Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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Reviews by semihobo:
1.65/5 rDev -43.9%
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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3.51/5 rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12oz : pint glass
Clear, golden yellow with a thick, creamy white head with decent retention.
Fairly typical adjunct lager profile. Balanced flavors of grainy, lightly sweet malt and the faintest grassy-ish hop profile.
Medium body, foamy carbonation.
Nothing special, but for an American Adjunct Lager it certainly isn't a bad beer.
Serving type: can
07-20-2014 06:51:55 | More by vkv822
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,079 ratings.