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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,365 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,365
Reviews: 1,508
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 30
Gots: 355 | 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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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, Yesterday at 06:32 PM
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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."

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,365 ratings.