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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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4,602 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,602
Reviews: 1,537
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 37
Gots: 443 | 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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3/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

PBR was my first swill!

My dad would give me a "sip" from his stubby PBR bottle back in the 60's, and we had a Pabst brewery right in our town. (Whoo-hoo, when they were malting that barley, LOOK OUT. Stunk to high-heaven and there was nowhere to hide.)

Fast forward to 2014 and PBR has enjoyed a revival of sorts with the "hippster" crowd who want a cheap beer that isn't your Bud/Miller/Coors offering. Sadly, it's really only a fraction of what it used to taste like, as it has the same flavor profile but much less strength. It's kind of a PBR "near beer."

It's not bad, but I can't really ever buy this these days - not with Yeungling sitting right next to it, (Are you crazy?) PBR has to take a down-market seat next to the Busch Ice and Milwaukee's Best. In it's day, it had a solid seat next to Hamms, Falstaff, and Schlitz. (At least it hasn't suffered the fate of those labels.)

Ag-Hag, Nov 10, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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2.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Quality outdoes the price. I grew up on pbr and learned to like it. Only thing is that it seems to consist of more water and fizz than anything else.

Lexighton, Nov 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev +2%

The infinitely drinkable go to clear beer. Sweet nose. Smooth on the tongue. Decent body. Easy finish. Good for building beer wands at cons and fests.

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If you need to get a cheap buzz, you could do worse.

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I've had many horrible beers in the past. PBR wouldn't rank in that category. It's not a great tasting beer, but it's lite and refreshing. This beer has it's purpose. Plus you can't beat the price.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
69 out of 100 based on 4,602 ratings.