M_Sack (260) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
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.
Sledutah (4071) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
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)
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle- A very average low alcohol beer. Refreshing but lacking in any flavour.
fletchfighters (1003) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
maneliquor (2729) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2011
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a great beer by any means but as far as low alcohol beers go in Australia this is drinkable
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2010
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
same as the james boags premium, but less alcohol. very boring, not much going on in this watered down beer.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle. Bright golden amber in colour with a fulffy white head of foam on top. Clear and sparkling with good lacing around the glass. Mild hop aroma with a nice mouthfeel and mild bitterness. Grassy malt flavour , well carbonated and okay for a light beer. Good for a session on a hot day.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Straw/gold pour. Small white head that leaves some lacing.
Aromas are malt, corn, cardboard, solvent and skunk, but not too offensive.
Lemon, slight malt, and astringent bitterness apparent upon tasting.
Heavy carbonation, seems to be the trend amongst macro light lagers.