PBR is brewed by the Pabst Brewing Company, located in Los Angeles, California. The beer is an Adjunct Lager, using large amounts of corn in the brewing process rather than all barley.
The beer pours a golden straw color with a thin foam capping it. This brew is super-clear with lots of bubbles rushing to the top of the cup. A thin film of bubbles on top of the beer stays around for a surprisingly long time for a macro brew. These bubbles clearly don't realize foam isn't cool anymore. They'll probably catch on long after most of the other bubbles have moved on to the next "in" thing.
PBR's aroma is very faint, but light malts and sour corn make up what odors can be smelled. To it's credit, the beer actually smells more like beer than other macros which tend to just smell like soda water.
|Hipsters only drink warm beer, they grab it before it's cool.|
The Adjunct Lager is medium-light bodied with a medium level of carbonation. There is a bit of a wateriness to the beer, though I'm not surprised. It does, however, finish extremely dry, just like the hipster sense of humor. There is an alcohol content of 4.74% ABV in the brew.
Pabst Blue Ribbon's flavor has plenty of sweet malt flavor. I'm surprised the beer finishes so dry with how sweet the flavor starts. There really aren't any hops flavors worth mentioning here. The large amount of corn used in the brewing of this Adjunct Lager is made clear by the pronounced, roasted corn flavor in the beer. In fact, this is the corniest tasting beer I've ever had. Don't hipsters know that the use of corn hasn't been "underground" since the early 2500 BC's?
Overall, PBR is actually a bit better than most American macro brews. The corn flavor can be a bit off-putting at first as it's so strong, but you eventually get used to it. I suppose if you're looking for a cheap, ok-tasting beer (or if you're a hipster), PBR isn't a terrible choice. I can only hope that hipsters eventually move on to local craft beer instead of this, but until then I'll keep blaming Frank Booth from Blue Velvet for causing my neighborhood to be inundated with PBR cans...
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(I would have rated it higher if it weren't so mainstream..)