KeefOz (1948) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2013 Bribieboy (11) - Bribie Island Queensland, - MAR 29, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Easy drinking, lightly carbonated beer which is particularly refreshing in the winter. Not recommended for afficianados of European style Pilsners as it has dark and earthy characteristics that were common in Australian beers such as Tooheys from the 1950s and 1960s.
Unfortunately the strength has been reduced from 4.8% ABV to 4.5%. Not available outside Queensland as far as I know.
By the way, this beer is not XXXX bitter, it is a different beer, with a red and yellow label and is quite different to any XXXX beers brewed overseas on licence.
On tap at Mooloolaba Surf Club. Poured a clear golden amber with a thin bubble head that laced OK. High carbonation. Aromaless. Taste of hops bitterness. Short bitter finish becoming a bit sour as it warms. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2015 I had this at a Ned Kelly’s steak house, back then they first were opening around the US and had Australian beer on tap. It is very light and very low on flavor. Fine for what it is but make sure mug is frosty cold and the day is hot, otherwise all bets are off. Serving: Tap Beerveteran (1) - Caloundra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2008 does not count
No nonsense earthy beer with pleasant after taste, especially good on a hot day after hard work or play. Gone out of production (for now) but still some around. gam (4135) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2008
Found this to be one of Castlemaines worst tasting when it came out.Was malty but seemed to have a bland chalky like flavour that finished with a dry malt grainy flavour almost tasteless and nauseating.It has not changed pleased to tip it into a drain pipe,a real dud even after the decent head and golden pour that gave it some look.
pyrotim2000 (13) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2007
a nice, easy drinking draught for when you want something a bit different to XXXX bitter but want to stick with XXXX... lemansgranprix (20) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Canned. Had this in Australia, found it to be an easy drinking lager, clean, simple but enjoyable. Easy to drink. Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 28, 2006
canned; sampled in may 2000; 4% alc. - golden colour, herbal aroma, slightly dry - not bad but nothing special goozen (4178) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2006
can 0,5 ltr. A nice Australian- under licenced in the UK brew- golden light sweetish lager. Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2005
can 0.5l. smells malty and sweet. tastes sweetish, malty, some caramel and a little fruity. just another quick drinking lager, average.