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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

4,268 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,268
Reviews: 1,496
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 29
Gots: 311 | 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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Ratings: 4,268 | Reviews: 1,496 | Display Reviews Only:
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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
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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
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,268 ratings.