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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,481 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,481
Reviews: 1,523
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 394 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

addiwilliams, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

leagr, Aug 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well lets be honest here, it seems that PBR always gets a leg up over all the BMC products. I would definately take this over a bud any day, appearance is pale yellow clear with a small frothy head that dies quickly after an aggressive pour. Smell is light buscuit malt some hint of sweet malt and a tiny wiff of hops. Taste is similar not much to talk about a buiscut malt with a tight carbonation that brings the small amount of hops out. Mouthfeel is thin and slick but not watery due to the high carbonation that affronts it with some fullness. Overall this is my go to super light lager, I can drink it and enjoy it and dammit that is what you are supposed to do with beer!

rpardon7, Jul 21, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

biokid23, Jan 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

abcramer, Mar 31, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

TheConnMan, Feb 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

noahde, Oct 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

cyber_phoenix, Oct 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This is the best beer for your money. Being a poor college student I can't find a better deal. Most bars do 5$ pitchers and a 12 pack is 7$. It's not fancy and its not going to blow your mind in any way but it sure beats Bud, Coors, Miller, any day of the week. It won a blue ribbon didn't it?

sgtpepper420, Aug 29, 2009
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

cwreay90, May 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

J702, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

SteveEff, Sep 02, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

NEDmiller, Jan 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

dog-ear, Dec 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Paxman1965, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

danielp215, Mar 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

DCH, Feb 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

ThomasAWilson2, Sep 23, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Mickeyp2814, Aug 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

chim, Sep 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labled as ”Export” at 4.5 % ABV. Brewed in Milwaukee.

The colour is straw yellow (4 EBC), the liquid is clear. The four finger head is white and airy. It sinks rather quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is a bit sweet with artificial bitter hints. Quite a lot of French loaf.

The taste is surprisingly light. Some hints of almonds and marzipan. Perhaps some alcohol and a very delicate sweetness. Low body. The aftertaste is mild, almost nonexistent. I get some fragile bitterness and a hint of marzipan when I really force my taste buds.

The carbonation is strong; the bubbles large and sharp. The liquid is surprisingly smooth given how light this beer is.

Well. It isn’t much flavour here, but on the other hand there are on off-flavours either.

bark, Mar 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

SuperCutePanda, Mar 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

orangesol, Mar 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I was pretty surprised by this beer. Back in the day my dad and uncles drank all these types of beers, PBR, Schlitz, Hamms, etc. Whatever was on sale.

It had a nice golden appearance with a decent head. I got a wheaty/cereal aroma. It was dry and crisp and pretty drinkable. This isn't the most flavorful beer and fairly typical for an adjunct lager, but it should not be totally discounted. A good beer for when you are done cutting the lawn.

Wheelinb, May 02, 2009
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,481 ratings.