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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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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,248 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,248
Reviews: 1,494
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 28
Gots: 302 | 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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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

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
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MikeI

Washington

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
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SoulFroosh

Maine

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)

Cheers

08-21-2014 22:52:45 | More by SoulFroosh
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IvanJ126

Texas

3/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 20:52:18 | More by IvanJ126
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joe12pk

Michigan

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
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mhsmall84

Wisconsin

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

08-21-2014 04:56:55 | More by mhsmall84
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pughbear

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +19%

08-21-2014 01:52:38 | More by pughbear
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Brohymn

Ohio

3.44/5  rDev +17%

08-21-2014 01:22:31 | More by Brohymn
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cfrobrew

Texas

2/5  rDev -32%

08-20-2014 22:43:39 | More by cfrobrew
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TheWiredDJ

Indiana

2/5  rDev -32%

08-20-2014 19:49:05 | More by TheWiredDJ
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hammythehampster


4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

08-20-2014 19:28:58 | More by hammythehampster
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Abbbp

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -15%

08-20-2014 19:21:41 | More by Abbbp
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Dixcreek

Kentucky

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
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jamis

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -32%

08-20-2014 12:22:59 | More by jamis
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Modernrickk

California

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-20-2014 08:13:53 | More by Modernrickk
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swimhawk


1.64/5  rDev -44.2%

08-20-2014 06:15:07 | More by swimhawk
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Benh777


3.12/5  rDev +6.1%

08-20-2014 03:07:06 | More by Benh777
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2014 02:33:58 | More by maxcoinage
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Nbdreher


3/5  rDev +2%

08-19-2014 17:43:56 | More by Nbdreher
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Nathan103


5/5  rDev +70.1%

08-19-2014 04:17:15 | More by Nathan103
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

2.24/5  rDev -23.8%

08-19-2014 00:53:49 | More by GameOfBeers
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codyb1991

Washington

2/5  rDev -32%

08-18-2014 23:23:25 | More by codyb1991
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Dmbwtchtwr


3.24/5  rDev +10.2%

08-17-2014 23:04:21 | More by Dmbwtchtwr
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bisq

Arizona

2.88/5  rDev -2%

08-17-2014 18:32:22 | More by bisq
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jjunit

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

08-17-2014 04:37:05 | More by jjunit
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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,248 ratings.