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Castlemaine XXXX (UK)

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Formerly brewed at Samlesbury (InBev UK)
Style: Pale Lager
Preston, England

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.7   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pasteurised keg and can.
Interbrew took over the UK licence from Carlsberg in December 2002, upping the abv from 3.9% to 4%.
AB InBev, which produced the beer on licence, agreed with brand owner Lion Nathan to retire XXXX from the UK at the conclusion of their licensing agreement on June 30, 2009.
Ingredients: Pride of Ringwood and Tasmanian Cluster hops.


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1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 16, 2007
Not a good lager at all. Thing is you could have 6 of these for 3.50Strl so this became a stand by


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
redders1974 (337) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
What the xxxx was this lager doing worst thing to come out of Australia since fosters.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2014
citrus, golden, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, i used to drink this many moons ago and i remember it being fizzy with a unpleasant taste wasn’t great but was in every pub . why ? i don’t know !

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
nickel (626) - - MAY 11, 2014
MAinstream pale lager. Nothing special at all. WEak malty taste. Too carbonated.

0.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Imaena (2083) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Can. This is a really dreadful pale lager. Not one we mourned when it departed.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 Used to be the only lager in my local village pub. Had with crisps and chocolate - was a good combination altogether. The lager is pretty standard though.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Senka (903) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2013
From the archives: Reminiscing about my summers spent in England, I remember that this was the cheapest available lager. You could by a case of XXXX for 10 quid. Simple pale lager. Go get Tesco cheapest lager - it was very similar. Was a really good value :-)

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ManVsBeer (5837) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
What the four X’s stand for might sum this lager up, pretty poor bog-standard stuff.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 6, 2011
(Sampled in 2004). Некрепкий лагер, сваренный по австралийской лицензии. В австралийской версии используются два типа местного хмеля – Pride Of Ringwood и Tasmanian Cluster. Не уверен насчет хмеля в лицензионной версии, но его привкус очень слабый, хотя и необычный.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2011
Old rate. On tap in Lincolnshire, England. Pours a pale gold with a small white head. Aroma was stock macro lager and served too cold which might be a blessing in this case. Aroma was slightly adjuncty, grainy and a hoppy, medium dry finish. Not the worst pale lager Iґve had, but barely passable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gary (1662) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
(canned) This actually was never that offensive . Its TV comercials relied on the sterotypical unsophsticated Australian life-style that some people in the UK like , and it made this popular for a time. A grainy ,creamy -sweet and lightly hopped beer is what you’ll get with XXXX.


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