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Boags Original Bitter

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


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Master brewed with Tasmania’s finest ingredients combined with Boag’s 1881 yeast to produce a full-flavoured traditional beer. The special combination of malts and hops delivers a full bodied beer with a finely balanced hop bitterness. Boag’s Original is a fine example of a beer brewed using German Brewing techniques.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES NOV 3, 2004 Skuny kinda yeast aroma, with a bit of hop and wierd mustiness to it. Pours golden with foamy little head. The flavour itself is inoffensive and nothing complex. Bit of hops or something going on there. The carbonation feels a bit odd on the tough, and has an odd bit end to it. If you’re going to go cheap Boags, avoid this, the Draught shits all over it!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle- I’m just updating my records- Another boring pale lager in their range.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VertBaconStrips (2317) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - MAY 30, 2009
Plain old gold beer with an average white head that stuck to my glass quite well. Got a good whiff of tasty fresh citrusy hops and the smallest hint of malt. The hops dominate what exists for flavour. Those same hops crinkled my tongue and left a nice bitter finish. Drank in under 5 minuites - sucker went down with amazing ease.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2005
Another thin-bodied lager in Boags’ drab line-up. It poured the colour of Sunday morning piss, with slightly more head. Lots of citric hops and little else in the aroma. A skinny quenching palate and the faintest of dry finishes. So bland I’m struggling to keep my eyes open. (Bottle)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2004
Meh. It’s a lager. There is nothing overtly good or bad about it. I keep forgetting I don’t like it so much and end up buying one or two every 6 months or so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2004
Bright clear gold colour with a medium-size fully lasting head. Hoppy aroma with a smooth flavour that is nothing too exciting but easily quaffable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madquacker (1112) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2004
An all round inoffensive blandish beer. Doesn’t suffer form the chemical nastiness of most standard Aust lagers. Probbaly a good reguler quaffer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2004
Always a worry when you see something on special that hasn’t actually been in the shops for a long time here. Probably the rep said this was a good deal and thought it was worth an unload here. The description says it is a pale lager. It is. Beertalk synonyms for pale in my mind are bland, fleeting. lifeless and unexceptional. Put this in a blind tasting and it would truly be confused with a number of average Aussie lagers

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2004
Nice gold colour with good head retention and lacing. Very clean aroma, pretty much nothing going on, which is an advantage over most of its contemporaries. Flavour of crystal malt, pretty light on otherwise and not as bitter as I recall. Quite drinkable and without any real flaws but doesn’t really have anything all that great about it either really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 Well i am going to stick up for this beer. I really really like it. This beer is aggressive and has a nice level of bitterness with a bit of an aley character. Much more complex than strongarm and blows classic right out of its own water. Easily Boags best.

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