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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

4,278 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,278
Reviews: 1,496
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 29
Gots: 317 | 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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brungl

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-28-2014 00:12:46 | More by brungl
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ktenneydenver

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -15%

08-27-2014 23:59:29 | More by ktenneydenver
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pharmerdoc

Manitoba (Canada)

2/5  rDev -32%

08-27-2014 20:55:13 | More by pharmerdoc
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hlyons

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

08-27-2014 17:06:27 | More by hlyons
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JasonThaler

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2%

08-27-2014 01:31:40 | More by JasonThaler
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SkullFission

Florida

5/5  rDev +70.1%

Reviewed for what it is, this is perfect. It's the best American adjunct by far in my opinion; far beyond Bud and its ilk. It's nothing when compared to craft beers, of course, but at $3.19 per 4-pack of 16 oz. tall boys, this is my go-to when I want to get messed up for cheap (cough cough I mean it's a great session beer). Perceptible hops, an okay malt body, and no gross aftertaste make this an excellent offering for the price, considering otherwise you'd be looking at Steel Reserve or something like that.

08-27-2014 00:44:47 | More by SkullFission
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furburger69

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

08-26-2014 18:38:30 | More by furburger69
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The_fevre


1/5  rDev -66%

08-26-2014 02:19:15 | More by The_fevre
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Jtscragg


3.5/5  rDev +19%

08-25-2014 23:32:47 | More by Jtscragg
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Co365030


4/5  rDev +36.1%

08-25-2014 23:20:00 | More by Co365030
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absoluteze

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +19%

I find this beer to be surprisngly good for it's price. The first time I was introduced to it was at a poolside beach bar in Daytona Beach for $2 for a 16 oz. can. Amazingly it wasn't half bad!. I ordered several that day since it was hot and a cheap high.

Would i trade it for a better beer? Of course not! But for the money spent and the nice cold beer at the beach factor it was money well spent.

This is now my "go to" beer when I want something quick, cheap, and refreshing!

08-25-2014 21:41:04 | More by absoluteze
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santomark

California

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

08-25-2014 21:29:32 | More by santomark
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ChaseG12

Illinois

3.24/5  rDev +10.2%

08-25-2014 13:42:46 | More by ChaseG12
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Elvisuede

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +29.3%

08-25-2014 11:04:32 | More by Elvisuede
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Dinobambam


3/5  rDev +2%

08-25-2014 04:54:29 | More by Dinobambam
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a_beckman25

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

08-25-2014 04:15:34 | More by a_beckman25
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Corson

Alberta (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

08-25-2014 02:52:27 | More by Corson
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Malone47

Illinois

3.76/5  rDev +27.9%

08-25-2014 00:15:27 | More by Malone47
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Kent0529


2.92/5  rDev -0.7%

08-24-2014 20:27:31 | More by Kent0529
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SylarHRG

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2%

08-24-2014 10:45:33 | More by SylarHRG
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Fatty_Mccracken


3.08/5  rDev +4.8%

08-23-2014 22:19:29 | More by Fatty_Mccracken
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jemmihazeman

Michigan

4.12/5  rDev +40.1%

08-23-2014 18:38:54 | More by jemmihazeman
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Hellas4400

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +52.7%

08-23-2014 11:56:41 | More by Hellas4400
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +2%

08-22-2014 17:53:13 | More by RKing44
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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
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,278 ratings.