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


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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

DrunkenCumquat's rating

   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gonzin (144) - ARGENTINA - APR 16, 2016
Probada en botella de 375 ml. en el aeropuerto de Ayers Rock. Originaria de Tasmania, tiene el sabor de cualquier cerveza industrial de cualquier parte del mundo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Deep golden. Bubbly head. Sweetish and a touch of biscuity malts. Clean, simple malty taste with relatively low bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (738) - SINGAPORE - DEC 10, 2015
4.7%ABV. Pale lager. Tapped out a light amber blonde. 6įSRM. Nose has some light beery very slightly yeasty aromas. Very pleasing. Easy to see why this is the most popular beer in Tassie. Nice laager type nose with clean sweet malt and grain aromas. No ester-like funk in the nose. Its somehow sweeter and cleaner and with less character at the same time. Clearly well-provisioned, just a function of which yeast is doing what to the malty sugars. Mouthfeel is carbonated. Sudsy. Palate is sweet malt. Barley bread with some nice toffee notes. Not too complex, but a very straightforward honest taste experience, much like the people of western Tasmania. No need for elaborate pretentions. Bitter sweet finish with slightly more hop character than expected in a straight lager. Clean finish, very pleasing. Goes on the list for being an honest straight up well-provisioned commercial brew. Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (904) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sm89walt (1934) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stevoj (3777) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
M_Sack (607) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Morboso (145) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2014
Tastes like an okay allround aussie basic lager, nothing inoffensive, reminds me of Duff

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GoufCustom (1533) - 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.

   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.

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