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National Bohemian Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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67
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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.28% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2003)
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev +8.1%

12 oz can was poured into a mug.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Pretty straight forward here folks. Sweet and bready malts with some grassy hops. Lots of malts and corn characteristics.

Taste: Same as above. Quantity over quality here. Tingly and grassy hops. Cereal malts in there too

Mouthfeel: Too drinkable, light, low to medium carbonation, and pretty basic.

Overall: Better than most in this category. Got the can from a friend who is from Baltimore. I guess it id there state beer. Very drinkable, but basic.

06-16-2013 03:57:32 | More by Flounder57
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passthatpurpyo

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev +9.8%

Ahhh Natty Boh - my Hometown Hero.

Enjoyed this out of a pint glass at home in Baltimore, MD.

A: Golden with a thin white head that quickly clears.

S: Not much aroma here. Faint scent of grains and malt.

T: Corn, malt, and mild hops.

M: Medium carbonation, not too bad, not too good

O: Refreshing yet gritty, it's Baltimore in a can. Nuff said.

11-28-2011 02:05:05 | More by passthatpurpyo
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +5.3%

11-25-2011 22:11:56 | More by TimoP
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Guden

Maryland

2.85/5  rDev 0%

A- Pours with a big head that falls into a nice rocky one finger layer with some lacing. Almost no carbonation bubbles coming through but other than that looks like most adjunct lagers with just a shade darker coloring.

S- Corn sweetness and a bit of metallic off aroma, I want to like it but I can't.

T- Certainly better than the smell with no metallic off taste and only a small amount of corn. Definitely some sweetness and no hops to balance it, but not the worst.

M- Less thin and watery and also with lighter carbonation than most in the style. This one feels a bit more like a beer than the tonic water.

D- Not a very good beer. If you're in Baltimore you might be obligated to have one, outside of that it's not much better than your standard lager past the looks and mouthfeel.

05-29-2011 00:00:27 | More by Guden
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +5.3%

08-19-2014 22:35:45 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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Spotupfor3


3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

06-19-2012 00:42:12 | More by Spotupfor3
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mjtiernan

New York

2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

10-10-2012 02:48:20 | More by mjtiernan
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elBecko

Kentucky

3/5  rDev +5.3%

03-20-2012 23:33:17 | More by elBecko
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TheKwameYeboah


4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

06-17-2014 19:21:06 | More by TheKwameYeboah
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Brenden

Ohio

2.9/5  rDev +1.8%

I had the version brewed specifically for the Baltimore Orioles in ther tall boy.

Clear bright gold in color, it looks like any adjunct I've ever had, though not as pale as some. The white head is small, frothy, and moderately lasting. Left on top of the beer for most of the duration is a foam that leaves some spotting.
There are some fruity esters in the aroma with some yeast and grains as well as an odd, softer sort of sweetness along with green apple skin. Pale malts make a decent base.
The flavor has a bit more corny husk, but otherwise the pale malts, grains, and fruity esters are all here. There seems to be some diacetyl, and it's a little too strongly vegetal.
The feel is okay; it's got the crispness and is reasonably clean in its appropriately light body, without too much slickness threatening.

09-20-2013 18:15:52 | More by Brenden
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jumpincrackbass


3.96/5  rDev +38.9%

08-16-2014 23:32:03 | More by jumpincrackbass
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kgammell1

Maryland

2.71/5  rDev -4.9%

Served on tap at Buffalo Wild Wings.

A: Looks like piss. Thin, yellow color.

S: Smells slightly malty, maybe a little skunky and sour.

T: Actually, this is not that bad at all. Clean, biscuity and malty. Not what I was expecting. Tastes crisp and refreshing.

M: Bubbly, soda like feel. Not unpleasant given the crispness of the taste.

O: Not half bad, can't say that I don't like it. As a Maryland resident, Natty Boh is a requirement. Watching sports and eating wings at BDubs certainly aided the drinking of this beer. If I were to sit down and drink this in a blind taste test I certainly would not be impressed. Nevertheless, there are beers for different atmospheres and this is great for Redskins & Wizards games. Better than BMC for sure.

06-03-2014 15:44:41 | More by kgammell1
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.3/5  rDev +15.8%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a light, gold/straw color with a small fizzy head that is gone rather quickly. No real lacing either.

