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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In an Obscure corner of central Europe came the secret of brewing a quaint beer of subtle charm and rare delicacy. To a modern brew-master who loves his craft, this faded manuscript opened a vista of splendid opportunity. And so he brewed this beer... brewed it carefully and ripened it slowly... as his contribution to the truly fine art of making a beer for the few. For it should be known that this beer, like the creations of a great chef, can, at best, be limited in output. It is the personal work of but two men who living today. We call this beer NATIONAL PREMIUM- the limited production of a small brewer- made available to that group of men and women who understand beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
hfmejias (1273) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BrewBoxer (2596) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Sample at the food film festival. Light color with a wheaty pilsner taste. Session able BBQ beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottled 06/11/14, screw-top. Nose is very sweet, corny, lightly floral, ouch of hop spiciness. Pours clear, pale golden with a noisy, fizzy bright white head. Taste is very sweet, lightly grainy, sharp and crisp malt but generally flat in flavor (carbonation is above-average). Touch of wet cardboard, corn and rice, very mild bitterness, touch of bread toward the end, drinkable despite the slight uncleanliness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hampale (85) - Jaffrey, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 19, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1801) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2013
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
snoworsummer (4810) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
From a bottle. Clear golden, medium carbonation. Smooth and light. Faint smell of hops and malt. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sonnycheeba (5148) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2012
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.

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