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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,118 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,118
Reviews: 1,488
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 252 | 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)
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can in a pilsner glass for the purpose of this review.

A- Ultra-light straw color, very pale and clean. A bright white colored head makes a very brief appearance before fading quickly to a barely there film. No lacing. It looked ok for a second or two.

S- Kinda sweet corn, kinda stale malt. Not much.

T- Taste? There was taste?

M- Plenty of fizzy carbonation. The feel is not good at all, but not as bad as I had expected.

O- I've had this on tap and from cans a few times before this review. I searched for some goodness in it to match up to its publicity. Nothing doing. It's awful.

Serving type: can

08-21-2013 01:33:01 | More by NiceTaps
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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,118 ratings.