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

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed using the infusion mashing method, Boags XXX has a clean, crisp character combined with a moderate estery aroma and good hop bitterness.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3299) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at Wrest Point Casino. Rating from February 2014. Basic, but had to try it.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gnoff (7750) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Draught at Boag’s Brewery and Centre For Beer Lovers, Launceston, Tas. Sampled on August 5, 2013.
Apparently more knows as the "Boags Red" if you were to order it in a bar.
Even with the "Ale" in the name it is actually a lager.
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, some paper, stale, vegetable taste. Stale, paper aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.
Our tour guide raved about this beer, but for me it was like drinking water that had had cardboard soak in it for the longest time, not enjoyable taste at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle and Tap. Pours clear out of bottle, a tad hazy from tap as I recall. Sparkling, pale yellow with average head and good lace. Aroma of grass, herbal light hops, perfume, musty grain, hay, bread, wheat. Light medium body, fizzy carbonation. Earthen chalky yeast; a touch powdery, finishes lightly acidic, crisp and bitter. As far as aussie pale lagers go, I wish this made it to other states. Has a nice raw feel about it.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
Orangey golden body with mainly lasting head. That was the main thing going for it. Sweet in taste also mainly cardboard notes. Not offensive but just not good.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2009
...had it in Tasmania. Was a basic pale, similar to the rest of the Boag’s line, just more cereal-like, and seemed to have less body. The were some hops, and malt, but not much else, basic, but still decent, as are all Boag’s.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6641) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
Took the brewery tour while in Launceston Tasmania. This brew is special for 2 reasons (so they say): it isn’t exported off the island at all, and the recipe hasn’t changed since the brewery was founded 6 million years ago. somehow they incorporate roasted unmalted barley into the recipe, and somehow it manages not to make it into the palate anywhere! Anyway, this one is your average pale lager, a little more cereal-ish perhaps, and certainly nice and clean (it may help that my sample was pretty darn fresh). Made more enjoyable because it was part of my amazing Tassie experience.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jkm (216) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2007 Pale golden amber in colour with medium to high carbonation. Long-lasting frothy white head with fair lacing. Moderate bitterness with a short, dry and crisp finish. Pretty good as pale lagers go and refreshing.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2007
From a 750 ml bottle - Golden amber with a frothy white head which dies back to a thin layer. High carbonation. Malty with a medium bitterness. One of the better Australian macro lagers. Crisp, clear and refreshing. Not a bad lawnmower beer although a bit too gassy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sarfarl (10) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2007
Ahh the old "Crayfish." Being a Launceston boy who grew up on draught, this stuff became bit of a delicacy through my teens, pretty much because it was something different, and being a bit scarcer was easier to keep tabs on at parties... good nonetheless.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2003
Quite a light beer, light in body, light in taste. Good if you just feel like slamming some down on a hot day but nothing to tell mum about. cheers


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