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Pabst Blue Ribbon Light - Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Light
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BA SCORE
63
poor

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 2.56
pDev: 30.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  4.19% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001)
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2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -2.3%

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Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +7.4%

12-09-2012 16:16:40 | More by jmich24
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Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -51.2%

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Missouri

2/5  rDev -21.9%

11-13-2012 06:47:14 | More by jharris0624
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Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +27%

11-12-2012 00:41:13 | More by birchstick
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tbone1384

Wyoming

2.25/5  rDev -12.1%

11-11-2012 14:38:53 | More by tbone1384
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

2.6/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reached into my brother in law's beer fridge thinking I was grabbing a PBR, and I'm not ashamed to admit I don't mind PBR. What I found in my hand was the light version, so I figured, okay let's review this....

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. This was served quite cold. (Thankfully)

A) Pale straw yellow, with a two finger head that doesn't stick around. This is not much to look at, and frankly, I think I would have enjoyed it more right out of the can.

S) Weak aroma of grains, husk, light corn, and a hint of white grape.

T) Follows the nose pretty closely, with exception of a slight metallic taste, and very light grass, otherwise see above...

M) Pretty light and highly carbonated. You could pound this stuff if you felt like it. I did not feel like it.

O) I'm not claiming that PBR is the most flavorful lager you can find, but my goodness, is shaving off a few calories really worth it? I cannot recommend the light version. I guess ice cold it's a decent lawn mower beer, but if this warms up, well friend, you are just out of luck. Stick to regular PBR...

Serving type: can

09-24-2012 04:32:12 | More by RoamingGnome
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Pennsylvania

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09-12-2012 20:35:05 | More by wattoclone
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Illinois

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1.93/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

1000th review.
~18 year old can stored in warnerry's grandparent's refrigerator. Thanks to warnerry for sharing!

Appearance- Pours a slightly hazy yellow with tons of tiny floaters. The thin white head settles to a ring and is kept alive by a few streams of carbonation rising from the middle of the glass(?).

Smell- Surprisingly fruity with notes of apples and pears. There is something a little astringent in here as well. Definitely different.

Taste- Kind of nice right up front- almost a little champagne-like. Things quickly go south from there. The sweet fruity flavors quickly turn astringent and metallic.

Mouthfeel- Nicely carbonated up front but it becomes a bit messy on the finish. There is a very odd and dry finish to it. Weird and itchy.

Overall- Definitely a different beast than it once was. It isn't really drinkable considering the odd mouthfeel and flavors, but it was fun to try.

Serving type: can

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Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I am ashamed I drank this. No beer should be $10 for a thirty rack. I knew this when I bought it but was a poor college student so I held my breath and did it anyways.

I am not severely opposed to the occasional light tasteless beer such as PBR but this beer was literally painful to drink. My thirty rack quickly became a doorstop and I was begging people to take it out of my sight.

Sorry but my only constructive criticism is pour it down the drain.

Serving type: can

07-16-2012 23:49:14 | More by heatherishoppin
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Pabst Blue Ribbon Light from Pabst Brewing Company
63 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.