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:
544
Reviews:
161
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
24.41%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
136
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 544 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of RaginBowener
2.27/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Golfontap
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TylerGray27
2.99/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KAP1356
2.49/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tugdriver7
2.65/5  rDev -10.2%
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 +52.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tpeters
3.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of IdrisAnderson
3.86/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
2.82/5  rDev -4.4%
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 +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

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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
2.95 out of 5 based on 544 ratings.
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