Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.74%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
- Pabst Blue Ribbon is brewed in the finest traditions of an American Premium Lager dating back to 1844. Brewed with a combination of 2 & 6-row malted barley, select cereal grains and American and European hops, Pabst Blue Ribbon is fermented with a proprietary lager yeast. Our unique fermentation and maturation process results in a smooth, full bodied beer with a clean, crisp finish with a fine noble hop aroma.
- ABV% 4.74
- Calories 144

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,044
Reviews:
1,773
Ratings:
5,745
pDev:
25.26%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
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87
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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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1.91/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of wl2bill
3.43/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thors_Bounty
1.09/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of Dpotter1991
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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4.03/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Samburr22
3.99/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Very good flavored truely American beer. ❤️

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Photo of spongebob2
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Ckent1987
4.58/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the great American classics of all time. Just good old school American beer that actually is very refreshing on a hot summer day after cutting the grass or during any yard work. I'm surprised that PBR actually has some hop character to it. It's very similar to a Schlitz Gusto classic 1960's formula only a hair milder in hop character. Overall very good and is a few dollars cheaper by the 24 pack than Bud, Miller or Coors

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3.94/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My go to cheap beer!

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2.53/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottled in a massive 660ml dark brown bottle
Pours a lemon jello coloured body with a foaming white head that disappeared leaving something that looks like Bigfoot’s sample
Smells like sugared corn breakfast cereal
Tastes like liquidised cornbread with a slight bitter finish
I’ve had worse I guess

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1.66/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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3.11/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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2.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer is what it is & speaks for itself. Possibly the epitome of drinkable mids for beer.
The color is yellow with light carbonation & has a little white head that disappears quickly.
The smell is almost nonexistent, with a little bready graininess.
The taste is like beer flavored soda.
The feel is light with a slightly sticky end.
Overall there is no reason to drink this beer, but at the price it is hard to compete & therefore impossible to argue.

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4.14/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I'm drunk on it atm. 12/30 pack I pruchas3d alil over 3 hours ago and since I drank alone I felt like giving a goddamn opinion on it. So here that is. I like it, SHOCKER, I really did, or do. And will continue drinking it. It's especially fun to drink while watching Clint Eastwoods movie Gran Torino in which ol' clinty almost drinks more than me. Love that guy. And nice car! Anywut I'd like to honestly say I quite enjoy this beer. All my brothers are bush lovers and it's nice that I can stand out at the family get togethers. I hope my review helps poor old saps find enlightenment, or makes them stray away, more for me. haha drink up me heartiest yoho!

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3.66/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

24 ounce can into lager glass, canned on 2/5/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Pretty fruity aromas, but not too overwhelming. Okay aromas with pale malt/corn and light earthy hop notes, with solid strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.75%. Overall this is a nice pale adjunct lager. All around nice robustness of pale malt/corn and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful, never watery for the ABV, and not overdone on adjuncts. Clean pale malt/grains and decent earthy hop presence/balance. A nicely enjoyable offering, and great style example. One of the best macros AALs I have had so far.

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3.11/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The best cheap, full-flavored beer available for consumption. Period.

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3.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

BB 6/18/18, consumed 4/4/18

Pours crystal clear light gold with a small head that left little lacing.

Aroma is the weak link, I'm really trying to focus on bready and grainy notes, but man I keep getting whiffs of dive bars and the streets of New Orleans after Mardi Gras.

Now on taste, I really can't hate. This does have a nice full flavor. I'm kinda impressed.

Mouthfeel is light and thin, but with good carbonation. Really clean finish.

Overall, one of the better regular lagers I've had. I don't drink a lot of lagers and pretty much stick to pilsners when I do, but I'd have to say this has a really nice full flavor even when compared to pilsners. The aroma is totally off but hey, this brew runs pretty cheap so you can't be demanding the world.

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1/5  rDev -65.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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3.1/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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4.47/5  rDev +52.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 5,745 ratings