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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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4,475 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,475
Reviews: 1,523
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 393 | FT: 2
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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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a very pale golden with no more head then you would get from soda. By the time I has poured out the whole beer there was absolutely no head. Not very impressive smell with a sour wheat quality. It has a light hops taste with not much of an after taste. It has a slightly heavy feel with a little bit of a sudsy texture. Over all this beer is very well balanced. It doesn’t have much of a taste but it doesn’t have a bad taste. If you looking for a smooth beer that’s really easy to drink this would be a good one.

eballard, Aug 09, 2006
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Bsetz, Apr 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

HopGrazer, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

mattsucks, May 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

GlendonTT, Jun 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Transparent straw colored lager. Generous white head forms and recedes quickly leaving a thin layer of soda-like froth. Plenty of visible bubbles.

Smell is pretty clean with some grains, corn and rice. Nothing special.

Pretty smooth flavor. Bread grains and some corn adjunct. Crisp hop character comes to life with earthy and leafy notes.

Lighter body, lots of bubbles and crisp feel.

Served cold, this stuff is actually pretty refreshing. Flavors are not very complex but it has a clean simplicity which makes it tasty. Slightly above average for the style.

bnes09, May 08, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

brewlover517, Jan 24, 2014
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omnibusfilms, Aug 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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Wobbly, Aug 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale golden color with a head that quickly disappeared.

S: Smells remarkably similar to Budweiser or Miller. Just not a very appealing smell to me.

T: Very balanced, nothing really stands out in the beer though other than some sweetness from the adjuncts. The best tasting macro adjunct lager in my opinion however.

M: Light bodied and a little fizzy, but has enough body that you know your not drinking tainted water.

D: PBR is extremely drinkable. Good choice if you don't feel like shelling out to much money.

PBR is your best choice if your looking at a 24 pack.

tbase, Dec 09, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

jf9776, Sep 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

dwtyler, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of musicjustintime
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Haven't had PBR in over 6 years....back when I was 26, and a "beer novice" to say the least.

Pour this? Why the hell would you? It's an American classic, that has very little flavor...a tiny hop "bite" in the finish...and is, in my opinion, very smooth and poundable. Now like $16/30pk, and was only $10 the last time I bought it...again, 6 years ago. Why the hell are they raising the price of this?! Anyway, I'd recommend it for a cheaper than B, M, C, etc...spacer brew. Not bad. I remember seeing empties of these around the house from my dad when I was little! Brings back memories of the old man. He drank anything cheap...but AMERICAN! I'd go back to this again, and sooner than 6 years....but I can see that I really didn't miss alot in those 6 years of not having PBR! Don't be too hard on it, though. Remember what it is...and that it DID win a blue ribbon...like over a hundred years ago....but it MUST be the same recipe, right?! Have a PBR if you're into the macro lagers and I'm sure you won't be disappointed. Ciao for now my beer-drinking, alcoholic friends!! Cheers!

musicjustintime, Jul 12, 2007
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,475 ratings.