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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
69
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4,624 Ratings
THE BROS
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good

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Ratings: 4,624
Reviews: 1,538
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 37
Gots: 453 | 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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3.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had a PBR recently at a party after not drinking this for years and years and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Has a decent head without a lot of retention or lacing. Clear and yellow colored. The nose was probably the worst aspect of this beer; there was just something unpleasant about it that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Grassy, corn aroma, vaguely bitter, slightly skunky and rotten.

The taste was actually pretty good, much better than the standard AAL, BMC flavor by a good margin. Lightly sweet, a touch of bitter grassy hops, adjuncts aren’t too overpowering. Nothing too big or interesting but easy to drink and fairly pleasant to boot. Clean and crisp. Mouthfeel was light with a dry finish.

I’m not gonna grab a PBR if any sort of decent craft is offered instead but I’d definitely drink this one before a bud, coors, or miller to be sure. Hey, you could do worse!

tobelerone, Nov 21, 2011
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

What can I say? If I am drinking PBR, I am not expecting much. If I want something cheap and weak though, I would rather go with PBR than Miller Lite. I had some PBR in my beer fridge forever and I tasted more to see if it was skunky and worth keeping. It wasn't bad.

mjpolzin, Nov 20, 2011
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 4,624 ratings.