ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, - JAN 20, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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)
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33 cl at Boag’s Brewery and Centre For Beer Lovers, Launceston, Tas. Sampled on August 5, 2013.
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, crisp, clean taste. Malty aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.
jonnyguns (654) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Just another standard commercial beer. Taste is like burnt metal just has nothing going for it. Average
AndyW68 (706) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
No. Clea golden wIth white head. I will fill in enough charachters to save this review this beer is not worth drinking.
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle- A very boring beer. Not up to Boag’s usual standard. Nothing special.
rondphoto (1254) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Clear gold with a thick head that slowly dissipates, wide rings of lace. The appearance is nice, the beer is not. Thin malt (or maybe corn or rice) that doesn’t move from that base, except to add a little carbonation at the finish. Disappointing.
Brenhophead (473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2011
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Another rubbish beer from boags.... see my comment from "boags draught" and apply that to this beer also.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So I’m only the third person is the US to rate this. Cool. Pours a clear light golden color with a little amber present and a thick white head. Aroma is of your typical main stream imported lager. Has a skunked malt and hop aroma with some carn. Flavor is that skunked malt taste and a little hop bite. Bringing up the back end is aluminum and grain. Has an aluminum malt and hop finish. I must admit; I was expecting a little worse but this one is better than, say, Carlsberg.
kwik-lime (1052) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Enjoyable aroma of grassy hops. Went downhill from there, thin and watery palate, a light bitterness but nothing much to enjoy here.
muffel (130) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.33L. Clear pale golden color with big head that disappears quickly. Some carbonation. Sweet malts, grain, some bitterness, but overall rather mild taste. Surprisingly almost no aftertaste. Very different from other lagers I’ve had, but can’t say it’s something I need to try again.
dnoaksson (634) - , SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.