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Since 2001, contract-brewed for Pabst Brewing (San Antonio), as Pabst no longer owns a brewery of its own.


Established in Milwaukee in 1844, this is the original Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. Natureís choicest products provide its prized flavor. Only the finest of hops and grains are used. Selected as Americaís Best in 1893.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
joejames (42) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Pours straw yellow. Lots of carbonation. Taste of corn, so slightly bitter. Very light bodied. Not a lot here but not as bad as most TV beers Iíve tried.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chad9976 (1083) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2014
I poured a 24oz can into a 1-liter boot stein. I had a best before date of 3/24/14 and cost $1.67 ($0.07 per ounce).

Appearance: Transparent yellow hue with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a large, bright white, foamy head which laces and retains rather well.

Smell: Strong corn aroma, plus a general graininess and dirty scent. Not aggressively repulsive.

Taste: Pabst Blue Ribbon is a beer with a reputation to say the least. Itís generally considered one of the foulest of the major macro lagers, though some people swear itís actually pretty good and will opt for this over a BMC product. I donít drink it that often, though Iíd probably fall into the latter category. While there really isnít anything to truly enjoy about this brew, the fact remains itís more of a lame beer than a bad one.

It begins with a noticeable tang sensation of corn and metal or just some kind of dirty beer. At least at first. After a few swigs that flavor seems to recede and it turns into a generic fizzy yellow adjunct lager palette. Corn is, not surprisingly, the most dominate and only real flavor component to be found here. Thereís maybe a hint of sweetness through the middle and finish, but otherwise itís just overtly bland and boring. There really isnít anything unique about PBR, so I donít understand where the hate (or ironic love) comes from.

Drinkability: Though highly effervescent to the eye, the mouthfeel to Pabst Blue Ribbon is actually quite thin and calm. It has a watery texture which means itís easy to gulp down and carbonation doesnít act as a distraction. The finish is almost completely clean with just a hint of starch or general dryness, though I wouldnít consider it refreshing at all. Iím surprised itís as heavy as 5% ABV since it drinks like something a little lighter. There should be a little more character at least.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Connor66 (23) - - FEB 16, 2014
Cold this is a great tasting beer and a good thirst quencher. Good taste and great look ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Niller (435) - Hammel, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle from Fakta, Hammel. Light yellow color with a white head. Sweet taste of malt, hops, corn. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KoNrRiI (389) - Ňrhus, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
0.355 bottle. Pale, yellow color and a small, white head disappearing instantly. Sweet aroma of syrup, corn, straw, and some pale malts. Taste is just as sweet and hackneyed with corn syrup and grains dominating. Light body, thin texture, and lively carbonation. Finish is a bit drier than the rest but not dry enough to provide respite from the sweetened taste. Overall the beer is tacky and trite, nothing worth attention.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Idiosynkrasie (3249) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 14, 2014
355ml bottle [4.6% abv]. Clear, pale golden colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Strawy, grainy, corny aroma. Taste is monotonous, close to water, slightly grainy and bitter, completely without rough edges, filtered to absolute (main-)streamline. Nevertheless not fully without taste. America has gone a long way since 1893...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
A average beer for a average price. If you are going to buy crap beer then why spend a lot of money? If you donít have a lot of money then this is good.Too many chemicals here, itís a hang over maker

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Brilliant clarity, fluffy white head. The aroma is subtle corn, fruity-strawberry,apple. The flavor is subtle as well, corn, slightly pilsner malt, floral hops. Very light in flavor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
renffisch (723) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2014
Got given one of those at the 2014 Super Bowl while watching it in San Diego, this must be the American version of carling.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Belcher110db (1) - USA - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
Not bad for the bowling-alley domestics of yesteryear. One thing for certain: Youíre guaranteed a blue ribbon at any belching contest after drinking this. BAAAAAAARRRRRPP!

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