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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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4,799 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,799
Reviews: 1,594
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 44
Gots: 607 | 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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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

PBR is nothing groundbreaking for sure. It's pretty simple. Light, drinkable, hoppy and fresh with just a little maltiness, this is a great go to when you want something cheap but drink worthy. Much better than the big three for sure and when it's often in the same price range and even the only other option given some places, it's the obvious choice.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +62.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +28%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.59/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Sampled on tap at a Calgary pub. Another "big name" adjunct lager in the US, brewed by Sleeman's here in Canada. Slightly darker in color than many of its contemporaries, the color of well-cured hay with a lot of white foam. Smells of boiled grains with a corn sweetness, and tastes much the same ... Bland breakfast cereal, perhaps a hint of apple or other sour fruit. Less corny than many other adjunct lagers though, tilted towards a grain husk astringency and highly carbonated. The bubbles provide a crisp and dry finish that actually gathers steam as one proceeds through a pint. Standard macro-lager watery body; overall effect is that of a bitter and slightly sour grainy soda. Flavors are mellow but the carbonation is not. Fewer off-flavors than many of its peers (e.g., little DMS that I could taste) but some metal does emerge as the beer warms. Drink it quickly, if at all. In all honesty its not terrible and should probably be deemed a decent example of the style. I actually like more corn sweetness when I drink this style. This one gets astringent after a while, as is the case when more rice is used.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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2.63/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Found a can of this golden nectar under my couch while looking for my ferret. Poured the majority of the beer on my girlfriend in the heat of passion (she asked me to). Left a sticky residue all over my ninja turtles pillows. I cleaned them though and they are good as new.

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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4/5  rDev +36.5%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,799 ratings.