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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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4,750 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,750
Reviews: 1,571
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 44
Gots: 554 | 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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2.8/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pint can poured into a giant Italian-style mug.

I've been drinking beer for about 15 years now, and this is my first can of PBR. I was a BMC/Sam Adams guy for about 10 of those years before moving on to the good stuff (still a big fan of Sam Adams) so I guess it's understandable.

Well it definitely looks like a standard macro lager - clear golden color with minimal head. But it tastes considerably less offensive than BMC lagers. In fact, it doesn't taste offensive at all. It just has very little flavor. Very thin mouthfeel with a subdued grainy flavor.

I'm checking out Radiohead in Mansfield, MA on 5/29 and I was looking for something cheap that goes down easy to go along with some good tailgate food. PBR it is. If you ask me, a tailgate party is not the place for double IPAs and Imperial Stouts.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden pour with minimal head, bit of fizz hangs around for a few. Bit of malt, some grainy aromas and light sweetness in the nose. Fairly dry with a minimal sweetness at first, followed by a faint floral flavor. Very light bitterness towards the finish. Light bodied, very refreshing and crisp with average carbonation. Overall, an average brew, can't go wrong with this one!

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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4.85/5  rDev +65.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There is a reason its called blue ribbon!

True american taste, cheaper, and gets you the obliteration one craves.

Pale, bubbly, light yellowed redneck refreshment!

A million stars on my class chart.

No need to question the AWESOME!

All Hail D.B.S. (Death Before Sobriety)

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4.17/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my cheap beer and i am not even a hipster. I would prefer old style if it were more readily available but this is hard to beat for 15 bucks a 30. Its not dogfish head but if you are looking to knock back a couple after work for not to much cash you can do a lot worse than this.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,750 ratings.