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:
#47,213
Reviews:
1,791
Ratings:
5,816
pDev:
25.26%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
89
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1,485
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Ratings: 5,816 |  Reviews: 1,791
Photo of Euphoria69
2/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of gmark
1.03/5  rDev -64.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hadn't had PBR is almost 30 years. Drank a ton of it in my youth, and had on my mind what a great beer it was. Until recently when I had one. Smell was worse than I remembered, but what stunned me was tasting it and thinking "what in the world is this crap!" An all around unpleasant taste that lingered far too long, and made me want to at least get a bud light to hopefully get rid of that taste. PBR makes Budweiser seem like a craft beer. I cant believe I used to drink this stuff, and I cant believe there are people who actually like it. Are their taste buds ruined?

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Photo of Dourrieu
3.55/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tdbraswell
3.97/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been a PBR fan since I was a kid after hearing Johnny Russell sing "Redneck White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer". However today I drink it because it just plain taste good.

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Photo of Alchemistbbc
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Have drank, will drink again.

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Photo of Bubbasdad23
4.84/5  rDev +65.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of coopdog1000
3.43/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.4/5  rDev +16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sometimes you make good decisions, sometimes you buy two tallboys of these at a poorly lit gas station. I guess you could make much worse choices.
Poured a crystal clear yellow color with a fluffy white head that quickly faded away. Only poured it for the sake of curiosity, just drink it from the can/bottle like you're supposed to. Smells and tastes grainy, malty and a touch of of hops in the back. Pretty nice actually, light and nearly watery but what do ya expect. Good enough for another six pack in my fridge.

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Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of estajoe
2.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Cholla
2.58/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Really tried to like this beer and just couldn’t. I see a lot of people drinking it and don’t understand the mass appeal. Might give it another chance down the road. But right now no thanks.

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Photo of Beerguy1990
5/5  rDev +70.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of matodowd
2.41/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Billybrewer
3.42/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This is my go to value beer. For me, it’s a nice year round brewski. I definitely prefer more complex microbrews, but, on a happy hour or low cash flow day I have no issue buying volumes of PBR. This beer has a nostalgia for me. I’ve drank it since i was 12 years old. And, while that’s not appropriate or recommended...that’s what PBR is to me. It’s part of me and there is no better mass brew on the market for me. You could say, it’s in my dna.

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Photo of OG_REDNECK
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

Great for hot dogs and burgers

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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

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 5,816 ratings