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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
536
Reviews:
159
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
24.41%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
133
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 536 |  Reviews: 159
Photo of cjgiant
2.76/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | 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 +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mason_Savoy
2.46/5  rDev -16.6%
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 +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sarkegan
5/5  rDev +69.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Schumatrix
2.19/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.41/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tgf17
2.81/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BubbleBobble
2.88/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -10.2%
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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Photo of Gr8ful_Ded
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BakaGaijin
2.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sokol_1993
2.44/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bright yellow with little head.
Skunky, a bit of adjunct malt taste and smell, and some hoppiness, but not that much.
Not that good. PBR is much better than this.

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Photo of KeyWestGator
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
3.34/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
2.8/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.15/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

At the 2016 Green Dragon Ball in Maryland, I was offered a nice beer at a reasonable price. It arrived from the tap a golden color with a small head, little nose and mild, pleasant taste. Perfect at the time!

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Photo of stevoj
2.73/5  rDev -7.5%
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 DerekP
3.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks as to be expected: golden hay colored brew with a slim white rim that sticks around. Not much to the nose. A touch of grains and hops, but very modest. Taste is mild, but pleasant and clean. Again, some grains and just enough hops to balance. An IPA fan would definitely consider this brew water-forward. The body is light-medium, and the beer is overall very easy to drink.

I've read other posts compare it to PBR and some even suggest that it might be the same brew, just with a different can. It's definitely similar, but lighter in body and flavor. I actually prefer this to PBR right now. It all depends on what I'm feeling at the time. Honestly, I could drink this all day.

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Photo of KingPurple
2/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hockey_Fan
2.56/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
2.95 out of 5 based on 536 ratings.
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