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Castlemaine XXXX Gold Lager

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


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.8   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Balanced smooth flavor and body, complimented by mild bitterness and trace sweetness from extra malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DavidAust (31) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2015
I really dislike most XXX products, and apart from the "off the wood" and the stout I will actually say "no" when offered one. Gold is the other exception. MUST be ice cold and still not a good beer, but if a mate offers me one at their BBQ I can say yes and know that it is passable. And that is the rating - a passable mid strength larger when served ice cold, and you can still legally drive home after having it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
stevoj (2833) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2015
Tastes and smells like wallpaper paste. Clear hold n body with weak head. Bland and not very tasty

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
allmyvinyl (6059) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
375ml screw-top bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear amber, no real head. Light grain aromas. Watery taste, slight astringency on the finish. Pretty much as expected.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mark_Eck (1013) - - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a clear golden color. Aroma and taste are watery grains and light malts.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
anstei (278) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 5, 2015
375ml can on a flight. Pours golden yellow with a medium head. No nose that I would smell. Watered down hints of hops and malt, but they do work together.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
TedE (452) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Pot at Breakfast Creek. No nose at all. Thin head highly carbonated. Tastes like cold water, but the aftertaste! Stale cardboard sprouts or something equally horrible. No redeeming features.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Sevenlee (1555) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2014
Oh boy where does one start? It’s like this, take a crappy pale lager, halve the strength, halve the flavour and you’ll find you’re making love in a canoe.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
GreatDane1632 (938) - USA - OCT 29, 2014
Rated from memory, drank in the Summer of 2003 in Sydney -- Poured from a pitcher into a pint glass. Very pretty golden beer, foamy white head. Really reminded me of a sweeter version of Coors Light.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
sm89walt (1799) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
Keg - Poured a clear, effervescent golden colour with a fluffy lasting, lacing one-finger white head. Pretty non-descript across the board with very subtle, inoffensive grain, light malts and metallic characters. Light in body, medium carbonation and a soft, short-length bitterness in the finish that’s barely there.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Capa (2265) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Can on the flight to Wellington. Golden with a white head. Grainy aroma with light hops. Similar flavor, though it is quite muted. No finish to speak of.

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