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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

4,278 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,278
Reviews: 1,496
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 29
Gots: 316 | 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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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
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The_Chewlord

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-15-2013 06:13:58 | More by The_Chewlord
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

3/5  rDev +2%

06-14-2013 21:39:53 | More by Thomas_Picton
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nickdd

Indiana

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

06-14-2013 05:05:54 | More by nickdd
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

1.91/5  rDev -35%

Whenever I go to a concert, this is the beer I drink. I'm always excited to give PBR one more chance as my favorite cheap beer, but it never impresses me. PBR is an extremely heavy beer and would not even consider it a session beer. I'd still rather drink Coors or RR for hours on end.

06-13-2013 21:14:44 | More by ValpoExpo
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meschick

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -32%

06-13-2013 20:33:17 | More by meschick
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NEO68710

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -15%

06-13-2013 17:47:17 | More by NEO68710
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BubbleBobble

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

06-13-2013 05:01:49 | More by BubbleBobble
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Shaurya

Florida

2.59/5  rDev -11.9%

Pretty good for the price.. Not much else to write home about..

Doesn't really have a distinct smell or anything.. but tastes malty.. hints of corn.

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

Much better than its similarly priced peers, like Bud, Coors, Natural etc.

06-12-2013 21:14:10 | More by Shaurya
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Brew33

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

06-12-2013 16:48:27 | More by Brew33
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2%

06-12-2013 13:57:55 | More by Gschaf
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,278 ratings.