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

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, - SEP 29, 2005
Bottled. Above average Aussie macro lager, with a fair bit less cardboard than most, really not too dirty at all. Probably as good a beer as the Premium, really - but a damn sight cheaper.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (541) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2015
750ml bottle into schooner glass. Distant hop nose. Pale yellow beer with diminishing head. High carbonation. Really zingy on the tongue. Some fruity hop notes, a mild malt finish & thatís about it. Inoffensive.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sm89walt (1822) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
375ml bottle. Pale, clear and effervescent golden amber with a pencil-fine, soapy white head. A little metallic action mingled with tangy lemon and grain and pale malts on the palate. A pithy, grassy bitterness on the back end of low to moderate intensity and short length. Medium to full carbonation and light to medium body.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (2950) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2015
In this part of Australia, pale lagers seem to rule. Canít tell one from the other, nondescript and bland.

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 (114) - AUSTRALIA - 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 (1103) - 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 itís 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 canít 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 (505) - 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
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 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 (4612) - 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 (696) - 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. Itís actually not that bad for the style - one of the better macro lagers in Australia.


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