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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Based on a traditional recipe and as strong in flavour as the name suggests. Inspired by the turn of the century arm wrestling team, which was made up of Boags employees and local citizens. This strong beer has a full, fresh, malty character with a subtle bitterness and smooth finish.

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messymatt (36) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2006
I thought dinking this would make me tough, like a real Tasmanian but alas I’m still pissweek and going back to Boags Draught.

vanvenlo (1910) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2006
24 Sep 05 - Light malt, slight spirit and hop aroma. Clear amber colour, ordinary head and poor lacing. Big hoppy and light malt flavour. Ordinary Pride of Ringwood hop and a lingering plain bitterness.

Lunkie (1956) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2005
Bitter amlt aroma. Clear amber colour with poor head and lacing. Malt bitter hop flavour. Fizzy palate.

DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
Bottled and on tap at the Phoenix. Orange with a big white head that doesn’t stick around very well. Good maltiness, and reasonably sweet but not too much so. After that it’s pretty much your average Aussie macro lager - probably the best one there is, though.

DuffMan (10602) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2005
Orange amber, clear, with a decent head that was gone before the halfway point. Bready aroma with a nice malty palate and a dry finish. I agree with others who note the lack of bitterness, particularly having recently tried the newly released Gage Roads Lager (nicely bittered). But I still liked it overall.

omhper (25544) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2005 Bottled. Pale amber, average head. Neutral aroma. Orangey, caramelly crystal malt flavour. Sweet, rounded and medium bodied with low-medium bitterness.

highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2005
Another drab product from a brewery that rarely fails to disappoint. I’m mystified by the "bitter" label. It’s all malt and no hops. Poured a golden-orange colour with a moderate white head. There are peaches in a sweet, almost winelike nose that is spoiled by faint uric notes. Big, fruity characters in a quenching palate and some apricots in the finish. Very little bitterness in the body. (Bottle)

ALLOVATE (3055) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 Away from there other Bitter, this beer has a little (only a little) of what was missing in the ’Classic’. Tasted on draught so lacking in the aroma. Yeast, unfermented wort and ’Pride of Ringwood’ comes to mind in taste, as the light bitterness and ’gassy’ carbonation bit at the tongue. Low malt tones, short, crisp and forgettable aftertaste. Typical Australian ’Lager’ Bitter.

Stew41 (2066) - Phuket, THAILAND - OCT 30, 2004
I had low expectations on this beer but it came up well. Sligtly dark orange in colour, fizzy head of good depth and some lacing. No much going on in the nose. Kinda run of the mill in the mouth but did have a certain assertiveness and bitterness that drove the palate. Nice feel in a slightly fizzy style. Not bad value at just over $10 a pack and frankly I think miles better than the ’premium’.

Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2004
For me, this could be a session beer. Not overly flavoursome, yet not overly bland. The name (bitter) is quite decieving.

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