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


on tap


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.97   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bribieboy (11) - Bribie Island Queensland, - MAR 29, 2008
Once undisputed king of beers here in Queensland it is rarely promoted nowadays, Lion Nathan seem to be intent on replacing it with Toohey’s New. Over the last 5 years the flood of imported and ’licenced’ brands such as Stella Artois, Heineken, Becks and Bavaria has eaten into the XXXX market. It is no longer available on tap in North Queensland although the XXXX Gold mid strength brand is still being promoted heavily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
czlowiekwiadro (251) - 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 (506) - 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 (2361) - 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 (765) - 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 (2291) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mark_Eck (773) - - APR 26, 2014
Pours a pale yellow color. Aroma is light malts. Taste is slightly sweet followed by a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
StevieT (740) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014
Bland, tasteless, blah, I hope to never drink it again but sadly I know I’ll probably have too and that hurts.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Kita (1194) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 24, 2014
Can, 0.375l. Clear golden color with rocky white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of grainy malt, grassy hops and some vegetable notes. Taste starts with light sweet grainy maltiness, follows by grassy and maybe really some fruity notes, but still with crisp and dry mouthfeel and a bit more bitter finish then Gold edition. Light body, thin texture and lively carbonation in palate. Slightly better thant Gold, but still far away from more than a thirst killer...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (352) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Vballnbeer (158) - Gorham, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2013
It has been a while since I last tasted this, but I remember it being a very mild beer, good for drinking on hot days. It has some malt flavor with a little touch of hop. It is not much, but probably great in the Outback.

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