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Heileman's Special Export - Pabst Brewing Company

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 21.79%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: elmocoso on 08-21-2002

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Ratings: 91 | Reviews: 49
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Heileman's Special Export

Poured from the green longneck, with a best by date of 9/22/14. I drank half this right from the bottle, and used a cylinder sampler glass for the rest. This was very well chilled.

A) Golden brew with a thin soapy head. Okay retention....

S) Corny with some grassy hop bitterness.

T) Corny with some grassy hop bitterness.

M) I so wanted to type corny with some grassy hop bitterness, but that wouldn't make any sense at all. The body is light, and the carbonation is lively. No surprises here.

O) My Dad tells me this is what beer snobs were drinking like 45 years ago. Yikes... Guess we've got it pretty good these days. There really isn't anything special about this at all, but if the name of the beer was just Export, well it just wouldn't have a nice ring to it. A fair lawnmower beer, if ice cold. I can't say I was very impressed. Meh...

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PROS: More hops than the average bottled macrobrew. At times, it reveals a faintly European flavor. The slightly lighter in texture doesn’t fill you up as quickly as heavy beers or ales. No sweetness.

CONS: The body of the beer – its flavor profile – is very thin. Lack of flavor. Without a stronger body of flavor to balance out the hops, it tends to become annoying after a while. And, it tends to develop sourness as you drink it.

Special Ex is best consumed with food, which has the felicitous effect of negating the negatives of the beer while emphasizing the positives.

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Heileman's Special Export from Pabst Brewing Company
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