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Castlemaine XXXX Gold Lager

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


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Balanced smooth flavor and body, complimented by mild bitterness and trace sweetness from extra malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2015
(Can) Clear golden yellow with big white head. Aroma has light malt and hints of grassy hops. Light bodied and fizzy. A tart foretaste has some sugary hints to balance, which quickly collapsed to a watery mid-palate and finish. Bad but drinkable if desperate. (Tasted on airplane - lower pressure may affect taste and perception of carbonation)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton (1671) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
On tap at XXXX Alehouse, Brisbane on 9th September 2015. Clear gold with off white head and lacing. Lightly hoppy aroma. Grassy and herby in-mouth by small measure with cooked veg. Lemon citrus kick and finish. Light-bodied with a zingy mouthfeel. Was pleasantly surprised, although what beer isn’t at its best at the brewhouse?

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Padruig (3) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2015 does not count
Made me feel sick after a few of them. It’s more or less on par with goon as far as wine is concerned.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle. Clear, golden, rocky head, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Wim (3279) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2015
On Holiday gold-blond colored body with a white head and a spicy yeast hop aroma a spicy yeast watery bitter hop taste with a slight bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DavidAust (126) - 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 (3122) - 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 (7165) - 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 (1273) - - 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 (530) - 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.

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