1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
68
poor

4,091 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,091
Reviews: 1,486
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 237 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.74% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
View: Beers (58) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,091 | Reviews: 1,486 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by IronDjinn:
Photo of IronDjinn
IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

So PBR has finally invaded Canada. This stuff is actually contract brewed by the Great Western Brewing Co. up here, so it's not the "authentic" original, but hell, it's like the Americans getting their Guinness Extra Stout brewed up here in Canada instead of from Ireland.

A decent looking lager from the pour out of the can, pale golden but lots of carbonation, as well as a fairly impressive foamy white head. It doesn't last long, but it's also something I don't see very often on an adjunct lager either. The aroma is light, slightly sour accompanied by a corn sweetness as well. Although I begin to wonder if there is a contingent of rice adjunct in there too. The flavour is light and pretty unoffensive, there is a slight underlying sweetness, and the mouthfeel and body makes me think that rice is the primary adjunct at work here. Not much malt, that's for sure. This would probably be the best cheap lager you can pick up in Canada at the moment given the price, damn near a buck a can which is almost unheard of (and completely unheard of for other drinkable beer in that category).

Serving type: can

08-18-2004 23:20:27 | More by IronDjinn
More User Reviews:
Photo of tjdrewry
tjdrewry

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -66%

07-25-2014 23:37:19 | More by tjdrewry
Photo of Boughner33
Boughner33

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +19%

07-25-2014 18:45:13 | More by Boughner33
Photo of Jimbo321
Jimbo321

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +36.1%

07-25-2014 16:18:51 | More by Jimbo321
Photo of snowmageddon
snowmageddon

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

07-25-2014 01:50:51 | More by snowmageddon
Photo of Beesnees
Beesnees


5/5  rDev +70.1%

07-25-2014 00:21:32 | More by Beesnees
Photo of smurphy493
smurphy493

New York

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

07-24-2014 22:36:32 | More by smurphy493
Photo of fleurdelou
fleurdelou

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-24-2014 21:04:22 | More by fleurdelou
Photo of Ebichuuu
Ebichuuu

Germany

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

07-24-2014 20:14:31 | More by Ebichuuu
Photo of Keepnitrl
Keepnitrl

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-24-2014 18:52:06 | More by Keepnitrl
Photo of Ropowers3
Ropowers3

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

07-24-2014 14:20:43 | More by Ropowers3
Photo of AFchino
AFchino

Ohio

2/5  rDev -32%

07-24-2014 04:48:32 | More by AFchino
Photo of Rocksteady1002
Rocksteady1002


4/5  rDev +36.1%

07-24-2014 04:47:16 | More by Rocksteady1002
Photo of Huhzubendah
Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The beer is light golden and transparent with a half inch of pure white head. Aromas of grain, bread, corn, adjuncts. Not as sweet and off putting as the BMC highly marketed crap that is seemingly everywhere. Grainy with some cereal-like character. Clean and refreshing. Basically, exactly what you would expect from a decent adjunct lager. Ok.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2014 22:27:32 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of juzh12
juzh12

Indiana

2/5  rDev -32%

07-23-2014 14:49:25 | More by juzh12
Photo of Chuffbomb
Chuffbomb

Ohio

1/5  rDev -66%

07-23-2014 13:04:16 | More by Chuffbomb
Photo of wjoelbrooks
wjoelbrooks

Ohio

2/5  rDev -32%

07-23-2014 06:11:16 | More by wjoelbrooks
Photo of JimmyAloysius
JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19%

07-23-2014 04:40:42 | More by JimmyAloysius
Photo of MikeB12
MikeB12

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32%

07-22-2014 23:01:01 | More by MikeB12
Photo of green_plastic
green_plastic

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -15%

07-22-2014 21:04:36 | More by green_plastic
Photo of ZeroFX7
ZeroFX7

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

07-22-2014 15:52:54 | More by ZeroFX7
Photo of GreenEggsHam1
GreenEggsHam1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

07-22-2014 10:54:42 | More by GreenEggsHam1
Photo of Stagga_Lee
Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -15%

07-22-2014 05:39:45 | More by Stagga_Lee
Photo of SuperHop18
SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

07-22-2014 01:31:40 | More by SuperHop18
Photo of Darhawk
Darhawk

Colorado

2/5  rDev -32%

07-22-2014 01:23:11 | More by Darhawk
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,091 ratings.