Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,020 | Reviews: 1,484 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by far333:
3.28/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Can't believe I ordered this, but had to be trashy chic like all the supermodels who are drinking this. Very light yellow transparent color, with a matching light flavor. Mostly corn coming through for me, with a bit of malt, but not much. Also some biscuity flavor hints. A bit watery. Not offensive, but not overly tasty at all. Beats the big 3, but I wouldn't go out of my way to order it again.
Serving type: on-tap
10-09-2003 03:28:08 | More by far333
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3.43/5 rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
I poured a 12oz can into a pint glass. Not surprisingly, this beer pours to a crystal-clear shade of straw gold with some bubbles at first although it quickly dies down. It does generate a somewhat fluffy, bright-white, soapy head, but it dissipates down to a tiny layer of suds rather fast.
There isn’t much aroma to speak of. Adjunct macro lagers, and especially "economy" versions like this are often off-putting or straight-up foul in the nose, but PBR is rather neutral. I detect a touch of metal and corn, but these notes are light to be sure.
Up front it’s very watery, thin, and bland - which makes it surprisingly refreshing. As it finishes there is an odd flavor combination of cereal grain sweetness and a touch of tin or aluminum. I’ve had this beer on tap and in the bottle and noticed these flavors as well, so it’s clearly not the can. Don’t get me wrong, these are definitely not appealing flavors. In fact, if this beer is consumed warm they become off-putting, but drank cold it’s tolerable at best.
With its flat, bland body and noticeable wateriness, PBR is actually a highly drinkable beer. The palate here really doesn’t satisfy, but it does work well as a thirst-quencher on a hot day or when accompanying some ball park-style foods or during similar situations. I was surprised how well it paired with beer brats and could envision beer drinkers of virtually all calibers slugging it down at a BBQ or picnic.
At 4.74% ABV, this truly is a sessionable beer.
Every time I see a bottle or can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, I feel like I'm time-traveling to the days of the Grover Cleveland administration (the first one), since the recipe probably hasn’t changed since then.
Serving type: can
07-13-2014 03:21:07 | More by Dave_Sutula
2.85/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 4
Oh my what a beverage. You look at the can and you see words, many words. I like to pour it into a glass or a sink drain. When poured a rush of wild tobacco, dust, and titanium come directly to the nose. I like to wait as the head dissipates, which takes seconds, if not milliseconds. Then it's the time for a nice little sip. Oh my word, undernotes of pure sunbathed turtle shells in a stream, or a creek perhaps. Wonderful. I think the proper setting for this drink would be on a porch or prison. Highly recommended and would drink this everyday if I made much less money.
Serving type: can
07-12-2014 01:21:41 | More by Notes_of_Lighter_Fluid
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,020 ratings.