Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Ratings: 3,602 | Reviews: 1,460 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.65/5 rDev +23.3%
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:
3.29/5 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
5/5 rDev +68.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I rated this all 5's across the board because of the style. This beer has nothing that a Beer Advocate should search for or ponder. This is the ultimate, inoffensive, find-anywhere brew that you end your night with or drink at parties. It's cheaper and tastes better than the less cost-efficient alternatives (Budweiser, Miller, or Coors). It's hard to defend macro-lager once you've tasted the grass from the greener side, but this is my end-all cheap beer. All hail the Blue Ribbon (I always joke when I drink this beer, "Selected as America's Best in 1893...and never again"). My ancestors knew what they were talkin' about.
Serving type: can
03-07-2014 06:28:04 | More by TastefulNudity
3.56/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
PBR is the staple of my drinking life. I have always enjoyed the smooth flavor and found it goes great no matter what I am doing. I have had some deep conversations over this beer but I've also found great comfort in watching TV and sipping one.
A-It is about what you would expect in a glass. However, to be fair, I will review the bottle. It is like an American flag to me. Every single time I see one I think Amuuurica!
S-The smell is a little nonexistent. It is made up for in flavor.
T-The taste is delicious and very crisp.
M-It has a nice refreshing feel in the mouth.
O-I love this beer and would recommend it for anyone!
Cheap and delicious!
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 01:15:47 | More by kcrosson492
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 3,602 ratings.