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National Bohemian Beer - Pabst Brewing Company

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National Bohemian BeerNational Bohemian Beer

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BA SCORE
67
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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 121
rAvg: 2.85
pDev: 25.26%
Wants: 8
Gots: 22 | 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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sneth019

Maryland

5/5  rDev +75.4%

06-15-2012 21:26:27 | More by sneth019
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tln13

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +75.4%

04-15-2012 23:43:34 | More by tln13
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TexasRedskinFan

Texas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2013 02:47:35 | More by TexasRedskinFan
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KushBreakfast

Maryland

5/5  rDev +75.4%

11-23-2011 02:16:14 | More by KushBreakfast
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will49wv

Maryland

5/5  rDev +75.4%

07-17-2013 12:53:36 | More by will49wv
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TheBlueWaffle

Maryland

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.

Serving type: can

05-14-2013 03:29:33 | More by TheBlueWaffle
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baltimorebeerman

Maryland

5/5  rDev +75.4%

07-03-2012 23:16:55 | More by baltimorebeerman
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pchep

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +75.4%

12-17-2011 00:00:24 | More by pchep
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Nattybrah123

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +66.7%

08-08-2012 16:49:15 | More by Nattybrah123
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TheKwameYeboah


4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

06-17-2014 19:21:06 | More by TheKwameYeboah
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BrandonB1978


4.5/5  rDev +57.9%

07-27-2014 15:49:20 | More by BrandonB1978
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freemone233

Virginia

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."

Serving type: can

11-29-2011 01:08:54 | More by freemone233
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DookDrinkyCrow

Maryland

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

Serving type: can

07-06-2009 21:05:56 | More by DookDrinkyCrow
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Mister_Falcon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +49.1%

04-14-2014 02:33:43 | More by Mister_Falcon
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WMEugene

Virginia

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.

Serving type: can

10-02-2011 23:54:31 | More by WMEugene
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dave00100

Vermont

4/5  rDev +40.4%

12-10-2011 18:08:07 | More by dave00100
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Windigo

Virginia

4/5  rDev +40.4%

11-28-2011 22:37:31 | More by Windigo
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SeannyOB


4/5  rDev +40.4%

01-03-2013 20:56:34 | More by SeannyOB
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udouche

Illinois

4/5  rDev +40.4%

12-14-2012 20:24:49 | More by udouche
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +40.4%

03-10-2012 16:26:01 | More by StaindProject86
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baltimoreboozer

Maryland

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.

Serving type: can

10-11-2011 01:08:11 | More by baltimoreboozer
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philaduffia

New York

4/5  rDev +40.4%

06-04-2013 02:16:09 | More by philaduffia
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Feel_the_Darkness

Virginia

4/5  rDev +40.4%

03-04-2014 19:45:29 | More by Feel_the_Darkness
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

National Bohemian has a thick, white head and a very clear, golden color. Aroma is what one expects from American-style adjunct lager- that beer smell. Also, it is highly carbonated. Taste is delightful, with a nice hop balance that is somewhat higher than others of its ilk. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Natty Boh finishes crisp and refreshing. For fans of regular beer, this will be a real treat. I loved it. It is NOT sold in Louisiana.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2010 18:20:00 | More by RonaldTheriot
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap in the Charm City. Who am I to resist. At John Stevens Ltd. to be exact.

A: Pale and fizzy, it's nothing to get excited about. The lager is translucent, nearly clear.

S: The nose is nondescript, adjuncty and sweet. Enough corn-like aromas to keep me around.

T: For an adjunct lager, this one is pretty damned good. Smooth and mild tasting, corn and pale malts do a nice job. Hops are mild, as are most aspects of the beer. Despite the mildness, I'd belly up to another pint or two, especially on an overly warm winter day like today. The finish, like the rest of the beer, lacks a redeeming characteristic, but I'm not disappointed at all.

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

D: On tap. In Baltimore. What more do I need? Oh yeah, happy hour pricing. A nice way to end the Belgian Beer day.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2011 00:49:37 | More by akorsak
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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
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