Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,705 | Reviews: 1,468 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.65/5 rDev +23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 16 oz can with a white back ground, red and blue label colour. Hey red white and blue, how American. “Established in Milwaukee 1844” stated on the front, no freshness date.
Appearance: Head foams up quite big then quickly dissipates into a wispy white lace, brilliantly clear pale golden yellow hue seems a bit inviting.
Smell: Thin sweet malt and grain, touch of strained hops in the nose. Clean aroma slight grassiness from the grain also.
Taste: Light to moderate body, nice even crispness with a somewhat effervescent carbonation. The smooth mouth feel rides on the tail of the carbonation, thin malt palate. Kiss of hops, bitterness peaks after the crispness subsides and the dryness kicks in. Trace of alcohol hit the tongue and warms the mouth and throat. Hops stick to bitterness and provide no flavour other than a faint grassiness. Some corn grit flavour in the middle, not cooked grits but rather fresh milled grits. Clean palate throughout with a great wrap-up of dryness in the finish.
Notes: This is a great premium American lager, hands down beats the big three. About the same in the bottle but obviously better on tap. A perfect change up when things get a bit tedious and want to drink a simple beer.
Serving type: can
10-12-2002 00:00:01 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.28/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
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.
Feel: Crisp and effervescent. Light bodied. Would be dry if not for the aftertaste.
Overall: Good for an Adjunct Lager, especially at the price. It is too bad that the corn aftertaste messes up what is otherwise a surprisingly good beer.
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 19:51:16 | More by bsp77
2/5 rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
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.
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 04:41:13 | More by Ohiolager
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 3,705 ratings.