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Brewed by J. Boag & Son (San Miguel)
Style: Pale Lager
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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A traditional full flavoured draught beer, master brewed using a blend of crystal malts and a unique brewing method, which impart a rich, malty character to balance the hop bitterness.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle. One of the better macro brewed Aussie lagers. Much better than anything cub can come up with ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Morboso (67) - ECUADOR - OCT 7, 2014
Tastes like an okay allround aussie basic lager, nothing inoffensive, reminds me of Duff

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (874) - HONG KONG - AUG 12, 2014


330 ml bottle with screwed crown cap bought at TASTE in Olympian City, Tai Kok Tsui.

Light amber golden colour; One-quarter finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 20 seconds; Near zero sticky lacing with notable small carbonation; Slightly pungent and sweet smell of malt, with grains, light caramel, strong corn syrup, bread, faint lemon and faint grass; Light sweet taste of light malt, with light roastyness, strong grains with traces of rice, light wet cardboard, band-aid, soda water, light bread, shades of lemon and low bitter grassy hops; Light body. Watery palate; Mouth feel is better-made Asian macro Pale, with bits of caramel-roastyness in the mix. Otherwise it’s Macro thin maltyness loaded with grains and rice. No sweetness, but there are light wet paper and some small amount of band-aid (yuck!). Slightly bready and low hops. No!... Hoppiness is faint lemon low grass in nose and taste. Macro low-fi bitterness for watery finish; Wet after taste. Easy to mouth.

Comments: Slight oxidation aside, this is just not a good macro lager: Poor sweet aroma with lots of adjuncts, and the small showing of amber malt can’t save this one. Not worth a second chance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Malty and slightly stale aromas. Clear golden colour with excellent head. Stale flavours with malty nutty aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (378) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 9, 2014
Tap. golden, pale, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, clear, light body, lively, & bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Iphonephan (3631) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 6, 2014
On draft at the Melbourne airport. Pours gold with an off white head. Fruity nose with a hint of corn. Flavors of biscuit. Light flavor. Bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
varanid99 (559) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2014
Pale gold pour with almost non-existent white head. Grainy, malty aroma. Sweet, grainy, malty taste, there is a little bitterness at the end. It’s actually not that bad for the style - one of the better macro lagers in Australia.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
StevieT (735) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2014
From a bottle. Pours a clear amber with thick coarse bubbled white head, a little over carbonated, watery and not overly flavoursome. It’s OK at best.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kita (1190) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 27, 2014
Can, 0.375l. Clear deep golden color with medium frothy white head, fair lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of grains, yeast, grassy hops and some citrus notes. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel malt, follows refreshing grassy and mild fruity with moderate bitter finish. Medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. Slightly better than other Aussie lagers...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Muggus69 (1270) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES OCT 6, 2004 Yeasty, malty nose with a sharp citrusy hop hit to it. Pours a standard sort of gold body with foamy head. Crisp malt body with a decent serve of floral hops and yeasty flavours. For what it’s worth it’s very drinkable. Certainly knocks pretty much every Aussie macro "draft" beer out of the water.


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