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Pabst Blue Ribbon Light | Pabst Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.19%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-29-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,696
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
127
pDev:
31.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Pabst Blue Ribbon Light.

Ahhh yes, this is quite comical. Never even knew there was a light version of good ole PBR. Drank about ten thousand regular ones on my college days. Friend came over with a mixed thirty of " who knows what " out of his now deceased grandfathers basement. Not even sure if this stuff is brewed anymore. Oh well, for the sake of experimentation!.

Look - Surprisingly deep yellow with a big frothy white head that pops and splats like soap bubbles. Carbonation is fairly high as expected. Head actually retained quite well and left a bit of lacing to my shock. 3.5.

Smell - Grains are on high much like its older brother. Adjuncts are clearly apparent though do not lead the way which is always a plus. A bit of an alcoholic smell despite the low ABV. 3.

Taste - Bit fresh bready grain ordeal going on right from the get go. Adjuncts fall to the back end and you're met with that slight grape flavor Pabst is typically famous for. Must admit, it tastes exactly like its big brother. Even if this beer is old it has held up quite well. 3.5.

Feel - The body is as watery and smooth as ever with a massive dosage of carbonation. Feels thin, even for a light lager. 2.75.

Overall - I'm honesty more impressed than my score may lead you to believe. I will admit I have and always will have a soft spot for PBR and they managed to pack the majority of big brothers flavor and all aspects into a little brother version. Cannot complain a bit . 3.5

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This is ridicuolous, I hope the russians can sleep well knowing they took over and ruined the last good thing we had. I have one, and have not drank it out of principle.

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Good beer if you're planning on drinking more than a few. Not too harsh, good alcohol content, decent flavor.

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Pabst Blue Ribbon Light from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.5 out of 5 with 127 ratings
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