Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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Photo of yeastlovehoppiness_greg
2.67/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Really light color. Couple shades darker than dark lemonade. very light, not so pleasant smell like water and flour. Taste is watery with that kind of wheat flour taste. Kind of a sour after taste. Not really a good beer but it gets the job done. Not the worst beer out there. there isnt really much of a mouth feel.

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Photo of RichJamz
3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of DezBos
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

not a bad beer. there's a reason its been around since the 1800s. refreshing and light but has some flavor. unfortunately, i've read that it now contains GMO corn and GMO corn syrup so i may have to shelve it until they change their ingredients, otherwise, it was good drinking you.

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Photo of Dreamer
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of nkoletti
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Kahlstrom
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +57.8%

2/5  rDev -33.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

Photo of BeerZack
2.14/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Smells kinda like cheap stale beer and water. A bit of a sweet and sour thing also. Pretty neutral flavor. A bit sweeter up front, but then a hit of sour/gross and a big bite of carbonation come in and scrub the palate to the finish. Stale beer, water and infected cider are the only flavor descriptors I can think of. Short, but not very pleasant finish keeps me cringing till the end. This one might actually be better in the glass than it is out of the can. So many beers in this category get away with just being inoffensive and flavorless, but PBR doesn't quite pull that off for me.

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3.25/5  rDev +8%

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1.75/5  rDev -41.9%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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3/5  rDev -0.3%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
3.01 out of 5 based on 5,547 ratings.
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