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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
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4,805 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,805
Reviews: 1,598
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 44
Gots: 613 | 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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Photo of MileHighCity86
2.08/5  rDev -29%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Smooth drinking, great for a hot summer day. More taste than most American Style Lagers.

Photo of Chris_Gannon
3.35/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matty123
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

aside from it being popular now and i see no way how this beer justifies a 2.93 rating. it tastes as though it is made with spent grain. icky

Photo of Kris450
3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chaseparker9
2.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

You know it's just the same shit. Not good just cheap

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

Mild malt aroma and taste. A bit better than a typical macro lager. Not a beer worth over analyzing. Enjoy it for what it is, cheap and drinkable almost anytime.

Photo of GrimCat
2.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaveBar
2.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Purchased at the LCBO for around $2.00 for a 473ml can. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a small white head that is gone in seconds. Very light gold and clear

S- Not much here at all.

T- Unobtrusive which is nice. Not a lot of flavor. Just a mass produced pedestrian North American beer. Just like a Bud

M- Dry and crisp which is nice. Refreshing and can see this one being a treat on a hot summer day after cutting the grass

O- Just a Bud with a different label. Nothing special

Food Pairing

Yup! You guessed it. Pairs with.... anything you would pair a Bud with

Enjoy

Photo of deadliest
2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of El_Farto_Magico
2.03/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty much the only time you're going to "enjoy" one of these is at the end of the night when you've already had too much to drink. I read somewhere that every time a PBR is drank, a hipster gets his vintage bicycle.

Photo of Gatch
3.43/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Why have I waited so long to review this gem? I know it's one of the biggest love-hate beers around, and I happen to be a lover. The only macro I purchased regularly in college...a 30-pack a week while buying groceries in Arizona. Easy to drink and consistent. Personally, I think it's best from a can rather than draft and bottle.

Photo of tedvr
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Moonshae_D
2.49/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Bf_89
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Neccy60
2.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Once upon a time, I was totally okay quaffing these down like water at parties. Now I am older and oh so slightly wiser (i.e. employed), so I recognize this as, well, shit. That said, I can't help but find this beer comforting in the right scenario, even if those scenarios are limited to getting this for free or being the cheapest not-Budweiser beer available at the concert venue. It may be decidedly low-tier, but there's no doubt there's a function for it somewhere in your life.

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

Photo of wilsonbaron
2.37/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BB1980
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jera1350
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tim007007
3.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alejandro101x
4.66/5  rDev +59%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth and perfect for BBQ

Photo of 31Sam13
4.2/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

The gold standard of its class...it is just a good all around adjunct. There is a reason the neo-hipster types have clung to this...well they've moved on by now I'm sure, but that's just this generation's peripatetic and fickle nature...PBR will stand the test of time...an ice- cold bottle of this stuff is sublime at the right moments...

Photo of PCBrewski
3.09/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rabi
2.81/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Grupatre
3.55/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

One of my fav cheap beers

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,805 ratings.