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John Boston Premium Lager

Brewed by Pinnacle Drinks
Style: Pale Lager
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.12/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bif (2049) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Pours golden color with a small head that fades quickly. Aroma of some citrus, malt sweetness and grain.taste of a bit of citrus, malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Light body, a bit crisp a nd fairly smooth. Another average lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2012
330ml bottle- Pours golden honey in colour, little white head. An average pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2011
Pours gold with a small head. Nose shows grassy and spicy hops, skunky notes, grainy malt and lemon. Very similar flavours and quite clean, but with sweet bready malt prominent amongst more spicy hops. Somewhat plain, could use more bitterness. Needs more carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
ALLOVATE (2899) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2011
Bright pale gold body, lots of fine carbonation raises a good sized fluffy white head that holds well. Boiled cabbage on the nose initially. Subsides to reveal ol’ faithful PofR rusted car body, fresh mown grass, fairy floss and just a little dull malt. Not much flavour perceivable in the mouth, generous bitter edge in back, again PofR, some sourish malt and hops throughout with a dry, crisp swallow. Vegetal and tinny rust notes plague it, lingering in the mouth well past their due - if welcome at all. The mid-palate becomes increasingly dusty as it goes. And that’s it. Disappointing, though I had low expectations already! ( 33cL, BB 05/10/11, Dan Murphy’s Morley)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2011
Pale gold colour good head medium carbonation aroma grassy metallic grain flavour sweet grassy metallic real headache stuff finish grasy bitter sour taste swet malt metallic not good on the palate

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Maris (1384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 12/3/2011. Has a very slight aroma of malt and grains, and tastes like a typical pale lager, ie. dull. That said, it’s clean, inoffensive, and easy enough to drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2011
Move along, nothing much to see here. This is brewed by the fellow who in a previous life created Blue Tongue Premium Lager, so you know what you’re in for: Blue Tongue Premium Lager with a marketing pitch inspired by James Squire. (Like JS, John Boston was one of Australia’s first European settlers and is claimed to be the country’s first brewer.) With that background, you know pretty much how this is going to look, smell and taste. And it doesn’t disappoint. Gold with a desultory head. Lots of Pride of Ringwood metallic overtones in the aroma, plus grass and some green-bottle light-strike. Sweet, malty flavours with an over-abrupt finish. As lagers go, it’s well made and not as poor as the aroma implied. Shame about the green bottle and disappointing that the people behind this didn’t have the courage to update Boston’s original beer recipe, which included "leaves and stalks of love-apple (commonly known as Cape gooseberry) " for bittering. Now that would have been worth tasting. (330ml bottle from Australian Micro Beer Club. BB 16/8/11)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
mkel07 (5162) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
330ml bottle. Clear and bright with a sudsy white head. Amber in colour with soapy malt aromas that do not add anything to the overall appeal. Flavour is malty and typical of a pale lager. Nothing distinguishable from the hundreds of other pale lagers on the market.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Muggus69 (2119) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2010
Picked up a 330ml bottle of this at a local independant bottle ’o. Clear golden body, bit of honey and grainy malt on the nose. Medium bodied, not too much carbonation. Quite a clean overall character, honey once again, subdued bitterness on the finish, not all too dry. Suprisingly not too bad, verging on a Munich helles at times.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stew41 (1933) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 23, 2009
Contract job in the truest sense but actually not a shocker like most. Grainy adjunct-like flavours but there’s some interesting sweet notes (butter) and a little spice to finish. Much better than what I had initially anticipated.

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