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Pearl Lager | Pabst Brewing Company

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77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.73%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by stirgy on 07-09-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,490
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
77
pDev:
24.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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12
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Ratings: 77 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really quite good for an adjunct lager. Pour was a pale gold with a thin carbonated head. Lively carbonation with a clean flavor profile. Faintly sweet grain notes up front with enough hops to be present. Finish was very tight, but not dry or astringent. This would be an excellent lawnmower, beach or lake beer and calls out for hot weather.

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4/5  rDev +50.4%

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4/5  rDev +50.4%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 a very clear, highly carbonated, golden appearance. Aroma is faint. The taste is mild, but has a roasted aspect, which prevents this beer from being bland. Mouth-feel is light and watery. It finishes crisp and satisfying. Overall, this is a very pleasant and enjoyable beer. I recommend trying it, if it can be found.

RJT

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Photo of HardTarget
3.78/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Can stating it is the oldest brewery in Texas, but listing Ft. Worth?
Aroma: First blush was a yeasty smell but that faded, leaving a spicy peppery saaz note. A very minor metallic note.
Appearance: Orangish yellow, very clear glass with a nice finger of white head at pour that settled to a good cover. Some lace curtains follow the beer down.
Flavor: A nicely balanced mellow beer. Very little malt noted, perhaps a touch of corn or rice but very faint and a clean mild hop finish. Mild citric finish.
Mouthfeel: A touch heavy on carbonation, but appropriate to style. No mouth coat and a fairly dry finish.
Overall Impression: I’m impressed! I expected this to be just another poor macro-knock off that would make me appreciate the better beers I drink, but this is a good beer! It’s very mild in taste, very balanced, with no offending flavors or textures. The opposite side of that is: this isn’t a taste explosion. It isn’t going to scratch any serious beer itch, but this could be a great lawnmower or summer session.
*Sniff* Makes me proud to be a Texan! Recommended!

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3.75/5  rDev +41%

Photo of ilovemacros
3.7/5  rDev +39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Damn, that's an old school can in that pic. pearl is one of those beers if you grew up in Texas you remember it well. One of my uncle's favorites. my cousins and I would sneak them out of his fridge in the garage lol. Its one of those beer i always go back to. especially if I'm having a BBQ and I know a lot will be consumed. Cheap and very drinkable.

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Photo of Premo88
3.54/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into pilsener
(July 10, 2017 best-by date)

L: yellow, twinge of gold, clear, pushes up 1 1/4-inch head of white foam, very little sticking or lacing, loads of activity in glass push up constant collar of white foam and piece of skin

S: house paint, peach, grain ... toasted grain

T: grain, slight medicinal note, slight hop bitterness with a little earthy hop flavor

F: lightweight, almost watery, filled out from the carbonation

O: a nice throwback to my youth but not a stalwart of the style; still, there's no flaws and for the price, it's a crushing candidate

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Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in an old school Busch Beer thumbprint goblet

This beer pours a brilliant yellow color. It is topped with less than an inch of white head that actually leaves a little lacing.

I get some grain aroma and enough hop presence so it doesn't come across as sweet smelling.

This Pabst offering has more flavor than a lot of their Rust Belt portfolio. It has a slight sweetness in the beginning, but there are enough hops to balance the flavor. It is crisp and clean.

Thin to moderate mouthfeel

I am a fan of old Rust Belt breweries and malt liquor. This was not bad at all for what it is.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.3/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The CANQuest continues ... CAN you dig it?

My pour created two fingers' worth of bubbly, bone-white head with decent retention. Color was a golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a lot of cereal qualities along with a faint lager sweetness. It would be interesting to see what some of these breweries could produce if they would just get away from the adjuncts. Mouthfeel was medium with a lightly sweet lager flavor on the tongue. This was better tasting than many others that I have been subjected to on this quest. Finish was kind of light, still on the sweet side, but not bad. Overall, it was kind of a middle-of-the-road beer, but for the style, it was slightly better than many others.

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3.25/5  rDev +22.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of tesguino
3.2/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My cousin bought this sixpack beer in san atonio, tx, and i was fascinated, by this fantastic beer, i believe this brewery is out of business, i don´t know; however; smell is herbal like dry fruits; grassy too; light palate; taste little metalic, round and well balanced, soft bodied; try in a pilsner glass; 92% recommended.

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.19/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The color is golden yellow with an average-sized, soapy head. Decent carbonation. The aroma is grainy malts with a little adjunct bite, but is overall pretty good for the style. Taste is definently a good deal better than what I was expecting. Grainy malts are the primary taste with a little cereal grain flavor thrown in as well. An almost minty, saaz-like hop comes in towards the finish and give Pearl an tasty and unexpected facet. Plus the taste here is a lot less watered down than most other beers in the macro lager category. It's sad that people drink Bud, Miller, or Coors when this is cheaper and a good deal better.

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of oscodapat
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of beerdiablo
3/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The black sheep of the "National beer of Texas" has no need to be reviewed in the proper context. This is not craft beer, nor does it portend to be.

This is an inexpensive, generic macro lager meant for mass consumption whose only redeeming factor may be the picture games on the underside of the caps of those adorable chubby, short bottles - if you can find it in that offering. Now its usually just in a can.

Even if it were free, I'd say that sparkling water would give this beer a run for its money in the alcohol content. You might be better off going with the water.

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Pearl Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.66 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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