1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

4,128 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,128
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 258 | 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)
View: Beers (58) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,128 | Reviews: 1,489 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of rw1992

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +70.1%

05-12-2014 03:35:22 | More by rw1992
Photo of elihull


5/5  rDev +70.1%

10-07-2012 19:26:58 | More by elihull

5/5  rDev +70.1%

12-03-2012 21:39:58 | More by BRIANAJOHNSON
Photo of BieberHoles69


5/5  rDev +70.1%

06-15-2014 09:11:58 | More by BieberHoles69
Photo of CreightonSM

New York

5/5  rDev +70.1%

02-01-2013 21:25:23 | More by CreightonSM
Photo of Brand

5/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pabst Blue Ribbon is a straight ahead beer. When that's what you want, this gives you top of the line quality for that. It has a 'pure' refreshing light flavor, and sometimes that's exactly what I want. And it does it superbly.

It's a basic beer, what more can anyone say.
My body's senses indicate the ingredients are good.
Some cheap beers I don't get that sense, - with how my body responds.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 02:12:42 | More by Brand
Photo of Beesnees

5/5  rDev +70.1%

07-25-2014 00:21:32 | More by Beesnees
Photo of Pries

4.98/5  rDev +69.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've had beer on the World Beer Tour & many great brews, but Pabst Blue Ribbon will always be my favorite beer. It's full of a yummy crisp taste with only the finest of hops & grains with a patriotic appearance, a genuine decent price in liquor establishments & when you drink it you can feel the pride of Milwaukee in your mouth.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 01:31:17 | More by Pries
Photo of hatecave09

4.88/5  rDev +66%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There is a reason its called blue ribbon!

True american taste, cheaper, and gets you the obliteration one craves.

Pale, bubbly, light yellowed redneck refreshment!

A million stars on my class chart.

No need to question the AWESOME!

All Hail D.B.S. (Death Before Sobriety)

Serving type: can

05-14-2012 04:35:24 | More by hatecave09
Photo of mike83


4.83/5  rDev +64.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer actually tastes like BEER. Not some lousy, fruity elixir. I thoroughly enjoyed every sip of this beer and I have no doubt that, based on taste and price, that this beer will be one of my regular beer brands for decades to come. It had a very nice flavor, but it was in no way overpowering like some beers. I highly recommend this beer to anyone who likes the taste of beer and likes to save money.

Serving type: can

02-01-2014 08:47:47 | More by mike83
Photo of cusefan

4.8/5  rDev +63.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - This is a gold-colored beer, very clear, bright white head

Smell - Smells of typical American adjunct - seems to be some corn adjunct in there.

Taste - Excellent, goes down easy, perhaps slightly watery, but excellent taste and a very session-able beer.

Drinkability - Absolutely Excellent. You could drink these all day and never get sick of them.

This is an exceptional American beer. Holds up extremely well against Budweiser, Coors, Miller and the like. If I had to pick between Pabst and them, I would choose PBR every time - based on just the taste; add in that it's usually a few bucks cheaper - even better. If you have never had PBR, you need to try it. MADE IN AMERICA - UNION MADE.

Serving type: can

05-05-2012 23:32:04 | More by cusefan
Photo of goatuscrow


4.8/5  rDev +63.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What we've got here is a red, white and blue can of goodness. I remember 20 or so years ago I bought this in pounders out of fiscal necessity.

I thought it was great then and I stand up and shout out of the window to everyone still living in Benjamin Franklin Village(NOBODY) "I LOVE PBR"

Mannheim Germany

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 06:52:59 | More by goatuscrow
Photo of caper1


4.79/5  rDev +62.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

honesty for the price, you cant beat it. Better than miller, bud light, Coors, and the others. Taste is some bitterness, smell is a bit grain like, and some hops. Nothing that would blow you're socks off. Pretty mild body. Nothing bad to say in the brew I had. You must give it try.

Serving type: can

12-10-2013 01:03:58 | More by caper1
Photo of

4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

You rated this beer. Consider writing a review.

04-14-2014 12:56:53 | More by
Photo of Millerman

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +61.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's been over 30 years since I last drank a PBR.
Earlier this year I went to a get together for a person who was retiring and the pub had a PBR sign. I didn't know PBR was still being brewed! I asked for one and have been hooked ever since.
For the price this one of the best beers I have ever tried. I read it is brewed by Miller under contract. All I know is I have found my beer.

Appearance - Golden hue
Smell - Wonderful
Taste - Exceptional. Not too hoppy, which I like.
Drinkability - Goes down smooth

Serving type: can

05-28-2009 21:44:59 | More by Millerman
Photo of mitchbeer

4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

04-16-2012 21:30:36 | More by mitchbeer
Photo of JayJ14


4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

12-27-2013 18:22:33 | More by JayJ14
Photo of EdwardFortyHands


4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

07-09-2013 05:46:23 | More by EdwardFortyHands
Photo of hippoballetdancer


4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

06-16-2014 21:15:22 | More by hippoballetdancer
Photo of Vogie


4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

12-05-2012 05:21:16 | More by Vogie
Photo of jayhop23

4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

06-23-2014 01:31:19 | More by jayhop23
Photo of ScottHeidrich119


4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

11-04-2012 01:57:11 | More by ScottHeidrich119
Photo of MikeyJ777

New York

4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

05-31-2013 01:46:13 | More by MikeyJ777
Photo of kybluemoon


4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

02-15-2014 15:58:59 | More by kybluemoon
Photo of Kings_Castle


4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

04-21-2014 00:09:14 | More by Kings_Castle
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,128 ratings.