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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - crystal clear pale golden, two fingers of head quickly dissipated to a thin covering with some whispy lacing
S - strong adjunct with grainy aromas and leafy hops
T - mostly corn and grainy flavours, metallic and leafy finish
M - thin and watery, building dry finish
O - the problem I have here is rating according to style, but the adjunct style is generally no favourable .... so is a good adjunct lager an A within the style OR is it a C or less given that the style is generally crap? Average either way

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3.63/5  rDev +23.9%
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appearance; clear pale yellow with active carbonation and a nice white head theat dissipates to a thick film, leaving no lacing.

smell; some metallic, bitter hops with a solid malty backbone with a hint of sweet corn.

taste; not bad, pretty watery at first but some slick hops pop up, a little bit grainy with a solid malt finish. Some sweeter notes of corn in there blend nicely with the malts.

mouthfeel; very smooth and drinkable with a crisp finish. Cleanses the palate leaving little to no residual feeling on the palate.

overall; I must start by saying that I don't care much for this beer but considering the style, I am more than impressed...

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Love this stuff! Cheap, but a hella lot better than any other American Lager! (i.e Buttwieper) I just picked up a 30 pack (times are tough) and was pleasantly surprised by the familiarity from my college days. It's been a while, but I have to say for a cheap beer, this stuff delivers....

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