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:
5,571
Reviews:
1,726
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
24.58%
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
1,341
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +66.1%

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

Photo of Alestorm4069
5/5  rDev +66.1%

My dads beer of choice. good stuff.

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

Photo of SkullFission
5/5  rDev +66.1%

Reviewed for what it is, this is perfect. It's the best American adjunct by far in my opinion; far beyond Bud and its ilk. It's nothing when compared to craft beers, of course, but at $3.19 per 4-pack of 16 oz. tall boys, this is my go-to when I want to get messed up for cheap (cough cough I mean it's a great session beer). Perceptible hops, an okay malt body, and no gross aftertaste make this an excellent offering for the price, considering otherwise you'd be looking at Steel Reserve or something like that.

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Photo of SoulFroosh
5/5  rDev +66.1%

Definitely the best AAL.
Runs rings around Budweiser yet remains cheaper.
It's the only AAL that has a crisp finish, no funky-off flavors.
Best drunken from the can or bottle.
If lack of money forces you to the adjunct section of the beer fridge, always go with PBR.

These kinds of beers need their own scaling system, reviewed in the context of what they are (cheaper alternatives to craft) My rating reflects my opinion of it within it's market. Also would be pretty cool to see this beer hitting the "okay" mark on BeerAdvocate (it deserves it)

Cheers

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Photo of erickson
5/5  rDev +66.1%

Photo of DOSullivan
5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's America in a can! Grab a 40 of this stuff and sit around a good camp fire with friends. Cheap and delicious.

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Photo of hammythehampster
5/5  rDev +66.1%

Photo of jscheuf
5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Incredible hop aroma balanced by a fantastic malt bill. Hints of delicious tropical fruits hand picked by god himself. This beer is best aged 5 years in a climate controlled cellar for best results. 5/5!!!

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

Photo of dcove979
5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It won a blue ribbon.

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Photo of BusterFinn
5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

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5/5  rDev +66.1%

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5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The greatest beer at this price point.

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5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of beerlover1990
5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried it for the first time last night. It's great. I'd always heard bad things about it, but, I love it. My new favorite beer!

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Photo of LT2
5/5  rDev +66.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

PBR is the best domestic lager you can buy and it is $7.99 per 12er. Enough said.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
3.01 out of 5 based on 5,571 ratings.
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