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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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4,475 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,475
Reviews: 1,523
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 393 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001)
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Noelito76, Aug 06, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Daffron24, Aug 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32%

makasi, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

Maladroit, Aug 04, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

cgman1985, Aug 03, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -49%

Smurf2055, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

PhishPhan, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of Tucquan
3.05/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Had this on 2013-08-02 in Ironville, PA at Bella Vista

A - Clear pale gold with a 1/2- finger white head that fades quickly leaving just a little lace.

S - Light rising white bread, grass, thimble of hop floral.

T - Sweet corn bread, light grass then some simple bitterness that dries quickly to a light lemon tartness.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Fuller than I expected. Crisp and refreshing.

O - Haven't had one of these since Portland and I enjoyed this as a thist quencher at the end of a hike. Better than most American Adjunct Lagers.

Tucquan, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

pualie84, Aug 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

MWilt, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Midnight1700Warrior
3.7/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In my opinion: Pabst is a traditional, from the beginning of "time" beer. It's countless years of stand out design labeling, Quality reassured, tasting spot on every case given the handlers from brew to purchaser have done their best to keep it below 50 degrees F. PBR is a true, American Ale with a light, refreshing, more than crisp taste that hides the higher Alcohol content. Over the years, prices have hopped up like anything else, but PBR still personally seems to be the easiest pour for the cheapest price.
It's a drink of Pride, Flaunting your flag in can form, drinking what your WWII vet grandparents drank. There's days other beers flow better, but PBR is truly an everyday beer, always consistent, always pleasant.
Thank you!

Midnight1700Warrior, Aug 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -32%

abex44, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

Thullin187, Jul 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

mjstacker, Jul 31, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Florida_guy03, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
2.78/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date of August 26, 2013 printed on the side. I just couldn't resist the allure of seeing Pabst Blue Ribbon in bottles, $8.50 for a twelve pack.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of milky eggshell white fizz for a head, on top of a clear golden yellow colored body. Head thins to about a half finger and lingers for a few minutes of retention. Your typical American adjunct lager appearance.

S - Cooked grains and dusty malts; your usual boring adjunct beer smell. A bit of carbonation present, along with a hint of lemon / citrus twang, which isn't bad.

T - Taste follows the nose: cooked grains, corn kernels, dusty cheap barley, some artificial sweetness, and a hint of citrus lemongrass, which is obviously the most pleasing thing about this beer, considering most other adjuncts are too pitiful for even that much. Not bad for what it is.

M - Feel is grainy and dry. Light-bodied with ideal carbonation.

Overall, definitely one of the better cheap larger American adjuncts out there. Not world-class or wonderful by any means, but it is what it is, and it is well worth it considering how cheap it is. Ideal for a party or cookout or whatever, and will assuredly go well with BBQ on a hot summer day.

Pabst Blue Ribbon ---2.5/5

mfnmbvp, Jul 31, 2013
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1/5  rDev -66%

beerhunter13, Jul 30, 2013
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,475 ratings.