Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoutishDan:
2.4/5 rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Either I can approach this beer knowing it's a dreaded American Adjunct with little to no flavor, bright carbonation and piss like appearance, and then rate it in comparison to the other Adjuncts or I could approach it as a true craft beer drinker and treat this like I would any other brewery that claims to craft its beers. Hmm.
A - Much like Bud, Miller, Coors PBR is super light and gives you a glimpse at what your palate is about to experience. PBR is a little darker...hinting that there might be at least a little more flavor to come. Still awfully light looking. A little like vitaminized urine.
S - I'm getting stale grains...slight tart yet faint aroma of the hops. It smells like bad breath, but that - since I expect this - is not too big of a deal. Am I really saying that?
T - The taste it bright with carbonation. Sweet with those stale grains and hops finding their way in my palate. You could definitely down 4 or 5 of these and press on with vigor as if you hadn't drank a single one. Not much if any alcohol taste. There is more taste than the Big Three, so if PBR was offered among the other adjuncts at a gathering, PBR would be my choice. But that is not saying much.
O - On a rating scale from 0-100 and considering PBR's competition I give it an 81. In comparison to other beers I've had and the overall taste of this beer as it stands on its own I give it a 65.
If I want a cheap beer that has a little bit of flavor (rare this is ever my desire) and there is nothing else except the big three, I would choose PBR. If this was the only beer available to me, I would be very sad, but I would drink it.
Serving type: can
06-12-2012 00:53:06 | More by StoutishDan
More User Reviews:
3.38/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Can: a standard-looking white macro can. Pretty much what you expect from a major macro.
Appearance: pours a standard adjunct lager - clear yellow-amber with a fair ol' whack of head that fizzles away to a white half-finger. Decent.
Aroma: smells of the usual grain and light hop aromas, but with a small amount of fruits.
Taste: pretty much follows the nose - standard grains and hops with a small amount of fruit behind. A refreshing and decent lager.
Aftertaste: drops away fairly quickly as is standard for the adjunct lager style. Quite drinkable.
Mouth feel: plenty of carbonation as expected - a decently refreshing beer for a hot day.
Overall: I'm not entirely sure why this beer scored 'poor' - it's a decent, refreshing lager as good as any other standard macro, for a much lower price than many others. It isn't going to blow your socks off if you're after something special, but as an every day lager, it's pretty much unbeatable.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 11:25:08 | More by SmashPants
3.29/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
16oz can poured into a pint glass
A: Crystal clear yellow and a surprising two-finger head
S: Light malt, rice/corn. Simple but clean
T: Light malt, here a touch of butterscotch comes into play rather than the adjunct grains
M: Light-bodied but crisp & refreshing
O: Sure this may lack the complexity of the smaller production brews we're more familiar with but I don't understand its 'poor' overall rating. It's refreshing and not a flaw to be found, and I haven't had any BMC in forever but it tastes better than I recall those being
Serving type: can
03-10-2014 00:31:35 | More by ONUMello
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 3,614 ratings.