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National Bohemian Beer | Pabst Brewing Company

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2.85/5
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549 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,606
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
549
pDev:
24.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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21
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of BakaGaijin
2.92/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sokol_1993
2.44/5  rDev -14.4%
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 +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
3.34/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of heerboth
2.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.15/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -4.2%
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 +10.2%
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 -29.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Hockey_Fan
2.56/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JamLand
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of johnnnniee
2.87/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of redgorillabreath
2.47/5  rDev -13.3%
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 +27.4%
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 +0.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tastebeer
1.9/5  rDev -33.3%
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 +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AaronNQ
2.98/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Resuin
2.81/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Myotus
2.89/5  rDev +1.4%
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 +2.8%
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 +6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 549 ratings
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