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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Appearance - Pours a crystal clear, pale yellow with a white, finger width head. Retention is poor and produces a thin, semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Ahh, the sweet smell of american lager. Sweet grainy malts and a grassy hop.

Taste - Tastes of corn and barley. Sweet, with only faint notes of grassy hop to give it a touch of balance. Finishes somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel - Light in body, with an expected lifeless, fizzy carbonation.

Overall - I don't understand the revival this beer has had, especially amongst the hipster crowd. It's no better or different than any other dirt cheap american lager. In fact I taste no difference between this and Natural Light.... just another reason to hate the hipster movement.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
3.01 out of 5 based on 5,568 ratings.
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