Pearl Light | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pearl LightPearl Light

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 2.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-03-2002

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of CorbinB
3.05/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

For a sub-70 calorie 2 percenter, this is everything you want it to be. Refreshing, crisp, clean, and easy drinking. There's no off flavors or heavy malt tones. This is a great beer to pack for day drinking at the river or yardwork.

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Photo of zaraspook
2.73/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Squire123
2.59/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.37/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pearl Light has a very thick, spongy, white head, and a clear, bubbly, straw-gold appearance, with low-to-moderate lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of faint, but pungent grain. Taste is of watery grain, with a lemon note. Mouthfeel is very watery, and Pearl Light finishes dry and easy drinking. This is dull, as one would expect for 68 calories.


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Photo of dbnarley
2.21/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Next best thing to water

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Photo of J_BeeCave
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Octobers_CJB
3/5  rDev +24%

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.28/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
2.51/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a can cause thats only way you can get it.

This is a great lawnmower beer but be warned. Its downright impossible to get drunk off this so just turn it into a great session beer. At only 68 calories its one of the most watery beers you can have. Ill still take this over michelob ultra or any of the other "super light" macro beers.

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Photo of barryjg
2.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Shafaegalo
3/5  rDev +24%

Photo of SicemWT
2.5/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Jame515
2.25/5  rDev -7%

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1.75/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Jimboe
2.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of beercubus
3.5/5  rDev +44.6%

Photo of wreckem8010
1/5  rDev -58.7%

Photo of StaveHooks
2.32/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. can served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.
A random fisherman gave me this when I was in Del Rio, TX.

A - Crystal clear pale body with 2 finger of fleeting white head that settles into a thin cap. Nice lacing.

S - Strange vegetal aroma right off the bat. Slight grainy aroma.

T - Lager yeast, very light dry malt flavor. No sweetness and finishes very crisp and dry.

M - Medium prickly carbonation, super light body, crisp and very dry.

This is hot summer thirst quencher. Very dry and not much going. Almost taste like seltzer water.

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Photo of AggieOso
2/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of eye2
3.38/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The ultimate outdoor beer.

A: Pale straw color. Lots of bubbles. Foam disappears quickly.

S: No smell at all.

T: Very mild. Very refreshing. Tastes like energizing potion while bicycling or playing tennis.

MF: Beautiful. Mellow. High Carbonation. Ultra-refreshing. Revitalizing.

Overall: A cheap beer that you can literally drink all day as a refreshment. No fear of getting sloppy on the court or waking up with a headache. Needless to say, this is a very weak beer. But for what it is, it's best in class.

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Photo of chapcat
1/5  rDev -58.7%

Photo of GrayHam
2.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale straw and crystal clear. Moderate white head with little lacing.

S: Not much of anything. A hint of corn and cereal grain.

T: Again, not much to go on. But what is there is balanced. No off flavors.

M: Very light and dry. High carbonation.

O: About as light as it gets. And sometimes that's a good thing.

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Photo of tone77
2.79/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to woodychandler for the trade.Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a pale yellow color with a small head. Smell is of corn and malts. Taste is, uh, non existent. Nothing there. There are really no characteristics that come to mind. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall there is nothing to recomnend about this beer.

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Photo of Engineerrock
3.6/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A - Very light color. If you pour it fast into the glass (if you bother) you might get a finger of head.

S - Not a lot of aroma-a little bit of crispness.

T - Primary flavor is seltzer water. Second flavor is a crisp, subtle hops, and last a little bit of sweet-but not from malt-maybe corn?

M - Seltzer water.

D - IT'S ALL ABOUT TIMING. If you are looking for something with intense, complex flavor, or to go with spicy food, forget it. If you are looking for a beer after mowing the lawn on hot summer's day, there's nothing better. Why? Bubbles. Clean, no aftertaste. Just enough alcohol to get in your pores and cool them down. $9 a 12/pk.

Drink it and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of woodychandler
1.9/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

CAN you dig it? I get home from work and all of a sudden, things turn into Chanukah! It's a festival of Lights! Here goes nothing.

I started with an aggro pour that produced a fizzingly explosive finger of bone-white head that fell like an anvil onto Wile E. Coyote's head. Have I used that pop culture allusion/simile before? I apologize, but it becomes difficult to remain creative with some of these beers. Well, if the head wasn't all that, the color definitely ain't. Geez-O, man, I thought that Lone Star Light was a pale yellow, but this is paler than my redheaded alabaster-skinned girlfriend in Oxnard, CA many years ago. It was cool dating her because both of us were like vampires despite living right at the beach. I digress ... Nose had an extremely light lager-sweetness to it, but I really had to inhale to catch much at all. Mouthfeel was super thin, approaching wateriness, with a mighty mild sweetness on the tongue. Finish was so unobtrusive that I began to wonder if I had even drank anything until I noticed that the liquid level in the glass was going down. Coupled with its ABV (2.1, is that for real?!?), this could give Michelob ULTRA, as opposed to MK-ULTRA, a run for its money. Now, if only I liked Michelob ULTRA ...

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Pearl Light from Pabst Brewing Company
2.42 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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