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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.


0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Blockley (104) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 Tap @ pub

It is not often that I find myself unable to actually finish drinking a beer; I regretted buying this, luckily it was only a single schooner. It has the generic colour of a pale lager, a thin white head which barely lasts; typical of Australian macro lagers. The aroma of it was somewhat hoppy and fruity, but by no means pleasant. The flavour of it was the worst part however; it is like the aroma, only made much worse.
This is a horrible brew, not worth buying or drinking.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2009
On tap at Cheers in Sydney. (We were watching the Steelers-Ravens game. Go Steelers!) Clear gold, white head. Aroma is hoppy and malty. Flavor is the same with stale grassiness.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2008
Draught. Grainy malt aroma. Thin but unoffensive. Malt palate with a mild hop bitterness.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2008
...draft. Was a lively, clear golden amber in the glass with a small white head that faded to nothing. On the nose were a good dose of floral hops and malt, with a touch of honey. Flavors were malty, with some hops and a light bodiy. Finished dry, clean with some mild bitterness. Wasn’t that bad really, and kicks VB or any of the other regulars right in the balls.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Sampled in Adelaide. A pretty solid lager that has a good flavor of malts and goes well with a well cooked meal. Overall one of the betters.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Surferdude (8) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2008 does not count
Not offencsive and basic. Straight foward no-nonsense Australian draught.. Honest, good beer. Aroma is below average and it has a negative aftertast.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
gam (3338) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2008
Gold pour,neat head,lace is good,has a hoppy aroma but from there it lacks much,bitter is fair,boags has a blunt flavour to it,s beers and it was there at the finish of this one.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexen84 (31) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2007
750ml Longneck, poured a light amber. Average aroma but decent body and flavour. Good for the price.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2007
375 ml bottle - Golden/amber colour. White, mostly lasting head. Medium carbonation. Sweet malt with a slight honey flavour in the background. Mildly bitter leaving the finish slightly on the sweet side. One of the better Australian macro lagers.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkm (217) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2007
Orange/amber in colour with a thin white head which rapidly dissapates. Medium bodied with average to high carbonation. Bitter mouthfeel with a slightly metalic aftertaste. Crisp dry finish.


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