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


on tap


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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 2.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.

Linc's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, - SEP 7, 2007
Wizard Smith, what a name for a beer; my expectations were low from the moment the lads appeared at the front door with a sixer of this stuff. Pale copper, thin head. Lightly hoppy aroma, showing the typical Boags restraint. The hops are quite earthy, though there are no dirty flavours, in fact there’s not a lot of complexity going on here. A fairly typical English pale ale, quite pleasant to find one fresh and locally brewed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (790) - 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 (506) - 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 (3921) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2014
375ml bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay 150214. Run of the mill pale ale with a touch of maltiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8114) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Draught at Boag’s Brewery and Centre For Beer Lovers, Launceston, Tas. Sampled on August 5, 2013.
Clear amber color, teal head. Sweet, malty, fruity, caramel, toffee taste. Caramel, toffee aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty, fruity scent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle- I’m just updating my records. Probably the best of their range with the honey porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strangebrewer (946) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2012
bottle. Poured clear orange-amber with a creamy off-white head. Nice bready nose, sweat and malty. Creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Flavour of caramel and a nice hop presence. Dry tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2011
A solid English pale ale with the use of dry hops that is found in tasmania. A Little Light for a EPA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmeup (545) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2011
On tap in the pub @Stanley. Average, copper coloured attempt at an EPA, which means it’s good compared to other beers from the big brewers available in Tassie.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - FEB 6, 2010
Rating from 2007. Nose is faint. A bit of english hops and manufactured toffee. In the mouth it is thin, with burnt toffee and off flavours prevalent in macro beers of the ilk. To be honest could pass as a pale lager in the way it comes through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 5, 2009
Light copper coloured with small head. Has some nice caramel mal aromas and slight English hopa too. Palate is light-med weight with caramel again and a dry finish. I think this is Boags only true ale but it still has a Boags character to it, meaning lager like in body and carbonation. Its too light to be a good English style pale ale to me.

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