RATINGS: 2529   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. Natures choicest products provide its prized flavor. Only the finest of hops and grains are used. Selected as Americas Best in 1893.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUN 6, 2014
Cest certain que si on compare la Pabst avec une Hill Farmstead, elle va manger une mchante vole! Mais si on la compare avec des bires de sa catgorie, cest dire avec des lagers peu dispendieuses, elle se dmarque selon moi. Oui, a gote les crales bas de gamme et il ny a pratiquement aucune profondeur, mais elle est aussi exempte de dfauts souvent prsents. Elle cache bien son alcool, se boit extrmement bien, et na aucune saveur particulirement dsagrable. mon avis, une trs bonne lager commerciale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
sonnycheeba (5673) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Can. Pours clear pale yellow. Aroma and flavor are corn, pale malt, faint floral notes, and some funk. Light body.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
rastrix (1) - Szczecin, POLAND - FEB 25, 2017 does not count
One pint can bought in Polish supermarket. 4.6% ABV, 10.8 BLG. Weak malty aroma with hint of sow thistle. Clear with light straw color. Head vanishes after 20 seconds. Taste... What taste? I was pretty sure that there must have been an error in canning process and somehow my can was filled with water. It is easy to drink... I guess. Overall it is a good beer for someone who hates taste of beer and prefers slightly malted water with little bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jampura (167) - FINLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Heininen, kuiva ja ehk peruskauppalageria karvaampi. Ihan raikas ja piristv.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drsordr (2536) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2017
He he. Just saw Ive never rated this. Draft to pint at Pikes pour clear straw yellow with large foamy white head. Nose crystal malt and light skunk. Taste light sweet crystal malt up front, then strong grain and adjunct. Heck, $6 for a pitcher.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (7350) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle at Lone Wolf; clear yellow pour with a creamy white head, aroma had lager malty action, taste had corn, skunky malt, not fucken bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oldfartdrummer (2) - Lawton, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2017 does not count
An American beer that tastes great when very cold and still has a "bite" to it! This beer is NOT for the beer snobs out there.....

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
mabuzzer (687) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2017
12oz can. Clear and golden with virtually no head. Aroma is funky chemicals. Flavour is sweet corn syrup. Not good in any way.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (4923) - BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2017
Standard pale lagers came into being in the U.S. in the second half of the 19th century as a result of the entrepreneurial efforts of German immigrants, who had quickly picked up on this originally Czech beer style - thus being co-responsible for the rapid spread of the style throughout the world; this is one of those originals, a contemporary of Budweiser, Schlitz and others. May or may not have won an award in Chicago in 1893 - historical documentation seems to fall short - but whatever the case, it grew to huge popularity in the 20th century and, due to takeovers and clever marketing, remained a staple of industrial American brewing till this very day. Loose and bubbly, off-white head, quickly dissolving in the middle but well-retaining on the edges albeit thinly so; cristal clear pale yellow golden robe with hardly any visible fizz, looking as stereotypical as it gets for the style. Aroma of sweaty grains, industrial soap, cat pee, melting rubber (quite sharply sulfuric at first but fading after a while), the overcooked odour of pasteurization, glue, wet rice paper, margarine, corn flour, plastic - nothing very natural, so to speak. Neutral onset as can be expected, sweetish corn and sharper grains, bit papery in the middle, cereally and a tad margarine-like (as in: buttery but in a very industrial manner), with carbonation that remains on the soft side for this style. Both plastic-like and - to a somewhat lesser extent - metallic flavors are added in the middle, but the corn flour factor actually manages to become a little bit bready and doughy in the finish, which is probably the only redeeming factor here; otherwise this beer goes down in a neutral, metallic and totally bland way, watery even due to the total lack of hops. Your average American adjunct lager, with a little more body (or in fact a little more corn creaminess) than that mournfully thin MGD or even Bud, so in this respect not the worst weapon of choice for those who have no other intention than to drink gallons of the least offensive - and cheapest - alcoholic drink they can find, though the aroma remained downright offensive to me. This beer seems to have a kind of cult following in much the same way as Heineken has in the Netherlands or Jupiler in Belgium - clearly the result of clever marketing. With all due respects for the respectable age of this brand, this is very obviously one of those beers the craft breweries acted against in the late 20th century - so in a sense, we owe the current beer revolution, sweeping the whole civilized world in a way I could never have foreseen when I started taking beer seriously, to bland industrial rubbish like this. Glad I got the chance to study it this closely as it is only very scarcely available in Europe, big thanks Ster for bringing me this bottle (bottled in the Milwaukee plant, one of six plants that make it) all the way from America!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Stuu666 (11980) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 19, 2017
Keg at the Guildford arms. Pours clear golden, nose is grainy, floral, lemon, taste is similar, grassy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ronritter (347) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Cut and paste all these mass produced beers would have a hard time telling any of them apart

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