Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company
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3.4/5 rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
The PBR pours like a kellerweizen, piss yellow with a nice fluffy eggshell white head, though that skims down to a quarter of a fingers width quite quickly. The beer’s body is water clear with a torrent of bubbles working to the top of the glass. In truth, the beer looks a little like ginger ale in the glass. The beer’s head leaves a lacing of medium sized and tightly packed bubbles on the sides of the glass in sparse scraggly lines. On the nose, the beer smells weakly of sweet grassy malts with a touch of caramel. That stale grain smell that is found in most cheap lagers is also present here. It actually smells better than some of the other cheap lagers I’ve reviewed. It’s not amazing, but it doesn’t turn my stomach either, and it doesn’t have a completely bland character. On the tongue, the beer tastes sweetly bready with a touch of acid and the faintest touch of salt. The beer’s flavors begin with water, slowly opening into stale bread and grassy hops that turn hay-like. The finish is clean and quick, giving that slightly vegetal chemical sweet taste that all cheap lagers have. On the mouth, the beer feels thin, with a medium light carbonation that does fluff the tongue. The mouth is left wet after the beer passes. This beer is supremely drinkable, which is why it still exists today. It also leaves the mouth in flavor soon after it travels down your throat. Overall, this is PBR. It is cheap beer, but it is not offensive. It’s just pretty flavorless. To PBR’s credit, I find more flavor in it than in other comparable cheap lagers that I’ve reviewed (i.e. Red Stripe…). Buy a thirty if you want to cheaply drink yourself stupid. It is not the worst thing you could drink.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2013 21:08:30 | More by Maxwell
2.89/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured from a 16 oz. can into a dimpled beer mug.
My 3rd beer in my hunt for an American great Adjunct Lager.
A-Pure white 1 finger head that dissipated into a thin white surface. Left minimal lacing on the glass. Pure yellow with a lot of carbonation.
S-grain, malt, cereal, corn. Pretty simple for an American reject.
T-This defines average. Corn, grain, malt, period. Aftertaste consists of sweet grain and malt. Maybe some sludge. Soda water taste.
M-dry, high carbonation, sweet malt crispness.
Overall-tastes good with spicy and salty food, and it needs to be very cold to taste okay. Very average, I only buy it when I feel like being cheap. A true American crud beer, drinkable, yes.
Serving type: can
02-24-2013 20:36:32 | More by Jsteez
3.98/5 rDev +35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Pabst is my stand-by cheap beer. It's truly the water of beers. Light, crisp, and refreshing and doesn't carry any of the "piss" aroma of the competition.
It's better than Natty, it's better than Stella, it's better than Bud Light, it's even better than Bud Light Lime!
A tall can of PBR is the true champagne of beers!
Serving type: on-tap
02-23-2013 07:50:24 | More by IXCII
3.85/5 rDev +31%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Overall I thought Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) was an OK beer. The taste wasn't as good as I expected, but it was still not a terrible beer. The appearance of the beer was nice, but the smell was not that good. If I was offered this beer sometime in the future again I would have one, but I would not buy it.
Serving type: can
02-20-2013 19:01:21 | More by RyanLaCount03
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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