Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by RTL44:
4.08/5 rDev +38.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
The last time I drank PBR, I was in high school and i puked.
Since that time, I regarded PBR as one of the worst beers ever made. Pabst, Blatz, Top Hat, Iron City, Cook's, Shaeffer, etc.
More recently, a friend of mine came over withe his "beloved" PBR and left a couple in the fridge.
Despite being offered, I refused (many times).
Over the course of the next several days, I ran out of beer, and had no choice but to drink the PBR left over in my fridge.
I was SHOCKED by its decent flavor, mouthfeel, and drinkability.
As much as I consider myself a beer connoisseur, this really threw me for a loop.
I don't understand it, but PBR is now one of my favorite beers. The fact that it is about $6/$7 for a 12 pack makes it even more remarkable.
FWIW, I did buy a 6-pack in bottles and it was not nearly as good as it was in the cans. My whole world is now completely upside-down.
UPDATE: I do still love PBR, but I found something out about it that makes it even better! As the economy has tanked and beer prices have skyrocketed, I experimented with mixing some of my favorite beers with cheaper beers to make it go further. I know that sounds pathetic, but hear me out. PBR is the PERFECT mixer. I have tried almost every cheap beer to use as a mixer and they ALL detract from the flavor - EXCEPT for PBR. I even hesitate to mention this because this information is worth a lot of money in my opinion. I am serious. As I write this, I am having a Sierra Nevada Flipside Rde IPA mixed 1:1 with a PBR and it is delicious! I do this with Dogfish Head, Great Lakes, Sierra Nevada, and many other IPA's, Pale Ale's, etc. It is an AWESOME discovery!
Serving type: can
07-14-2008 06:05:20 | More by RTL44
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3.9/5 rDev +32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Ok. This is not a top shelf beer. This stuff is cheap, corn-heavy adjunct lager. That being said, it's dang tasty when it's hot out, has a little more ABV than your run of the mill 3.2, and I love that when I bust one out, very few people swarm around to get their hands on one, making it an even better value! Pale yellow in color, It's got enough malty body to separate it from the miller/coors/bud barley pop, while still being easy to drink in quantity. No real discernible hoppiness, especially compared to my standard IPA/DIPA fare. Refreshing, but not a light beer. Taken for what it is, I believe it to be a great beer, when limited to class-comparison. I'm drinking one right now, as it's 85, sunny, and I'm grilling. Boom.
Serving type: can
07-26-2014 20:25:32 | More by MikeI
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,109 ratings.