Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) | Pabst Brewing Company

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR)
5,623 Ratings
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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Photo of Sharkophile
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My favorite adjunct lager, even though I'm not a hipster.

A: Poured from can into a pint glass. Clear yellow with a big white head that actually has some retention.

S: Smells like malt and corn but can also smell hops! A huge plus.

T: Pretty sweet with malt and corn flavors and a very decent hoppiness that finishes the beer off.

M: Creamy carbonation to fit the light body.

O: For what it is, it's pretty damn good. Noticable hops and a good body give PBR the edge over BMC.

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Photo of GossageBrewery
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Poured this American Adjunct Lager from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Poured a clear straw color, produced a average white head, retention was poor and lacing was minimal. The aroma has a slight hint of sweet malted grain and some grassy hops. Light in body, this lager is smooth and easy to drink. There is some slight flavor of malted grain and a suggestion that hops were used in the brewing process. At the end of the day, this is an adjunct lager- no better, no worse. It's very average and it easily rivals Budweiser/Miller/Coors, in fact, i think it tastes better. It will do in a pinch. Prost!

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Photo of Sdesenberg
3.33/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look, it's a hell of a lot better than most AAL's, it's dirt cheap (about $13 dollars a 30 pack), and it's the beer of my people. It's what my dad drinks. It's the first beer I ever tasted in my life. Its great ice cold on a hot summer day, or with ice crystals in the bottom of a 40 while ice fishing. What's not to love?!?

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Photo of BMBeerhead
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BigCheese
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of phrobi
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of godmare
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of livewire05
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of rbthuffman
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of iamnotadude
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of joshlindquist
4/5  rDev +36.1%

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1/5  rDev -66%

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of jminch
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Antnyd82
2.5/5  rDev -15%

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2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of AWS2111
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of antique
2.5/5  rDev -15%

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of buckyp
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of MrKennedy
3.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from Purvis Beer, poured into a Mikkeller tulip.

Real light golden colour, very clear appearance, nearly to the point where i could read my calendar through it! White head of foam that depletes too fast.

Smell starts out as corn then evolves into rice runnings. Then a clean, dry grain smell emerges.

Tastes of grain, with some corn backing. Little bit of a hop finish. Later on the flavour of white-rice runnings emerges.

Mouthfeel is decent, the hop finish adds a bit of interest. Moderate body.

I've had plenty worse, especially for the style. Decent enough adjunct.

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Photo of KimenTshom
1.5/5  rDev -49%

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of FievelGoesWest
4/5  rDev +36.1%

Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 5,623 ratings
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