Brewed by Castlemaine Perkins (Lion Co.)
Style: Pale Lager
Milton, Australia


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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
A traditional Australian lager with a clean, crisp taste and a satisfying after-bitterness. XXXX Bitter's delicate aroma comes from the blending of two hop varieties and a sweeter, fruity tang from the yeast. High drinkability in warm climates.

Austbloke's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Austbloke (10) - - SEP 1, 2005
A flat lifeless golden beer. That smells of bitter hops. You’d drink it if there was nothing else to drink but only if the water out of the tap was contaminated... Yuck!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (6299) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2015
Bottle. Gold, low carbonation, low head. Pleasant enough, a tad sulphur bittering hops take us alone a medium light straw like body to a quick finish with a light grainy and grassy aftertaste. In Queensland spring temperatures I really cannot fault this for being a easy quaffable brew, commercial deScription checks out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Camons (8401) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2015
Bottle @ DŘE meeting. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma of light malt, grain, yeast, grass. Flavor is light sweet, malt, grain, yeast, grass. Medium body, average carbonation. 211015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
On tap at XXXX Alehouse, Brisbane on 9th September 2015. Amber with thinning white foam and scant lacing. Sweet toffee malt aroma. Malty in-mouth with leafy herbiness. Bittersweet finish. Clean. Zingy mouthfeel and medium body. Not too bad at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (3274) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2015
On Holiday gold-blond colored body with a white head with a fruity hop aroma and a sweet fruity hop dry bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TedE (634) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Pot at Breakfast Creek. Vague sweet aroma. Highly carbonated, like soft drink! Sharp metallic taste, slightly bitter aftertaste. Acceptable if served ice cold.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czlowiekwiadro (493) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
lekki, słodowo biszkoptowy zapach z niewielką sugestią ziół. całkiem przyjemny. złoty, przejrzysty kolor, piana skąpa ale dość trwała. w smaku przypomina bittera, półpełny, biszkoptowy z wyraźną, ziołową, ale nie mocną goryczką. wysycenie średnie. dość przyjemne piwko na upał.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
Fruity but stale aromas. Clear golden colour with good head. Bitter up front and throughout the finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3554) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 4, 2014
Can 4.5% as XXXX Export Lager, said it was Brewed and Canned by South Australian Brewing Co. Picked up at Horiba, 240 yen. It pours your typical gold with a white head that is midway between fizz and foam. Some lacing and malty aroma with less sweetness in the aroma than I usually get from a macro-lager. Medium bodied and it has a somewhat slick mouthfeel. The taste is not so bad, malty, a bit sugary, some graininess but also a bit of soapiness. The sweetness grows as you drink it. Eh, more soda than beer like. Sub-par but not terrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkoNm (1894) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a clear golden color, topped with a decent white frothy head that quickly disappears. The aroma is malty and grainy, mild but still easy to pick up. There’s not much to the taste. Sweet beginning, balanced body and a bit more bitterness in the finish. A decent lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
maekchu (2905) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from local Yamaya stoe. Slightly harsh grainy nose, honey, and crushed weeds. Pale straw color. Extract-like malty initial / thin stale sweetness in mid / final has sugary trickles and a light astringency (which does not belong there). Thin-medium body. A bit hard to drink.

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