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Brewed by J. Boag & Son (Lion Co.)
Style: English Pale Ale
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In 1929 the Great Flood swamped much of Launceston without warning. Wizard Smith, J.Boag & Son’s drayman, at great risk to himself sought to save the brewery horses. Risking his life, Wizard plunged into the rising floodwaters and swam into the stables, successfully leading the horses to dry ground. For his bravery Wizard was rewarded with a job for life. To all our heroes we dedicate this special English Ale.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, - DEC 18, 2007
Not a bad beer, but nothing on a good english ale. On early whiffs I couldn’t quite decide if it was more pasteurised English ale or dodgy Australian lager. Thankfully it tended toward the English after the head receded. A bit too much of the boiled lollies smell, but it had a pleasant enough fruitiness. Flavour is a little bland. Reasonable enough, but underwhelming


3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geoff55 (15) - Portland, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2016
Mid amber on the pour with a slightly off white head Slight caramel toffee on the nose with a feint hint of dry grains an hops Sweet on the tongue with a little malt and hops coming through and a fairly clean finish An easy drinking EPA with perhaps not as large a character a the name of the beer suggests. However it is a commercial beer. Not a bad try JB

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3817) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2016
Bottle. Clear pale amber with a white head. 3+ Promising aroma is fruity and floral with bread crusts and a hint of roasted malt. Light bodied, highish carbonation. More caramel than bread crust in the taste unfortunately, but it?s not all that sweet and there?s fruity and roasted touches before a slightly harsh bitter finish. Pretty decent beer.

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