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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
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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jtnelson40

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -15%

02-02-2012 05:17:29 | More by jtnelson40
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h20mbh

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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

appearance
light gold in color. medium carbonation.

smell
light corn, barley, and hops. nearly no smell.

taste
balanced taste between malt and hops. very light, but nothing bad. slightly bitter aftertaste is pleasureable.

mouthfeel
light and clean. standard lager.

overall
nothing bad about this lager. nothing outstanding either. one of, if not the best, adjunct lager on the market.

Serving type: can

02-02-2012 04:29:04 | More by h20mbh
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Beerme09

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-01-2012 14:46:26 | More by Beerme09
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +2%

02-01-2012 06:36:47 | More by DelicateDelirium
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tbern007

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, yellow with a thin white head and actually a surprising lacing.
Scent is very grainy, corn-like, not that inviting.
Taste/mouthfeel: crisp, refreshing, dry, light bodied, a hint of hops, malt, grain, alcohol.
Of the big ones, this isn't bad.

Serving type: can

02-01-2012 03:19:30 | More by tbern007
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rTheory

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +2%

02-01-2012 03:05:46 | More by rTheory
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wtighe03

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +19%

01-31-2012 05:26:15 | More by wtighe03
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -15%

01-31-2012 03:03:25 | More by slimntubbs
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TobinMitnick

New York

4/5  rDev +36.1%

01-30-2012 22:50:17 | More by TobinMitnick
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thatdavegy

Michigan

3/5  rDev +2%

01-30-2012 22:47:27 | More by thatdavegy
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TaySuth

California

3/5  rDev +2%

01-30-2012 07:57:33 | More by TaySuth
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BrownNut

Florida

2.06/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

This is a bad beer. When I was out of work and things were looking pretty bad, I had to stop buying good beer. I even tried to stop buying beer period. But after a while I wanted a beer so bad. So at the grocery store there was a deal on two fourpack tallboy cans for $6. Pretty nice. The beers to choose from were Miller High Life, Icehouse, and PBR. The first time, they were out of PBR and I got High Life and Icehouse. I didn't even like High Life in high school when I was a devotee of such fine brews as Miller Genuine Draft and Bud Light. It was worse than I remember. That's a crappy beer. The Icehouse was fine for that sort of thing. Not great, but ballpark quality. So the next time I was happy to see they had PBR. All of my friends had been drinking it during the hipster revival and they liked it so I thought I was in luck. Ohhh no. Oh no. Bad. Bad beer. It was worse than High Life. I don't know what people are thinking saying they love this beer. This is a gross tasting beer. It's on a level with Natural Light or Keystone or something else awful. Big disappointment. Won't drink it again.

Serving type: can

01-30-2012 04:37:40 | More by BrownNut
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slimpickens101

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +19%

01-30-2012 03:43:47 | More by slimpickens101
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sauger86

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +36.1%

01-30-2012 03:04:56 | More by sauger86
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -66%

01-30-2012 02:52:14 | More by jfcaa193
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I like the cool retro design of the can. Classic!
The beer it self has the typical fizzy, yellow American lager look. Big foamy head, that left some lacing on my glass.

It has a very faint, but sweet smell.

PBR is a nice easy drinking beer, with a mild and slightly sweet taste.

I like it better than Bud and Coors, but not as much as Miller.

It is a slightly better than average American lager. I am surprised why so many people get excited by PBR.

Serving type: can

01-30-2012 02:44:58 | More by JohnFatAss
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Hogwildest

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev +19%

01-30-2012 00:37:03 | More by Hogwildest
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calmac

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -15%

01-29-2012 19:23:30 | More by calmac
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J23hc

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Haven't had this in a while, over a year. Expecting an average lager. Poured from 24oz can into pils glass. Very clear gold with soapy looking head, average appearance. Little bit of sweet malt on the nose but other than that, metallic and acidic. Taste is typical for the style but the feel is surprisingly slick and smooth without an overload of carbonation. Not too bad, not surprising that It's been so long since i've had it though.

Serving type: can

01-29-2012 18:35:18 | More by J23hc
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CP20

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +2%

01-29-2012 15:29:51 | More by CP20
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StoicBeast

California

3/5  rDev +2%

01-29-2012 09:46:35 | More by StoicBeast
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leprcn623

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +19%

01-29-2012 03:01:22 | More by leprcn623
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12packpoet

Arizona

3/5  rDev +2%

01-29-2012 00:40:06 | More by 12packpoet
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agaloco9

California

4/5  rDev +36.1%

01-28-2012 06:32:40 | More by agaloco9
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Garrick

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +2%

01-28-2012 05:47:01 | More by Garrick
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,121 ratings.