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: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

From a can poured into a tulip glass. (Why the heck not?)

A: Light gold, straw color. An agressive pour yields a two finger soapy head. Quickly dissipates to thin ring around the glass. No lacing and very little carbonation rising up the glass.

S: Sweet and ricey. Not much else

T: Like the nose. Sweet and ricey. Adjuncts dominate. Nothing in the way of hop flavors. Finishes with a faint skunkiness, but not so much that it is appalling.
Taste seems to get worse as it warms, musty drink this one cold (i.e. fast or in a good koozie.)

M: Thin and watery. Carbonation is light. High, high drinkability.

O: Not a fan of the style, but for the style it is good and is one of my preferred American Adjuncts. A great fishing and summer-time beer. Cannot beat the price; much better then many other beers of the style that cost much more. Of course I will return to this one. Again, for the style it's a good showing.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) from Pabst Brewing Company
3.01 out of 5 based on 5,515 ratings.
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