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National Bohemian Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
67
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407 Ratings
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Ratings: 407
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 25.26%
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2003)
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5/5  rDev +75.4%

sneth019, Jun 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +75.4%

tln13, Apr 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

National Bohemian is what I think about when I think about Maryland. I lived in North Beach, MD for a while. I had never ever heard of this beer before (and never seen it anywhere else since). It is a very regional beer.
Basically this beer is no different than Pabst, Stroh's, Original Schlitz or any other light bodied American beer. It's really unremarkable. It's clean and crisp. You can drink 25 of them easy if they are cold. But this beer is so very regional and so hard to find anywhere else (or even anyone who has heard of it) that it goes with the occasion. This is a memory beer so to speak.

If you ever find yourself in Maryland, you must have this with a steamer. This beer goes perfectly with crabs. When I think about Maryland, I think about National Bohemian and Old Bay malt vinegar French fries....

Maryland, crabs, Redskins games and National Bohemian... Great times.

TexasRedskinFan, Aug 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +75.4%

KushBreakfast, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +75.4%

will49wv, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of TheBlueWaffle
5/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you have lived or even been to Baltimore in the last few decades you have heard of Natty Boh. Unfortunately it is not made here any more, but the tradition and pride of this beer lives on. No matter who you ask in Maryland, they will tell you that Boh is a go to choice for good times when wallets are tight or not.Cheap has nothing to do with the love for this beer, (although it helps), it is the tradition. Long live Natty Boh and the memories it has made!

This is Baltimore baby! Crabs and Boh, it doesn't get much better.

TheBlueWaffle, May 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +75.4%

baltimorebeerman, Jul 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +75.4%

cschoenbauer, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +75.4%

pchep, Dec 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +66.7%

Nattybrah123, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

TheKwameYeboah, Jun 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

BrandonB1978, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of freemone233
4.47/5  rDev +56.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love the Boh, plain and simple! Natty Boh, please don't go, I'll drive to and fro, so you can go, into my stomach below! A wonderful beverage from America's past that has surpassed potential extinction and emerged unscathed to "The Bright Side."

freemone233, Nov 29, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

"From the Land of Pleasant Living."

Natty Boh is one of my all time favorites.

True, it does taste "light", but after all that is on the can..."patiently aged to a smooth, light, superior taste.

light golden pour, sweet corn smell, crisp and smooth with noticeable carbonation

The best part about it; Affordable.
$5.99 for a 12 pack

DookDrinkyCrow, Jul 06, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

Mister_Falcon, Apr 14, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured this Baltimore legend from a can into a regular pint glass. I'm a generation removed from Baltimore, so I can at least claim a little nostalgic place for Mr. Boh. By the way, this is graded to style.

A - Straw/blonde color. A little bubbly, but light head retention and thin-looking. Considering this is an adjunct lager, it looks like it should.

S - Yeast, a little sweet in the nose. A pleasant smell for this type of lager

T - Light malts, some adjunct (corn perhaps?). Very mild and pleasant flavors, though with just a tinge of bitterness in the finish (which is actually quite nice).

M - Thin-bodied and refreshing. Carbonation level is fine and a pleasant aftertaste.

O - For what it is, Natty Boh is one of my favorite cheap adjuncts. It's refreshing and doesn't have any off flavors to it. As long as you keep the style in mind, Natty Boh is definitely worth your time. Too bad I can't get it in VA (though MD is a short drive), but Natty Boh will be my go-to when I want a lawnmower beer.

WMEugene, Oct 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

dave00100, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

Windigo, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

SeannyOB, Jan 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

udouche, Dec 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

StaindProject86, Mar 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic. A necessity for anyone visiting downtown Baltimore for the first time. Cannot beat Natty Boh when you are looking for a satisfying, cheap beer in Maryland. While it will not please those who strictly drink craft beers, I will take a Natty Boh over any other similar Macrolager any day of the week.

baltimoreboozer, Oct 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

BigKrall, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

philaduffia, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +40.4%

Feel_the_Darkness, Mar 04, 2014
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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 407 ratings.