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:
535
Reviews:
158
Avg:
2.96
pDev:
24.32%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
133
For Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of cyclonece09
2.86/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a straw yellow with a one finger head that dissipates quickly. Smells of sweet grain that is it. Tastes of water, grain, and maybe a little corn. Beer is carbonated correctly and is very drinkable for its light body. Overall, a slightly below average beer, but not a bad adjunct lager.

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3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of DrBass
2.83/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -24%

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2/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of YardmanFTB
2.43/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

If you've ever been to Baltimore in the past 10 years, you've seen "Natty Boh" out at the bars. It is a seventies style American beer. It is made to be cheap. People only drink it in the city because of it's price and nostalgia. Everyone's parents in Baltimore ate steamed crabs and swigged down the old bay with some Natty Boh. And so the tradition continues.

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Photo of dweeuu
2.86/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

This is not a good beer, it's somewhere in the mysterious realm between Yuengling Lager and Pabst Blue Ribbon. This gets a 4 because it is literally the cheapest beer I can buy in Richmond, VA. This beer recently came to Virginia, and it is the cheapest beer available if you don't count malt liquor. It tastes cheap, smells cheap, and feels cheap; but, it is very drinkable and has a slightly higher than average ABV.

Buy some Natty Boh, it's Baltimore in a can.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.46/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a light yellow pour, clean with a finger of slowly dissipating bright white head. smells of pilsner malt, bready yeast, cereal. the taste is pretty light for an adjunct lager.. quite refreshing, bready flavor.. not much there.. not as sweet as most of the other watered down american piss lagers, but one of the better ones. light body, high carbonation, very refreshing.

one of the better shitty beers. on par with pbr, though not much of a surprise since they're made by the same brewer.

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -49.3%

Photo of ToasterChef
2.07/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A DC favorite!

The beer is very clear and has is slightly straw colored. This beer looks like water more than any other I've had. The white foam head settles down quickly. Aroma is standard for the style; sweet malt and rice and not a hop to be found. Big corn flavors abound when I taste it. Light body and not too much carbonation. Surprisingly, there is little coating. What's there is sweet but not all that sticky. All in all, this is just another adjunct lager. It may have some local pride, the way Naragansett does here in New England, but outside of slumming it while drinking in DC there isn't much reason to seek this beer out.

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of rderedin
3.47/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

It's one of the better non-craft beer, beers. I don't care what anybody says. Not every beer is made for maximum flavor. This is an old school session beer and for what it is-it beats the pants off most everything else in this category.

People need to like beers for what they are and not what they want. Not everybody is trying to be Russian River. Beers like this have a place, which is why it has a category. All the 'real' people I know (presumably I'm one) don't drink 4 year old RIS every weekend, they have 'fillers', beers like these, give it a rest with the 'Poor'. Most of you wouldn't dare take a blind taste test and if you did I'm guessing most would be 'magically' surprised that some beers taste better than their label and some taste worse.

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3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3/5  rDev +1.4%

National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
2.96 out of 5 based on 535 ratings.
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