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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
5,639 Ratings
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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Ratings: 5,639 |  Reviews: 1,744
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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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4.76/5  rDev +61.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - This is a gold-colored beer, very clear, bright white head

Smell - Smells of typical American adjunct - seems to be some corn adjunct in there.

Taste - Excellent, goes down easy, perhaps slightly watery, but excellent taste and a very session-able beer.

Drinkability - Absolutely Excellent. You could drink these all day and never get sick of them.

This is an exceptional American beer. Holds up extremely well against Budweiser, Coors, Miller and the like. If I had to pick between Pabst and them, I would choose PBR every time - based on just the taste; add in that it's usually a few bucks cheaper - even better. If you have never had PBR, you need to try it. MADE IN AMERICA - UNION MADE.

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1.5/5  rDev -49%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As said before in other reviews... I judge this solely for what it is, an American Adjunct... that being said, this is a great beer when all you really want is a beer.. followed by another and so on.... light,crisp, refreshing,and it dosen't taste like that BMC swill.... Honestly, this is my go to beer when I need a break from all the great craft beers out there... It really puts me in sync with all the varieties available today...

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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2.3/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I remember drinking this a while back when i got into my phase of only drinking imported beer i knew nothing about and i thought heineken was the greatest..so anyways i bought this beer and thought wow! what a great american beer! fast forward to me experiencing what stone had to offer and i was hooked on hops! well needless to say my quest for great beer has been getting quite expensive so i decided i would drink on a budget last week so i picked up a 12 pack of pbr..for about the same price i pay for stones black ipa..the pbr tasted like shit! and i cant believe i ever drank..i wanna love it for nostalgias sake and to feel patriotic but it just isnt worth it!

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2.99/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Clear and Golden with a fairly thin head, typical of 'budget lagers.' Poured while rotating the glass and finished, like I said, with a poor carbonation.

Smell - nasty, stale antiseptic smell. Hits the nose with what I'd imagine to be the stench of an uncleaned beer bong at an abandoned frat house. In all seriousness, the smell is terrible.

Taste - Contrary to the smell, Pabst Blue Ribbon tastes pretty good. I knew it was "cheap" and therefor did not have high expectations, and yet I was surprised at the medium body and somewhat pleasant after taste. Kind of Dry, kind of grainy.

Drinkability - Goes down relatively smooth and surely beats other lagers in the price range.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 5,639 ratings
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