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

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Back in 1883, James Boag’s XXX Ale had an unassuming name for a flavoursome, full-strength beer. And more than 100 years later, XXX Ale is still brewed skilfully by infusion to produce a strong, colourful, uniquely Tasmania beer. Beautifully coloured and full of flavour, crisp, balanced and aromatic.

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2.3
TedE (1326) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2017
375ml bottle at Prickly Cactus, Launceston. Nose of plastic malt. Golden amber beer with fluffy white head which stays and laces well. The odd stray bubble shows itself. Medium body, bit of zing. Finish is vegetal and malty with a touch of tin. Different to other Aussie macros but not necessarily better.

2.7
gripweed57 (2452) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2017
Hazy yellow color. Foamy white head. Sweetish malt aroma. Metallic sour hop flavor. Highly carbonated. Light bitter hop finish. Brief aftertaste.

2.1
KeefOz (1838) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2017
BB 05/10/17. Poured a clear amber with 5mm of bright white open foam head that diminished slowly to a thin collar and blotchy cap. Carbonation low, average and coarse. Aroma of moderately strong malt; no obvious hops. Taste is malty and slightly sweet; no real bitterness. Light body. Crisp, clean and smooth with a slightly sweet short finish. Normal macro-lager.

2.2
Oakes (17664) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Gold colour. Medium head that falls out. Clean, pale malts, maybe a little bit of fruitiness, pretty simple pale macro lager. Touch of hoppy dryness late.

2.9
drjoeng (1257) - SINGAPORE - DEC 10, 2015
4.8%ABV. Pale lager. Tapped out pale Amber. 8°SRM Nose is sweet and beery, but otherwise without much else to write about. This may just its lager roots. Malty sweet palate. Some light hoppy balance. Clean finish. Slightly bitter. Good solidly built beer providing a very uninteresting commercial ride.

3.1
Sissio (1642) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle in Launceston in an indian restaurant Good drinkable beer, nothing special at all.

2.4
mkel07 (5949) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at Wrest Point Casino. Rating from February 2014. Basic, but had to try it.

2.2
gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Draught at Boag’s Brewery and Centre For Beer Lovers, Launceston, Tas. Sampled on August 5, 2013.
Apparently more knows as the "Boags Red" if you were to order it in a bar.
Even with the "Ale" in the name it is actually a lager.
Clear golden color, white head. Malty, some paper, stale, vegetable taste. Stale, paper aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.
Our tour guide raved about this beer, but for me it was like drinking water that had had cardboard soak in it for the longest time, not enjoyable taste at all.

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imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle and Tap. Pours clear out of bottle, a tad hazy from tap as I recall. Sparkling, pale yellow with average head and good lace. Aroma of grass, herbal light hops, perfume, musty grain, hay, bread, wheat. Light medium body, fizzy carbonation. Earthen chalky yeast; a touch powdery, finishes lightly acidic, crisp and bitter. As far as aussie pale lagers go, I wish this made it to other states. Has a nice raw feel about it.

2.3
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2009
Orangey golden body with mainly lasting head. That was the main thing going for it. Sweet in taste also mainly cardboard notes. Not offensive but just not good.


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