Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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5,778 Ratings
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:
#46,580
Reviews:
1,780
Ratings:
5,778
pDev:
25.26%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
89
Gots:
1,464
Trade:
1
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4.11/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jeeburt
2.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Skibum61
1.67/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
2.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of npdevil27
2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of 1Jose
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Webby64
4.37/5  rDev +49.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

OK beer snobs. This is damn good beer. It MUST be drank out of a ice cold bottle, not warmed. I have drank this since childhood and I really like it over the high brow stuff. Its making a comeback. I bought it in returnable bottles in my 20's, still taste best in the bottle, ice cold only!

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.38/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TomTrocc
2.45/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of egrandfield
1.7/5  rDev -42%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Tastes like ass imo.

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4.3/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chilmer
1.78/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Beer_Rabbit66
2.78/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Very pale, smells alright sweet and grainy. Taste isn't the best but alright for a yank lager/beer, slightly sweet and grainy (reminds me of sour dough weirdly) .great carbonation and goes down well.

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Photo of agm2018
3.19/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of PatrickCT
3.28/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The body is straw blonde. Brilliant and clear. One and a half finger fluff white head dies quickly leaving a thin ring.
The aroma is sweet malts and a bit grainy. Touch of roasted corn.
The taste follows the noise. Grainy, touch of corn. Mild sweetness with faint hops to balance it out.
Lighter side of medium body. Good carbonation. Nice dry finish.

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Photo of Humbolt9
4/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first time I had this beer I was expecting the worst. But once I tried I was pleasantly surprised. It tastes great, goes down well and smells good too. I just don't understand why its considered such a bad beer. To me it is by far the best of the cheap American beers

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3.54/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cardfan212
3.41/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 12 ounce can. Ratings are based on the style.

Look - The art on the can is far too cluttered with too many words. Not an attractive can.

Smell - A hidden corn sweetness smell, but generally not much there.

Taste - Interesting sour and bitter grain tastes. Kinda bready or something similar.

Feel - Not too carbonated. Smooth. Easy to drink.

Overall - A clear contender for top AAL, but not quite my favorite. Goes down easy as a background drinker and has enough interesting to focus on.

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3.59/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Too much hate on good 'ole Pabst. Really now...one can't drink heavy and potent beers all the time that are normally highly rated. Pabst is a great beer to just kick back and drink. It's better than Bud, Coors and just about any beer in that category. I usually have a beer such as this as my first of the day followed by a few heavier beers later at night. Get yourself some!

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

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

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3.75/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 5,778 ratings