Pabst Blue Ribbon 5.9% - Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 1
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sleeman Breweries Ltd. visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: thehyperduck on 09-12-2013)
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2.71/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

355 mL can from TBS; packaged July 18 2013. A new offering from 'Stroh Canada', aka Sleeman - I've always been a little fond of PBR, but I'm a little skeptical of this amped up imitation. Is it just malt liquor in disguise, or is it actually worthy of its namesake, which is (IMO) one of the better adjunct lagers available? Served well chilled.

Pours a pale golden-yellow colour, topped with one finger of frothy, soapy white head. It hangs around for at least a few minutes, and even manages to leave behind a few strands of lacing - all in all, a pretty good looking lager. Weak aroma; I can't fairly say it smells terrible, because it barely smells like anything at all. There's a whiff of gritty corn, but it's not particularly grainy, sweet, or even anything off-putting - just empty and bland.

My first sip leaves me a little disappointed... this is tolerable, but it has none of the clean drinkability of its progenitor. While not cloying or gross, it's a lot sweeter than the aroma let on, with a strong dose of corn husk starting us off. Faint hints of grainy malts and hay are soon drowned out by a syrupy hit of ethanol toward the finish - leaving a slick, rather unenjoyable feel behind on the palate. A little thick/slick for the style, but overall not much more than light bodied. Nothing about this is so offensive that I couldn't throw a few back, but it's not something I'm in a hurry to re-purchase.

Final Grade: 2.71, a C-. PBR 5.9% - which I suspect is actually just a re-branded version of the 'PBR Dry' that Sleeman recently took off the market - performs fairly strongly when compared to its real competition. I'm of course referring to ice beers, malt liquors, and the other dregs at the bottom of the 'value brand beer' barrel. I consider this a slightly more hardcore version of James Ready - drinkable if you're broke and not very picky, but probably not something most people would want as a staple.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon 5.9% from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.