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National Premium - National Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

22 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 8.76%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
National Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lionking on 09-21-2012)
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Reviews by Beerwolf666:
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Beerwolf666

Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -4.5%

National Premium is a Pretty Decent Beer,I Used to drink swimming pools full of this stuff way back in the day,and it seems they have not changed the recipe much since then,still a Nice, Dry, Crisp Beer with a bit more Hop taste than your Average American Macro Brews,Unfortunately the 6pack I bought was not Fresh @ all, and actually was quite old [ almost 6 months old in fact] which is too bad,because I can Imagine Fresh,it is quite Good,and on tap,extremely Good!
Pours out a Golden pale yellow color and looks pretty much like any other American Macro Lager.
I Like the fact that you can Taste a bit of Hops with this Beer,it's not a Hoppy beer by any means,but next to say a Bud,or Coors,you can actually tell they brewed it with some Hops..lol;)
I Would say National Premium is a cut above most American Macro Brews,and if I could find it Fresh all the time,probably would become one of my GO2 Macro Lagers,which I Really like to drink when I am having a BBQ,Party/or just want to drink some good ole American Lager Beer ~Cheers and Peace2All.

10-31-2013 20:37:08 | More by Beerwolf666
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kgammell1

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

11-29-2013 05:25:11 | More by kgammell1
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a pale yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grains, some malts. Taste is crisp, grains, kind of mild, just a slight hint of hops. Feels light in the mouth and overall is kind of lacking in flavor, a mediocre beer.

11-01-2012 21:05:35 | More by tone77
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tugdriver7

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev +1.2%

Saw the display near the back of the beer section of the store. Like mgk302, I was also drawn to the National Brewing Company nostalgia and thought it would be fun to try. My perception of taste was likely raised because I *wanted* it to taste good. Figured, if nothing else, it would be a decent crab or deck BBQ beer. Nice clear gold in the glass with about 1/2 inch of pale yellow foam on top that quickly began to drop. Sparkling carbonation (like a champagne) with a light fruity hops scent in the nose. Initial taste was surprisingly fruity, a bit of sweet citrus hops. Not bad, but not really what I expected. Calling it a pale lager I figured there would be a bit more pine or spice, and a malty body. But this tastes like the brewers are catering to the growing "Blue Moon" segment of beer drinkers. Even so, it was really quite refreshing and, though definitely not something you would drink by itself and celebrate as a "craft" beer, I'd say it's a leg up on all macros and something I'd like to try on tap--especially with food. Not bad. And really fresh, given its "local" production.

10-19-2012 02:48:17 | More by tugdriver7
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sludgy

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

12-16-2012 15:05:53 | More by sludgy
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.79/5  rDev +14.5%

National Premium has a medium, off-white head and a clean, somewhat bubbly golden appearance, with minimal lacing. The aroma is rich and full- deep, pungent barley malt and piney hops. Taste is of these, but with an unfortunate paper back taste. There is a pleasant hop bitterness in the under taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and National Premium finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is very good.

RJT

07-07-2013 15:34:25 | More by RonaldTheriot
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.4%

04-24-2013 22:59:59 | More by mendvicdog
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Cook82

Maryland

3/5  rDev -9.4%

06-14-2014 22:47:01 | More by Cook82
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

03-07-2013 00:54:46 | More by random846
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mgk302


3.28/5  rDev -0.9%

This beer is produced by Fordham Brewing Company Dover, DE and reintroduced after some time off the market. As the label says: It is a "pale dry beer", Established 1936 is brewed of finest grains and flavored with hand picked imported hops, brought to you in brown bottles to protect the beer from light and is served best at approximately thirty eight degrees temperature. I am not a beer connoisseur yet but I decided to review this "local brew" (I am from Delaware) but I have tried a lot of beers from all over the world from State Line liquors and being you can only buy it in Maryland as of now and the fact it was in the local newspapers recently I couldn't help but review it as soon as I saw it appear on BA. This one tastes like an old school macro beer National Bohemian) crossed with a micro brew/ fresh hops taste. The nostalgia / history attached to it makes me like it more than the taste alone yet very drinkable. Best of both worlds- micro with a macro twist. Has bottling date stamped on. Pretty simple labeling- can tell it's "new". check this one out for it's local history.

10-16-2012 04:35:10 | More by mgk302
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RHB33

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

06-17-2014 21:41:40 | More by RHB33
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

07-12-2014 20:41:27 | More by khargro2
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Boone757

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

08-04-2013 21:07:02 | More by Boone757
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302BeerGuy

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

06-21-2014 02:33:24 | More by 302BeerGuy
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lionking

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Poured from a bottle into a six inch national premium glass. Full 2-3 finger head in the glass. Nice bubble action in the glass.

A grassy nose with a bitter hoppy taste. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, Overall a very different beer than the typcial beer today. Not the typical macro beer, nor the typcial malty craft lager. More suble than that. Bitter taste vs more typical sweet lager.

09-21-2012 16:30:54 | More by lionking
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jtw004

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev +7.6%

No reviewed needed. This is Natty Bo on steriods. If you ever thought "man I love Natty Bo, if only it was better" you would have this.

Great beer your a backyard BBQ when it is warm out.

Usually I give a full review for a beer . This one is just very easy and anyone who knows about National Bohemian knows this already

11-07-2013 01:10:49 | More by jtw004
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-26-2013 14:29:48 | More by duceswild
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LouieBreschi

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

09-28-2013 22:45:30 | More by LouieBreschi
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duff247

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

02-25-2013 01:34:14 | More by duff247
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

09-01-2013 15:39:16 | More by stephenjmoore
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

10-20-2013 04:50:02 | More by oriolesfan4
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Ccsimon5

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

08-12-2014 02:36:53 | More by Ccsimon5
National Premium from National Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.