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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
68
poor

4,399 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 4,399
Reviews: 1,512
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 24.83%
Wants: 30
Gots: 368 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Andrew526, Jul 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

briiguy, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Sazz9, Jul 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

moodyxc9, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of CloudStrife
2.9/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

24 oz can poured into a goblet. Oct. 14, 13 on the bottom.

A: Pours a pale light golden with a decent white head. Not too much visible carbonation. A spot or two of lacing.

S: Grain and pale malt are the first thing I notice. Hint of hop bitterness but not much. Bit of sweet malts going on too.

T: Mild yet balanced flavor of malt and a touch of bitterness. Not overly sweet like some of the macro lagers can be. Instead has a bit of a toasty malt quality.

M: Light body with ample carbonation. Clean finish keeps this one pretty drinkable.

Overall one of the finer choices for inexpensive lagers. Refreshing on a warm summer day but not necessarily the most flavorful option out there.

CloudStrife, Jul 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

E_Cox, Jul 21, 2013
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2.74/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

For the price you could definitely do much worse. It's easy to drink, with a sweet malt flavor and a slightly bitter after taste. Not the most flavorful beer, but not as bad a many beers in the same price range. Not bad for a hot summer day or if u are planning on consuming at least several beers in one siting,

josh692, Jul 19, 2013
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3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This beer, one of only lagers I will touch after being showed the "craft beer light". Any thing including water( 10.59 for 18) is a price that cannot be competed with. I spent most of my teen years and alot of my young adulthood strictly only drinking the light but mighty pbr, probably more than most would like to admit. If I was to go to a place that only had lagers or light beers this one be the only one I'd drink. If the government was to go ahead a prohibit the art of brewing craft-style beer and milwaukee was to discontinue pabst I'd probably quit drinking or become some sort of wineo or scotch monster. As for now craft beer is still in production so me and pabst won't be "hooking up" but if I ever find myself in arkansas again I will have a go to outlet. Much confused respect for you pbr keep on keepin on.

forestkcary, Jul 19, 2013
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3.04/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Gorgeously clear pale golden hue, with a bleach white head that starts off large and creamy, but eventually dissipates to a bubbly white, paper thin cap. Noticeable amounts of lacing down the glass provided a lot more eye candy than anticipated.

S: A clean aroma of slightly toasted grain, light malt sweetness. A very understated touch of grassiness underneath from the hops.

T: Sweet malt makes up the majority of Pabst's flavor profile. Some toasted grain adds a nice earthiness. A pinch of hop flavor (a very slight pinch, mind you) and bitterness comes through in the finish, but doesn't quite round out the sweetness completely.

M: Tight, effervescent carbonation. Body is a little above light, but not quite medium... Smooth and finishes fairly dry. Lots of drinkability.

O: This one crushes the "Big Three" and is a solid American Lager in its own right. While I don't praise Pabst Blue Ribbon too much, I look to it when I want to change things up a bit and have a Plain Jane lager. An excellent choice outside of craft brews and always satisfies on a hot day.

ThePaintedGrey, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

DogsWithGlasses, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

Sean802, Jul 18, 2013
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2.69/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Really light color. Couple shades darker than dark lemonade. very light, not so pleasant smell like water and flour. Taste is watery with that kind of wheat flour taste. Kind of a sour after taste. Not really a good beer but it gets the job done. Not the worst beer out there. there isnt really much of a mouth feel.

yeastlovehoppiness_greg, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%

RichJamz, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

not a bad beer. there's a reason its been around since the 1800s. refreshing and light but has some flavor. unfortunately, i've read that it now contains GMO corn and GMO corn syrup so i may have to shelve it until they change their ingredients, otherwise, it was good drinking you.

DezBos, Jul 17, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Dreamer, Jul 17, 2013
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
68 out of 100 based on 4,399 ratings.