argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz bottle. Minimal white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, light straw. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, rbead, light grass/straw. Light body, low carbonation.
hampale (35) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A retro beer found at State Line Liquors. Never had the original but this one stands up quite well on its own. Hops are present but certainly not dominant. Moderately carbonated - crisp, clean and overall refreshing. I don’t know whether this is intended to appeal to macro fans, craft fans or both but I thought it was quite a decent product that I’d purchase again if it’s ever distributed closer to my area.
ronaldtheriot (1195) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
National Premium has a medium, off-white head and a clean, somewhat bubbly golden appearance, with minimal lacing. The aroma is rich and full- deep, pungent barley malt and piney hops. Taste is of these, but with an unfortunate paper back taste. There is a pleasant hop bitterness in the under taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and National Premium finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is very good. RJT
snoworsummer (1932) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a bottle. Clear golden, medium carbonation. Smooth and light. Faint smell of hops and malt. Not too bad.
sonnycheeba (3363) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with thin, creamy, white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is straw and biscuit malts, lemon, grassy hops, and light spice. Flavor is dry malts, straw, grass, and light spice; crisp, dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours clear gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is straw and Pils malt, light spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, light hops and bitterness with a clean lager character and a dry finish. Crisp and smooth, but I cannot tell if we’re ripple hopped. One thing for certain, this ain’t no vortex bottle. Light body and moderate carbonation.
hfmejias (671) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a clear yellow with a foamy white head. Pine/grassy aroma. A little bitterness to it combined with sweet notes. OK beer quite refreshing.
gsmitty80 (1794) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I really thought that this was just Natty Bo in a prettier package. Nothing too different in the taste department except for a little more body.
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
as i walked up to the bottle, i really thought this was some obscure import, but its from ’merica! .. . simple yellow .. light foam .. light corn and hay, and non offensive .. . . parrots are tasty!
gpekar (456) - Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’m old enough to remember the original National Premium and from what I remember this is pretty close to the original brew. Drinking this brought back memories of the guys digging through their pockets trying to come up with enough change to spring for a case of Premium that was about $4.79 a case instead of Natty Boh that was $3.99 a case. The logo on the bottle cap is a nice rendition of Mr Boh, but not the real thing and the label is not original either, but nice. The beer itself poured a crystal clear yellow amber with a steady stream of carbonation bubbles rising up in the glass through the entire drinking of the glass. The head was bright white, foamy and about 1 finger. The head dropped to just a film rather quickly, which hurt the apperance, though I enjoyed the constant flow of the bubbles. The aroma was good with some bisquit and grassy scents. The beer has good carbonation and is crisp and clean. There is a nice hops bitterness that develops right away and lingers well into the finish. There is a nice amount of sweetness to balance the bitterness. The additional amount of ingredients is what made Premium a smoother beer over the Natty Boh. The finish was on the dry side with that lager bite, but refreshing. I’m glad this was brought back and hope it stays around.