Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,543
Reviews:
1,720
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
24.58%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
1,320
For Trade:
2
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Photo of timmy2b
3.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beermaster567459
4.66/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Tasting, cheap, not Natty lite so it good

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Photo of Dankacheese
3.44/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drink it up! No self respecting beer man can live without PBR coursing through your veins.

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Photo of Toynk
2.8/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bmaggot
2.8/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mwvman
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BellinghamBiker
2.7/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of zacnock
3.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pyrobedlam
2.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kiro
2.46/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sposter4
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Btip1969
2.5/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Pacioli1445
2.42/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of baldy00
3.25/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.31/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.32/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.17/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Riff
3.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow color with a healthy two plus finger white head that slowly fades. First smell was of corn, and floral notes, a little grass in the background. Taste isn't too bad, Sweet, a little almost wheat flavor, mild bitterness. Flavor lingers after the finish, hint of metallic taste but noticeable unless you're breaking down flavors. A little surprised, pretty solid beer right there.

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2.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Prager62
3.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A 24oz. can stamped MAY1517 on the bottom. Pouring in a PBR chalice glass for the review.

Look- Pours a pale and very transparent straw color leaving a few centimeters of white foam behind. It settles relatively quick to form a thin layer revealing a little lacing. Tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen surfacing through the super clean liquid.

Smell- Wet cornflakes, hay, mild floral esters and whole kernel corn.

Taste- Wet grass, corn, floral/perfume, yeast cake and a little sweet malt in the finish.

Feel- Crisp, clean and very light with a slight carbonation tingle.

Overall- A good beer for the style in the under appreciated and misunderstood landscape of American lagers. It's crisp and very clean drinking with a slight floral hop presence that offsets the malt and corn taste. I'm a fan of Schlitz Gusto, this isn't too far behind it in my opinion.

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Photo of stoopkidd
4.31/5  rDev +43.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Robertas
2.08/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of NickFry9
1.75/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of thommo_nk
3.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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2.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
3.01 out of 5 based on 5,543 ratings.
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