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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 27, 2002
a bit sweet. what german brewing techniques do they use?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2002
Well, i don’t know about this one, i don’t think its a bitter as the it says above, lagers probably the better word. sweet start,sweetish, slightly bitter finish, wit a crappy chemical finish, horrible.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
VertBaconStrips (2301) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - 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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Muggus69 (2023) - 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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
highlandlad (1464) - 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 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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2002
MGC under a medium size medium lasting head. Faintly stale bitter hops aroma. Medium fizzy bitter flavours, with hints of floral character on warming. Blander soda watery finish. Medium-low lawnmower factor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madquacker (1100) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2002
More bitter than the Classic but I can’t imagine anyone really enjoying this.

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