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RATINGS: 2509   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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. Nature’s choicest products provide its prized flavor. Only the finest of hops and grains are used. Selected as America’s Best in 1893.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Out of a can. Very poor nose. Taste is nondescript at best. Cold summer day in hipsterville is the right time for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thekraut (3) - Nevada, USA - OCT 24, 2016 does not count
Pours a clear,light yellow that gives a 2-3 finger head. Light, sweet flavor that is carbonated. Gives the taste of corn and some hops. Taste stocks around a bit but not to strong. Overall, not a bad beer. It’s the go to cheap beer now.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - OCT 20, 2016
Pale watery golden with a white fast fading head. Aroma of foul bittering hops, taste of nothing but corn syrup, fake malts and guilt for drinking it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nonshaugen (464) - Fetsund, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2016
355 ml bottle. Clear, pale yellowish straw, thin head, low carbonation. Not much aroma, just a slight touch of pale malt. Mouthfeel is fizzy with an oily finish. Flavour is subdued citrus and caramel. Great beer on a hot day, refreshing like several dozens of other beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SvanteL (308) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2016
Ljusgul med vitt skum. I doften finns ljust bröd och en liten fruktighet. Smaken är lite söt av frukttoner och malt, inte mycket till beska men en aning citrus som fräschar upp det hela. Rätt fräsch, troligen bra iskall en varm somardag.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
CurlyJoe (14) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2016
Not bad for a beer-y beer. Clean and caramely with a bitter aroma. Light in colour. Reminds me of a Great Northern from Nth QLD.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bth122 (1499) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Can. Has decent flavor wit grain notes and light bread malts. Slight salt. Average carbonation. Light bodied. This is better than I remember. Not bad for the price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ken1 (1781) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
Aroma: Fruity and malty sweet. Flavour: Malty sweet with a fruity bitter finish. Colour: Golden amber with a white head.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roymullins (13) - - AUG 25, 2016
Just mowed the lawn. It is hot. Open the fridge. All the crafts seem to heavy... Time for a PBR. If one must have a macro- PBR is the only choice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1701) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 1B American Lager

AROMA: Sweet flaked maize and blonde grain. Light DMS. Generic macro lager scent is tolerable. 8/12

APPEARANCE: Clear golden color; effervescent. Large white foam mostly dissipates. 2/3

FLAVOR: Slightly sweet corn-forward palette akin to Corn Flakes or similar cereal. Light pale malt presence. No discernible hops. Slight metallic flavor at the finish; otherwise dry with a clean fermentation. No acetaldehyde. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light+ body; consistently crisp. Refreshing and quaffable. Almost no aftertaste. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: It’s on point for the style. Though not an amazing beer, it’s surprisingly not bad for an adjunct macro lager. 8/10


DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Larry_Duffman (386) - - AUG 16, 2016
I had it from the bottle. The taste is corn, cereal, and water. It was pretty crisp and refreshing. There wasn’t anything wrong with it. You could certainly do worse.

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