Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by Maxwell:
3.4/5 rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
The PBR pours like a kellerweizen, piss yellow with a nice fluffy eggshell white head, though that skims down to a quarter of a fingers width quite quickly. The beer’s body is water clear with a torrent of bubbles working to the top of the glass. In truth, the beer looks a little like ginger ale in the glass. The beer’s head leaves a lacing of medium sized and tightly packed bubbles on the sides of the glass in sparse scraggly lines. On the nose, the beer smells weakly of sweet grassy malts with a touch of caramel. That stale grain smell that is found in most cheap lagers is also present here. It actually smells better than some of the other cheap lagers I’ve reviewed. It’s not amazing, but it doesn’t turn my stomach either, and it doesn’t have a completely bland character. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweetly bready with a touch of acid and the faintest touch of salt. The beer’s flavors begin with water, slowly opening into stale bread and grassy hops that turn hay-like. The finish is clean and quick, giving that slightly vegetal chemical sweet taste that all cheap lagers have. On the mouth, the beer feels thin, with a medium light carbonation that does fluff the tongue. The mouth is left wet after the beer passes. This beer is supremely drinkable, which is why it still exists today. It also leaves the mouth in flavor soon after it travels down your throat. Overall, this is PBR. It is cheap beer, but it is not offensive. It’s just pretty flavorless. To PBR’s credit, I find more flavor in it than in other comparable cheap lagers that I’ve reviewed (i.e. Red Stripe…). Buy a thirty if you want to cheaply drink yourself stupid. It is not the worst thing you could drink.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2013 21:08:30 | More by Maxwell
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +68.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I rated this all 5's across the board because of the style. This beer has nothing that a Beer Advocate should search for or ponder. This is the ultimate, inoffensive, find-anywhere brew that you end your night with or drink at parties. It's cheaper and tastes better than the less cost-efficient alternatives (Budweiser, Miller, or Coors). It's hard to defend macro-lager once you've tasted the grass from the greener side, but this is my end-all cheap beer. All hail the Blue Ribbon (I always joke when I drink this beer, "Selected as America's Best in 1893...and never again"). My ancestors knew what they were talkin' about.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 06:28:04 | More by TastefulNudity
3.56/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
PBR is the staple of my drinking life. I have always enjoyed the smooth flavor and found it goes great no matter what I am doing. I have had some deep conversations over this beer but I've also found great comfort in watching TV and sipping one.
A-It is about what you would expect in a glass. However, to be fair, I will review the bottle. It is like an American flag to me. Every single time I see one I think Amuuurica!
S-The smell is a little nonexistent. It is made up for in flavor.
T-The taste is delicious and very crisp.
M-It has a nice refreshing feel in the mouth.
O-I love this beer and would recommend it for anyone!
Cheap and delicious!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 01:15:47 | More by kcrosson492
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 3,592 ratings.