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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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4,801 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,801
Reviews: 1,596
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 44
Gots: 611 | 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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Photo of Aaron_Ramson
3.59/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale straw in color with a foamy, frothy white cap. Nose is vegetal, corn husk, barely discernible noble hop aroma detected. Goes down extremely smooth with sweet corn being the dominant flavor, graininess is smooth and soft, no hops in flavor but then again I didn't expect any. Highly carbonated with a medium thin mouthfeel. Let's be real; this is damn tasty beer that snobs refuse to credit. If you're part of the crowd that only responds to Heady Topper, Founder's Breakfast, or Bourbon County, then enjoy your craft beer supremacy. As for me, I'll take a PBR any day of the week and twice on Sundays. The best cheap all-American lager on the market.

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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1/5  rDev -65.9%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +62.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of LordBeardman
2.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I just want to say straight off the bat that PBR is my favorite of the cheap beers. I feel like a lot of the lighter cheaper bears really lack any flavor at all while PBR at least has a little bit of flavor.

That being said PBR pours a watery yellow. Like a pee after a night of drinking. (Not the morning after, that would be much to dark. The smell is that of a beer smelling beer. The flavor is like that of a light beer, but you add the taste of the aforementioned urine to the lager, to flavor. The mouthfeel is that of a a PBR. I don't see why you need me to tell you this. Who hasn't had a PBR at one point or another?

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1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of utopiajane
3.19/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden yellow with plenty of bubbles that flourish and create a soapy head of white foam that falls quickly but leaves splotchy lace. Leaves a ring and thin cap throughout the drink and has pristine clarity. Nose is sweet grain and grass. A faint sweetness from corn syrup and a bit of a sour smell from yeast.. There is soft powdery sweetness on the nose of this beer as it warms.Hops are floral but very modest.

Taste follows the nose all the way. Cornflakes, grits. Sweet in the back but dry int he finish with a resonance form the corn syrup sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium. It has a grainy texture at first but smooths out to a thinness in the drink. It’s crisp and finishes pretty clean except for that sweetness. Hops stay shy until the back end where they show a faint bitter and maybe hint at lemon. Slick.

An easy beer to drink. Drinkable and fabulously dry. That is my only complaint. It is drier and drier and leaves the mouth dry without any citrus to refresh it. Light overall and a light bitter to keep the palate engaged. A touch sour in the middle as it warms. The worst you can say about this beer is that it becomes a bit bland after a while.

Photo of Skillz
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,801 ratings.