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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

4,276 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,276
Reviews: 1,496
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 29
Gots: 315 | 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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KYGunner

Kentucky

2.74/5  rDev -6.8%

Perhaps the most pathetic, i.e. wimpy, beer I have ever witnessed. The color was golden fair enough, but the head was thin soapy and died quickly. Despite the bubbles that lined the glass, the beer gave a very stale, boring appearance.

The scent was relatively weak with some adjunct like qualities. Corny and metallic it was not particularly pleasant.

The taste was corny adjunct as well but it lost the metallic tone. It appeared to be well carbonated and gave an easy crisp feel. I had PBR in a can months ago and found it much better than this. I may try it again and reassess.

06-09-2013 01:01:37 | More by KYGunner
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Jimbo4430

Virginia

2/5  rDev -32%

06-08-2013 23:05:12 | More by Jimbo4430
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-08-2013 21:56:14 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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Jedi8625

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

06-08-2013 21:26:21 | More by Jedi8625
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HowlingTurkey

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-08-2013 21:10:01 | More by HowlingTurkey
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aaronblain22

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +19%

06-08-2013 16:14:18 | More by aaronblain22
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +19%

06-07-2013 17:22:09 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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jngrizzaffi

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

06-07-2013 15:20:40 | More by jngrizzaffi
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lenbert

Indiana

3/5  rDev +2%

06-07-2013 02:50:40 | More by lenbert
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swaghawk

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +19%

06-07-2013 00:03:29 | More by swaghawk
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Erice78

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +19%

06-06-2013 19:26:54 | More by Erice78
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +19%

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, gold in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: grass, straw, and adjuncts

Taste: corn, straw, and adjuncts

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, light bodied, nice mix of sweet and bitter

Overall: Above average clean American adjunct lager..Probably better than Coors and Miller, but I still prefer Schaeffer or Bud in this style. A nice end of the night beer.

06-06-2013 14:39:41 | More by tigg924
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MichiganBeerAddict

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

06-06-2013 11:47:18 | More by MichiganBeerAddict
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DuffmanSaysALotOfThings

New York

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-05-2013 18:54:46 | More by DuffmanSaysALotOfThings
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Mbpike

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-05-2013 06:43:53 | More by Mbpike
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philaduffia

New York

4/5  rDev +36.1%

06-04-2013 02:16:28 | More by philaduffia
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Rihup

Illinois

2/5  rDev -32%

06-04-2013 02:03:55 | More by Rihup
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-03-2013 18:59:48 | More by GrindFatherBob
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Qstor

Maryland

1/5  rDev -66%

06-03-2013 16:00:25 | More by Qstor
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ckollias

Maryland

3/5  rDev +2%

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a thin white head.

S: Mostly grain, some malt, and a trace of hops.

T: Typical watered down grain beer with a little more flavor than your average American lager.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body.

O: Classic American watered down lager just heads above the rest.

06-03-2013 14:42:35 | More by ckollias
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

06-03-2013 12:23:44 | More by ShanePB
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

06-03-2013 04:15:38 | More by sparx1100
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz can into a perfect pint glass.

A - Clear straw gold with a large fluffy, but short lived, white head. Lots of streaming bubbles.

S - Sweet malts, corn, slight grassy hops. Not offensive, but very subtle/neutral.

T - Bready malt, light toasted grain, corn syrup, and a hint of grassy hops. Overall rather sweet, but there is a faint hop bitterness that kicks in towards the finish.

M - Relatively smooth, very light body (but not as watery as other adjunct lagers). High carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

O - This a decent 'bargain' lager that tends to beat out the other mainstream competitors. It's light on flavor with a thin body, but it's a great cheap year-round session beer to pick up when spending is tight.

06-03-2013 02:40:52 | More by mooseo
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nineworldseries

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

06-03-2013 00:34:23 | More by nineworldseries
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hochief

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +2%

06-02-2013 22:17:41 | More by hochief
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,276 ratings.