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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1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

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2.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Good summer beer to mow the lawn or take to the lake. No off flavors. Light, crisp and refreshing. Much better than that crap bud, miller (though highlife is not terrible) and coor's is churning out. Plus that retro PBR can just looks so good...just trying to fill 250 characters now...

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1/5  rDev -65.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +28%

Photo of Slatetank
3.48/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked a six pack up at the new Giant beer section in east york. Enjoyed from a willybecker chilled.

The color is very pale golden apropos for the style with thick white cap which holds well with tiny bead and little lace. Nose is mostly sweet with a slight hint of grain and perhaps a tinge of spice if you try to find more when swirling. The feel is good with some spice and grain sweetness with malt body farily gentle and carbonation moderately high with clean finish.

This is a very standard yet pleasant American pale lager with slight adjunct sweetness but not so overboard that it infiltrates the taste completely it has a tinge of hop to balance the grain and slight yeast tinge in the taste. The finish is very clean and a crisp experience if every I had one. This is very good for the style and the overall value is high since this is the 2nd cheapest beer available at this location yet still is worth drinking.

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of Vixie
1.8/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a straw yellow color with a thick white head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving no lacing.

Very strong smell of corn, has a grain like smell that reminds me of the smell of the local grain processing facility here.

Pretty weak in the flavor department. I think if you boiled corn and rice together, then drank the water from it, it would taste similar to this. Has a bit of a metallic aftertaste.

Feel is basically water.

I guess if you had never had good beer before, this might appeal to you. Beers like this make me appreciate how much better craft and microbrews are.

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3.75/5  rDev +28%

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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +28%

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4/5  rDev +36.5%

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 Oz can poured into a pint glass

A- Pours very very light yellow, crystal clear a lots of visible carbonation. A soapy foamy head with average retention.

S- A nice crisp grainyness, a lot of pislner malt smell. A nice refreshing hop character to it. A traditional lager smell.

T- A low level of bitterness and very slight fruity hop character. Light malts with a sugary taste. mediocre flavor from the malts and lager characters.

M- Very light and honestly not refreshing or quenching . Drinks like carbonated water with a mineral aftertaste. Very little feel to it.

O- I like this better then most of the other big names but just like the other big name beers, its "meh" at best.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.27/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pabst Blue Ribbon...The ultimate party beer. Bought a 6 pack for $4.97 at my local Meijer. It basically looks like your average American beer, Smells the same, But has a better flavor. Pabst is probably the easiest " Cheap " beer to drink. And at less than $18 for a 30 pack, You really cannot go wrong with it unless you're an uptight Aristocratic beer reviewer, In which case you should probably avoid it. The taste simply reminds me of Labatt Blue, However with a slight grape aftertaste, And somewhat less smooth

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3/5  rDev +2.4%

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1.89/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

On tap in a pint at a dive bar, oh yeah. Pours a clear blonde with a small white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is corn and bread. Taste is exactly the same. Thin mouthfeel and sour aftertaste It sucks but still better than bud and miller crap..

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2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

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2/5  rDev -31.7%

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4/5  rDev +36.5%

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4/5  rDev +36.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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