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


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RATINGS: 47   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
OLD NOTES DEC 6, 2003 Had this on tap a few months back, nothing to memorable, but ive been meaning to try it out of the bottle ever since. So hear it goes. Quite a strong yeasty smell. A fair bit of alcohol on the nose. Pours a deep golden with a small lacy head that hangs around. A bread kind of flavour to it. A bit of a metallic bitterness with it. Drinkable and decent, but not really my style of beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle. Im just updating my records. An enjoyable beer. my favourite of their Pale lager range.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2008
...bottle. Dark golden yellow, with a very thin white head. Lots of hops and malt on the nose. Bitter than most flavor, thin body, easy drinking. Finishes dry with a lingering malt flavor, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2008
Dark gold pour,head good back to lace,aroma hoppy.Flavour bitter and a bit metallic.Finish is watery flavour,slight bitter and vegetable,fair.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2007
Golden amber in colour with a long-lasting frothy white head, good lacing. Thin to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation; Moderate bitterness; Not much flavour other than a little maltiness. Nice dry finish. An average pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2007
Amber with an off white head which lasted fairly well although left little if any lacing. Highly carbonated. A light sweat malt flavour with a mild bitterness. Goes down OK but nothing to write home about. Similar to most other Australian pale lagers.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
garthicus (2924) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 2, 2007
Big fluffy head, light orange colour body, hoppyish aroma (could be skunky!) a very mild an plain flavour, nothing special but certainly not bad, a bbq beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle -- Pours a light amber with a small, white frothy head. A bit of retention and a whole lot of lacing. Lots of bubbles. Aroma has much more going on than your average Oz lager with some caramel, malt and hops. Watery mouthfeel. The flavour is more one dimensional than the aroma with some sweetness up front and a vaguely (ever so vaguely) bitter aftertaste. Why its got that word "Bitter" in its name is a bit of a mystery. Not bad, with more going for it than most Oz lagers.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
asedzie (819) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 27, 2007
375ml. Bottle. Pours a bubbly amber with a bubbly white head. Smells of pears with a trace of cabbage. Flavors are more pear and some green apple. Stale bread. Off-putting sweetness. Mouthfeel is way too fizzy. There is a little bitterness in the finish but it is offset by the offensive fruity-sweetness of it. Tastes like watered down cider. Weird flavor for a beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1136) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2007
A very respectable low cost beer. None of the sweet cloying nature of the once good "premium", but a satisfying salty solid beer without much in the way of chemicals. Boags best performer in my view, punching well above its weight.

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