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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
67
poor

4,510 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,510
Reviews: 1,526
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 32
Gots: 407 | 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:
- 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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3/5  rDev +2%

Tnkemist, Jun 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

Juff, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

59rockabilly, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of TwelveOunces
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 Oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Pours very very light yellow, crystal clear a lots of visible carbonation. A soapy foamy head with average retention.

S- A nice crisp grainyness, a lot of pislner malt smell. A nice refreshing hop character to it. A traditional lager smell.

T- A low level of bitterness and very slight fruity hop character. Light malts with a sugary taste. mediocre flavor from the malts and lager characters.

M- Very light and honestly not refreshing or quenching . Drinks like carbonated water with a mineral aftertaste. Very little feel to it.

O- I like this better then most of the other big names but just like the other big name beers, its "meh" at best.

TwelveOunces, Jun 04, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

trstar87, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of SometimesIfart
3.3/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pabst Blue Ribbon...The ultimate party beer. Bought a 6 pack for $4.97 at my local Meijer. It basically looks like your average American beer, Smells the same, But has a better flavor. Pabst is probably the easiest " Cheap " beer to drink. And at less than $18 for a 30 pack, You really cannot go wrong with it unless you're an uptight Aristocratic beer reviewer, In which case you should probably avoid it. The taste simply reminds me of Labatt Blue, However with a slight grape aftertaste, And somewhat less smooth

SometimesIfart, Jun 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev +2%

Bustafluff, Jun 04, 2012
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1.9/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On tap in a pint at a dive bar, oh yeah. Pours a clear blonde with a small white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is corn and bread. Taste is exactly the same. Thin mouthfeel and sour aftertaste It sucks but still better than bud and miller crap..

thydarkprevails, Jun 03, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

pep, Jun 03, 2012
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2/5  rDev -32%

JohnQVD, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

turtlemead, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

Oddment, Jun 02, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

crisis44, Jun 01, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

bjwilson, Jun 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev +2%

jjm2503, Jun 01, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

bluerabbit, May 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev +2%

n_william, May 31, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

TDintino, May 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev +2%

snocntry, May 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

nheinzie57, May 30, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
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1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

dychoi, May 30, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -49%

WynnO, May 30, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
2.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow with a white, finger width head. Retention is poor and produces a thin, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Ahh, the sweet smell of american lager. Sweet grainy malts and a grassy hop.

Taste - Tastes of corn and barley. Sweet, with only faint notes of grassy hop to give it a touch of balance. Finishes somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, with an expected lifeless, fizzy carbonation.

Overall - I don't understand the revival this beer has had, especially amongst the hipster crowd. It's no better or different than any other dirt cheap american lager. In fact I taste no difference between this and Natural Light.... just another reason to hate the hipster movement.

TheSixthRing, May 30, 2012
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 4,510 ratings.