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
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#44,656
Reviews:
1,811
Ratings:
5,882
pDev:
25.17%
 
 
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Photo of Nickmonreal
3.04/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I like this beer. It's refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of johnlowe
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CrimeDog
3.29/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gmale9000
1.84/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of jschott75
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KMcGrath
2.96/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Greywulfken
2.25/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Yuck! Why do people drink this? Somehow I thought it was going to be a reasonable-tasting lager, but it is just piss-poor... Watery, close to flavorless... No real aroma other than what I consider to be a stale beer smell... But fuck it, i bought it for the tick, and that's about all I got out of it...

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Photo of brittanylicious
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of heysuz
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StillBuzzinCuh
1.8/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Cant expect from the beer broke HS kids choose to get drunk off of. I myself use to drink this as a cheap way to get drunk with little money until I found IPA's... I mean I guess once youre drunk you can care less whether its PBR or any other shitty alcohol drink haha

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Photo of Dmarrufo1
1.38/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

It Taste bad it looks bad the over all body was bad. I’ve been in the Beer industry for in total 13 years With Miller /colors an Anhueser Busch. PBR APA is disgusting. Bad smell bad taste has no body. Yeah $6 for a 12 Pk of 16oz can yeah. Total let down.

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.45/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fear
2.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of moonman1994
2.82/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KensWorld
2.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Vidblain
2/5  rDev -32%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of toddsschneider
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hotcupofclark
3.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

PBR is a classic and my baseline for all other beers I drink. It's not going to change your perception of beer and it's not going to turn you away from it either. Best served ice cold.

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Photo of Stephenparker
3.56/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: obviously a american adjunct lager with the nice pale yellow look like most pilsners or weiss Bavarian ales

Smell: smells like can and corn but not as bad as other cheap beer got some malt in there

Taste: ok we all know this beer its cheep and affordable but out of all those american beers its the most drinkable besides rolling rock but only if its in a glass bottle but pabst has some taste its a little corny but there is some malt flavor poured out of a cane inti a glass this is a bomb ass beer for cheap. Tastes like blue can fosters with a hint of MGD

Feel: light mouth feel easy drinking

Overall: look ive have cheap to top shelf craft as far as beer in general its my favor alchohol so when i say for the style in price i mean it the only other cheaper american beer thats better is yuengling but its a different style and ill say this is better than its pilsner but only when poor in a glass not straight from the can. All and all not the best pilsner ive had that goes to lagunitas pils but for a american marco brew the best.

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Photo of motorat
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

good beer for a hot day after working in the field. It goes down smoothly.

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Photo of Emperur
3.42/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale gold, perfectly clear, wispy white foam that leaves decent lacing.

Cereal grain, a little simple sugar aroma.

Flavor follows with cereal grain being main focus. A touch of honey and earthiness on the end.

Very light, highly carbonated, balanced favoring sweet. Dry finish.

The quintessential punk rock bar beer. I've had too many to count and never plan to stop. After all, it was selected as America's Best in1893. "Ahhh, that beer taste!"

Cheers.

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Photo of Nass
2.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It taste a little too much like corn. It's okay, just not as good as some of your euro pale lagers. Cheers! C

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Photo of Navin-Johnson
3.84/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

After pummeling my taste buds with hop heavy craft beer for the past year I wanted to retry the old High School go-to keg party beer. I'd remembered it smelled a lot like the cans it comes in and I am still not fond of that. I'm no snob tho, what a welcome experience to gulp a half glass and enjoy the refreshing light thirst quenching taste. It also has an iconic can and pours a beautiful glass of beer. $90 for a half barrel. Nice.

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Photo of Brook82
2.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Nothing special here. Watery, not much taste or aroma, but on the other hand, had some smoothness and easy drinking. Average AAL. I'd certainly drink one if someone gave me one.

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Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 5,882 ratings