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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
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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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look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Perhaps the most pathetic, i.e. wimpy, beer I have ever witnessed. The color was golden fair enough, but the head was thin soapy and died quickly. Despite the bubbles that lined the glass, the beer gave a very stale, boring appearance.

The scent was relatively weak with some adjunct like qualities. Corny and metallic it was not particularly pleasant.

The taste was corny adjunct as well but it lost the metallic tone. It appeared to be well carbonated and gave an easy crisp feel. I had PBR in a can months ago and found it much better than this. I may try it again and reassess.

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: 1/2 inch head, gold in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: grass, straw, and adjuncts

Taste: corn, straw, and adjuncts

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, light bodied, nice mix of sweet and bitter

Overall: Above average clean American adjunct lager..Probably better than Coors and Miller, but I still prefer Schaeffer or Bud in this style. A nice end of the night beer.

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a thin white head.

S: Mostly grain, some malt, and a trace of hops.

T: Typical watered down grain beer with a little more flavor than your average American lager.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body.

O: Classic American watered down lager just heads above the rest.

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3.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz can into a perfect pint glass.

A - Clear straw gold with a large fluffy, but short lived, white head. Lots of streaming bubbles.

S - Sweet malts, corn, slight grassy hops. Not offensive, but very subtle/neutral.

T - Bready malt, light toasted grain, corn syrup, and a hint of grassy hops. Overall rather sweet, but there is a faint hop bitterness that kicks in towards the finish.

M - Relatively smooth, very light body (but not as watery as other adjunct lagers). High carbonation, crisp and refreshing.

O - This a decent 'bargain' lager that tends to beat out the other mainstream competitors. It's light on flavor with a thin body, but it's a great cheap year-round session beer to pick up when spending is tight.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 5,637 ratings
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