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:
#45,322
Reviews:
1,759
Ratings:
5,701
pDev:
25.26%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
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84
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1,418
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Ratings: 5,701 |  Reviews: 1,759
Photo of Foxman27
2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

If your looking for a beer that tasty like Naddy Light this the one. I live very close to the brewery and no around here drinks this beer. The only good thing that I can say about this beer is they own Lone Star which actually is a decent domestic.

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Photo of Brolo75
2.78/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass

Pours a clear pale straw color with a bright white head, tons of carbonation, decent retention and no lacing. Subtle aromas of hay, sweet grains, and corn, pretty basic. Straightforward AAL, light on the palate, hint of corn and grains, light bitterness, smooth, crisp, clean finish. Light bodied with a lot of carbonation.

Not much to this beer, has a bit more bitterness than other AALs, overall, probably not something I'd reach for again as I'm not a fan of AAL.

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Photo of jonmikel
2.38/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It does not smell very much. Smell foam head. The mouthfeel is average, no thong to Excel.
Got it from a regular supermarket in Spain. 335 ml Bottle poured in to a pinta glass.

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Photo of Dugz
3.59/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

American beers have really gone downhill. Pabst has risen up by doing nothing at all. Very little malt flavor, touch of characteristic weird hops, light & fizzy. I would get this over 90% of the competition.

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Photo of Buffettman2018
1.19/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Tastes like bud lite out of a rusty can that has sat in the sun for too long. And that is not a compliment to bud lite lol

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Photo of SB2017
3.83/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just a solid light beer. Incredibly easy to drink yet full of flavor. Just the right amount of funk on the nose, but crisp in the mouth with a full feel unfamiliar to other beers this cheap. Incredibly refreshing. A personal favorite, cost effective, and very close to my heart.

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Photo of Ronnieboii
5/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Has to be the absolute best beer when comming to tail gating no doubt about it. Even when you shotgunning them funniling them or puttin em in the bierstick love that thing

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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AngEo
2.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

It is what it is. I would never expect this beer to impress anyone and I won't talk up something that isn't there, but it has been my go to for years when faced with nothing but a cooler full of macros at a backyard BBQ.

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

Photo of raylpendleton
2.22/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of mitchsb
3.87/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TerryMills
3.94/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good cheap beer .. Has more hops than most cheap macros .

Pabst and Miller high life are my go to cheap brews.

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Photo of Zanico
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JNPIII127
2.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of labisch
2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This beer is almost good. And for the price, it's very drinkable. In large quantities.

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Photo of Vandelay1863
3.27/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strohm
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jeffayling
2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of uuoo33
2.14/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells rusty

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Photo of scottlivesey
2.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a beer of my youth. had some last summer for the first time in over 20 years. it has a very light refreshing flavor, quite good with a gooey cheeseburger or pizza. I like it best cold. it is nothing special, just a good basic beer.

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Photo of UncleVarg
2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JasonLWest
3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rmarquardt17
3.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 5,701 ratings