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


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RATINGS: 459   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A European style lager brewed from the finest quality pilsner malts. This beer is fermented at a lower temperature than most Australian lagers, and employs an extended maturation period. These combine together with a mixture of kettle and late hopping to yield a crisp pale lager

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 17, 2013
Not as bad as I feared. I was afraid James Boag’s beers were inversely proportional to how cool their TV ads are. This is not too bar. Malty, crisp, a touch of bitternes. No detectable aroma, but a pleasant drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours clear, deep gold, with a whipped white head. Aroma of grain, corn. Taste is barley malt, a bit cardboardish, watery. Slightly bitter, vegetal/herbal hops. Ok, but not that great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (548) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Aroma is fairly malty with lots of graininess. Fairly clean with only light esters and diacetyl. Faint aroma of corn but not DMS corn. A hint of sulfur. Pours a fairly clear yellow gold with a thin white head thy quickly recedes but lingers on the edges. No legs and only light lacing. Flavor has lots of sweetness to it up front. Some light graininess as well as quite a bit of corn. There is a light to medium low fruitiness. Faint sulfur in the finish along with some bitterness. No hop flavor really. Bitterness lingers a bit with some graininess. Mouthfeel is low to medium low with medium carbonation. Astringency is low but present. A bit slick on the tongue but finishes dry and crisp. Overall the beer is meh. It's fairly fresh with a good by date 5 months from now but it's really nothing special. I expect a light lager to be cleaner than this and the bitterness is a bit sharp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sevenlee (1196) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours a golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt with hints of citrus and fruits. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry light hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1102) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 2, 2013
James Boag’s Premium Lager has a thin, white head, somewhat of a lacing sheen left on the glass, a hazy, yellow-golden appearance, streaming bubbles, and some suspended brown particles visible throughout. The aroma is of pungent, sweet barley malt, sugar, and white bread. Flavor is of sweet, bold malt, white bread, a shadow of paper, and a nice balancing hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium, and James Boag’s Premium Lager finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and supremely drinkable. Overall, this is another very good beer. Buy it, and try it! RJT

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
zvikar (2835) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours yellow with a medium head, aroma of corn, malt, alcohol, sweetness, malty flavor with corn, pretty watery, light bodied

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kurtos (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a straw like yellow colour with minimal head. Aroma- Aroma mainly of sweet corn. Taste-Nothing to special here, but compared to other lagers it’s quite decent, i can taste mainly corn with some banana flavours as well, followed by some slight bitterness. Palate- This beer is pleasing on the Palate. Overall- This is a decent lager but an average beer, good to buy when it’s on special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (588) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle 0,33l. Pours yellow straw color. Almost no head and a small amount of carbonation. Not much aroma, but some citrus hops. Taste of malts, hops and hints of citrus. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerandbeyond (625) - ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle sample. Clear golden color, minimal head. Wet paper aroma, corn, faint earth hops. Sweet adjuncts flavor, low bitterness. Light bodied and boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear pale golden. Aroma of hay, cereals and light metallic hops notes. Sweetish flavor, grainy and a bit stale. Light-bodied.

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