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Brewed by South Australia Brewing (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Pale Lager
Thebarton, Australia

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditionally brewed full-bodied beer with a distinctive Australian hop bitterness, which follows a slightly sweet front palate. The only remaining example of the Australian primed bitter style which was so popular in the 1940’s and 50’s. This is S.A’s most bitter beer at 25 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units) yet presents as an easy drinking well- balanced beer with a broadened palate. Australia’s only gold medal winner at the 2000 Beer World Cup held in New York.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike8499 (22) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2002
A beer to remember, it leaves a bitter sweet taste...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Screech99 (34) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2001
This is a good beer, formerly known as ’green death’

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1052) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2009
I was pleasantly suprised. Was expecting Reschs but got a malty grippy and grainy brew with a bit of character. Not as chemcially as I would have expected. How come this cannot be got outside of Sth Aust?

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7044) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
a little too sweet but otherwise quite well-made and indeed more bitter than most aussie drops

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004
A nice change for Melbourne Bitter drinkers who just want to look at a different label. Spanner.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2002
25 IBU’s, err bitter it is,lacking depth in flavour but it’s bland sweetness finishes well. Rather a dry flavour, mettalic at times. Nothing special here,

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 22, 2009
Probably better than xxxx or vb but still just an industrial pale lager. A tad more bitter than most but nothing to go ape over.

2.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonesy99 (2) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2007 does not count
Thin body, bitter sweet flavour. Best drunk cold on a hot day. Nothing special about this one.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Roisterer99 (24) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2002
The beer has improved since it was commonly known as ’Green Death’ but still has some distance to go before it becomes the drink of choice for many.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
theread (51) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2004
Supposedly Australia's most bitter beer with an IBU (International Bitterness Unit, whatever that is) of 25. Still it tastes pretty ordinary, I couldn't finish the bottle. I think it would be a lot better, as is VB, if it was much colder to kill the taste. Pretty ordinary stuff. Cheers folks


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