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


on tap

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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JonMoore (2024) - 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 (8169) - 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 (25072) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scotty (1103) - SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2005
Very pale straw, thin white head. Little aroma, perhaps slighlty grassy, but not much else really. Clean and fresh on the palate, light and fruity, very refreshing rahter than flavoursome. Ok lager but lacking much in the way of character,did Oddbins sell this many years ago in cans? I seem to remember it tasting much better then.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ALLOVATE (2683) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2005
Just read an article that interviewed brewers in Oz, who stated this to be their all time favourite Aussie beer. They must have been on drugs or otherwise paid royalties for the comments, because this was bland and boring as all hell! Poured from the bottle into a Pils glass, an island of diminishing foam sat atop a crystal clear straw body. No aroma, seemed they filtered that part out and flavour wise , this one left you scratching your head. Little ’candy’ sweetness, carbonic acid in front and down the sides, and a little citrus (if you look hard), made for a disappointing macro-soda affair of a beer. How can this be Australia’s best?!! Embarrassing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
highlandlad (1443) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2005
Arguably the poorest of Australia’s line-up of over-priced ’premium lagers’. As with its rivals, Cascade and - especially - Crown, you pay over the odds to have any hint of character removed during the brewing process. It looks like 99% of other lagers and has an aroma that can be called "subtle" or "non-existent", depending on your bias. The palate is weak and watery. There is a faint hoppy bitterness and a little chalkiness in what passes for a finish. At least Cascade has some bitterness and a finish. (Bottle)

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