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 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pabst makes a good beer. Thought I'd sit down and actually review it to give it its fair dues.

Serving style : 12 oz bottle, poured for appearance

Appearance : Quickly receding fluffy 1-finger head with a light gold/straw colored body. I guess I could say it looks like pee, too. Transparent enough to read through but still looks like a good body.

Smell : Dirty corn, cooked cabbage, some faint citrus rind. Old rotten tomatoes, some fermented green grape. A little off-putting but a bit more extravagant than most american adjunct lagers.

Taste : Smooth, full-flavored, yummy. You can taste the dirty hops. At first try (tries) I have to admit I thought Pabst was pretty gross, but I've come to like it over time because it actually tastes like SOMETHING, rather than nothing OR just corn. It's got a woody flavor, a little peppery, heavy on sour grains, some floral hops that outweigh the malt just a tad, a bit of dirt, a pinch of hothouse tomato, corn, and just a touch of bitter green vegetable. Ends with a residual wet newspaper finish. I could sit here and try to adjudicate this beer all day, but really - it tastes like Pabst, pure and simple. its got its own thing going on. So yeah. Some oddities, but overall it's a satisfying lager.

Mouthfeel : Light-to-medium bodied, carbonated, wet, and smooth. Ends with a papery finish.

Overall : A good tasteful lager representative of its style. Some folks don't like it because it actually tastes like something, but I don't mind, even if some of the flavors are off-putting. On the right night this beer does good. On the wrong night it can possibly be a drain pour, unless you exclusively drink Pabst. It is a staple in my beer fridge and probably will be for a long time to come.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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