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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,121 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,121
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 252 | 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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Goat2Hunter

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I had this in both a bottle and a can, and I must say, I was very impressed, its appearance is very fine looking, like you would expect a beer to be, smells like beer, good amount of hops present, taste is very good, especially for the price you would imagine this to taste like water, but it really doesn't, Pabst uses alot of hops, and very exotic ones at that, not like its an exotic beer, its taste like beer, but it is rather quirky tasting, damn good though. and mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, overall I think this is a good beer, and a beer's beer at that, they use alot of good ingredients in making it and I think it runs circles around its more expensive rivals like Budweiser, or Corona. I also believe if you dont like this you probably dont like beer, Everyone needs to try this beer, at least once in there life's

Serving type: can

04-25-2013 13:32:08 | More by Goat2Hunter
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DrBass

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-25-2013 05:46:29 | More by DrBass
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Professor_X

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +19%

04-24-2013 18:10:32 | More by Professor_X
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atoulouk

Indiana

3/5  rDev +2%

04-23-2013 12:50:01 | More by atoulouk
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weallwantsomeone

New York

4/5  rDev +36.1%

04-22-2013 05:04:10 | More by weallwantsomeone
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Bluecane

New York

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

04-21-2013 06:49:21 | More by Bluecane
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ericdupont

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-21-2013 04:04:46 | More by ericdupont
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civicm87

New York

2.5/5  rDev -15%

04-20-2013 15:27:51 | More by civicm87
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ChopsMeister

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -15%

04-19-2013 21:57:41 | More by ChopsMeister
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Sillycyberfunguy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-18-2013 22:22:25 | More by Sillycyberfunguy
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mechgt

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +19%

04-18-2013 00:30:02 | More by mechgt
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Norseman

Illinois

3/5  rDev +2%

04-17-2013 23:46:05 | More by Norseman
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drmystery

North Carolina

3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

all rating s are based on the style, in this case american adjunct lager, keep that in mind.

after needing a break from paying $8 per six pack of local craft beer (foothills hoppyum ipa..mmm) i went to the bmc section of the beer aisle and saw the typical bud, bud light, michelob ultra (which is hardly beer), natty, etc. then i saw pabst blue ribbon in a 6 pack-all the bmc's were in multipacks-for 5 dollars, thats ~84 cents a bottle and i thought thats a good deal for an adjunct lager thats not bmc.

i spent my 5 bucks and had me some pbr.

the appearance is typical of an adjunct lager-straw pissy yellow with snow white head, about average for this style of beer.

the smell is pretty average, malts and beer. zero hops.

taste is just malts and sweet corn syrup (pbrs adjunct), which is kind of good...i get that sweetness and kind of tang of corn syrup on the back of my throat which invites me to have more. however the lack of hops is to be expected, but its disappointing, this beer actually tastes good for an adjunct lager, and i was half hoping for some hops. i guess im just naiive.

mouthfeel-fizzy water, nothing too impressive, except for the goopy corns syrup on the back of the back of the throat, which i liked.

overall, this adjunct american lager is not bad. it has an interesting corn syrupy characteristic which i personally find enjoyable. obviously this beer isnt a craft beer and its not going to be loaded with hops-its a flavorful and enjoyable macro adjunct lager that i will drink again when the IPAs and pale ales get old. PBR is a refreshing and cheap way to enjoy a macro beer that has a little bit more going than the bmc's when you need a break from kickass craft beers. above average ratings in nearly all categories for this style of beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 18:50:04 | More by drmystery
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thestarkness01

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -15%

04-15-2013 20:45:41 | More by thestarkness01
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NicoleL

New York

2/5  rDev -32%

04-15-2013 04:49:39 | More by NicoleL
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Juno_Malone

Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -15%

04-15-2013 04:33:55 | More by Juno_Malone
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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-14-2013 22:04:56 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -49%

04-14-2013 18:41:26 | More by rale
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karlt

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-14-2013 16:35:47 | More by karlt
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lancecenter

Texas

3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 24 oz can in to a Sam Adams pint glass.

A - pale yellow with about two fingers of head that dissipates pretty quick. Decent amount of lacing.

S - Not much going on here. A little bit of grass like most adjuncts.

T - Grassiness with a little bit of citrus.

M - Crisp, light mouthfeel.

O - Eh, I not bad for an adjunct.

Serving type: can

04-14-2013 05:41:54 | More by lancecenter
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Chiefmanynames

California

2/5  rDev -32%

04-14-2013 04:51:14 | More by Chiefmanynames
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M1k3y

Tennessee

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

04-13-2013 20:32:45 | More by M1k3y
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -15%

04-13-2013 18:44:25 | More by chim52chim
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3/5  rDev +2%

04-13-2013 16:40:30 | More by KeyWestGator
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Falcynn

California

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

04-13-2013 04:34:13 | More by Falcynn
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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