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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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4,834 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,834
Reviews: 1,616
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 49
Gots: 661 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

- Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844. Brewed with a combination of 2 & 6-row malted barley, select cereal grains and American and European hops, Pabst Blue Ribbon is fermented with a proprietary lager yeast. Our unique fermentation and maturation process results in a smooth, full bodied beer with a clean, crisp finish with a fine noble hop aroma.
- ABV% 4.74
- Calories 144
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Ratings: 4,834 | Reviews: 1,616
Photo of mbratt93
2.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Drift
3.31/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Punisher
3.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TBCE
1.66/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Never understood its popularity other than being dirt cheap. Bad beer should be cheap.

Photo of devin305
2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LutherBrau
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of priwen
3.79/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear, straw appearance with a foamy, white head. Nice carbonation. Aroma of corn husks with maybe a slight hint of malts. Faint whiff of citrus. The citrus is a little more prominent in the flavor. There is also some sweetness from the malts with the corn showing up on the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit watery, but substantial enough to let you know what you're drinking is something more than H2O. Clean finish. Overall, It's a classic. No frills. Just an enjoyable beer perfect for someone looking for a nice refreshment on a hot day.

16 oz can
Best by: May 11, 2015
Served in a Pint glass

Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Crystal clear, golden straw color, nice 2 inch fluffy white head, decent lacing

S: Adjunct grains, little hop, crisp lager smell

T: Sweet adjunct grain, little hop to balance at the end

M: Light as you would expect, dry, crisp

O: Not bad for what it is. Picked it up from a gas station in the middle of nowhere on the way back from fishing in the gulf, so something has to be said for availability. I would take this over some of the other macros for sure.

Photo of jasonwrag
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.11/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bright pale straw color. White 2 finger head lasting around 3 minutes. Average legs and activity.

Faint aromas and flavors of corn, citrus and sugar. A lot more bitter than sweet, slightly vinous.

Slick light body with prickly carbonation. Faint finish but quite long ending with a dry bitter smoky roasted corn aftertaste and fake sweetness.

Overall : Fresh but bland and overly accessible. Too bitter for a lager in my taste.

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SenorElRaz
3.54/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

This is the best cheap adjunct lager. Pours a surprisingly thick and creamy head, and while it is watery it still has a nice, creamed corn taste. The only real complaint I have is the inconsistent feel. I've had this beer many, many times, and sometimes it's incredibly smooth, but it often has a stinging carbonation. Still, an excellent beer for what it costs.

Photo of chuckgietzen
2.78/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) for $1.79 USD in Glendale, CA/USA.
Look: I could not see the appearance of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) because it was in a can...
Smell: Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) had the aroma of roasted corn.
Taste: Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) had a taste of chemicals, grain, and faint malt flavours.
Feel: Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) lost its carbonation pretty fast.
Overall: People who seek cheap beer should try Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR).

Photo of Doonzman
2.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Just not a very good beer imo

Photo of AfricanPete14
3.66/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A pretty decent beer considering how cheap it is.

Photo of lemmy187
2.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of justincourts
2.47/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 5EKF
2.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ysgramor
3.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I can down one after the other of Pbr

Photo of fulcrumbs
2.3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Just a run-of-the-mill lager brew that is a good filler/cleanser between craft brews. Give it a 4 on feel... purely because of the cost/quality affect of having fun with beer. Nothing overpowering in this beer... but clean. Love that it comes in pint cans to wet the whistle after a long day in the yard, at the lake, or coming off the slopes.

Photo of sokol_1993
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The smell and the taste was good at first, much better than BMC, really malty and has some fruity and hoppy sense to it, but after leaving it for a few minutes, it just tasted horrible.

Serving: on tap at a St. Patrick Day. Probably need to try it again.

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
2.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JosephPowers977
5/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The greatest beer at this price point.

Photo of walterk
3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,834 ratings.