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


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RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2005
Found this accidently though i wasnt to excited as the rating may reflect. A seriously minimal aroma very light hops and a bit of swetness, but thats when seriously having a good sniff, thats a good thign with pale lagers hence why points. Sweetness is the main feature in the taste but corn as usual has a wee say, wet finish as i put it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Bottle... Clear, light yellow lager with a wispy white head. The nose is peppery and the flavor is almost non-existent, but is metallic enough to be offensive. Light to medium-bodied and fizzy. Astringent, coppery finish. Downright bad!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
Bottled. Pale gold, clean, watery and grassy; just damn boring, really. Waaay overpriced.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonMoore (2035) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle. Golden colour with a large white head. Sweet, hoppy and slightly skunky aroma. Sweet and malty taste, not a lot of bitterness. Another of the "had worse, but boring" brigade.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Roddy (14) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2005
Could be worse I guess. Slightly sweet with mild hop aftertaste, fairly standard premium lager, nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
Pale straw colour, thin white head. Skunky and slightly herbal hop aroma. Flavour is pretty boring. Thin grassy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2005
Some beers don’t have much to say for themselves. And I don’t have much to say about them. This is one such beer. Pale gold. Soft. Drinkable. That’s it. That almost amounts to a ringing endorsement for an Aussie lager, but in the scheme of things, its a pretty dull beer. But I’ve had a lot worse. 375ml bottle from Beers of Europe.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
strappa (55) - Hobart, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2005
Australias best premium lager by far its hoppy but smooth has a good head good for the summer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8325) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
Okay, I’ve been living in Oz for 6 months and I’ve come to realize that each of the big brewers has a version of the "Premium Lager", the top selling of which are Cascade, Boag’s, Hahn, and Crown. In my opinion, only the first two have anything to offer over the many other cheaper mass-marketed pale lagers. Of these two, I prefer Cascade because it has more of a hoppy palate and dry finish, but Boag’s Premium is nice too. Hahn Premium and Crown Lager (by Carlton) are both entirely average, and in a blind taste test I’m not sure I could tell them apart from other average pale lagers out there, such as Fosters, Toohey’s New, and the like.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2005 (Bottle 37,5 cl) Another beer that suddenly appeared in Denmark due to the royal wedding when everything tasmanian was talk of the town. Golden, creamy. High malt-sweetness and very subdued bitterness. Very mainstream pale lager. 150205

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