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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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

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BA SCORE
69
poor

3,717 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3717
Reviews: 1469
rAvg: 2.95
pDev: 24.41%


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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brewbucker

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I do not ever remember having this beer. I must have when I was just a young lad but I sure don't remember it.

Pours a light golden with a faint white head. Moderate carbonation. Aroma is your basic light corn, malt and wheat. Hints of citrus. Flavor is tart and crisp with more corn and light malt and a touch of caramel. Actually after many big stouts and IPA's this is a nice change.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2009 17:13:20 | More by brewbucker
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Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.88/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is a quality beer if you aren't looking for anything special. A two finger head when poured, but that quickly disappears. When you drink it is tastes alright, but you will quickly discover that the after taste is the biggest downfall of this beer.

Serving type: can

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New Jersey

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My 1000th review! I tried getting Westvleteran 12, but since that failed, I decided to go Old School. Somehow, I had never had this.

Serving glass: Poured from can into Frankfurter.

Appearance: Clear straw color with good sized, bubbly head.

Smell: Straw, pepper and dried out apple. Dry and spicy overall, without much noticeable adjunct aroma. Much better than expected.

Taste: At first, it tastes pretty damn good, with straw, hay, pepper and spicy hops. Almost could be a German Pilsner, but then a lingering corn aftertaste makes it clear that this is the bastard child of the Pilsner - the Adjunct Lager.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) 16 oz can $1.29(OH)

16 oz can poured into a stemless white wine glass. Drink before date printed on the bottom.

Pours a straw yellow color. A two finger white head that goes away with a quickness. Minimal to no lacing is left on the glass. An endless stream of bubbles shoot towards the surface. Just by looking this brew is way over carbonated.

The aroma is very light. light malts, and an adjunct smell of corn.

The taste is light and crisp, Kind of an apple taste. followed by a corny taste. finishes smooth with a dry grape like taste. Hardly any taste at all, so it is smooth.

mouth feel is very light. over carbonated. Any taste is gone seconds after i swallowed.

Overall this is Your typical adjunct lager. I normally don't review brews like this but after reading in some forums that PBR was a preferred cheap beer i thought i would try it. Waste of time. Its your typical corny american adjunct lager.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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