Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
BA SCORE
2.93/5
Poor
5,683 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#45,051
Reviews:
1,753
Ratings:
5,683
pDev:
25.26%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
84
Gots:
1,406
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
View: Beers
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 5,683 |  Reviews: 1,753
Photo of Jeffayling
2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of uuoo33
2.14/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smells rusty

12 characters

Photo of scottlivesey
2.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a beer of my youth. had some last summer for the first time in over 20 years. it has a very light refreshing flavor, quite good with a gooey cheeseburger or pizza. I like it best cold. it is nothing special, just a good basic beer.

 236 characters

Photo of UncleVarg
2.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JasonLWest
3.13/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rmarquardt17
3.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopsnScotch987
2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of IckyT2012
2.55/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheIPAHunter
2.22/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of 12ozfan
2.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.36/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.95/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Eric_Forman
1.76/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On draft from a local bar. Poured into a mug. The color is straw yellow with a nice off white head of foam. The aroma was really faint. The taste was nothing special but did have just a hint of hops in the background. It was not overly watery. The feel was smooth and crisp. Very refreshing. Over all a really good choice for cheap beer that won't leave a dent in your wallet or a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach after a few. I would highly recommend PBR.

 463 characters

Photo of Z2thet
3.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
2.54/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of snapon70
3.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nooutlet
2.03/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The very first BEER I ever tasted..... Takes me back.... As it also makes a comeback.... Bought a 30 pack for the holidays! Actually like it...

143 characters

Photo of sb17
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Keeling
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of R11415
3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of arr3388
3.22/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BAHartman
2.58/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of StormWilliamPriester95
1.78/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Not amazing but drinkable

25 characters

Photo of fhowe523
2.03/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DexSherm89
3.18/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 5,683 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.