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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

4,118 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,118
Reviews: 1,488
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 21
Gots: 252 | 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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Ratings: 4,118 | Reviews: 1,488 | Display Reviews Only:
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CoryR

Oregon

1.5/5  rDev -49%

03-20-2013 05:23:46 | More by CoryR
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anvilx

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-20-2013 03:41:51 | More by anvilx
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elglueckert

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

03-19-2013 23:10:34 | More by elglueckert
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Miami66

Nebraska

3/5  rDev +2%

03-19-2013 03:17:11 | More by Miami66
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benbjb

Washington

1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

03-18-2013 04:53:29 | More by benbjb
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wendymerissa

Florida

5/5  rDev +70.1%

03-18-2013 04:35:23 | More by wendymerissa
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nzerbe

New York

2.5/5  rDev -15%

03-18-2013 01:00:51 | More by nzerbe
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brheuer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +19%

03-17-2013 23:41:29 | More by brheuer
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jga154

California

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-17-2013 23:20:10 | More by jga154
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SuperCutePanda

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-17-2013 00:44:17 | More by SuperCutePanda
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NeoClassicist

New York

2/5  rDev -32%

03-15-2013 21:39:39 | More by NeoClassicist
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timothybarney

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

03-15-2013 03:23:10 | More by timothybarney
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2013 23:48:05 | More by chippo33
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -66%

03-13-2013 22:35:53 | More by Kevincredible
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ShawneeIrish

Indiana

4/5  rDev +36.1%

03-13-2013 17:12:01 | More by ShawneeIrish
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tgatort

Florida

3/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2013 04:52:29 | More by tgatort
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Brotato

California

2.23/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

This is a cheap beer, there's no arguing that, and if someone is limited by their budget for the nectar that we know as beer then Pabst Blue Ribbon is a somewhat legitimate option among other cheap beers. If one could see beyond all the hype about this brew then I'd reckon that they'll come to the same conclusion.

Serving type- Can poured into a tumbler glass

Appearance- Straw yellow with a quickly dissipating head and very little lacing to follow. By no means gross looking as others claim but it is rather plain looking.

Smell- Mildly sweet wheat scent with a very faint citrus note, it really smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

Taste- In all honesty, it tastes like carbonated tap water that serves initially a light corn syrupy sweet taste tailed with a very, very mild wheat flavor along with some faint citrus-like notes in there... I cannot detect any malt or hops. Thankfully it does have alcohol in there.

Mouthfeel- Ever had carbonated water? Imagine that with beer flavoring added...

Overall- Disappointing considering all the hype about this beer. I really can't justify this beer when they're so many better options out there. Yes, a better beer is typically more expensive but infinitely more enjoyable. To be honest though, I have been "corrupted" by the finer brews from the likes of Belgium (Abbey beers rock!) and Europe in general, although there's plenty of garbage brews that come from there too, but if anyone is simply drinking this beer only to be "hip" then the joke is on them because there are beers out there that are so much better.

Serving type: can

03-12-2013 03:52:03 | More by Brotato
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-12-2013 02:18:03 | More by davemathews68
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cw577enfield

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

03-12-2013 01:21:35 | More by cw577enfield
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JeffSuttonTX

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +19%

03-11-2013 01:45:47 | More by JeffSuttonTX
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Pinioned

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-10-2013 19:13:21 | More by Pinioned
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

1.85/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: Sickly yellow , boasting low, thin carbonation that poured with a finger of head that did not lace or retain very well.

Smell: It certainly has an acidic funk to it with an odd hard water smell backing it. Warming didn't really help or hurt it, but I wouldn't say it's appetizing in the least.

Taste: It starts with a sweet, swampy corn taste that builds and builds and ends with a brief earthy hop twang. That's really it, nothing too out of the box on this one.

Mouthfeel: It's got an acidic texture to it that is undesirable but other then that it's alright, the carbonation is ok and doesn't fall flat for a good long while. It does cloy a bit after a while.

Drinkability: That acidic tone really hurts my desire to get this stuff down, and doesn't quite settle right. It's also very uninteresting so it's really not something I want to continue drinking for any purpose other then getting smashed.

Final Thoughts: I finally found out why South Park lampooned this beer, but remain oblivious at how this has suddenly become a "hipster" beer. It's pretty much such a slapped together cheap lager, which I wouldn't really wish upon anyone.

Serving type: can

03-10-2013 08:38:28 | More by TheHammer
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plato

South Carolina

3/5  rDev +2%

03-09-2013 13:42:15 | More by plato
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kodt

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

03-08-2013 21:27:58 | More by kodt
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allbrigs

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +19%

03-08-2013 04:55:20 | More by allbrigs
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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