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


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.03   EST. CALORIES: 87   ABV: 2.9%
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James Boag’s Premium Light is a full flavoured light beer with a smooth, pleasant bitterness. The aroma is clean and fresh with a malty, fruity character similar to that of its full strength counterpart, James Boag’s Premium. The flavour balance provides an easy-drinking refreshing beer style with a pale golden colour and excellent head retention and lacing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rangi (626) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2014
Light fizzy nothing too outstanding but then again does what it says. Easy to drink refreshing and not bad while your waiting for a pizza and have to drive home!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
RafeAU (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2014
Not super low alcohol so why bother? malty base but little flavour, nothing special here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
KeefOz (1039) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
BB 05/03/15. Poured a crystal clear amber with 5mm of white foamy head that diminished quickly. Aroma grainy, no hops - bland. Taste strongly malt and very slight bitterness. Light body. Dry, very light, slightly metallic on finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle. Good bitterness for a light beer. Not much malt to talk about and an expected hollow end palate. Not bad for a light if you had to.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gnoff (8119) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Draught at O’Keefes, Launceston. Sampled on August 6, 2013.
Clear straw yellow color, white head. Malty, thin, a bit grainy taste. Grainy aftertaste. Thin fizzy mouthfeel, low grainy bitterness. Also some wet cardboard aftertaste. Sweet, malty, cardboard scent.
hmm, very low scores, but it really wasn’t to my liking.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sledutah (5575) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at a seafood restaurant over looking at the Sydney Harbour
Clear light golden with a big white head and lots of lacing. Aroma and flavors of malts, skunky, straw and honey

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ALLOVATE (2528) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
Another low alcohol macro out of Tasmania - getting a theme here!
Yellow gold and sparkling with big and steady bubbles lifting a weighted, soapy white layer atop. Unclean, gassy burst hits the nostrils - eggy fart and soft-rind cheese with the usual DMS funkiness. Subsides somewhat to reveal herbal, weedy hops and little else. Bready, dowdy palate. Very lean in body and gassy with a soft, soapy finish and follow-up belch between each sip. Moderate bitterness, tinny and metallic with an undeniable staleness of hops in very late. Nothing going for it as far as positives. Give me a Cascade Light over this. Hard to finish, and as it is low in alcohol,a little worthless! (375mL, BB 02/10/13, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle- A very average low alcohol beer. Refreshing but lacking in any flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
fletchfighters (1190) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
A-- Poured a goldish yellow color. Reminds me of a Monster Energy Drink. Cloud white head that died off but left some sticky lacing. Well carbonated. S-- Do not get a lot of smell. Some husk, malt and some hops. Faint bit of carmel. T-- MMM San Pelegrino?? That ring a bell?? Ok, not a lot to this. A little bit of carmel and a lot of carbonation. M-- Does have some sugar in this as it is a little sweet. Does also have some hops, get a bit of a citrus-lemon feel in my mouth. Pretty well carbonated. D-- Very drinkable. Ok, it is 2.9% and it is for an intended purpose. Not a lot to the beer and nor should there be on a premium light. Actually decent for a light lager. Mouthfeel made up for the bad taste and the smell of the beer. Is it something I might have again? Probably not. Would I suggest it to somebody who is after a light lager?? That I would. Same story with Lagers in this country. Drink before it gets warm. Then it is total crap. If Boags could improve on the smell and taste of this beer it would be quite worthwhile. But that is the issue with light beers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
Not a great beer by any means but as far as low alcohol beers go in Australia this is drinkable

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