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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

4,273 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,273
Reviews: 1,496
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 29
Gots: 312 | 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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kjrod20

New York

2.5/5  rDev -15%

06-21-2013 19:15:47 | More by kjrod20
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +19%

06-21-2013 16:33:11 | More by Goosehunter75
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

06-21-2013 13:38:10 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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JohnTurano

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-21-2013 13:21:41 | More by JohnTurano
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EricDu

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +19%

06-21-2013 05:09:48 | More by EricDu
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paulytasker

New York

3.21/5  rDev +9.2%

Poured from a can into a Pint Glass.

A- Semi-Aggressive pour resulted in a dense, foamy, all white head that didn't stick around too long. Minimal lacing. "Straw" yellow brew with a ton of clarity, I can see right through glass with ease.

S- Unlike most AAL'S out there, the smell of graininess is rather clean and appealing. A little sweet but in a way I totally dig. The faintest bit of hops pokes through. When I picture what an AAL should smell like, I picture this.

T/M- Crisp with plenty of carbonation, perfect on a hot summer day. A little bit of Malts, a little bit of Hops, tie in quite well with the light graininess of this brew. The dry finish caps off what is a hell of an easy drinking and refreshing AAL.

O- In the overcrowded/underwhelming world of American Adjunct Lagers, PBR stands alone, in my opinion, as the ideal, mindless yet refreshing, just plain beer. Take them for what they are. My go to AAL.

06-20-2013 21:50:03 | More by paulytasker
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4/5  rDev +36.1%

06-20-2013 02:09:29 | More by sudsy2drunk
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LuckyLyle

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-19-2013 22:04:16 | More by LuckyLyle
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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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jacobfern

New York

3.5/5  rDev +19%

06-19-2013 04:58:13 | More by jacobfern
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pjkelley82

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-18-2013 05:47:11 | More by pjkelley82
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GratefulNole

Florida

1/5  rDev -66%

06-17-2013 16:47:55 | More by GratefulNole
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

06-17-2013 13:48:44 | More by KStark
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +19%

06-17-2013 13:47:54 | More by MSandahl23
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aProtagonist

Georgia

2.98/5  rDev +1.4%

BG: Due primarily to the "hipness" of my friend group, I've drank a lot of these throughout college. I've never loved it, but I figured its popularity makes it worth a review. Poured from a can into my favorite Guinness pub glass.

Obtained from: Some shitty gas station near the outskirts of Atlanta, GA.

Appearance: Pours about three fingertip lengths head, pale yellow. Looks more appetizing than most beers in its class, but it isn't gonna win any awards in this area. 3.25

Smell: Smells like sweet corn...possibly malty? A hint of alcohol, which is ridiculous given the beer's low ABV. Again, not terrible, but isn't setting my world ablaze either. 2.75

Taste: Again, lots of sweetness, with a tiny bit of corn flavor near the end. It's thin, but it burns going down the throat. Not the greatest masking, but still decent. 3.25

Mouthfeel: Burns like crazy and has way too much carbonation. Almost sickly sweet. The cheap ingredients show here. 2.5

Overall: This is probably the most "average" beer I've ever had. If a friend gives me a choice between most macrobrews, this would win, but that's really not saying much. 3

Recommend? Depends on the situation. If you aren't hanging out with beer snobs, this is often the best you can do, I'm sorry to say. Also, if you're dead broke and hanging out in a shitty bar, buying this by the pitcher is the way to go. So, in short, don't seek it out, but don't reject it when it comes to you.

06-17-2013 05:17:50 | More by aProtagonist
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JC333

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-17-2013 02:54:07 | More by JC333
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

06-17-2013 01:17:05 | More by FUwolfpacker
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mjm47

Illinois

5/5  rDev +70.1%

06-16-2013 23:17:30 | More by mjm47
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mcb1987

Georgia

2.58/5  rDev -12.2%

Great for the price..That's about it..

Smell: Very little smell of anything particular

Mouthfeel - pretty non existent body, carbonated a bit on the higher side.

For one of the cheapers beers to buy, its not bad, and does its job.

Serving type: can

06-16-2013 23:13:24 | More by mcb1987
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-16-2013 22:28:47 | More by ahbithwabm
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zmusselman

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-16-2013 19:16:23 | More by zmusselman
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-16-2013 01:19:15 | More by JSBILK
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das_Bier

Alabama

2/5  rDev -32%

06-15-2013 21:00:52 | More by das_Bier
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rgille2

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -15%

06-15-2013 20:10:21 | More by rgille2
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

06-15-2013 16:35:18 | More by TheBeeraholic
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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