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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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4,109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,109
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 246 | 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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TheBeerbarian

California

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

07-05-2014 09:14:37 | More by TheBeerbarian
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turbotype

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-20-2014 22:19:25 | More by turbotype
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judkinst

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-21-2013 21:47:16 | More by judkinst
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swgwilt

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

05-17-2012 03:48:07 | More by swgwilt
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-05-2014 04:27:28 | More by SkinniePost
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

07-29-2012 02:13:18 | More by Giantspace
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-03-2013 18:59:48 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Fishbone


3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-22-2012 01:10:21 | More by Fishbone
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marcotulio

Mexico

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

08-25-2013 19:15:20 | More by marcotulio
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MildlyConnfused


3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-21-2012 20:30:14 | More by MildlyConnfused
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chiefjoe

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

10-13-2013 00:06:46 | More by chiefjoe
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chrishensley

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

09-29-2013 21:06:29 | More by chrishensley
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JamesMcCaffrey

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

10-07-2012 19:20:37 | More by JamesMcCaffrey
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sajaffe1

Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the 12oz can into a pint glass

A- Brassy color, clear, bubbly with a good but short-lived head

S- Grains, namely corn and some barley, touch of grassy hops

T- A bit bland yet refreshing. Hints of hops and corn

M- Thin, but well carbonated

O- It is a decent budget beer and beats out many of the other major adjunct lagers.

Serving type: can

04-11-2013 19:12:13 | More by sajaffe1
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harpo111

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have to say that this is the first beer I have tried because of a movie. We watched "Grand Torino" last night...Clint Eastwood kept drinking PBR's and I was in Winn Dixie tonight getting a Chicken...why not I thought! And Clint..you were right.
I had heard that they had went back to a more traditional recipe for this beer. It is actually not bad for a cheapo. A serious rethiinking is require here...yes I love stouts and porters..but this is better that miller lite in a heart beat.
A: golden yellow
s: malty and nutty
T: smooth...corny, but not sweet like high life...which i also think is a good cheapo beer. not much hops...but creamy.
m: creamy, rather full...
d: not bad...i could drink several of these...am really surprised..no bad after taste like some cheapo beers...very nice for 4.00 per 6

I had not had a pbr in years....i shall purchase another 6! good slammer beer...good for bbq....spicy food, etc.. cheap too!! For sitting and chillin...heavy beer....serious eatin of greasy, spicy working mans food....bingo!

Serving type: can

06-17-2009 02:10:42 | More by harpo111
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DwnTwnBwn

California

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Bright clear adjunct lager. Carbonation produces large head that falls fast with little to no lacing.

S - Smells sweet. There is a slight off smell like pool water to it. Only draw back to this beer.

T - Not to bad for a cheep lager. It resembles a pilsner. Its pretty sweet, it has a light malt profile to it. There are just enough hops to help the beer finish dry.

M - Very light mouth feel. Lots of carbonation.

O - When I want a cheep beer. I go and pick up a case of PBR.

"its a beer for modern livin"

Serving type: can

07-31-2009 22:38:01 | More by DwnTwnBwn
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

24 ounce can, best by date of April 25, 2011 printed on the bottom of the can. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear light gold color with an inch and a half frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is mostly sweet and grainy malt, and a bit of corn and grassy hops. Taste is pretty much like the aroma, except that I don't pick up any hop flavors. No offensive aromas or flavors that I notice. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's thin and a bit watery. It's also well carbonated. Drinkability is good, it goes down pretty easy. For the style, it's a decent brew. I've certainly tried much worse! Not bad for $1.49 a can.

Serving type: can

03-05-2011 00:36:00 | More by bluejacket74
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KieranValla

New York

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

A - A slight head on the beer that dissipated rather quickly. Slight lacing remained throughout. A good amount of carbonation present throughout tasting. A pale yellow with not much body.

S - Rice or wheat.

