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 johnnnniee
2.87/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Someone broke out a bottle of this fine elixir, after I didn't care what I was drinking. Pale yellow light malt light hop light cereal, actually not all that horrible just needs more flavor.

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Photo of kwjd
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redgorillabreath
2.47/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

There's nothing "bad" about this one, but nothing to bring me back either. I think this is one you drink for sentimental reasons.

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Photo of Foyle
3.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can at Boxcar Bar + Arcade in Raleigh

First time I have ever tried Natty Boh. Flavor, appearance, and aroma are all standard for an American Style Lager. Highly enjoyable for what it is. Glad to finally add it to my list of beers tasted.

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Photo of Noooddle
2.86/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tastebeer
1.9/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Great with crabs when you are drinking a lot of beer

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Photo of ions
3.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AaronNQ
2.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Resuin
2.81/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Myotus
2.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Poured at 41°F from a 12oz can (best before 02May16) into a Pilsner glass. Consumed on 21Apr16.
LOOK: A fingers worth of porous, white foam is formed once poured. This foam head dissipates into a quarter fingers worth within 35 seconds. Straw yellow in color. There is an abundance of both small and medium-sized rising bubbles. Lacing is moderate in quantity and thick.
SMELL: Mild aromas of biscuits and sweet bread clash with subtle corn, spicy hop, earthy hop, and neutral-scented hand soap aromas.
TASTE: Mild biscuit flavors first caress the palate resulting in a beer that is pleasant at first. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. Subtle corn and sweet bread flavors immediately follow to give way to that infamous Adjunct Lager flavor that us crafties love to hate. Subtle spicy hop flavors along with hints of soap finish off this brew as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: The thickness of the beer is somewhere between full and medium-bodied. Carbonation is moderate. The beer goes down somewhat smooth. And like most of this style, it goes down crisp (about the only positive aspect here).
NOTE: Not that bad of a Macro. It definitely beats Bud and Coors. I can see how some people with underdeveloped taste palates might actually enjoy this.

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Photo of brobbable
2.93/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It's solid. Tastes like a beer. Good for when you want something different, but dont feel like a craft beer. 8 dollars and some change for a 12 pack cant be beat!

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Photo of hophugger
3.03/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mynie
3.16/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a twelver of this once and apparently never reviewed it. I remember it tasting okay but then getting sour as the beer warms, similar to Pabst or the old-ish, pre-Gusto Schlitz. Now I'm spending a night in Baltimore so I might as well have some again.

16 ounce tallboy that doesn't expire for 10 weeks, so presumably this is quite fresh. Smells solid and smooth: adjunct cereal and minimal hops. Tastes... nice and smooth, actually. Kinda like Coors Heavy. Similar sharp finish to Pabst and maybe Hamm's, but without the lingering sourness that can drag down both of those beers.

Totally okay.

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Photo of hdf561
3.05/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Have had several times but this review specifically in a 16oz can at The Green Turtle in Washington DC.

This beer is just good, it's not complex or anything it is smooth tastes good and is like a PBR but better. Mostly a Baltimore Maryland beer and regional offering.

Good tailgater but heavier than a light beer

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Photo of gvhockey
3.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

baltimore's finest!

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DL2449
4.25/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Blind buy, and glad I did. I can't add anything to what's already been detailed but know that it's a straightforward, no-nonsense old style beer and if that's what you're looking for, it'll satisfy. Tastes like you'd expect but a bit better than most big names do (at least to my limited palate). Best of all, it's the closest thing I've found out here on the east coast to my favorite, the St. Louis area's Stag...both are simple, clean, unpretentious and very satisfying. NB tastes uncannily close to Stag, which probably figures since both are now ultimately Pabst products. Could be the same dang beer for all I know, or care. Anyway, I like NB and will be buying it again.

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Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rbodacious
3.4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look-Can
Smell--Beer
Taste- Surprising smooth full bodied flavor
Feel- good cheap beer
O- Had not had this beer since at an Orioles game in the early 80's, did not know it still existed , offered during a brief visit at a friends family home in Clarksville MD. Glad.

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

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

Photo of Thonhazz
2.66/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MikeTucker
3.11/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BradBramble
4.16/5  rDev +41%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There is no better light beer than the Maryland classic.

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Photo of ordybill
2.78/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the can into a pint glass at the Brick House in Willow Grove, PA. The appearance is a clear gold color with a small white head. The aroma is basic AAL, grains and some yeast. The taste is slightly fruity with malt and corn to fill the void. A really average beer.

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