Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev +8.8%
16 oz. pint - $2.00 at Highlands Grill in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Clear, yellowish body with a thin, very short-lived, white head.
Smell: Very faint nose -- just a few hints of sweetish grain.
Taste: Sweet light pale malts with some creamy corn hints. Slight, slight graininess. A tad watery, as expected. Faint floral hops and bitterness. Finishes dry, clean, and crisp.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: Acceptable! A counter-culture classic that's super cheap and provides just a bit of flavor (without hittin' you up with foul flavors).
12-30-2008 18:14:08 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.9/5 rDev +32.7%
Ok. This is not a top shelf beer. This stuff is cheap, corn-heavy adjunct lager. That being said, it's dang tasty when it's hot out, has a little more ABV than your run of the mill 3.2, and I love that when I bust one out, very few people swarm around to get their hands on one, making it an even better value! Pale yellow in color, It's got enough malty body to separate it from the miller/coors/bud barley pop, while still being easy to drink in quantity. No real discernible hoppiness, especially compared to my standard IPA/DIPA fare. Refreshing, but not a light beer. Taken for what it is, I believe it to be a great beer, when limited to class-comparison. I'm drinking one right now, as it's 85, sunny, and I'm grilling. Boom.
07-26-2014 20:25:32 | More by MikeI
5/5 rDev +70.1%
Definitely the best AAL.
Runs rings around Budweiser yet remains cheaper.
It's the only AAL that has a crisp finish, no funky-off flavors.
Best drunken from the can or bottle.
If lack of money forces you to the adjunct section of the beer fridge, always go with PBR.
These kinds of beers need their own scaling system, reviewed in the context of what they are (cheaper alternatives to craft) My rating reflects my opinion of it within it's market. Also would be pretty cool to see this beer hitting the "okay" mark on BeerAdvocate (it deserves it)
08-21-2014 22:52:45 | More by SoulFroosh
3/5 rDev +2%
With all the sentimental reviews, plus it's popularity amongst the trendy, I decided to buy a can. Poured it into a glass. It pours a nice clear straw color with a foamy head and has good lacing. It tastes better than most AALs. But. It's a tad on the light side for me. If it had a richer flavor, I would have bolstered my rating.
08-21-2014 04:57:14 | More by joe12pk
4/5 rDev +36.1%
Ole PBR don't get much love. Overall one of the best of the old time Americans. Most people don't give it its due simply because of the stigma that has been placed upon this legend. Get it cold and its hard to beat Ain't no namby pamby beer for sure
08-20-2014 18:36:17 | More by Dixcreek
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,248 ratings.