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RATINGS: 2397   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Since 2001, contract-brewed for Pabst Brewing (San Antonio), as Pabst no longer owns a brewery of its own.

http://www.pabstblueribbon.com

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.


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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2010
My favorite cheap beer. Itís great on a hot day after working outside or after youíve already had a few.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
CervezaCabeza (35) - Le Mans, FRANCE - MAR 6, 2015
Pours a clear gold color with a thick white head that quickly shrinks leaving minimal lacing. Aroma is aluminum. Not much flavor a little sweet corn, stale bread. Light mouthfeel easy to drink. Decent big brew lager I grew up on before the craft revolution took hold. Nostalgia keeps me buying when I'm on a budget. I think it's strange it has now become synonymous with hipsters and usually found next to the craft beers. We use to drink it because it was cheap not because it was cool.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
libertine (255) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Why do I drink PBRíS you ask. I still donít know. When I drank the skunk beer 30 years ago, I enjoyed it more than I do then can of corn it has become. I still buy it occasionally, but not as horribly good as the PBR;S I gulped down for a dollar a 22 oz Twenty five years ago.I suggest you down two or three of these over a Swanson turkey and mash potato dinner because their is nothing better than buttered corn with instant mashed potatoes cooked at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes in an oven.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NallePalle (184) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml. A smooth lager, not too carbonated, not too hoppy, still not anonymous. Really liked this.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rex_Remes (34) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - MAR 4, 2015
Chinese PBR. 11į, 4.3% ABV. Brewed in Guangdong. Ok color, medium-light yellow. Not much of a nose. A bit sweet, perfumey.. Minimal bitterness. Nothing really bad about the taste, just not much taste. Smooth and slippery on the palate. Would be a great beer on a hot day or if really really thirsty.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jamesewelch (108) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3oz pour at BJCP class

Aroma: light corn, no hops, apple, and slight hint of pepper

Appearance: pale straw, clear, white head

Taste: Corn-like falvor, sweet, subtle spicy (noble?) hops, clean and dry finish

Palate: light body, average carbonation, slight carbonic bite

Overall: Hard to believe that Iíve been drinking for more than 20 years and this is my first PBR (yes, Iíve had lots of other beer of this style but not PBR). A very clean lager with minimal hops and clean malts. Good example of the style, drinkable, but nothing that Iíd purchase if there were better alternatives. Overall, I donít think itís nearly as bad as everyone rates it because its a good beer for the style, just not a great beer compared to other styles.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (2416) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
This has almost 2400 ratings on RB, and today is the first time Iíve heard of it. 355ml bottle BB Aug 2015, 4.6%. Brewed in the US of A since 1844. Clear yellow, sparkling, small foamy white head leaves full lacing. Aroma is light and musty, cardboard box, new shoes, polish. Body is medium, quite foamy, some spritzy carbonation. Taste is very light - sodawater with boiled sweets, earth, potato peel and some solvent. Itís OK if you can see past the solvent.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
ruigo (1375) - PORTUGAL - FEB 20, 2015
A regular lager to go along with a meal with friends. Not much to point out on a rather simple beer.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
adamnowek (408) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2015
Run of the mill, but still better than most of its kind. Slightly metallic taste. No aroma.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cidertron (30) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
PBR is a decent light beer to have if there arenít any others. Itís quite lacking in flavor although it does pour similar to a Coors Light for color and carbonation.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
kevinator (1117) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Donít care if this beer is an icon. If youíre going to drink this type of beer there are definitely better options. No aroma with the occasional whiff of corn or cereal. Light golden and fizzy. Lightweight and heavily carbonated. Grassy and filler tasting. Like drinking Wonderbread.


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