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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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4,597 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,597
Reviews: 1,537
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 37
Gots: 438 | 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:
- 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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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2.13/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

12 oz. can with a freshness date of Nov 11 2013. Consumed and reviewed on August 26 2013.

A- Poured a transparent dark gold. Big, creamy off-white head. Lots of lively carbonation with some bubbles clinging to the Duvel tulip glass. The big head receded quickly, but left a respectable layer of foam that stuck around for the long haul.

S- Grains, boiled corn, not clean and not great, but the expected aroma for a macro lager. No hops.

T- Sweet with a mildly bitter finish. Not very dry or crisp. A bit of a lingering sweetness. It mostly tastes like it smells, but comes off a bit better on my palate. The very slightest amount of hop flavor can be detected, but it is mostly covered up by bad adjunct flavors.

M- Lots of carbonation which is a refreshing plus, but the mouthfeel is a little full for the style, which I'm not fond of. Again not as crisp as I would like it to be.

O- I thought PBR was one of my favorite American Adjunct Lagers. I'm glad I sat down and analyzed it, because now I realize I need to move it down in my cheap macro rankings.

ElijahRivera, Sep 26, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 16 oz can while watching football on a Sunday afternoon.

Appearance - Pale yellow, with a white head that fades quickly.

Aroma - Not much there, some corn and mild grassy hops.

Taste - Clean, some bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light, crisp, and refreshing. Definitely the highlight of this beer.

Overall, nothing complex here. But it is one of my favorite American adjunct lagers, and you can't beat the price ($2/can at this game day spot).

Ryanthebear, Sep 22, 2013
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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 4,597 ratings.