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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,600
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
561
pDev:
24.56%
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Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of sozz2
2.13/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of shreead
2.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

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 AlpacaAlpaca
2.97/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Stevedore
2.03/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

12oz can, served in a pint glass. I've had this multiple times out of the can and it's never been particularly decent, not even halfway. I finally poured this one in a glass at home. It opens up the beer some; it's a light straw yellow body, one finger white head, splotchy lacing. Smell is dab of honey, lots of grain and freshly baked biscuit. Flavour follows, not particularly complex, but it's very drinkable with a bit of flavour to it, but not a ton. Mouthfeel is lighter, watery, but reasonably thirst-quenching. A fairly unexciting beer to pour in a glass when I don't want to think about the beer I'm drinking. And that's what I'm doing with the rest of the six pack I picked up.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Reverend-Nolan
3.66/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbuddha
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Botulizard
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 SkipZ
2.16/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

This beer poured a crystal clear, extra light golden body with pure white, soda pop style fizzy head that lasts for about 3 seconds and leaves no trace. This beer has hardly any smell or taste. Maybe a little lemon and toasted cracker but you really have to hunt for it long after the swallow. Not a terrible beer because there is no off putting flavors but its exceptionally boring, even for a modest priced macro. The only things this beer has going for it are the sharply crisp mouthfeel that would certainly satisfy on a hot day and the relatively cheap price tag. I'll praise it for not having the typical, synthetic and gelatinous mouthfeel of most macros. Nothing special to see here but it won't offend anyone at a big party of a mixed crowd. Meh+.

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Photo of bigbellysailor
3.22/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of acurtis
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 RaginBowener
2.27/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of TylerGray27
2.99/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KAP1356
2.49/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GrandpaGeorg
2.65/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

It's cold and it's beer. That said, it's also a Maryland institution and something that goes well with crabs. Definitely not much to look at in the glass (pale yellow with white head), spritzy carbonation and a very subtle biscuity taste with a hint of bitter hops. Frankly, as "cheap" macros go, this is one I'd pick out of a lineup. It's worth trying. And if you can find a specialty can (e.g., Orioles), even better!

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.5/5  rDev +57.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tpeters
3.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of IdrisAnderson
3.86/5  rDev +35.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 561 ratings