Pearl Lager | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pearl LagerPearl Lager

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.73%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stirgy on 07-09-2002

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Photo of spycow
2/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.1/5  rDev +17%
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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Photo of woodychandler
3.3/5  rDev +24.5%
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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Photo of sd123
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev +3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of buschbeer
3.53/5  rDev +33.2%
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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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.88/5  rDev +46.4%
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.


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2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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2/5  rDev -24.5%

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3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +50.9%
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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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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1/5  rDev -62.3%

Photo of Pegasus
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Clear light golden color with a small white head and profuse carbonation, the lacing is fairly good.

Aroma: Tart, sour aroma with some grain notes and a little attenuated hops.

Taste: Begins with tart malt flavors, these flow into a fairly strong citrus hop presence, which turns to a harsh and lingering metallic bitterness. The finish is somewhat dry.

Mouth feel: Sharp carbonation, the body is not as thin as would be expected, possibly the best characteristic of this beer.

Drinkability/notes: Hopefully, Pearl is not considered to be representative of Texas-brewed beer. Overall, it’s OK, but nothing great. I would also note that Pearl is despised among my macro-beer-drinking friends. It’s better than Natural Light, but who cares?

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2.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Burkbom23
2.44/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HardTarget
3.78/5  rDev +42.6%
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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2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Squire
2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Long distance calling, Texas on the phone.

Like a coworker who doesn't contribute much but is always dependably on time. Don't recall ever having this outside of Texas and only rarely when there. Still, left a good impression of a mild beer without the negatives of cheap AALs. No harshness, pleasing flavor, no bitey lingering aftertaste, just pleasant. Wish I could say the same about all my Texas acquaintances but hey, let's be nice.

Sure, I'd buy it again and take it to a cookout.

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Pearl Lager from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.65 out of 5 with 78 ratings