Brewed by J. Boag & Son (Lion Co.)
Style: English Pale Ale
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
In 1929 the Great Flood swamped much of Launceston without warning. Wizard Smith, J.Boag & Son’s drayman, at great risk to himself sought to save the brewery horses. Risking his life, Wizard plunged into the rising floodwaters and swam into the stables, successfully leading the horses to dry ground. For his bravery Wizard was rewarded with a job for life. To all our heroes we dedicate this special English Ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, - DEC 18, 2007
Not a bad beer, but nothing on a good english ale. On early whiffs I couldn’t quite decide if it was more pasteurised English ale or dodgy Australian lager. Thankfully it tended toward the English after the head receded. A bit too much of the boiled lollies smell, but it had a pleasant enough fruitiness. Flavour is a little bland. Reasonable enough, but underwhelming

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (1312) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2016
(Bottle) Pours clear coppery brown with small white head. Subtle pleasant aroma of toffee malt. Light body, good carbonation. Nice taste, although rather understated (or am I drinking this too cold?) - good toffee malt with some nice gentle bitterness at finish. Pleasant enough beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KeefOz (1559) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2016
Poured a crystal clear deep coppery colour with a thin off-white cap/collar that laced poorly. Aroma of slightly sweet malt. Taste initially of subtle roasted notes followed by subtle sweet caramel malt and sweet toffee then a very low level tangy bitterness. Light body, a bit thin. Smooth, soft and clean with a short low bitterness finish. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kurtos (186) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear bronze. Aroma. caramel and dark fruits on the nose. Taste. Toffee up front which lingers throughout, with a nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1007) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2016
375ml bottle into shaker. Mild sweet malt nose. Copper coloured beer with fluffy white head. Light steady carbonation. Full bodied, light zing. Subtle malt taste followed by distant fruit and bitter hops. Late finish is smoky caramel. Everything is subdued and understated, just as a good bitter should be. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15797) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle, up in the mountains, watching the pademelons eat dinner. The aroma is quite fruity - classic caramel and fruity yeast English beer. Caramel and quite fruity on the palate, bit sticky in the finish with a hit of bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - DEC 10, 2015
5%ABV. English pale ale. Tapped out a deep clear Amber. 14°SRM. Nose has some nice esters. Floral nose, and when tapped out for me at the brewery in Launceston, had the faint aroma of summertime lavender. For me, this was just one of those lovely epiphanies. Mouthfeel is sudsy. Roasty malty flavors predominate with a very nice hop balance to ensure a nice clean finish. Bitter hop finish that for me was medium. A very nice effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MRMedellin (274) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 25, 2015
Poures a dark orange - reddish clear beer, with a nice and stable head, the first aspect that you get is the nice roast malt aromas like nuts and caramel that comes from it, an then when is tasted the sweet flavors appear, although the bitterness prevail being evident even at its finish, not should be tried too cold, otherwise several characteristics might not be appreciated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (1296) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle from the brewery shop. Malts, some caramel Same for the taste. Nice refreshing beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Nice sweet hoppy aroma. Darker golden colour with good head. Slightly bitter up front with long hoppy aftertaste. Heavy body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (5221) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
375ml bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay 150214. Run of the mill pale ale with a touch of maltiness.

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