Friday, August 19, 2016

PBR Pabst Blue Ribbon (2016 re-re-review)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20ChadPolenz (1671) - 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.

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