Pabst Blue Ribbon review

1 03 2005

Mark A writes up a great review of some Pabst Blue Ribbon someone left over at his party…

This is a “crisp, clean” beer, which is a euphemism indicating that it has almost no flavor whatsoever. The back-taste is a bit disturbing, hinting lightly of skunk cabbage and Wonder Bread. It’s possible that the carbonation was due to the fermentation process, but I can’t escape the nagging suspicion that it was added just before canning with an infuser.

For some inexplicable reason, this beer comes in 16 ounce cans, rather than 12 ounce bottles. One theory is that Milwaukee, being situated on a Great Lake and being surrounded by bogs, had extra water that it needed to get rid of. Nonetheless, there is very little hint of swamp, indicating that some decent filtering happened.

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