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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

4,343 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,343
Reviews: 1,505
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 30
Gots: 342 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

brungl, Aug 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

ktenneydenver, Aug 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -32%

pharmerdoc, Aug 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

hlyons, Aug 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev +2%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +70.1%

Reviewed for what it is, this is perfect. It's the best American adjunct by far in my opinion; far beyond Bud and its ilk. It's nothing when compared to craft beers, of course, but at $3.19 per 4-pack of 16 oz. tall boys, this is my go-to when I want to get messed up for cheap (cough cough I mean it's a great session beer). Perceptible hops, an okay malt body, and no gross aftertaste make this an excellent offering for the price, considering otherwise you'd be looking at Steel Reserve or something like that.

SkullFission, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +53.1%

furburger69, Aug 26, 2014
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1/5  rDev -66%

The_fevre, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

Jtscragg, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +36.1%

Co365030, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

I find this beer to be surprisngly good for it's price. The first time I was introduced to it was at a poolside beach bar in Daytona Beach for $2 for a 16 oz. can. Amazingly it wasn't half bad!. I ordered several that day since it was hot and a cheap high.

Would i trade it for a better beer? Of course not! But for the money spent and the nice cold beer at the beach factor it was money well spent.

This is now my "go to" beer when I want something quick, cheap, and refreshing!

absoluteze, Aug 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

santomark, Aug 25, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev +10.2%

ChaseG12, Aug 25, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +29.3%

Elvisuede, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev +2%

Dinobambam, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

a_beckman25, Aug 25, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +27.9%

Malone47, Aug 25, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -0.7%

Kent0529, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev +2%

SylarHRG, Aug 24, 2014
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3.08/5  rDev +4.8%

Fatty_Mccracken, Aug 23, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +40.1%

jemmihazeman, Aug 23, 2014
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4.49/5  rDev +52.7%

Hellas4400, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev +2%

RKing44, Aug 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +70.1%

Definitely the best AAL.
Runs rings around Budweiser yet remains cheaper.
It's the only AAL that has a crisp finish, no funky-off flavors.
Best drunken from the can or bottle.
If lack of money forces you to the adjunct section of the beer fridge, always go with PBR.

These kinds of beers need their own scaling system, reviewed in the context of what they are (cheaper alternatives to craft) My rating reflects my opinion of it within it's market. Also would be pretty cool to see this beer hitting the "okay" mark on BeerAdvocate (it deserves it)

Cheers

SoulFroosh, Aug 21, 2014
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,343 ratings.