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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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4,375 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,375
Reviews: 1,509
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 30
Gots: 360 | 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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1.48/5  rDev -49.7%

estraka, Yesterday at 01:40 AM
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2.36/5  rDev -19.7%

jamesg60, Yesterday at 01:22 AM
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2/5  rDev -32%

Not a bad beer, but not great either. For the price though it gets the job done

jstevenson432, Yesterday at 12:36 AM
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Gemini6, Monday at 02:47 AM
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3.72/5  rDev +26.5%

David_Scroggins, Sunday at 12:59 AM
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Pours a pale yellow with a fizzy head. The smell is faint but I do get some grain and mild hops aromas. The taste is clean, yet not a whole lot there. For a beer priced very cheaply it's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

WhiteHillsStore, Saturday at 06:32 PM
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

squibbs, Saturday at 05:11 AM
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4.3/5  rDev +46.3%

REAL_Harrison, Friday at 06:21 AM
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3.2/5  rDev +8.8%

ob_carr, Thursday at 03:56 AM
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5/5  rDev +70.1%

MRVermont, Thursday at 02:26 AM
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3.04/5  rDev +3.4%

Colin32, Sep 17, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66%

Demian, Sep 17, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev +15.6%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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2/5  rDev -32%

UlfAndreas, Sep 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

24 oz can

It's perception seems to be worse than it is. Went in with really low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Probably won't get it often, but it's decent.

Tastes more like "it's hot out" than a "I need a drink with flavor."

8BaconBits, Sep 17, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev -4.8%

BrandonJones, Sep 17, 2014
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,375 ratings.