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


on tap

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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
This has to be one of the worst Aussie beers I’ve had. Aroma was really off and smelled of creamed corm. Appearance was nice with a deep gold with good head. Mouthfeel was a watery grave mess. Flavors were also a mess with an awfule malt sourness that seemed....rancid? Not sure if that was right, but it was pretty bad. Not that we have to worry about it here in the states, but around the world perhaps it’s a bit better.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2006
[bottle from jdw] skunky but i do detect some hops there which is a shock, body is still watery ,touch of dryness in the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ironryan22 (52) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2006 This beer is amongst my more favoured aussie premium lagers. highly drinkable, COLD summer lager

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2006
Pours a clear golden yellow color. Aromas of grass, cheerios, and a touch of flowers. Flavor is kinda sweet to start, citrusy finish with some hop notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aggie80 (806) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Little head and no lacing. No hops evident, the color is a nice gold. Kind of a nasty aftertaste on the palate. The flavor is cool and refreshing right up to the point it leaves the mouth open to the air, then it gets metallic.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Bottle: Smelled yeasty and of plis malts but no hops. Golden with small white head that lasted. Bubbling. Flavor was yeasty and a bit sour. Made me cringe. Not much else to the flavor. Tastes like Budweiser. I could not finish it. Light bodied. Thin. Lively carbination. Overall, like Bud, but smells a little better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (15946) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2006
Pale yellow, good white head. Ryeish-malty nose. Light to medium bodied. Sweet corn malty flavor, almost like drinking flat apple cider. Distant grassy hops in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2006
well done lager, nice one

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2006
Tasted 01/02/2006. Stubbie, from Neil Miller’s Cellar-Vate tasting. Pale gold. White head. Slightly floral yeasty aroma with that same old antipodean hop grassiness. More grassines in the hop flavour with a sugary sweetness attempting to balance - very little in the way of malt profile. Quite a pleasant lingering bitterness, on the tongue, that is only spoiled by a tinny flavour on the palate. Extremely lightweight/watery, ok carbonation. Same same. Presented a bit too warm to be fairly rated so I’ll knock on an extra point (and blame the "steward").

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
A big change to come back to tyipcal Souther hemisphere lager. Clear yellow & bright. Big white head, almost oderless bit hint of malt. weak bitterness.

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