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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

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4,359 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,359
Reviews: 1,506
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 31
Gots: 349 | FT: 1
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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Simply the beer to drink in the "hipster' crowd as of late. It's simple american light clean appearance and taste amkes it a go to beer for many "hip" drinkers. With a very affordable price( between $1.50-$2.50 @ my local watering holes) it's sales continue tohold steady. Myself being a lover of craft beers one wouldn't think i would shell out even a couple dollars for a beer that essentially has little in similarity to the beers I usually rave about. However, it has done well to serve as a light mild beer on a summer day, or when the wallet is thin. I proudly raise my hand up high with a PBR tallboy.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Can, from the can (is there any other way to drink PBR?)
Served: 17 June 2013

Appearance: I had this one from the can, so I guess I'll just comment on the can. When you open this beer up, you see some nice fog and some bubbly head foam up before quickly dying down. The look of the can is fantastic- nice vintage marketing look.

Smell: Smells just like 'beer', but has some sweet notes to it (probably from the corn syrup that they use to make it).

Taste: The taste is better than the macros, but certainly nothing too notable. It's decent, and that's really that. It's too sweet for my tastes, but I imagine after drinking about three of these that the taste starts to get really good.

Mouthfeel: The feel of this beer is great- exactly what I would expect from an AAL. Light on the tongue and spritzy from the carbonation, this beer is certainly an easy drink, and wonderful on hot, muggy summer days.

Overall: This beer is a classic, but probably because of its enviable price point. I paid about 36 cents a can in a 30-pack, and there's really no beating that. For that sort of price, the beer tastes as good as one can expect. I would certainly buy this over BMC stuff in terms of actual flavor, since, though minimal, the flavor profile in this beer is notably more developed than something like Busch Light or Natty (as far as cheap beers go).

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Appearance: Clear gold, good head.

Smell: Corn, seltzer.

Taste: Mild sweet corn, a hint of grassiness.

Drinkability: Pretty light, easy to have a bunch of them.

As the ads used to say, PBR me ASAP. Occasionally I want an easy drinking beer and PBR fits the bill. Not bad for a sub-premium, I actually prefer it at times since it seems to be a little more flavorful than the BMC products.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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