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Castlemaine XXXX Light Bitter

Castlemaine XXXX Light Bitter
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Formerly brewed at Castlemaine Perkins (Lion Co.)
Style: Low Alcohol
Milton, Australia


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 1.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.99/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 69   ABV: 2.3%
Crisp and refreshing lower alcohol beer. The mild bitter flavour is complemented by a clean aftertaste. The high proportion of malt used, enhances the natural malt flavour.

Bribieboy's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bribieboy (11) - Bribie Island Queensland, - MAR 29, 2008
Recently renamed XXXX Light during a brands ’tweaking’ exercise by Lion Nathan. A good cold drink on a hot day when you require refreshment but don’t need a ’buzz’. Crisp clean flavour.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2009
375ml bottle. Pale straw colour and thin and watery to look at with a soft white head of foam. Clear but poorly carbonated. Basic aroma of malt and hops. Label says "full flavoured" but doesn’t say full of what. Thin, flavourless and very poor.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
thesimmos (13) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2008
I couldnt get the ratings down to -10. This beer is like very slightly beer flavoured, carbonated water. It is absolute shyte! I cant believe they sell it for the same price as XXXX Gold. Surely there isnt a market for this bottle of cats piss. I cant believe this is being brewed in QLD. If you want a light beer that is very slightly flavoured, go for a cascade light.. do not waste your hard earned on this!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2008
I couldn’t finish the bottle, this is really bad. Hoppy aroma, thin bodied, bitter throughout. Look after your health and drink bottled soda water instead.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2008 Gold pour,head is good,back to lace,carb settles down,good malt and hop aroma but I grew up with xxxx Castlemaine Bitter.Flavour hoppy,malt is good nice bitter sweet finish.At 2.3% al vol this is good flavour nice drop.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2005
Browny golden body with a fine white head. Stale hop aroma and not a lot of body. It is everything I expected from it

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
Aaaaah, now this is what a light beer should be like. Weak, thin and pathetically wanting in a number of important respects. Thanks for keeping the faith Castlemaine Perkins.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2003
Bottled. Golden body with a fine light white head. Bitter empty cats piss. If your palate can measure flavour at very high frequencies then perhaps you’ll catch the beer sensation at the very start, otherwise its just coloured soda water.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2003
Oh dear. Think XXXX Bitter, then downgrade to XXXX Gold and XXXX Light Bitter is even fursther down the scale still. If I lived in Queensland and didn't feel like a heavy, I'd go for Gold over this, but neither has any taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2003
This beer has a light yellow body - hue with a bitter initial flavor and a light body.

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