Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

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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: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 16 oz. can into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear piss-yellow with a half-finger white head, no lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Smells like the style, but nothing special at all. Corn and metal.

Taste: Reminds me of a less metallic Budweiser, which makes it more palatable, but still simply average. Light corn and water up front followed by a slight metallic taste. A tad bit of grassyness. Very average.

Mouthfeel: Thin and crisp, easy drinker, true to the style. Not much going on here.

Overall: Just an average Adjunct Lager, which is okay for me, as I do enjoy them to an extent.

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a. clear yellow with a thin white head which dissipates quickly. no lacing.

s. slighly metallic and grainy. college parties.

t. grainy with a bit of hop in the after taste.

m. watery and light. very refreshing no matter the season.

o. favorite of the yellow standard. a go to when i am simply in the mood to enjoy a good beer without having my taste buds challenged too much. even better because of the lack of awful gimmicks and hyper mass marketing. if only it were not so popular amongst hipsters i would be bolder about consuming in public. never shy in private though. quality.

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It tastes like bittering hops and a nice malt backbone. Not too much corn flavor to this one.

It's thin and highly carbonated.

Overall, in spite of the hipsers I like this beer. It's no Schlitz, but it's still a go to for affordability

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
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