1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
68
poor

4,004 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,004
Reviews: 1,482
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 20
Gots: 202 | 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)
View: Beers (58) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,004 | Reviews: 1,482 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of pfaucett
pfaucett

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-11-2013 03:16:24 | More by pfaucett
Photo of Screper
Screper

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

02-11-2013 01:28:12 | More by Screper
Photo of dbl_delta
dbl_delta

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-11-2013 01:13:12 | More by dbl_delta
Photo of wonothesane42
wonothesane42

New Jersey

3/5  rDev +2%

02-11-2013 00:35:10 | More by wonothesane42
Photo of sketchyhoodie
sketchyhoodie

New York

3/5  rDev +2%

02-10-2013 04:44:15 | More by sketchyhoodie
Photo of coz
coz

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-10-2013 02:54:18 | More by coz
Photo of rorjets
rorjets

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

02-10-2013 02:35:35 | More by rorjets
Photo of Nagrom
Nagrom

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -15%

02-09-2013 21:29:34 | More by Nagrom
Photo of JMilesTaylor
JMilesTaylor

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-09-2013 17:37:29 | More by JMilesTaylor
Photo of williamjbauer
williamjbauer

West Virginia

3/5  rDev +2%

02-09-2013 04:34:12 | More by williamjbauer
Photo of BMan33
BMan33

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-09-2013 03:10:37 | More by BMan33
Photo of jkn09
jkn09

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-08-2013 19:39:25 | More by jkn09
Photo of MikeAAL
MikeAAL

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +44.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pabst Blue Ribbon is one of my favorite beers. It's a classic.

Pale yellow, straw color. Quite a bit of carbonation. A little bit of a head, dissipates quickly.

It smells a bit metallic, grainy and hops.

It tastes light, carbonated and has a very nice hoppy flavor. A nice amount of bitters.

Light, fizzy and flavorful.

Overall, one of my favorite beers. It's definatley up there.

Serving type: can

02-08-2013 18:59:12 | More by MikeAAL
Photo of zzurn
zzurn


3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-08-2013 07:37:44 | More by zzurn
Photo of chickensaw
chickensaw

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

02-07-2013 20:51:53 | More by chickensaw
Photo of LaurensDeJong
LaurensDeJong

Michigan

3/5  rDev +2%

02-07-2013 18:47:13 | More by LaurensDeJong
Photo of Bosoxfan20
Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

02-06-2013 23:13:07 | More by Bosoxfan20
Photo of nuclearmeg
nuclearmeg

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -15%

02-06-2013 23:01:33 | More by nuclearmeg
Photo of TheConnMan
TheConnMan

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

02-06-2013 03:36:56 | More by TheConnMan
Photo of Treyliff
Treyliff

West Virginia

3.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-poured from a 16oz can. Pours with a pretty good size white fizzy head that quickly dissapears leaving some lively bubbles floating to the top. Crystal clear pale yellow in color.

S- light, sweet grainy malt with just a touch of grassy hop, clean

T- thin malt flavor, but way more than most adjuncts, it provides more of a grainy gritty taste, the only trace of hops is just a bit of grassiness, the finish is thin and dry, but leaves just a bit more grain

M- light bodied with lively medium carbonation, finishes pretty smooth

O- this is an adjunct lager, but compared to the others in its class, I think it's the best. More flavor and drinkability. Sometimes a light lager is needed, if that's the case, I'd choose PBR over the big three any day.

Serving type: can

02-06-2013 01:00:02 | More by Treyliff
Photo of pointone
pointone

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -15%

02-06-2013 00:44:59 | More by pointone
Photo of Evansbeer
Evansbeer

Florida

3.28/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The classic look of the can is an appeal. The red, white and blue represent an age old american traditional beer. Tastes a little more skunky than an average American beverage. A good party beer because its the best cheap beer available (beats Natural Ice 10-1). A good beer to drink your fill from.

Recommended by a college student, and a patriot

Serving type: can

02-05-2013 16:48:28 | More by Evansbeer
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +19%

02-05-2013 07:15:10 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Photo of mthyde
mthyde


3/5  rDev +2%

02-05-2013 05:34:21 | More by mthyde
Photo of dwtyler
dwtyler

California

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

02-04-2013 04:18:47 | More by dwtyler
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,004 ratings.