Sunday, 10 January 2010

Pearl Light

The first time I saw a "light" beer for sale in the States I avoided it, fearing it meant low alcohol. I soon learned that generally, in the US at least, light usually means low calories (diet beer, anyone?). I still tend to avoid beers bearing this tag, but when M ordered a small (12oz) can of Pearl Light, brewed in Fort Worth, Texas, and weighing in at a tiny 68 calories, I snuck a taste. Watery! But what do you expect from a drink containing less energy than four jelly babies? Oh, and this one was low in alcohol too (just 2.2%). I'm afraid that Pearl Light may not, technically, be a good drink at all.

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