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

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on a traditional recipe and as strong in flavour as the name suggests. Inspired by the turn of the century arm wrestling team, which was made up of Boags employees and local citizens. This strong beer has a full, fresh, malty character with a subtle bitterness and smooth finish.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 26, 2004
Clean gold coour, no carbonination bibbles. Big white fluffy head, hoppy aroma, guessing Cascade hops, Bitter taste but typical style of Aussie lager.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JUN 25, 2004
One of my first beers in Melbourne. Pretty boring, and the bitter was absent entirely. Just another example of watery, golden, skunky beer.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
another boring mainstream lager, not worth trying unless you want a little variation in your australian lager diet but seriously be more adventurous.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2003
Was hesitant when purcahsing. But boags have done it again. One of the best beers I have ever had. Strong, full bodied and beautiful!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2003 Genuine bitter, clean and fresh. Big on the palate and lasts. Doesnt lack in flavour unlike a lot of stock standard beers around. I enjoyed the dinstinctive flavour of boags strongarm even though it is very one dimensional and straight down the line. Nothing to roll over the taste buds and think about.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
This is one of those love/hate beers, ya love it or ya hate it. I dont mind the stuff, mainly because it is different, I would drink it over most of the mainstream lagers seen in Australia today. A unique drop. cheers

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2003
Strongarm is good stuff. Its got a nice amber colour and a tasty flavour with plenty of hops. Good on a hot day and a heap better than average aussie beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewboy (152) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2003
A solid "stock" drinking brew when no premium beers are available or the wallet is somewhat bare. A touch bitter from some, but you can't complain when the warnings on the label. A dark golden lager which won't fool the discerning drinker, but good enough to beat many pub lagers. Not seen off the tap as yet, but would drink this ahead of most if by the pint, schooner, middie or glass.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2003
One of Australia's better "bitter" ? Last time I had this one I thought this was great tonight I was bit let down as it was bit watery and lacking real flavour but overall it would still be decent summer session beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2003
Strangely this is a better beer than most. Perhaps it has something to do with one of the ads that shows a small dog humping a carton of this stuff??????? While it fails to compel me to attempt the same mating ritual as this deranged canine I find that it is more satisfying in its hop and malt presence, the latter being slightly more apparent than most beers of this nature. I disagree that it should be categorised as a bitter as it certainly has more lager characteristics. As the bottle is a twist top I am thankful for the depiction of opening instructions on the label.


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