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National Bohemian Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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67
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407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 25.35%
Wants: 9
Gots: 40 | 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 TheKwameYeboah:
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4.5/5  rDev +58.5%

TheKwameYeboah, Jun 17, 2014
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Photo of passthatpurpyo
3.13/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

passthatpurpyo, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev +5.6%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Guden
2.85/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Guden, May 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +23.2%

Spotupfor3, Jun 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -12%

mjtiernan, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of elBecko
3/5  rDev +5.6%

elBecko, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of Brenden
2.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Brenden, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of jumpincrackbass
3.96/5  rDev +39.4%

jumpincrackbass, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of kgammell1
2.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

kgammell1, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

mdaschaf, Jul 27, 2011
Photo of ITK4ever
3.6/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

ITK4ever, May 12, 2006
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

LeeW, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

tdm168, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

NeroFiddled, Mar 09, 2004
Photo of Rootdog316
1.78/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Rootdog316, Sep 17, 2005
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

Bierleichen, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of rell
3.28/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

rell, Aug 29, 2007
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3/5  rDev +5.6%

For some reason, I smell hot dog from this beer..

3000rice, Sep 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -20.8%

avisong, Sep 07, 2014
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2/5  rDev -29.6%

skm, Dec 14, 2012
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BklynTerp, May 23, 2013
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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.