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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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4,693 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,693
Reviews: 1,546
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 39
Gots: 484 | 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:
- Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844. Brewed with a combination of 2 & 6-row malted barley, select cereal grains and American and European hops, Pabst Blue Ribbon is fermented with a proprietary lager yeast. Our unique fermentation and maturation process results in a smooth, full bodied beer with a clean, crisp finish with a fine noble hop aroma.
- ABV% 4.74
- Calories 144

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

What can be said about PBR that already hasn't been said? It's cheap, it's pale, and a good bang for your buck.

Appearance is minimal at best, with a slightly small head. Not bad for a cheap lager. Smell is what you'd expect from a lager such as this, very high in corn but not overpowering at all.

The taste is great, even for a cheapie. You could have a blindfold on and still can tell the taste of PBR from it's natural watery texture up until the nice bitter finish as it resonates down the throat.

Mouthfeel is okay, not great. It does have a decent aftertaste.

Drinkability is pretty spot on and for $7.99 a 12-pack PBR is really a great deal if you're in the mood to pound a few down with steak and potatoes.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well lets be honest here, it seems that PBR always gets a leg up over all the BMC products. I would definately take this over a bud any day, appearance is pale yellow clear with a small frothy head that dies quickly after an aggressive pour. Smell is light buscuit malt some hint of sweet malt and a tiny wiff of hops. Taste is similar not much to talk about a buiscut malt with a tight carbonation that brings the small amount of hops out. Mouthfeel is thin and slick but not watery due to the high carbonation that affronts it with some fullness. Overall this is my go to super light lager, I can drink it and enjoy it and dammit that is what you are supposed to do with beer!

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 4,693 ratings.