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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

4,083 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,083
Reviews: 1,486
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.49%
Wants: 21
Gots: 233 | 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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Chuffbomb

Ohio

1/5  rDev -66%

07-23-2014 13:04:16 | More by Chuffbomb
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panders07

Wisconsin

1/5  rDev -66%

11-08-2013 00:26:38 | More by panders07
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scsurfer27


1/5  rDev -66%

09-24-2012 02:00:17 | More by scsurfer27
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zachhg


1/5  rDev -66%

12-20-2012 06:58:16 | More by zachhg
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edwardkersh

Oregon

1/5  rDev -66%

01-17-2012 20:09:33 | More by edwardkersh
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eseemiller


1/5  rDev -66%

07-21-2012 22:49:30 | More by eseemiller
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -66%

05-03-2014 04:25:04 | More by Durandal_777
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SirPlunkett

Kansas

1/5  rDev -66%

01-05-2012 23:08:41 | More by SirPlunkett
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Cameronc12

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -66%

09-06-2013 03:07:06 | More by Cameronc12
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Belittle

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -66%

04-29-2014 17:16:21 | More by Belittle
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hpthebull

California

1/5  rDev -66%

02-27-2012 02:43:09 | More by hpthebull
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olbubba

Florida

1/5  rDev -66%

04-27-2012 02:44:48 | More by olbubba
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -66%

04-26-2013 15:03:07 | More by Jason1337
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -66%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This brew was the laughingstock at my graduate school department. I avoided it as long as I could but alas, I did eventually try it. It was rank right out of the bottle, and thankfully it had a more yellowish tinge than some other brews...and that's a very minor thankfully. There is no discernable smell to speak of nor is there any discernable taste. The mouthfeel is very watery with hints of carbonation. Overall this is not a beer that I would try again, nor is it a beer that I would recommend to others.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 03:16:44 | More by cyrenaica
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

1/5  rDev -66%

08-23-2012 11:49:14 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Countfapula


1/5  rDev -66%

06-11-2012 04:01:42 | More by Countfapula
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

1/5  rDev -66%

07-31-2013 09:01:15 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -66%

01-30-2012 02:52:14 | More by jfcaa193
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gk4984


1/5  rDev -66%

06-09-2012 02:31:33 | More by gk4984
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Qstor

Maryland

1/5  rDev -66%

06-03-2013 16:00:25 | More by Qstor
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velkyal

Virginia

1.05/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Appearance - like fizzy bear urine
Smell - slightly malty bear urine
Taste - was there?
Mouthfeel - about 2 seconds before spitting it out
Drinkability - erm no.

Simply foul and not worthy of the term "beer". I would rather never drink again than go anywhere near this muck again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2010 13:42:41 | More by velkyal
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corpulent

Nevada

1.1/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The $1 I spent on a 32 oz. mug of this would have found a better home in the jukebox playing some Winger song.

Yeah I get it, PBR is a staple for some; an old historic beer that daddy and grandpappy used to imbibe. Cheap, too. Hobo's choice.

Looks like an average beer, smells sour. A few drinks in and my breath is so rank I have inadvertently pushed my companions and other bar patrons to a 4 foot radius around me. Sits heavy in my gut. To this day, it's the only beer I have been unable to finish, and I grew up on Rainier, Keystone, Milwaukee's Best, and Old English.

PBR's only redeeming quality is Frank Booth's ringing endorsement from "Blue Velvet."

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2010 22:26:39 | More by corpulent
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Johnq1964

United Kingdom (England)

1.1/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

One of the first beers I tasted when I was in the US. Didn't know what beers were good or bad. Did I make the wrong choice. Whilst it looked ok in the glass the smell, taste and mouthfeel were all truly awful. It was like drinking cotton wool.
Avoid it at all costs.

Serving type: can

08-11-2013 12:17:34 | More by Johnq1964
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Crosling

Colorado

1.1/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Light yellow color. The head is very large initially and retains fairly well considering it’s a macro. Unbelievably disgusting oceanic aroma (sea water, salt, seaweed) along with light grains and corn. Watery, corny flavor with hints of light grains and sauvignon blanc. Terrifying.

Serving type: can

05-22-2006 22:51:02 | More by Crosling
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FriedGold2010

Louisiana

1.23/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Terrible. Absolutely terrible. The only fans I know of this beer like it because its such a joke. The flavour has a faint maltiness that's mostly not present and no lace. It's mouthfeel is less viscous than water, the over-carbonation stings the tongue, and the skunkiness is UNREAL. It was a cross between rancid gone-off cocktail olives and the aftertaste of oral surgery. I found a sort of bitter aftertaste that left me far thirstier than a beer should. This beer has only served any purpose after many rounds of scotch and Guinness Extra Cold when one is still thirsty but broke, going at $3 a pitcher. Fans of craft beers, even American macro should stay away.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2007 05:00:41 | More by FriedGold2010
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,083 ratings.