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National Bohemian Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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2.85/5
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550 Ratings
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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:
#44,682
Reviews:
164
Ratings:
550
pDev:
24.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 550 |  Reviews: 164
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 tugdriver7
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

Photo of cjgiant
2.82/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

On tap:
Pours straight golden and crystal clear. White foam is lasting, a nice AAL look.

Nose isn't bad for an AAL either. There's a very light sweetness and a standard light bitterness of dry grass. Not strong, but not absent.

Very light carbonation but a smooth feel overall. Taste is sweet with I'm guessing corn, but not much malt flavor or body. What could be grass bitterness decides it's not worth the effort in this beer.

Easy to drink because there's just not much there. The sweetness is relative to the dearth of other flavors.

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Photo of evostudios12
3.02/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mason_Savoy
2.46/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It was usually the cheapest beer in a bottle when I was in college and a step up in quality from the other swill we'd subject ourselves to. But it's not a good beer. No real smell, feels ok in the mouth, and a flavor that produces a mild grimace.

The logo appears to be the Pringles chips man in 3/4 profile. That's the most noteworthy thing about this beer.

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

Photo of sarkegan
5/5  rDev +75.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Schumatrix
2.19/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.41/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rpcarr17
2.81/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BubbleBobble
2.88/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear straw appearance, two fingers of white head that quickly dissipates. Looks, smells, and acts as expected of any other American lager. Maybe slightly sweeter and not as corny as a Miller, and lacking the aggressive seltzer-like carbonation of a Coors Light. In no ways objectionable.

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Photo of dwillie733
2.65/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

For an inexpensive lager ($8.99 for 12 12 oz bottles in Baltimore), not a bad beer for the price. Taste is a little light, basically a Bud or Miller style beer. For a party, will do just fine.

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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 550 ratings
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