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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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4,755 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,755
Reviews: 1,575
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 45
Gots: 557 | 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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PBR: Summer is here, and it is time to cut back on the Double IPA’s and Imperial Stouts in favor of lighter fare. I will admit, I have not sampled many adjunct American Lagers, whatever an adjunct lager may be. Beer Advocate rates the PBR highly, so here goes. Light golden color, clear as a bell with a thin snow white head, this beer is light on aroma and flavor. Slightly malty with no hops to speak of, this drink goes down easily and hits the spot on a hot day when you need a cold one. I usually drink wheat beers during the summer, but now will add PBR to the mix. Refreshing and a nice change of pace. Who would think it would take a journey from my standard Odell 90 Shilling through a long list of ultra hoppy IPA’s, big Stouts, varied Belgian beers to finally come around to trying a PBR, probably one of the most popular beers out there. So it goes.

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Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance - Served a light golden/ straw color with a medium head. The head faded very rapidly to leave almost no lacing.

Smell - Very mild in the aroma department. There is a light corn and malt aroma as well as a somewhat papery aroma as well. Overall though very light.

Taste - The taste throughout has a malty and very light rice and corn like flavor. Just as was with the nose the flavors are rather light. Mixed with this flavor is a light earthy flavor that comes in toward the end of the taste. Nothing too offensive but nothing to special either.

Mouthfeel - The body of the beer is below average and the carbonation level is above average. Both make it super easy to down, and mixed with the lighter flavors, it is more like drinking seltzer.

Overall - A watery, easy drinking, tolerable beer. Appropriate for hot days outside while session drinking; such as while tailgating or the like. Nothing to drink when looking for something with a lot of flavor and feel though.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,755 ratings.