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Blacksmith Bitter
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Brewed by Independent Breweries (Australia)
Style: Pale Lager
Laverton, Victoria, Australia

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 1.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.9   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, - JAN 29, 2003
Well the truth is I just had a swig of this outta the can. Pretty typical tinny taste. You don't wanna get this in no glass... Average lager crap, not a 'bitter' at all. Nice 10% extra free gimmick as well. You go girl.
For those interested, they seemed to have heaps of this shit piled up at Liquor on Parade: a pretty decent bottle-O down Anzac Parade from UNSW...


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mattybowen (1) - top end brother, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2006 does not count
yeah is some brew fellar! all we can get up here in top end apart from xxxx but that rubbish to dam expensive. you can dilute blacksmith with some paint thinner and you won’t tell the difference fellar. Great drink fellar i strongly recomend it if you want a life changing hangover you will never forget if you survive it.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Scumbag (3) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2005 does not count
This would have to be one of the top 3 beers I have ever had the pleasure of drinking. Along with Regal, and Tooheys Red, this beer offers a wide variety of sensations to the palette along with a crisp array of fresh tastes and flavours. Both going down, and coming up. I couldn’t think of a reason why I wouldn’t buy this beer. Why you poofs are whining is a mystery to me. TWO THUMBS UP!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
highlandlad (1418) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2005
Despite the ’bitter’ name it looks like a lager, smells like a lager and tastes... of not very much. Golden syrup in colour. English-style lager nose, light and hoppy. Malty notes in the mouth but it lacks body. Something floral but chemical and a bit nasty in the middle. Keep walking. (Can - doesn’t help with the flavour)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2004
not to bad. a bit watery, but better than I expected. is everybody sure this is a pale lager?

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2003
Bought a carton of this when me and a mate were hitting the piss (At 25bux a carton of 440ml cans). Its not good at all but its just like any other mainstream aussie shit, so my mate can pertend his other aussie mainstream beers rip it up, but they just dont. You could tell this was made of poor quality hops and malt - poor, poor, poor. cheers

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2003
Independent Breweries eh? From what? Craftsmanship? A cheap swilling beer that has the positive going for it that it should never be skunked, simply because it is only in a can. Typical taste of thin Aussie macro swill.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3058) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2003
Thought this one was a bit thin ,slight bitterness with no flavour to go with it and couldn't tell the colour as I had it straight from the can.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2003
Virtually no aroma. Sweetish and only mildly bitter taste. It is very watery. The only thing separating this from other Aussie standard lagers is a slightly darker colour.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
motelpogo (6839) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2003
i couldn't be too critical of this, it's like an aussie version of german supermarket beer, dirt cheap and bigger cans than normal. and even tastes okay, some bitterness, the sweetness is never overwhelming, not too metallic

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
sonofBoags (11) - launceston, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2003
dark in appearance, watery with a sort of malty taste, good for the price (24 bucks for a carton of 440ml cans)


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