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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,343 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,343
Reviews: 1,505
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 30
Gots: 342 | 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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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Mister_Falcon, Jul 05, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Anacross, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

Jacob007, Jul 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

erialbill, Jul 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

jbarletto, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

BogBoyJD, Jul 04, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev +3.7%

Poured a clear yellow with a finger and a half white head that stuck around quite well for an AAL. Really, the appearance was quite nice, I can't really fault the beer there, especially rating to style. Scents of lager yeast, some slight malt and a lot of maize adjuncts. Standard to the style, nothing special, but nothing terrible like Corona or Coors. The taste followed the scent. Lager yeast, a slight hint of malt and a lot of maize. But it also had a decent amount of hop character for an AAL which kept it from being the sweet mess that many examples of the style gravitate towards. The mouthfeel was light bodied with high carbonation. A classic AAL, like the rest. Overall, despite the fact that it is indeed a swill AAL, and a cheap one at that, it tastes better than the more expensive Budweiser, Coors and Miller and beats it's price competition Rolling Rock by a wide margin. It's not a good beer, but it's also not terrible. I can see why the hipsters drink it like water.

Auraan, Jul 04, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

2beerdogs, Jul 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

nkp765, Jul 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

brandon911, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

100200300, Jul 03, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32%

Jeremy_Zim, Jul 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Bill_Murray, Jul 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

praxis16, Jul 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Mick91, Jul 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

JohnW58, Jul 01, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +39.5%

An enjoyable adjunct lager. About as American as they come. The biggest problem I have with Pabst Blue Ribbon is it's small window of life. Personally I feel like the beer if not cared for well will get skunky and gross quickly. Keep it cold. Very cold and you can enjoy it. I actually prefer it out of a bottle or on tap than a can. But if you don't have either then a can works fine.

JordanHageman, Jul 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

jmathis, Jun 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,343 ratings.