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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

4,474 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,474
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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2.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I tried this once a few years ago in a tall boy and thought it was the worst,then the other day had on tap at the bowling alley and was suprised at how different it tasted.This is really one of those beers that tastes different out of a can than on tap or bottle.Pbr has become a "hipster beer" in houston,so more people are drinking it now and more bars are offering it now on tap because its "cool".

Hey for an american lager its pretty good,goes down smooth with little after taste.A cheap decent beer thats good for drinking when your smoking a brisket or pork butt in the texas heat,best paired with country music.

BEERZILLA, Aug 24, 2013
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2.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can in a pilsner glass for the purpose of this review.

A- Ultra-light straw color, very pale and clean. A bright white colored head makes a very brief appearance before fading quickly to a barely there film. No lacing. It looked ok for a second or two.

S- Kinda sweet corn, kinda stale malt. Not much.

T- Taste? There was taste?

M- Plenty of fizzy carbonation. The feel is not good at all, but not as bad as I had expected.

O- I've had this on tap and from cans a few times before this review. I searched for some goodness in it to match up to its publicity. Nothing doing. It's awful.

NiceTaps, Aug 21, 2013
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,474 ratings.