Pabst Blue Ribbon (Canada)
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.

Pabst Blue Ribbon (Canada)Pabst Blue Ribbon (Canada)
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Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Ontario, Canada
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #283
Ranked #30,191
2.34 | pDev: 31.62%
Nov 06, 2022
Dec 27, 2011
Pabst Blue Ribbon (Canada)Pabst Blue Ribbon (Canada)
Notes: An American style lager, brewed with the finest ingredients including selected hops from Europe.
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Rated: 1.33 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
Rated: 1.5 by BlueMountain from Iowa

Jun 02, 2022
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Reviewed by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

2.22/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Pabst Blue Ribbon. One of the most cheapest and popular beer on the market.

You have that corny smell. The smell is not offensive.

The taste is like the smell. But on the finish it's terrible. And the after taste is not that great at all. Maybe is because of the agent than sleeman put in their pabst but hey it's drinkable and this is one of the best economic beer on the market.

Would I recommend it ? Sure, for the price u can t go wrong with that.

Would I buy it again ? NO
Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 2.1 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Feb 20, 2021
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Reviewed by swim from Canada (ON)

3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
L: Transparent yellow, no bubbles or head.
S: Semi sweet and alcoholic grainy corn and skunky apple lager notes
T: Similar to the smell. It's not overly sweet and it is somewhat flavorful although it's not the best tasting. The taste leans towards the warm malts with some skunky hoppiness. Not very bitter or drying.
F: Medium body, a bit foamy feeling, little carbonation.
O: Not as good as I remember but not bad. Probably better with food than drunk alone.
Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 2.03 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Jul 24, 2020
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Reviewed by pootz from Canada (ON)

3.15/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
First time I tried this Canadian version and the only reason was it was made by Sleeman...poured a clear pale gold with a 2 finger puffy white cap that lasta....aromas are demure bready malts, some grassiness...flavor is rounded and malty with enough hopping to balance clean drty finish from brewer's rice, hops become more evident....bready taste at the end...actually a very decent pre-prohibion American lager, malty, dry enough hops to be balanced, down side here
Jan 13, 2020
Rated: 2.49 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Dec 09, 2019
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Reviewed by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

2.64/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
I have had this in bottles and cans, but I'm basing this review of when I had it on tap, which is my most recent tasting of the brew. It's good for a low-budget AAL, and is nicely carbonated, and was very crushable on a night out. I love my craft beers, Trappist beers, many different beers, but I judge beers by type. I'm not comparing it to a St Bernardus Abt 12, that would make no sense at all. I like it much better than Coors light or Molson Canadian, which are the usual beers on tap at the karaoke bars here. In the can, PBR is not very good though.
Nov 08, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Have drank this stuff many times and I never really liked it much. It's an ehh beer, tastes ehh, looks ehh, feels ehh.
Been around forever, and I even have a friend who swears by this beer. I prefer to swear at it.
Mar 14, 2019
Rated: 2.34 by JaimePena67 from Texas

Dec 31, 2018
Rated: 2.25 by LennyBound from Illinois

Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 1.84 by R_Kole from Canada (AB)

Jun 10, 2018
Rated: 2.68 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 06, 2018
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Reviewed by nick13b from Canada (BC)

4.18/5  rDev +78.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
It is an amazing cheap beer. Sure its not premium beer, but for the price, you can't go wrong. It pours about 2 fingers thick with a fast fading head. Smells like a sweet, malty, hoppy beer. I swear I thought I smelled apples for a split.. "macro".. second. lol. It's kinda like how you wish Budweiser tasted like. Its got a sweet taste, again, I almost think of apples even tho its clearly not in the taste pallet but still... You can taste the hops or grains for sure so that ads to the authenticity of the lager. A surprisingly nice amount of carbonation and might be too much for some though, as I hate micro lagers (they remind me of fizzy pop bleck!) Very smooth going down and can easily drink 6 cans without a problem but, then be in a problem cause I've just pugged 6 cans of some good brew and might need to take a walk and have a cup of coffee. Leaves a slight bitter aftertaste but nothing special. For the price this beer is friggen good.
Jan 20, 2018
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Reviewed by OldSchoolMike from North Carolina

3.49/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Overall, the best bottom-shelf AAL that is widely available, hands down. There are others that I like better, but are hard to find or overpriced. Can't go wrong with PBR
Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 3.19 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 24, 2017
Rated: 1.75 by fthegiants from California

May 25, 2017
Rated: 3.23 by SportsGuy33 from Canada (ON)

May 13, 2017
Rated: 2.64 by Johncnh from New Hampshire

May 06, 2017
Rated: 2.88 by MallardDrake from Canada (NL)

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 1.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Dec 20, 2016
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Reviewed by toddsschneider from Canada (QC)

3/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Light bodied and pale lager, a popular macro-brew.
Low bitterness, thin maltiness, moderate alcohol (solvent taste from a can)
Flavor cut and with adjunct cereal grains.
Worth drinking, but not worth making much effort to acquire either.
Nov 04, 2016
Rated: 1.56 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

May 11, 2016
Rated: 2.7 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON)

Feb 28, 2016
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Rated by mark_mla from Canada (ON)

2.75/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
The choice for camping trips before we had taste in craft beer.
Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 2.5 by fortyfield from Canada (ON)

Jan 28, 2016
Rated: 2.25 by theDuck from Canada (QC)

Nov 26, 2015
Rated: 2.4 by tillmac62 from South Carolina

Nov 12, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt hints
The taste follows the nose with a slight nalt flavor
A medium bodied decently carbonated beer
A decent beer
Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 2.45 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Sep 24, 2015
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Reviewed by headlessparrot from Canada (ON)

3.14/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
There's a time and a place for every beer, and I'll always have a soft spot for PBR. I'm overrating it, and I'm aware I'm overrating it, but it's just way too tied up in good times, good friends, great nights.

It's inoffensive, refreshing, and tastes better than it has to. In terms of low-cost options in the Canadian brewing sector, I really can't fault it. But there's no sense pouring it into a glass, and there's no sense drinking it anything less than absolutely ice-cold.
Jul 05, 2015
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Rated by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

3.35/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Best macro-beer in my opinion. Great for long nights of drinking.
Jun 29, 2015
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Reviewed by Phigg1102 from New York

3.38/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
One of the few macros I enjoy. Helped me through culinary school thats for sure. Nothing in the tadte is offensive but nothing is particularly outstanding. I still crack a can open from time to time.
Mar 11, 2015
Rated: 2.21 by Ninobeerman from Georgia

Feb 17, 2015
Rated: 2.75 by Spence138 from Nevada

Dec 11, 2014
Rated: 2 by Mack from Canada (QC)

Dec 07, 2014
Pabst Blue Ribbon (Canada) from Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
Beer rating: 59 out of 100 with 115 ratings