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
Ratings:
5,516
Reviews:
1,719
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
24.92%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
1,301
For Trade:
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Photo of phrimplepoot
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Started my beer career like any other kid. Coors light and whatnot. Time and experience led me to the craft brew world. Been turning my nose up at the popular domestics for decades now. Tried PBR for the first time a few days ago at the age of 44. Honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The clarity is refreshing. The simple, unassuming balance is refreshing. Easy going without being too thin or grassy. I'm on kind of a PBR kick right now. Digging it!

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Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
2.18/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.15/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the large can, it pours a golden yellow color with a modest head that lasted longer than I expected. A good stream of bubbles continued to stream up from the bottom for a while. Some lacing. Light and bready in the nose. The mouth enjoys a light refreshing flavor- overall a very pleasant, unassuming beer.

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Photo of joemochas
3.53/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antg8989
3.36/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Better in a glass. Honestly, if you've tasted enough beers, for the price, you'll realize this isn't as bad as wannabe beer snobs would lead you to believe.

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Photo of Harrison8
2.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a wheat gold with just a hint of frost to it disrupting the otherwise stark clearness. Head foams up to three fingers in height and white in color when poured straight into the glass. Good head retention with little lacing left behind. Aroma is wheat, and lemon zest, as is the flavor profile. Easy to drink, and incredibly smooth. It has a sort of sugary, sweet quality to the flavor profile. Mouth feel is medium-thin and crisp. Overall, simple, and light, but delightfully crushable.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
2.69/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Enh....but I'll throw some down without shame.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.09/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IBUBrew
2.54/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CharlesK
1.11/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of carmike813
2.85/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NorthernLightsMN
2.19/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

You know, this was the first beer I EVER had, and for that reason, it holds a special place in my heart. It's not great - your typical cheap, watered-down, slightly grainy beer...but it's one you can throw back several times in a day and not feel too terrible. If given the choice between PBR, Natty Light, Bud, Keystone, and Miller, I'd choose PBR any day.

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Photo of ThatBandicoot
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer_Weeb
2.21/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caburdette51
1.52/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Campodog
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Nichols33
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fthegiants
1.4/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of AngusOg
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.54/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Rockinmac
3.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

One of my three favorite macros. I love craft beer but you can't drink them all day like a good aal and this one is good

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Photo of stucat
2.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

After a couple high powered IPAs PBR is a nice little slow down. Tastes better than the more popular adjunct lagers and it helps the budget. This is very nice after mowing the lawn, cooking on the grill or floating around the pool. A perfect shower beer as well.

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Photo of LarryV
3.52/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

For what it is, it's a pretty decent beer. There's no pretentiousness here, it's just a crisp, clean beer. It's actually kind of a nice change to drink a beer that doesn't challenge your palate. It can definitely coexist with the craft beer in my fridge and has it's place, like when I'm preparing dinner or grilling and want a beer. YMMV.

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