Heileman's Special Export - Pabst Brewing Company
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2.63/5 rDev -6.1%
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...
07-19-2014 03:27:46 | More by RoamingGnome
2.55/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
10-01-2013 21:32:39 | More by MikeP
1.88/5 rDev -32.9%
Pours clear yellow with a small white head with fair retention, and not much lacing. Smells like grain, grass, and some skunk. Gotta love the green bottles.
Tastes like cooked corn and grain with some skunk. Would be at least somewhat better if not for the green bottle. Somewhat sweet flavor, not complex.
Light bodied with plenty of carbonation. Not a good beer.
12-16-2012 04:38:25 | More by hardy008
Heileman's Special Export from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.