Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
Pabst Brewing Company

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
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From:
Pabst Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #108
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
69
Ranked #28,368
Avg:
2.95 | pDev: 25.42%
Reviews:
1,984
Ratings:
6,369
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 04:42 AM
Added:
Aug 25, 2001
Wants:
  101
Gots:
  1,643
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.
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Reviewed by BrandonDuguay from Canada (NS)

3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Brewed by Stroh here in Guelph, Ontario, Canada - it's a good, cheap AAL($27.50 - Nova Scotia). I'd compare it to Canadian-brewed Labatt Blue. The worst part is honestly the smell; metallic, stale corn flakes. If you can get past the smell then you're good! it's beer regardless!
Friday at 04:42 AM
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Reviewed by Hunterdietz

3.64/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
PBR is a great choice for a cheap beer that delivers on solid lager flavor. Not too much to write home about but a very underrated pick for a beer you can find just about anywhere.
Feb 11, 2024
 
Rated: 3.27 by MikeHawk_420 from Illinois

Feb 10, 2024
 
Rated: 3.54 by mushycake from Connecticut

Jan 31, 2024
 
Rated: 2.43 by notaveragejoe from Georgia

Jan 13, 2024
 
Rated: 3.14 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Dec 30, 2023
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Reviewed by scottishdrinker from Scotland

2/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
golden yellow/straw in colour. slight musty smell upon opening. lots of streaming bubbles and nice off white head,

slightly sweet/faint corn taste. smooth, crisp, refreshing. good for a cheap lager. one thing of note i see where texas is given as pol. on the side of the can it still says milwaukee, wisconsin that is quite a mystery. i would go with the 12-pack cans as it is cheaper that way.
Dec 21, 2023
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Reviewed by Col from Washington

4.02/5  rDev +36.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - 12 oz can aggressively poured into 16 oz pint glass with 1 finger head that dissipated quickly. Moderate carbonation with bubbles at bottom of glass and some racing to the top. Golden clear appearance, similar to most other AALs. Lacing is left on glass after each swig.

S - Lager notes of bread and barley malt with hop notes.

T - A well balanced AAL with bready barley malt notes up front, corn flake note in background. Taste of european noble hops that is much more than any other American beers or Pabst subsidiaries. Very satisfying in regard to flavor balance. It tastes very different compared to Bud, Miller or Coors maybe from the hops or each different yeast cultures.

M - Tasty light and refreshing, a good session lager that works on a hot summer bbq or winter holiday party. Very balanced in regard to being flavorful and also light and refreshing. Not too heavy, cloying.

O - What would the world be without PBR? Almost the oldest beer in the US besides Yuengling, IMO it's the premier AAL even compared to it's other cooperate owned peers.
Dec 17, 2023
 
Rated: 2.33 by HS676 from Pennsylvania

Dec 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Saluki from Florida

2.64/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Can't get past the inexpensive beer taste (it has no flavors), the mouth feel, the Mean Joe Green stickers and memories of headaches. Maybe the headaches were due to quantities drank versus quality, but I think there is a correlation there somewhere. Would drink a super super cold one with oysters, but as a before dinner cocktail, no gras.
Nov 29, 2023
 
Rated: 3.4 by Luca2020 from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2023
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Rated by Markarp from South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Go to beer on summer day. Sweet at first and at least has some flavor, which of course can't be said for light beers in general.
Nov 20, 2023
 
Rated: 2.39 by SolarPower36 from Florida

Nov 19, 2023
 
Rated: 3.54 by Calvinism from Colorado

Nov 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

3.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A classic that is a step up from other mass produced beers. It's light, crisp, and refreshing. It won't win any awards but it's cheap and easily findable. A good choice if you need a break from $20 4 packs.
Nov 13, 2023
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Rated by beerandweedguy

3.53/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
the best cheap beer you can get
Nov 08, 2023
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Reviewed by LeinenkugelDrinker from Nevada

1.25/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
Yuck. Ick. Bleh. Imagine water that gets you drunk (albeit slowly). Cheaper than a two dollar truck stop whore. Still better than fucking Budweiser though.
Nov 08, 2023
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Reviewed by FreePal88

3.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Unlike Bud, Coors, etc, it does taste like something, but (unfortunately?) that "something" is fermented bananas. Anyway, sometimes the lack of hop astringency in adjunct lagers is just what your tastebuds want, as long as the hops are there to some degree and it hums with that familiar biscuity taste. Overall this is one of the better ones in that category. Honestly, sometimes it tastes better than random craft pilsners that cost about 25% more.
Nov 04, 2023
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 6369 ratings