RATINGS: 2522   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Cakes (416) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
You HAVE to be Kidding ME!! This is what those crack smoking yuppie college kids have been raving about for decades? This is the most OVERRATED beer in America! 22 oz glass off tap. Pours golden - No head -high carbonation means bland taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Alengrin (4826) - 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 (11681) - 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 (225) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Cut and paste all these mass produced beers would have a hard time telling any of them apart

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StoutBeerReviews (82) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2016
smoother and more mellow than highlife. kick ass considering the price and comparing to other shit macros. hail to the 30 case.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Samuel214 (774) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
En hinkable lager r en lager r en lager etc. Varken bttre eller smre n ngot annat i kategorin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
darren1775 (8) - - DEC 11, 2016 does not count
Yes, I am giving PBR a high rating, it is the king of the "Great for what it is" family. For my money the best domestic/macrobrew available in the US. My go-to for a backyard party, day at the beach or long weekend of drinking and hanging out. I dont give it a 3.8 compared to Sculpin IPA, but rather a 3.8 compared to Bud, Miller or Coors. A solid lawnmower beer with some character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
basaywhat (210) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2016
12 oz can. Not much depth of flavor, its thin bodied with a little bit of corn sweetness and light mouth feel. Refreshing and nice change of pace. Overall one of the better cheap beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rask0lnikov (955) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 18, 2016
500ml can. Pours golden yellow colour. Corn, metallic notes, sweetness, hints of malts in the aroma. Bit malty, watery at first. Slight sweetness, metallic notes in the middle. Bit malty, watery, slightly bitter finish. Light bodied, rather watery, high csrbonation. Nothing to say, really. Usual mass-produced lager. But not a good one. Even in this category.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
GarageBrewer80 (447) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2016
Flaska frn SB. Klar, gyllengul med ltt, vit skumkrona. Doft av rostad majs och vitt brd. Vattnig kropp med smak som doft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jury (248) - RUSSIA - NOV 8, 2016
Аромат ближе к слабому, вкус средний. В баню брать норм, легкое и хорошо освежае& Дата розлива 27.07.16. (Can 0,473/ 4,74%)

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