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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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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,131 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,131
Reviews: 1,489
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 260 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-19-2014 21:02:41 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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alexworsnip

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

01-30-2013 06:54:18 | More by alexworsnip
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

05-16-2013 01:45:10 | More by Artjsantos
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I_Like_Beer

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

01-08-2014 17:28:18 | More by I_Like_Beer
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jgebauer110

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-25-2014 02:20:06 | More by jgebauer110
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BurnBlueSky

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Simply the beer to drink in the "hipster' crowd as of late. It's simple american light clean appearance and taste amkes it a go to beer for many "hip" drinkers. With a very affordable price( between $1.50-$2.50 @ my local watering holes) it's sales continue tohold steady. Myself being a lover of craft beers one wouldn't think i would shell out even a couple dollars for a beer that essentially has little in similarity to the beers I usually rave about. However, it has done well to serve as a light mild beer on a summer day, or when the wallet is thin. I proudly raise my hand up high with a PBR tallboy.

Serving type: can

06-26-2010 23:22:22 | More by BurnBlueSky
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kodt

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-08-2013 21:27:58 | More by kodt
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gutbuster

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

05-13-2012 02:47:48 | More by gutbuster
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maviola

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

10-02-2012 00:43:05 | More by maviola
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

02-21-2013 05:37:02 | More by LuckyJohn
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Beric

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Can, from the can (is there any other way to drink PBR?)
Served: 17 June 2013

Appearance: I had this one from the can, so I guess I'll just comment on the can. When you open this beer up, you see some nice fog and some bubbly head foam up before quickly dying down. The look of the can is fantastic- nice vintage marketing look.

Smell: Smells just like 'beer', but has some sweet notes to it (probably from the corn syrup that they use to make it).

Taste: The taste is better than the macros, but certainly nothing too notable. It's decent, and that's really that. It's too sweet for my tastes, but I imagine after drinking about three of these that the taste starts to get really good.

Mouthfeel: The feel of this beer is great- exactly what I would expect from an AAL. Light on the tongue and spritzy from the carbonation, this beer is certainly an easy drink, and wonderful on hot, muggy summer days.

Overall: This beer is a classic, but probably because of its enviable price point. I paid about 36 cents a can in a 30-pack, and there's really no beating that. For that sort of price, the beer tastes as good as one can expect. I would certainly buy this over BMC stuff in terms of actual flavor, since, though minimal, the flavor profile in this beer is notably more developed than something like Busch Light or Natty (as far as cheap beers go).

Serving type: can

06-01-2013 11:40:05 | More by Beric
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jsouza

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-05-2014 02:39:02 | More by jsouza
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-19-2013 05:19:45 | More by scruffwhor
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PeterOrlando92

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

05-02-2012 16:43:59 | More by PeterOrlando92
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espijosh


3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-03-2012 04:08:02 | More by espijosh
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Mojoman8561

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

08-30-2013 18:01:58 | More by Mojoman8561
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mttdls

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

09-19-2012 17:57:26 | More by mttdls
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

12-25-2013 01:57:35 | More by aqualung23
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear gold, good head.

Smell: Corn, seltzer.

Taste: Mild sweet corn, a hint of grassiness.

Drinkability: Pretty light, easy to have a bunch of them.

As the ads used to say, PBR me ASAP. Occasionally I want an easy drinking beer and PBR fits the bill. Not bad for a sub-premium, I actually prefer it at times since it seems to be a little more flavorful than the BMC products.

Serving type: can

10-09-2009 01:41:02 | More by Mdog
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

11-04-2012 22:15:22 | More by HarryPotHead
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fgilbert2

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

07-12-2013 06:28:38 | More by fgilbert2
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Medicate

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-23-2014 21:55:52 | More by Medicate
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DrBass

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

04-25-2013 05:46:29 | More by DrBass
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Koralin

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-12-2012 20:22:47 | More by Koralin
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GeauxSioux

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-08-2012 00:13:09 | More by GeauxSioux
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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