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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
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4,471 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,471
Reviews: 1,522
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 393 | 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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3/5  rDev +2%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.38/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

OK..Pabst Blue Ribbon is what it is man,Another mass produced American Macro Lager,nothing special or outstanding,nothing that hits you upside the head and makes you go WOW! man is this a great Beer!..however on the flip side,there also is nothing that makes you go YUCK! god is this stuff nasty!..hehe,and seeing how "PBR" is Generaly priced much lower then a lot of other American Macro Lagers,and IMHO is as good or better then most of them,it has it's place in my beer fridge~if you are throwning a backyard BBQ,or outdoor party with more then just a few close friends stopping by,PBR is a great choice,chill down a few cases of Pabst,and everyone will have plenty of Ice cold beer,gr8 with hot dogs and burgers,grilled chicken,and other BBQ grub,you can spring for all the beer without breaking your wallet,and on a Hot summer day,an Ice cold PBR taste purty damn good!;)
I consider Pabst Blue Ribbon to be pretty much just like Most American Macro Lagers as far as Taste ,smell,appearance & such,not much flavor to speak of,but that is true of almost all American Macro beers,Grainy & grassy with little to no Hop flavor is pretty much the norm,but Pabst Blue Ribbon is a VERY Refreshing brew to be sure,and is a gr8 choice when you are tapped out,or looking for a Beer you can stock your fridge full of for friends and company,or just want a Cold beer on a hot day~
anyway,as far as looking to mass produced American Macro Lagers for Originality,Tons of Flavor,Choice Hops & very well crafted brewing in general,you would pretty much be wasting your time,because you are just not going to find it,thats what Micro Breweries and Cratf Beer is for,but I think American Mass produced Macro Beers have their place too,they may not make any beers you can sit down with and enjoy while pondering just how the brewer created such a masterpiece of brewing Art,but they taste pretty damn good when all you are looking for is an Ice cold one to quench your thirst, Cheers and Peace2all:)

Beerwolf666, Sep 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

MNBeer1017, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

shawnohall, Sep 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

gefinley, Sep 01, 2013
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2.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 08-30-2013
Freshness: Best by 11-04-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, twist-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

A: Clear, light gold in color with lots of bubbles streaming in the glass. The white head starts out a good size but then fades quickly. Lacing is fair.

S: Aromas have light grassy hops and some pale malts.

T: Slightly sweet, balanced with a low bitterness. Not a lot of flavor

M: Highly carbonated with a light body, the finish is just like the taste, with a light amount of both bitterness and sweetness.

O: Kind of generic, but as an AAL seems to be fine. There's just not a lot to say about it otherwise

sommersb, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

swandtj, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

ZAN, Aug 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Mojoman8561, Aug 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pabst Blue Ribbon. Where can I start? I have so many good memories with this beer. I lived in Albuquerque for a little while and we used to go down town to this Punk Rock bar named the Atomic Cantina. They had $1 sixteen ounce cans all day every day. Great way to start a night of bar hopping.
As usual, I review beers based on style but also reality.
Pabst is great clean American beer.

Nothing fancy here. Lighter than Budweiser, cleaner than Miller and Coors. Tastes like cold, clean, crisp goodness. Okay this is not a "beer snob" type of beer. It's not even my favourite beer either. But every once in a while I will choose this over ANY beer of ANY style. Usually when I'm broke, LOL... But that's besides the point.

Pours light golden in colour.
Smells like cereal grains and sweet malty overall
Smells very neutral. Slightly sweet.
Tastes clean and crisp. Dry beer before it was popular.

This is a classic. And I highly doubt it will ever go out of style or production.

TexasRedskinFan, Aug 30, 2013
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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,471 ratings.