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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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4,805 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,805
Reviews: 1,597
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 44
Gots: 619 | 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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3.4/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

What a nice macro for the price. 18 packs were what got me going for the last two, nearly three summers.
Yellow transparent colour with a white typical head that sticks around for a little.
There is a smell, very faint but a bit grassy, not unpleasant. The taste is much better than any other American macro lager and the crisp mouthfeel makes you want more and more.

Overall the best cheap beer I have had in USA, quite worth it.

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev +36.5%

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3.18/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Sweeney's, Garden City, New York.

Poured a clear light straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was goodretention and lacing.

The smell featured a lightly sweet adjunct grain with a mild floral hop.

The taste was rich for the style with a full adjunct graininess and balancing hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall tasty for a macro.

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

Photo of Guden
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Looks like your average american adjunct lager, very clear pale yellow with a huge head that fades instantly.

S- Light sulfur, grass and a hint of butter. Pretty light and pretty standard for the style.

T- Light malt sweetness and really nothing else. Not a bad flavor here for the style but nothing memorable either.

M- A bit of creamy carbonation, pretty light in body.

D- Well this one goes down almost as easy as water. Actually isn't much different than water in general though.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If I'm feeling like just an american lager that's easy to drink, I'm going with PBR over Bud, Miller Lite, or (most certainly) Coors. This pours a straw yellow with a slight foamy head. No lacing on the glass. Smell is grainy, hints of corn and barley. Carbonation is just right to make this a really drinkable beer to have when washing down wings or a burger. Never really gave much thought to this beer prior to just a few weeks ago, but now glad I have a new "basic" beer to get when I'm getting a little burned out on deciding among different craft beers.

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1/5  rDev -65.9%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,805 ratings.