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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464 Ratings
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Ratings: 464
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 25.44%
Wants: 11
Gots: 79 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2003

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Photo of puboflyons
2.9/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg, PA. Sampled on June 29 , 2015.

I has to drink it since it is not in my area and is one of those classic American beers from simpler times.

Yellow with a quick head diminishing.

Corn grits, toasted bread, and clean grassy hopped nose.

Light and refreshing body.

Simple toasted sweetness and clean dry finish just as I would expect from a beer like this.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.2/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; light gold in color; 1 finger moussy white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing; a lot of bubbles rising;

S: corn and light malt;

T: light malt; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated; moderately dry finish;

O: tastes better than it smells; in the world of adjunct lagers, this is a pretty good one;

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like a Pabst that sat in the hot sun for a couple of days. This one was a stomach turner. Not sure how this has become so popular in the Baltimore area, but not something I am interested in revisiting.

Will not purchase or drink again.

Photo of Yeoumans
2.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Cannot eat Chesapeake blues without a natty boh. Go Os

Photo of brpendergast85
1/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Really standard adjunct lager. Nothing that sets it apart from the worst of the bunch.

Photo of LexingtonBeer
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This one belongs next to the Budwisers and PBRs of the world. Perhaps the nostalgic local history makes it taste slightly better.

Photo of WallstreetB
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is my mandatory review

Photo of JefHarkay
1.16/5  rDev -59%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

I can only drink this when I'm really drunk, and that's when I realize I can't drink anymore because there's a foul taste in my mouth.

Photo of startreker
4.58/5  rDev +61.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

For all of the AAL`S Iv`e tried, I like this one the best! I`m not going to get technical in describing characteristics and so forth, no need to. I love how satisfying, and crisp and quenching this beer is! Nuff said!!!

Photo of MarkSansone
2.04/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Good old Natty Boh.........Not good, but not the worst.

Photo of WineGuy3000
3.1/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very quick review. This brew beats out almost any other adjunct lager on the market (at least for me).

Photo of Lettsgo3
2/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Born and raised in Baltimore and I know this beer is barely drinkable

Photo of jafrpavi
1.86/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

As a college student, it's been a popular pick-up for parties and for Marylanders for years. Something good for the regular folk. If you're looking for a bud light or Coors alternative, then Boh is the way to Goh!

Photo of Funky_Nuhgz
5/5  rDev +76.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A Baltimore classic. Amy Kanooski.

Photo of InVinoVeritas
3.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a fine example of an American Adjunct Lager (AAL). Granted AAL is far from my go to style, near the bottom in fact, however measured against style, this is a VERY good beer. For those keeping an open mind and not having the expectations this is something it's not, this is certainly worth a try!

Photo of rpbisaillon
1.4/5  rDev -50.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Typical bad, yet refreshing and drinkable, adjunct with a little bit of a funny taste in the nose. Nothing to see here.

Photo of gopens44
1.28/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

So I thought "why the hell not?" While at the Green Turtle in Annapolis. Ended up with a glass of fizzy yellow water that mayvor may not have contained corn byproduct at some point in time. Needless to say, this is a boring, bland beer that apparently has niche hipstrt appeal. Go figure.

Photo of Bitterbill
3.88/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I got 4 cans from the generous RA. Thanks dude!

Best before March 2, 2015 on the bottom of the can.

It pours the crystal clearest of pale gold with what ends up being a fine broken layer of foam.

There's sweetish malt and grain in the smell with a hit of a bitter note or 2.

The taste is sweetish malt, corn/grain/ with a hint of a bitter note or 2. :^)

Almost at the US defined Session Beer at 4.6%, I'd take this over the few other AALs that linger in the stores around town that include BMC(old name of course) and non BMC.

Photo of tork1645
2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Actually fairly decent for what it is. theres a little hoppiness accompanying the normal macro corn flavors, but is not cloying. I cant drink much of it before Im sick of it, but that goes for pretty much every domestic lager. Better than most & a sixer takes me down memory lane every now & then

Photo of Assmacker
3.72/5  rDev +31.4%

Feeling generous with the rating but it deserves it. I hate the city of Baltimore and their Criminal football team but "oh boy what a beer." I love me a cheap light novelty beer, and I always drink natty bo from 16 oz pounder cans. Ratings are earned through finesse rather than impress. You get what you pay for for, excellent sip to sip value. No bs here this is a smooth beer that is refreshing on a hot day or after work. Goes great with some Maryland blue crab.

Photo of Dartswizard
3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

Not a bad brew, when served cold it is quite refreshing.
I am arn IPA drinker, so to me its kinda bland, but quite refreshing when served cold on a hot summers day.

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.54/5  rDev +25.1%

Thanks 302BeerGuy (Kev)!

Appearance (3.5) : pours a pale straw color with a decent amount of head.

Aroma : (3.25) Nail polish remover, barley heads, grain, oily hop. Some faint fermented fruit notes as well.

Taste : (3.75) Super refreshing. The malted grain notes come out immediately and ends with a slightly hopped bite. The nail polish remover (alcohol) is in the taste somewhat, but much much less than the nose. After awhile I realize this tastes so much like Pabst but with less dirt/earth and more nail polish.

Mouthfeel (3) : Light bodied, carbonated, crisp.

Overall (3.54) : The label says it was made in WI. I think it's still Pabst made though? Anyways, this lager tastes paerrrrty good! It's a good pair for food and a night on the couch watching The Office. Love the one eyed guy on the label, and I wish they made it up here. Nice stuff! Back to the couch...

Photo of Silverback24
3/5  rDev +6%

Refreshing on a hot summer day, at a Nascar race or a tailgate.

Photo of 3000rice
3/5  rDev +6%

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

Photo of demonspeed
3/5  rDev +6%

Best served in an Old Bay-rimmed glass.

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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 464 ratings.