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:
#46,298
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
561
pDev:
24.56%
Bros Score:
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Photo of kylehay2004
2.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: half finger head on a very slightly hazy pale golden straw body.

S: sweet corn and grain. Very simple.

T: style macro lager sweet corn, plae malts and lightly musty grains. Aftertaste isn't too bad. Doesn't linger long.

S: Light body and very high carbonation. A little creamier than most.

Overall: other than the mouthfeel this is a standard adjunct lager. Very drinkable but not very special.

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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 spycow
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Knapp85
2.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Took this down a friends party, poured out clear yellow, soapy white head, grainy and corn-like aroma. The feel of the beer is about as standard as it can be, nothing special just a very easy going beer.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Every big city has one; their own cheap, plentiful, shamelessly promoted cheap beer. Baltimore has Natty Boh. As cheap beers go, this is one of the better ones out there. A nice crispness to the beer and some actual hops detected while you drink it, you can pick up 24 of these bad boys for $12-13. While it isn't special by any means, it isn't meant to be... it's a beer to drink on a hot night or to take advantage of the $1 special at the bar, and its delicious and refreshing. No frills, but above average for it's style.

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reminds me of my first homebrewed pilsner. I didn't drink much of that either. This beer is a bit muddy, but intriguing nevertheless. A dirty, bruised apple and peach, yeasty, confectionate sugar sweetness eminates in the aroma and flavor. Has a typical lager look with good head formation and retention. Body actually stood up a bit better than expected. an extra corn-sugar sweetness persists and leaves the body a bit heavier. Problematic is a heavy presence of buttererd popcorn, celery, and cooked vegetable flavors that was difficult to look past. As you could imagine, the finish had a thick lingering and left the mouth very slick and oily.

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

Photo of Boone757
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.02/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall creamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of lightly sweet corn adjuncts with just the faintest hints of grassy hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate of slightly sweet corn adjunct malts with just a touch of light fruit sweetness as well (peach + apple). Very light hints of grassy hops which impart a barely perceptible bitterness. Overall, lightly sweet.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly creamy.

O: Easy to drink and definitely sessionable - better than most of the other BMC products as it does not taste of preservatives.

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

Brewed at the Lion in Wilkes-Barre, PA. A retro classic! It pours a clear golden body beneath a creamy white head that fades quickly to an average collar and leaves only minimal spotty lacing about the glass. The nose displays sweetish malt and not much more; perhaps a subtle touch of yeasty sulphur. There are no noticeable hops. It's medium bodied, smooth, and crisp in the mouth. The flavor offers a lightly sweet and gently crisp maltiness with just a touch of yeasty fruitiness. It finishes short and drying with a touch of residual sweetness. An enjoyable and refreshing, basic American-style lager.

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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 billab914
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of REVZEB
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of atrocity
1.75/5  rDev -38.6%

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

CAN it be true?

This was the last of a six pack and I thought that it might be a good idea to get a review on file. It poured with a finger's worth of bone white head with lousy retention - it was disappearing as quickly as I could pour! The color was a crystal clear pale/straw yellow. The nose was on the sweet side, very lager-like, but with an underlying sugary smell at the same time. The mouthfeel was thin and watery and there was a faint sweetness on the tongue, but that was about it. The finish was unobtrusive, at best. This is truly a lawnmower beer. It would be nice and refreshing cold out of the cooler on a hot day, but beyond that, it was pretty nondescript.

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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 mendvicdog
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.25/5  rDev +14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a light, gold/straw color with a small fizzy head that is gone rather quickly. No real lacing either.

S: Not a ton going on, some sweet adjunct and light grain. Nothing off-putting though.

T: Not bad at all, for an adjunct at least. Some corn and light grainy malt, but again rather mild.

M: Light bodied with medium carbonation.

M: A sweet flavor lingers throughout. It's not craft but it'll do.

O: For the style, really not bad at all. Easy drinking and refreshing. A good substitute for the watery light lagers out there.

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Photo of Slatetank
2.76/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this can served chilled from the cooler, allowed to warm slightly.

A - pale gold straw with white now you see, there it is gone cap. visible carbonation is one of its qualities with small bead, no real lacing

S - A smell that is so mild that you only get a mild sweet adjunct aroma out of it, oh and maybe slight metallic husky graininess

M - The feel is pretty light with light sweet texture, a mellow diacetyl note w/ moderate carbonation and semi-clean finish

T - The taste is average it has a lot of similiarities to other adjunct lagers I have had - the flavor is ok, but as you taste it it drops out and when it warms it tastes almost like corn syrup with sweet taste overriding any true malt flavor

D - I was drinking this since I was with a group and it was offered, but I don't think I would purchase this personally. It is bland and there are too many canned options with way more flavor out there

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Photo of orangesol
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
2.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of tdm168
3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of SadMachine
2/5  rDev -29.8%

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