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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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4,833 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,833
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: 4,833 | Reviews: 1,616
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

Photo of MattyDTD
3.53/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Wish it was more available in the UK as the price over here is not representative of the quality and i would like to try it on draught. Have tried both can and bottle versions and they are like regular lagers but with an extra sweetness. Can also distinctively taste corn or maize syrup. My girlfriend doesnt like beer but likes this one.

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'm white trash and I'm in trouble

Photo of kidzord
2.66/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DarkBeerSux
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Like many others I used to drink this a lot when I was younger. I decided to try this again to see if I still liked it. I didn't. Watery with a bad aftertaste. Not the worst cheap beer out there, I will finish the six pack eventually.

Photo of Winston3737
2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a good beer at all

Photo of thekid9
1.39/5  rDev -52.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Not worth drinking if I had to

Photo of Forplay678
3.6/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I love this beer when I'm partying. My Granpa drank it, my father drank it and I got hold that tradition:) Americana at its finest.

Photo of wahsrek1987
2.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of smithj4
2.39/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of greasyrunner
2.56/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

24 oz tall can, served at a Sports Pub for $3 !
Crystal clear, light yellow color with a short white head. Foam fades to a floating film, straggly lace lines.
Smells of sweetness from corn, or other sugar, and slight cooked vegetable.
Taste is of corn and other grains, sweetness is the dominant component.
This beer has a high level of carbonation, crisp and clean. No metallic or sourness as in some AALs .
Overall, this is a pretty good beer, accept it for what it is.

Photo of auswild
2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tillmac62
2.79/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Lucas_772
4/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A great beer to enjoy

Photo of Ranger337
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

A little harsh taste. It has a lingering after taste that is not too pleasant. But for a macro brew its ok. More complex than Bud or Coors,

Photo of Devon_
2.39/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dkline39
2.84/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Irishace9
2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Pens1967
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,833 ratings.