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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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4,692 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,692
Reviews: 1,546
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 39
Gots: 481 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've been drinking this beer for years, but this is my first review of it. I carried home a 12 ounce bottle from a local bar after seeing my team pummeled on MNF. My impressions upon drinking this from the bottle is that it is ultra smooth, which is something I don't get from the can. Usually there's a bit of sourness and metal (which I actually like and expect). However, in the bottle this beer is almost too smooth- like a Miller lite or something.

A moderate pour produces a 1/2 inch head that dissipates really fast, leaving a bubbly and a bit over carbonated beer that is very pale in color. Maybe just a touch of stickiness apparent on the sides of the glass. Not much of a smell- just an overall graininess with a kiss of hops. The bit of sourness that I expect becomes more apparent as this beer warms.

This is a very simple beer with more flavor than you get with Bud, Bud light, Miller lite, etc. It goes down easy, but has at least a modicum of flavor, and is well worth the money if gotten on sale. I think I prefer it in the can though.

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Golden clean color in the glass and smells like a good cold crisp PBR should. It tastes like a good day on the river or getting face shots with ur bros and the mouthfeel is thirst quenching and refreshing. Overall its the best cheap canned beer you can buy and the can says nothin but freedom!

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 4,692 ratings.