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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

3,715 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3715
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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Reviews by semihobo:
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semihobo

Michigan

1.65/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I got really thirsty at a volleyball tournament before coming home to a PBR ... probably a good idea.

Pours with a big ugly head that drops quickly but, to its credit, leaves an good layer on top and some lace around the edges. Very pale yellow, few bubble columns .. eh.

Smells like corn and adjuncts. At least it doesn't smell very strongly... no hops or "malts" in the traditional sense.

Taste is gross. Bad corn and that overpowering taste that is in the worst of beers, the one that makes you flinch and make a face. Is that just "adjuncts?" Bitter finish that encourages puking.

Hard to separate the mouthfeel from the taste, but I don't think it's that bad. Starts off too bubbly, gets flatter as it warms, so according to the intermediate value theorem, there has to be a good balance in there somewhere. Still nothing pleasant.

I feel I should give some sympathy points on drinkability. It is cheap, although not especially for the style "American Macro Lager." About average for the field of extremely cheap beer. For a beer that's meant to get you trashed, I wish the finish weren't so gross ... it encourages vomiting when you want to keep it down.

I'll drink it at college parties, and it's maybe a step above Milwaukee's Best or Natty.

Serving type: can

09-14-2005 00:07:59 | More by semihobo
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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.

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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New Jersey

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Ontario (Canada)

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bsp77

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev +11.2%
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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.

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.

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2/5  rDev -32.2%
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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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04-19-2014 04:41:13 | More by Ohiolager
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Arizona

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North Carolina

3/5  rDev +1.7%

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Maryland

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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