claiming pure water and a large population of thirsty Germans to drink beer. In 1858, he built the City Brewery, which is still in operation today, continuing to brew several Pabst Brewing Company products.


Since 2001, contract-brewed for Pabst Brewing (Los Angeles), as Pabst no longer owns a brewery of its own.
Special Export is brewed to be crisp and smooth with a true European taste profile.

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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marcmo (16) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2002
This is what I call ’poor man’s Heineken.’ When all I can afford is a cheap beer it ain’t bad when it’s fresh, but too often it is stale and nasty.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2015
Tried many times over the years...never thought to memory rate..that said i told a guy at work to try ranger ipa....he hated it... wtf?....so he gave me the sixer...feeling bad i ask what he drinks...the answer is the x...so i buy him a twelver and he makes me "enjoy" one with him...it is drinkable and i have had many that r worse...just not my style anymore.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CanIHave4Beers (4047) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Holy Moly, I have also neglected to rate Special Ex?
Pours a pretty pale golden with a nice well retained medium sized head and plenty of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is faint, a little soapy... a little yeasty... a touch sweet, certainly some graininess. It’s less offensive than the typical industrial lager, even fairly "clean" I might say.

This one is certainly different than the typical pale lager, seems pretty focused on sweet maltiness, it’s not got much adjunct character, the hops are spicy and herbal... obviously there’s not a lot of them in there. There’s a weird apple skin thing happening in there as well.

I wouldn’t turn one down... that’s for sure.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Obfuscate (497) - Minneapolis, - DEC 20, 2014
Special Export from Milwaukee, Wi, lol. $5.49 for a six pack of 16oz cans. Figured what the heck I can rate one and have others in the fridge for those late nights you want a beer or during a game, but don’t need a 2-3$ craft beer. It’s not offensive, very slight light fruit on nose, no real bad aftertaste like some adjuncts, really not too bad for what it is and the price.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TXBadger (2596) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a clear light golden color with white head. Cereal grains mainly on the palate. Finishes dirty.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Headbanger (3923) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of skunk, grains, and malt. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew is just another in the line of pale lagers.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10538) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2013
GABF 2013. Poured out of a fucken can a clear light golden appearance with a thin white head. Twangy, lemon corny aroma. Moderately watery, a bit sweet, fizzy, grassy flavor. Not horrible but certainly not as good as some of the other Pabst products.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
conway (2210) - - AUG 8, 2013
Can. Pretty much PBR. Rather unpleasant. Not many redeeming characteristics. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
troopie (2300) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Pale yellow urine like colour. True European taste profile, ja, as die Europeer is ’n perd. Faint aroma, skunky from the green bottle. Flavour totally unmemorable. No finish

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sammer (1118) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Can. Taste is watery water, hay, lawnmower bag and dust. Nice skunky finish. Salute!!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
phaleslu (9572) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
12 oz. can shared by RapeBeer and his brother, who brought a case to Dark Lord Day. Thanks, Nick and Karl! Pours a clear, pale gold with a small fizzy white head. Corn, pale and sweet malts, grass, straw- no skunk, really, thanks to the can instead of a green bottle. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Not terrible. Not good, but not terrible.


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