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Brewed by J. Boag & Son (San Miguel)
Style: Pale Lager
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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James Boag’s Pure - water, barley, hops and yeast – all from the only place that is possible, Tasmania. A lager that sources it ingredients from the island and is brewed with no preservatives and no artificial additives to ensure it is the closest thing to purity. Pure in taste, pure in ingredients, pure by nature.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnoaksson (653) - , SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Tala är silver, tiga är guld. Ibland smakar ett öl bättre om man inte tänker efter så förbaskat mycket, om man låter bli att gurgla runt allting och korsförhöra alla intryck. James Boag’s är ett sådant öl - lite på gott men mest på ont.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2349) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2011
Gage Roads Pure, Carlton Pure, Steinlager Pure, Cascade Pure, freaking James Boag Pure, what is going on in beer world? Is this the new low-carb trend, or a shitty replacement for carbon neutral brewing. God, Aussie macros still suck, they try but f*&k they’re still in kindergarten and need diaper changing every now and then!
From the embossed, difficult to read bottle and into a Pils flute. Artificial carbonation fills its pale gold body, as translucent as spring water. As much head as a glass of lemon squash produces. Rough, weedy nose, pond water and courgette leaves, a little boiled cabbage otherwise clean and forgettable. Light malt dominates, pils malt base, lemon cordial down the sides of the shy, watery palate. Rather dry, mild citrus in the crisp swallow that is short. Perplexed by the fact this is almost decent to drink. Malt linger, the palest of pale, pasty. Very clean, the best thing going for it. Featherweight in body, a reserved fruit sweetness up front is isolated, the carbonation soft but adequate. I’m a hard judge but this tastes like an Aussie Lager should taste, backward but forward, so clean its sterile drunk. A good few of these and I will be too. Who is James Boag as he must be a pretty laid back, neutral fella who should buy me a drink as he seems a bit bor...!? (33cL, BB 03/08/11, Thirsty Camel Butler)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
giga_nothing (1) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2010 does not count
A very mild lager. I thought it was alright and actually pretty interesting because it had practically no aftertaste. The reason I am writing this review, however, is that my wife LOVES this beer. In fact, this is the only beer she actually enjoys. She usually only drinks red wine and hasn’t had more than a sip of any beer since college. But when I brought home 6 of the Pure she finished two bottles. She said she could drink it because it wasn’t bitter and didn’t have the aftertaste. Just something to keep in mind......

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mjollnir (386) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2010
330mL bottle. Pours clear pale straw with a phantom head. Best described as grainy soda water with a hint of lemon essence and parsley. Must have just enough bitterness to keep it in the beer excise bracket. Thin and watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (2491) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2010
The aroma is lightly sweet, crisp, and soft in the nose. The. Lager pours pure clear straw with a decent bubbly head. The flavor is uncommonly smooth, no bitter bite and not crisp but good to drink under the right circumstances. Maybe a summer day in PA, or an afternoon in Tasmania.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
bottle. definately agree with madquacker, its the same as a steinlager pure, but worse. this just misses the mark altogether.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madquacker (1029) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2010
Abit like a bad Steinlager. Pale yellow and straw with lots of fizz. Not the best but ok. Grain tastes a bit on the cheap corn side.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drseusszb200 (688) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2010
Smelled of sweeet malts poured nice golden with a decent head tasted sweet malts and corn

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mkel07 (3106) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2010
330ml bottle. Looks pretty ordinary, amber colour with a head that vanishes the minute you blink. Could barely detect any aroma at all, grainy at best. Flavour is as bland as cardboard.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2010
I did the Boags Brewery tour in Launceston back in November just after they had launched this beer but did you think I could try it there - Fresh? Got to try it at the Beerfest in Hobart later in the week but I didn’t miss much, very pale in colour and lacking in real taste, plus it is even dearer than their Prewium Lager.


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