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: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Labled as ”Export” at 4.5 % ABV. Brewed in Milwaukee.

The colour is straw yellow (4 EBC), the liquid is clear. The four finger head is white and airy. It sinks rather quickly leaving no lacing.

The smell is a bit sweet with artificial bitter hints. Quite a lot of French loaf.

The taste is surprisingly light. Some hints of almonds and marzipan. Perhaps some alcohol and a very delicate sweetness. Low body. The aftertaste is mild, almost nonexistent. I get some fragile bitterness and a hint of marzipan when I really force my taste buds.

The carbonation is strong; the bubbles large and sharp. The liquid is surprisingly smooth given how light this beer is.

Well. It isn’t much flavour here, but on the other hand there are on off-flavours either.

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Straw yellow, foam turns to a few islands. Good lacing.

Corn, sugar, breadiness - all subdued.

No key elements here. Like a watered down malt liquor, grain, corn, sugar and alcohol.

Lots of carbonation, light mouthfeel, ABV tastes stronger than 4.74.

Pretty dang terrible - even for just occasional use.

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I've had beer on the World Beer Tour & many great brews, but Pabst Blue Ribbon will always be my favorite beer. It's full of a yummy crisp taste with only the finest of hops & grains with a patriotic appearance, a genuine decent price in liquor establishments & when you drink it you can feel the pride of Milwaukee in your mouth.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 5,716 ratings