Blind tasting review
Pabst Blue Ribbon
Pabst Blue Ribbon

Family Pale Lager Style North American Lager
Country USA (IL) ABV 4.7%
Producer Pabst
Price $ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 40oz/1.18L bottle; 12oz/355ml, 16oz/473ml, 24oz/710ml can
Characteristics Refreshing

Overview Pabst is a classic example of a beer that through clever marketing managed to convert itself from a down-and-out US brand to the lifestyle drink of urban hipsters. The revolution seems to have started at Portland’s Lutz Tavern in the early 2000s. For more on the retro-chic revivial of Pabst, read Edward McClelland's excellent article on

Flavors and aromas We don’t see this beer winning many more World’s Fair prizes, but as a budget lager it holds its own in its price class, with perhaps a touch more hop character than similar offerings. It will doubtless remain a staple of “Dollar Pounder Nights” for years to come.
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