S: Not a ton going on, some sweet adjunct and light grain. Nothing off-putting though.

T: Not bad at all, for an adjunct at least. Some corn and light grainy malt, but again rather mild.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

M: A sweet flavor lingers throughout. It's not craft but it'll do.

O: For the style, really not bad at all. Easy drinking and refreshing. A good substitute for the watery light lagers out there.

07-27-2011 14:18:01 | More by mdaschaf
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ITK4ever

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +26.3%

Oh, oh, Mr. Boh....

From the stank of the treatment plant in Dundalk, to the freshly manured fields in Hereford....from the cross-eyed beauties in Rising Sun, to the same in Arbutus. All aroun' Balmer, hon. Goin' to see the O's....looking for my Natty Boh's.

Crabs and Boh....the two biggest reasons to come to Balmer. Not that I'm biased, but this is the best macro out there. Clean, crisp, perfect compliment to Old Bay.

It's gotta be from a bottle though. Pours yellow, normal macro color, with a thin white head. Rice and corn on the nose. Don't let this beer get warm or you can actually smell the Dundalk treatment plant. Watery with loads of carbonation. Great lawmower quality.

A real thirstquencer that I always keep in stock. Sometimes it's hard to find bottles though because popularity among the masses has skyrocketed around here.

05-12-2006 15:56:43 | More by ITK4ever
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LeeW

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

03-04-2014 19:28:44 | More by LeeW
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev +5.3%

10-03-2013 20:50:00 | More by tdm168
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +5.3%

Brewed at the Lion in Wilkes-Barre, PA. A retro classic! It pours a clear golden body beneath a creamy white head that fades quickly to an average collar and leaves only minimal spotty lacing about the glass. The nose displays sweetish malt and not much more; perhaps a subtle touch of yeasty sulphur. There are no noticeable hops. It's medium bodied, smooth, and crisp in the mouth. The flavor offers a lightly sweet and gently crisp maltiness with just a touch of yeasty fruitiness. It finishes short and drying with a touch of residual sweetness. An enjoyable and refreshing, basic American-style lager.

03-09-2004 23:13:48 | More by NeroFiddled
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Rootdog316

Virginia

1.78/5  rDev -37.5%

Watered down piss color with a rocky white head. Metallic corn aroma. Corn taste, watery, glad this was freezing cold. Not exactly what I'd call a goo dbeer. Had it for the first time just last night, and I think it is quite safe to say that it will be the last time I ever have it again.

09-17-2005 20:08:27 | More by Rootdog316
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Bierleichen

Maryland

2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

08-27-2014 01:25:45 | More by Bierleichen
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rell

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev +15.1%

National Bohemian seems to be a college norm - at least where I am, and frankly, not reviewing it would do the beer wrong.

Boh is not a classy beer - yes, it's (originally) from the land of pleasant living, but a 12 pack should only run you about 5 bucks.

The pour is generic - it's the normal yellow goldish tone with a slight head. The smell is the weakest part of the beer, it leaves you asking for something better.

The taste is good for a canned beer (in my situation) and definitely makes up for the smell. Mouthfeel is about the same.

It's drinkability is actually pretty good. If you're like me, you do a "3 in 3" because the drink goes down so easily - 3 beers in 3 minutes. Ah, the college days.

Overall: This is a classic college-esque beer. Don't expect much more out of it.

08-29-2007 02:08:50 | More by rell
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skm

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -29.8%

12-14-2012 01:49:05 | More by skm
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

08-11-2013 11:29:36 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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BklynTerp

New York

3.25/5  rDev +14%

05-23-2013 22:22:27 | More by BklynTerp
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DOCRW

Washington

1.25/5  rDev -56.1%

02-23-2014 20:26:45 | More by DOCRW
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +33.7%

Appearance, yeah it looks great in the can - no way am I pouring this into a glass! Smells very clean, a bit of hops and carbonic acid and maybe the slightest impression of malt, but it does smell a tad sugary. Starts off wanting to have a taste, then there is a bit of a hop bite in the middle before the (mostly clean) stinging carbonic finish. Doesn't sound too appetizing, but for the category it's a winner.

07-04-2013 05:05:35 | More by BeerZack
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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
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