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: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured this one into a standard pint glass and the beer produces a good white crown of foam, and the he body is gold and clear.

In the aroma there is corn, grainy huskiness, metallic hops, and that dextrin kind of smell.

The taste is of cereal grain, tobacco, and a little corny.

Feels thin and crisp, leaves the palate moist

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3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Lazy Dog in Orange, California.

Listen, Raul be sick of people givin Pabst a bad rap cuz it's a "hipster beer." Whatever. I started drinking it ten years ago in high skool (before hipsters were invented) and it's legit.

It defi is not tha best, but it does give Bud, Coors, and Miller a spank in da ass. Don't expect excellence, just drank da damn thing n enjoy ur night. I always do.

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I actually don't mind PBR. It quickly went from the beer of lower class white folks to the mainstream hipsters or fraternity folks. It's has a crisp look and mouthfeel that actually comes across as somewhat sweeter than normal american pilsners. I prefer on draft and very cold as when it warms, it becomes pretty harsh. take it for what it is and that's a tailgating/beer pong beer but "free beer" rules still apply.

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Appearance - 2.5
Pours a centimetre of dense white foam which quickly receded to a thin layer over a clear, pale straw coloured body.

Smell - 3.0
Light aroma of corn, powdery husk and a trace of grassy hops.

Taste - 3.5
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Mouthfeel - 3.5
Light bodied and moderately carbonated.

Overall - 3.5
A fairly to-the-book adjunct lager with no nasty surprises.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.93 out of 5 with 5,778 ratings