Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by pootz:
2.9/5 rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I tried this great Yankee lager from 2 separate brewers in Ontario Canada. Too bad Pabst franchises the brand without too much QC of it's franchisees. The one bottle I had from Sleeman's was good . Totally representitive of the American lager style; hints of hop and gains (and rice?) highly carbonated with a head that wastes quite quickly. Certainly not overpowering in the taste department but a welcome drink on a hot day.
The other time I had this beer it was brewed by Lakeport brewes in Hamilton and the quality sucked. The taste was off. Harsh and slightly spoiled. Maybe the bar had it in the fridge too long. At any rate this second ribbon was enough to make a lesser man blow chunks.
My experience with the Sleeman's rendering was pleasant enough that I may buy a 6-pack or so in hot weather if my cashflow is a bit limp at the time.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2002 17:36:42 | More by pootz
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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.