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:
532
Reviews:
157
Avg:
2.96
pDev:
24.32%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
131
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Ratings: 532 |  Reviews: 157
Photo of tautog
2.77/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bjm2133
2.48/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lyleonfile
3.37/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of mlockman
2.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This is not a great beer; that being said, anyone who sits down to drink Natty Bo probably isn't looking to embark on a sensational flavor journey. All things considered, this is a a cheap beer that goes down easy and has more flavor than its adjunct compatriots, so it scores moderately well in my book.

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Photo of stakem
2.25/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Natty Boh in pounder can presentation colored the likes of the baltimore orioles. It streams like water and resides in my glass exceptionally pale im color, barely golden with a white cap that audibly fades.

This smells like your typical adjunct lager, sweet with the water profile being noticeable, mild bubblegum and candy. The taste is sweet like watered down candy syrup mixed with pink original bubblegum, corn and carbonics/minerals.

This is light bodied and modestly carbonated. I dont need to have this sugar water ever again.

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Photo of hozersr
2.58/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of garyloveman
2.48/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of plaid75
2.49/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jtaylord
3.24/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As an alternative to the Buds and Coors of the world, this isn't bad. And a must try at an Orioles game. Natty Boh.

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Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jstrickler278
3.41/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

National Bohemian has a "basic" beer taste. When I want to just go back to the beginning, away from all IPA's, I go to National Bohemian (Natty Boh). It's a cheap beer that looks good and tastes just as a cheap "basic" beer should.

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Photo of markgugs
1.86/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of elvishfarmer
3.03/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

The iconic Natty Boh is much like the city that loves it. On the surface, it appears cheap, low-class and full of disappointment. But take a chance and stay with this beer for a weekend. You will be pleasantly surprised. It is uncannily thirst quenching and refreshing while complementary of salty seafood like crabs or seasoned fish. Very drinkable without that awful "tin can" aftertaste so often associated with other cheap beers. And while water is the main ingredient, it is not a diluted libation.

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Photo of jmasher85
1.72/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

One of my all-time least favorite beers, not sure why I'm even bothering to review it. Best to drink it in a can to avoid smelling any of it. Smells like it was deliberately skunked while canning. Hints of urine, field corn, rusty tap water. I'd happily take PBR over this swill. Somebody might have made a worse beer, so I'll save straight 1s for them, but I would probably go sober before having to drink this...or at least wait until I'm already drunk.

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Photo of 1Sundown2C
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spedprof
2.75/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Kubishark
3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A beer I will happily consume at Camden Yards or when given to me for free by fellow Marylanders. It's not bad and it's not that good. (Better than PBR though.)

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Photo of robusn
4.6/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thgreatrandini
2.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of dabear85
3.06/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Shandycan
2.36/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reminds me of a more drinkable version of Pabst.

Tastes like a Pabst that sat in the hot sun for a couple of days. It is smoother, but the flavor is a bit more funky. I can't say I am really a fan, but it was worth a try!

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of puboflyons
2.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Federal Taphouse in Harrisburg, PA. Sampled on June 29 , 2015.

I has to drink it since it is not in my area and is one of those classic American beers from simpler times.

Yellow with a quick head diminishing.

Corn grits, toasted bread, and clean grassy hopped nose.

Light and refreshing body.

Simple toasted sweetness and clean dry finish just as I would expect from a beer like this.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.2/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; light gold in color; 1 finger moussy white head that receded to a thin collar; no lacing; a lot of bubbles rising;

S: corn and light malt;

T: light malt; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; highly carbonated; moderately dry finish;

O: tastes better than it smells; in the world of adjunct lagers, this is a pretty good one;

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Photo of Yeoumans
2.36/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Cannot eat Chesapeake blues without a natty boh. Go Os

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National Bohemian Beer from Pabst Brewing Company
2.96 out of 5 based on 532 ratings.
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