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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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4,627 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,627
Reviews: 1,539
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 37
Gots: 455 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -49%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.43/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

1000th review and probably the first beer I've ever drank.

A- Pours a crystal clear gold color with a fairly thin white head. Head doesn't have a lot of retention and leaves a bit of layered lacing.

S- Smell is a bit of corn, rice, metallic, and a bit of hops.

T- Follows the nose pretty well. Quite a bit of grain and corn.

M- Light in body and a good amount of carbonation.

O- Nothing super exciting here by any means, but I'd take this one over any of the other macros.

nrbw23, Jan 07, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My favorite adjunct lager, even though I'm not a hipster.

A: Poured from can into a pint glass. Clear yellow with a big white head that actually has some retention.

S: Smells like malt and corn but can also smell hops! A huge plus.

T: Pretty sweet with malt and corn flavors and a very decent hoppiness that finishes the beer off.

M: Creamy carbonation to fit the light body.

O: For what it is, it's pretty damn good. Noticable hops and a good body give PBR the edge over BMC.

Sharkophile, Jan 07, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured this American Adjunct Lager from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Poured a clear straw color, produced a average white head, retention was poor and lacing was minimal. The aroma has a slight hint of sweet malted grain and some grassy hops. Light in body, this lager is smooth and easy to drink. There is some slight flavor of malted grain and a suggestion that hops were used in the brewing process. At the end of the day, this is an adjunct lager- no better, no worse. It's very average and it easily rivals Budweiser/Miller/Coors, in fact, i think it tastes better. It will do in a pinch. Prost!

GossageBrewery, Jan 07, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look, it's a hell of a lot better than most AAL's, it's dirt cheap (about $13 dollars a 30 pack), and it's the beer of my people. It's what my dad drinks. It's the first beer I ever tasted in my life. Its great ice cold on a hot summer day, or with ice crystals in the bottom of a 40 while ice fishing. What's not to love?!?

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 4,627 ratings.