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:
5,547
Reviews:
1,721
Avg:
3.01
pDev:
24.58%
 
 
Wants:
78
Gots:
1,322
For Trade:
2
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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

Photo of EMH73
2.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Being Canadian, this wasn't really on the radar until recently. I like it. Reminds me of a road trip I took thru the Midwest a number of years back.

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Photo of lawlmartz
1.47/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of phrimplepoot
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Started my beer career like any other kid. Coors light and whatnot. Time and experience led me to the craft brew world. Been turning my nose up at the popular domestics for decades now. Tried PBR for the first time a few days ago at the age of 44. Honestly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. The clarity is refreshing. The simple, unassuming balance is refreshing. Easy going without being too thin or grassy. I'm on kind of a PBR kick right now. Digging it!

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Photo of hopsonhopsonhops
2.18/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.15/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the large can, it pours a golden yellow color with a modest head that lasted longer than I expected. A good stream of bubbles continued to stream up from the bottom for a while. Some lacing. Light and bready in the nose. The mouth enjoys a light refreshing flavor- overall a very pleasant, unassuming beer.

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Photo of joemochas
3.53/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antg8989
3.36/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Better in a glass. Honestly, if you've tasted enough beers, for the price, you'll realize this isn't as bad as wannabe beer snobs would lead you to believe.

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Photo of Harrison8
2.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a wheat gold with just a hint of frost to it disrupting the otherwise stark clearness. Head foams up to three fingers in height and white in color when poured straight into the glass. Good head retention with little lacing left behind. Aroma is wheat, and lemon zest, as is the flavor profile. Easy to drink, and incredibly smooth. It has a sort of sugary, sweet quality to the flavor profile. Mouth feel is medium-thin and crisp. Overall, simple, and light, but delightfully crushable.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
2.69/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Enh....but I'll throw some down without shame.

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.09/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of IBUBrew
2.54/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CharlesK
1.11/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Photo of carmike813
2.85/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of NorthernLightsMN
2.19/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

You know, this was the first beer I EVER had, and for that reason, it holds a special place in my heart. It's not great - your typical cheap, watered-down, slightly grainy beer...but it's one you can throw back several times in a day and not feel too terrible. If given the choice between PBR, Natty Light, Bud, Keystone, and Miller, I'd choose PBR any day.

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Photo of ThatBandicoot
3.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer_Weeb
2.21/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of caburdette51
1.52/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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

Photo of Nichols33
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
3.01 out of 5 based on 5,547 ratings.
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