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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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4,358 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,358
Reviews: 1,506
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 30
Gots: 347 | 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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3/5  rDev +2%

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Best beer in its price range. Watery but easy to drink.

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1.52/5  rDev -48.3%

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2.2/5  rDev -25.2%

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3.42/5  rDev +16.3%

Pabst makes a good beer. Thought I'd sit down and actually review it to give it its fair dues.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle, poured for appearance

Appearance (2.5) : Quickly receding fluffy 1-finger head with a light gold/straw colored body. I guess I could say it looks like pee, too. Transparent enough to read through but still looks like a good body.

Smell (2.5) : Dirty corn, cooked cabbage, some faint citrus rind. Old rotten tomatoes, some fermented green grape. A little off-putting but a bit more extravagant than most american adjunct lagers.

Taste (3.25) : Smooth, full-flavored, yummy. You can taste the dirty hops. At first try (tries) I have to admit I thought Pabst was pretty gross, but I've come to like it over time because it actually tastes like SOMETHING, rather than nothing OR just corn. It's got a woody flavor, a little peppery, heavy on sour grains, some floral hops that outweigh the malt just a tad, a bit of dirt, a pinch of hothouse tomato, corn, and just a touch of bitter green vegetable. Ends with a residual wet newspaper finish. I could sit here and try to adjudicate this beer all day, but really - it tastes like Pabst, pure and simple. its got its own thing going on. So yeah. Some oddities, but overall it's a satisfying lager.

Mouthfeel (3) : Light-to-medium bodied, carbonated, wet, and smooth. Ends with a papery finish.

Overall (3.42) : A good tasteful lager representative of its style. Some folks don't like it because it actually tastes like something, but I don't mind, even if some of the flavors are off-putting. On the right night this beer does good. On the wrong night it can possibly be a drain pour, unless you exclusively drink Pabst. It is a staple in my beer fridge and probably will be for a long time to come.

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev +2%

You get what you pay for, a luckily with PBR you don't pay very much! Strong adjunct corn flavors. Very watery. Somewhere in the watery mess theres a hop that probably fell in the tank by accident while brewing...its an AAL. Tastes a little better than most. Price is great

MWilcox20, Sep 05, 2014
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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,358 ratings.