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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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4,835 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,835
Reviews: 1,616
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 49
Gots: 661 | 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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Ratings: 4,835 | Reviews: 1,616
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2.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Probably the best (in my opinion) Adjunct Lager there is. I'd rather one of these than a Bud Light or whatever any day. It's very refreshing, and tastes good for what it is. Overall, it's pretty decent as a beer, especially when you realize it's competition being the other adjuncts. Definately my go to beer.

2/5  rDev -31.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +28%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I've had this beer more than once and It's always been much better than BNC offerings.

Appearance is light yellow and fizzy, head doesnt retain

Smells kinda malty but thats about it

Taste about average but theres no weird off flavors

Feel is good, ok carb

Overall a decent beer if all you have is a gas station to buy from.

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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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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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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