Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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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Photo of MikeAAL
4.22/5  rDev +44%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pabst Blue Ribbon is one of my favorite beers. It's a classic.

Pale yellow, straw color. Quite a bit of carbonation. A little bit of a head, dissipates quickly.

It smells a bit metallic, grainy and hops.

It tastes light, carbonated and has a very nice hoppy flavor. A nice amount of bitters.

Light, fizzy and flavorful.

Overall, one of my favorite beers. It's definatley up there.

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Photo of zzurn
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Photo of chickensaw
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of LaurensDeJong
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of nuclearmeg
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of TheConnMan
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of Treyliff
3.26/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-poured from a 16oz can. Pours with a pretty good size white fizzy head that quickly dissapears leaving some lively bubbles floating to the top. Crystal clear pale yellow in color.

S- light, sweet grainy malt with just a touch of grassy hop, clean

T- thin malt flavor, but way more than most adjuncts, it provides more of a grainy gritty taste, the only trace of hops is just a bit of grassiness, the finish is thin and dry, but leaves just a bit more grain

M- light bodied with lively medium carbonation, finishes pretty smooth

O- this is an adjunct lager, but compared to the others in its class, I think it's the best. More flavor and drinkability. Sometimes a light lager is needed, if that's the case, I'd choose PBR over the big three any day.

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Photo of pointone
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Evansbeer
3.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The classic look of the can is an appeal. The red, white and blue represent an age old american traditional beer. Tastes a little more skunky than an average American beverage. A good party beer because its the best cheap beer available (beats Natural Ice 10-1). A good beer to drink your fill from.

Recommended by a college student, and a patriot

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of dwtyler
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of boxedfood
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of fps_dean
3.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fairly generic North American beer. More grainy and tastes less like saltwater than most of your generic North American mass-brewed beers (Bud, Coors, Miller, etc), but still a very North American lager.

Not something I particularly crave, but I give this one a 3 overall because unlike other mass-brewed North American beers, PBR is actually cheap and drinkable.

I don't really drink so much that I'm going to shop based on price, but if I am having a large get together and need a large amount of beer, then PBR will save me a few dollars and satisfy your average beer drinker without breaking the bank.

It's also fairly refreshing on a hot summer day.

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Photo of eulerthegrape
3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

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5/5  rDev +70.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +53.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of CascadianDarkAle1
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Shotgunned from a 16 ounce Tallboy. Appearance is lacking due to method of consumption. A light, egg shell, off white head builds in my mouth, runs down my shirt and all over my face, lingering on my beard. Very pleasing. Aroma contains hints of aluminum, tap water, and sugar. Also vomit and pizza, but that may be due to the setting. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and frigid all around. Very hard to swallow due to sheer volume and flowing pressure. The taste is surprisingly non existent. Hints of light caramel malt are muted by the loud chanting of "Chug" in a vicious circle around me. The palate is frozen. The belly is full. Overall a solid lager, I will enjoy another in a few seconds.

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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 12.4% out of 100 with 5,606 ratings
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