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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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3/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +70.1%

Definitely the best AAL.
Runs rings around Budweiser yet remains cheaper.
It's the only AAL that has a crisp finish, no funky-off flavors.
Best drunken from the can or bottle.
If lack of money forces you to the adjunct section of the beer fridge, always go with PBR.

These kinds of beers need their own scaling system, reviewed in the context of what they are (cheaper alternatives to craft) My rating reflects my opinion of it within it's market. Also would be pretty cool to see this beer hitting the "okay" mark on BeerAdvocate (it deserves it)


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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

With all the sentimental reviews, plus it's popularity amongst the trendy, I decided to buy a can. Poured it into a glass. It pours a nice clear straw color with a foamy head and has good lacing. It tastes better than most AALs. But. It's a tad on the light side for me. If it had a richer flavor, I would have bolstered my rating.

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2.25/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.44/5  rDev +17%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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5/5  rDev +70.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +36.1%

Ole PBR don't get much love. Overall one of the best of the old time Americans. Most people don't give it its due simply because of the stigma that has been placed upon this legend. Get it cold and its hard to beat Ain't no namby pamby beer for sure

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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1.64/5  rDev -44.2%

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3.12/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +70.1%

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2.24/5  rDev -23.8%

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2/5  rDev -32%

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2.81/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pabst Blue Ribbon. One of the most cheapest and popular beer on the market.

You have that corny smell. The smell is not offensive.

The taste is like the smell. But on the finish it's terrible. And the after taste is not that great at all. Maybe is because of the agent than sleeman put in their pabst but hey it's drinkable and this is one of the best economic beer on the market.

Would I recommend it ? Sure, for the price u can t go wrong with that.

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3.24/5  rDev +10.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 5,654 ratings
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