Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by Foxman:
2.25/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
It pours a pale straw yellow. The single finger of bright white head falls back to nothingness almost instantly.
What little real aroma there is, is dominated by a corn adjunct character. Sweet and thin, there's little if any hop presence.
The first sip brings a grain sweetness, certainly more adjunct than malt. A mild yeasty note pops up, then gives ground to a rather unpleasant metallic bite that lingers too long at the finish. Overall, it's again thin, and the sweetness will put off most palates with a bias against macro McBeer flavors.
Very light bodied, it drains away without leaving any real note of its presence.
Yes, it's basically better than most macros, but that's like saying Queen Elizabeth is hotter than Eleanor Roosevelt. I'm not touching either one of them. This beer is too sweet, too thin, and too indistinct to be any more than just another mass-produced brew. While about as drinkable as water, in theory, I wouldn't have another unless it was the only thing I could get hold of, and then I'd have to consider something non-alcoholic. I know some folks will take umbrage with this, but I just can't hop on the PBR bandwagon. However, I do use it often for beer-can chicken. It's a tradition. Don't ask.
Serving type: bottle
05-03-2004 16:17:16 | More by Foxman
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3.68/5 rDev +25.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Surprisingly full of character, and not like other American lagers. Much better - and plenty of history to boot ! I love the retro renewal - goes great with a sandwich, hot dog, at the ball park, picnic, Sunday afternoon on the driveway, whatever. Great stuff!
Serving type: can
07-30-2014 02:25:30 | More by Tom_the_bomb
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,134 ratings.