Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

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Ratings: 4,703
Reviews: 1,552
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 40
Gots: 494 | 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%

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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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.

Photo of Sharkophile
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.

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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!

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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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3.08/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from Purvis Beer, poured into a Mikkeller tulip.

Real light golden colour, very clear appearance, nearly to the point where i could read my calendar through it! White head of foam that depletes too fast.

Smell starts out as corn then evolves into rice runnings. Then a clean, dry grain smell emerges.

Tastes of grain, with some corn backing. Little bit of a hop finish. Later on the flavour of white-rice runnings emerges.

Mouthfeel is decent, the hop finish adds a bit of interest. Moderate body.

I've had plenty worse, especially for the style. Decent enough adjunct.

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,703 ratings.