National Bohemian Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pabst Brewing Company
California, United States
pabstbrewingco.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.28%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,374
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
575
pDev:
24.56%
 
 
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24
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148
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Reviews: 173 | Ratings: 575
Reviews by VaterRoss:
Photo of VaterRoss
3.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz can into becker, BB OCT1512

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow (looks like a cider) with a small fluffy white head that quickly diminishes to a skim. Nice consistent bubbling thanks to glass' nucleation point. Smell is light and sweet, very similar to a flavorful light beer (think Coors light), definitely some corn in this one. Taste is light and watery and somewhat sweet. Barely any hops at all. Tastes like a light beer, again, not much going on the the taste, wet grain and corn dominate but with a bit more biscuit than you normally see in an American adjunct. Mouthfeel is high carb and med/low weight.

This is better than PBR, and the faint biscuit notes make it a bit more interesting than your average macro. And its cheap. Despite these positives this is yet another cheap mass produced beer that fails to excite me.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of stevoj
2.73/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Brought this back from East Coast, haven't rated, although it was one of my go to beers in my youth. Initial corny, vegetable smell gives way to a normal, although bland, taste. And then nothing, not even a finish. Decent mouth feel rescues this from a less than honorable rating. Here's to days gone by!

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Photo of lastmango
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ok, have not had this in 20 years, easy. Daughter from Raleigh surprised me in western PA with a cube. I am doing this for nostalgia as I am an old Bawlmore kid . . . don't 'cha know Hon? Nattie Boh was part of my family . . . grandparents playing cards . . . crab feasts on the Bay . . . the O's games . . . etc. Probably the first beer I ever had at the age of 5 . . . Just a sip . . . father's side was Irish . . . Mother's side was German. :)

Poured a very light straw color with 1 finger head that disappeared quickly. Light lacing. Aroma is almost non-existent. Very light malt. Taste? Just a slight taste of malt and biscuit. Hops? Oh . . . hops . . . where are you? And yet, eating a dog at the O's game or eating steamed crabs brings out the best of this beer. But only if it is ice cold. Did I say that? Here's to my grandparents card games with me on Nana's lap . . . crab feasts and kegs . . . Brooks Robinson, a steamed dog, Memorial Stadium's "Give that fan a contract" (I have one) and Mr. Boh! BTW . . . My rating is biased.

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Photo of jafrpavi
1.86/5  rDev -34.7%
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!

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Photo of JefHarkay
1.16/5  rDev -59.3%
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.

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.53/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This showed up at the Food Lion for about six months several years back. I had always wanted to try this regional favorite, and it was pretty much as expected: Not fabulous, but a good AAL that would probably go down nicely at cookouts, etc.

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Photo of sevywonder
3.51/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

You can really only get it in Maryland, so a lot of folks wax poetic about how this beer tastes like home or about its prominence relative to Baltimore and especially the O's. It tastes like field parties from when I was "21," so the nostalgia is certainly there.

That being said, at $15 for a cube, it does exactly what it's supposed to. Easy to drink when cold; reminiscent of a sweeter, bubblier PBR. Goes well with crabs, cookouts, and/or Baltimore sports.

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Photo of startreker
4.58/5  rDev +60.7%
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!!!

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Photo of CuriousMonk
3.65/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review #300. This Natty Boh beer is special to me as I usually have it before the Orioles baseball game where they sell tall cans cheap - ~$2 to $3. Good times. National Bohemian has a thick, white head and a very clear golden appearance. Carbonation is high. Aroma is faint, but what one would expect from an American-style adjunct lager- that beer smell. Taste is delightful, with a nice hop balance; hop character is a bit more pronounced than others in this style category. Mouth-feel is light and watery. Natty Boh finishes crisp and refreshing. Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer and I usually reserve it for pre-baseball tailgating in Baltimore. Natty-Boh, baby!

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Photo of JOldewurtel
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Merkur
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of hozersr
2.58/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of firedwarftj
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.54/5  rDev +24.2%

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...

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Photo of Crossmd
3.3/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured 40 degree Fahrenheit into a Stella stemglass. No born date.

Pours a lucid straw color with a fizzy bright white head that falls out quickly. No lacing to speak of.

Smells of some corn and very faint hops.

Taste is really close to non-existent. Corn and a tough of hops.

Mouthfeel is a smooth, even, if highly effervescent spreading over the palate. Actually enjoyable.

Overall, tasteless but smooth. Very tolerable.

76.

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Photo of BakaGaijin
2.92/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of robusn
4.6/5  rDev +61.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CTHomer
3.2/5  rDev +12.3%
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;

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Photo of DuffDaddy
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of Vogt52
2.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of bmur112
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of thomda11
3.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Poor scores across the board, except for the "overall" category which I gave a 5. My reasoning has nothing to do with beer. The Ravens have won every playoff game (including the Super Bowl) in which I drank Natty Boh; therefore, overall, the beer is outstanding.

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Photo of MrWinky
2.87/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap for my first time last night at Nacho Mama's in Canton, Baltimore. Its back in kegs after 15 years! I don't consider it a great beer or anything, but if you live here in Bmore chances are you like and or have some sort of affection for it. I hated it when I was young and I would always spend the money to try new craft brews, but after years of overlooking it I came back and now its an easy go-to beer.

A. Thinly yellow looking with a surprisingly creamy head that held up for quite some time.

S. To me it had this intriguing really faint almost vanilla note that I found interesting and had never noticed pouring it from a bottle.

T. Same old beer of the working man taste...faint grain, corn, and basically one-note at best. You can just tell that no money was really spent making it.

M. Thin and watery

D. Easy to drink and perfect for crab feasts or long days at the beach where a bigger beer (basically any other) may do you in.

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Photo of Pigs
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this beer. I like Baltimore. I like Camden Yards. I like to drink this beer when in Baltimore and maybe even at Camden Yards watching the Red Sox whoopin' some robin birds. Good beer, great logo. Ice cold, gimme gimme, yum yum. If not in Baltimore and I can find it wherever I live, I like to drink 'em and watch The Wire and perhaps listen to J. Roddy Walston & The Business.

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Photo of nimrod979
2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

20th Anniversary Camden Yards can. Badass. 16oz. Poured into a Natty Boh pint. This will probably be a short review since there's not too much to this beer.

Appearance: Clear straw yellow. Fizzy white one finger head. that fades quickly to a ring along the top of the glass.

Aroma: Adjunct corn. Very light grassy hops.

Taste: Basically same as aroma. Minimal pale malt and hop characteristic.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Moderate carbonation. Pretty drinkable, very crisp. Pretty much the official beer you should drink at O's games. Tastes better and cheaper than your usual macros.

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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 575 ratings