T - Somewhat plain. A bit bitter and some grassiness.

M - Fairly thin. Carbonation helps the overall feel, although sometimes I don't like the feel of carbonation on my tongue.

D - Goes down smooth. A good gulping beer or to wash down a meal with.

A mediocre brew, but a standard of mine, especially in this economy. You can get 12 oz cans at two for a dollar at some bars. That's what I call the "perfect date" beer.

Serving type: can

01-29-2009 03:13:16 | More by KieranValla
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alexmpino

New Mexico

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

this beer might not be the best beer but at the same time, it is always a good choice. very light in any flavor except that it is a delecious "lawn mowing" brew...even though we do not have conventional lawns here in northern New mexico. great lager. maybe not as great as it was in 1893, when it was "selected America's Best". still less than $1 a beer. if you have not tried this beer. go out right now and buy some and drink it...cold or warm...

PBR or DIE!!!

Serving type: can

05-01-2008 22:06:59 | More by alexmpino
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miket163

Texas

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A really decent macro lager. Poured from a 1 pint can into pint glass--two inch seltzer head. A golden straw colour.

The nose was like fresh cut grass, slightly sweet, and with a touch of citrusy hop.

The taste was rather nice--grass, a touch of hop bitterness, green apple, and a touch of corn husk.

Very refreshing macro lager.

Serving type: can

04-10-2011 02:40:03 | More by miket163
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liquidsunshine

Florida

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Where do we begin. The memories abound in my mind of wonderful times and this satisfying beverage. I drink this when I'm rich, sober, poor, and drunk. It has never failed to satisfy me. She never tastes as nasty as fish, given bad head, or failed to pleas. Three important ways this beer is better than other beers. While not spectacular in any specific way, as a total experience it proves to be more than the sum of its parts. This beer is my best friend, always there to console me. I know people who hate it, and those who love it. It is the beer for the open-minded, just as is the bud light for the closed.

Hail to Pabst!

Serving type: can

02-10-2009 07:53:01 | More by liquidsunshine
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JunkYardJake

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at TJ Rockwells.
Served to me in a mason jar as their current throwback beer. Pale yellow with very little head by the time it hit the table. Smells clean and a little sweet. Taste follows the nose with a malt and adjunct sweetness. Again, very clean with no off flavors. Crisp and refreshing with a good amount of carbonation. A solid representation of the classic fizzy yellow American lager.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2010 16:01:40 | More by JunkYardJake
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with about 1 1/2 inch of quickly receding white head.

The taste is mostly corn, maybe some grain.

Corn is most notable, watery and kind of skunky.

Very light bodied and thin, very fizzy carbonation.

Easy to drink. Not bad for a cheap macro. Very easy to drink a bunch of these

Serving type: can

10-07-2008 18:02:07 | More by BeerCon5
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JonnieC

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I agree with most of these reviews. Perhaps I've been too affected by the recent comeback. In Milwaukee (I don't know if it's the same in other cities) it's the new trendy thing and has a good deal of advertising around, but I find it surprisingly satisfying, for a cheap macro-brew of course. It is pretty light, so it is very easy to drink and the mouth-feel is just ok. The flavor is what makes this beer worth my while. It is crisp, balanced and not too bland.

Serving type: can

07-23-2010 17:18:00 | More by JonnieC
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objectivemonkey

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I was at a bar, and didn't feel like anything but a thirst quencher, and as I'd never had PBR, I thought I'd give it a go, not expecting anything except a cool, boring liquid. Well, it pours a nice golden color with a surprisingly long lasting head. Really, little smell to it, just a thin grassy, grainy malt. Good medium body and nice carbonation up front, with a grainy malt through the middle, and if I remember, a slightly bitter ending. Basically, pour this and don't give me the name, and I'd mistake it as a micro. maybe. Pretty drinkable beer though, a real thirst quencher.

Serving type: can

04-10-2006 23:28:50 | More by objectivemonkey
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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