Effen Holdings Pty Ltd
Formerly brewed at Southern Bay Brewing Company

Style: Pale Lager
Traralgon, Australia


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Effen triple malt premium lager is a smooth tasting colonial style lager crafted to satisfy the most discernible modern drinkers palate. Brewed with a blend of the finest Australian malts & New Zealand hops to achieve a superbly balanced, full flavoured & refreshing beer - enjoy! Brewed for Effen Enterprises, Tralagron. www.effen.com.au

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (352) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2012
A lovely lager beer, highly recommended for a Summer day. Theres a roasty maltiness to this on the nose and a bit of caramel in the taste. Its also got a little fruit which gives its that Summery zest. Overall theres a lovely clean flavour to it. Im loving its work. Up there with the Stone and Wood Pacific Ale as my favourite Summer beer. Effen good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle 330ml from somewhere in Gippsland. Pretty good for a pale lager. Aromas of honey, citrus, and hints of caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness and average length. Palate is thin and oily. Dark yellow, fizzy, with no head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 Great session beer, all about the malt, has a caramel sweetness to it. Not the first beer I would choose but definately enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (3853) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2010
Light gold, bright white head. Looks like a pretty typical Aussie lager. Aroma has light but fresh citrus and hints of gooseberry as well as some grain. Taste is moderately sweet with mild but (again) very fresh hop bitterness. Its thin and not very flavorsome, but really very good for a pale lager.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2010
330ml bottle. Well carbonated with a small white head. Gold amber colour that looks okay. Bland malt and grain aromas. Watery and thin with very little to offer in terms of flavour. Basic in all areas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle - Clear gold with thin white head. Medium carbonation. Thin to Medium body. A little fruity (citrus) and maybe a little caramel malt. Mildly bitter finish. Not bad as far as lagers go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2009
Good head clear gold pour aroma biscuit little fruit flavour malty biscuit citrus taste that is sharp like peel a light fizz goes together well this beer sweet malt bitter hops finish great session lager,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (2005) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 29, 2009
Ive really gotta stop making assumptions. I read an interview with the brand owner a while back and was really turned off by (1) the fact he thought effen was a really smartr play on words, and (2) thought hed make a fortune through selling branded caps and t-shirts. So, doesnt set me up well for this beer. But, I have to say this thing is, well, not fantastic, but pretty bloody tasty. Its all about malt; caramel sweetness, a fruity confectionary core, really attractive. Kinda like a fruity golden ale with a more obvious malt kick. Some fizz here, and not at all heavy, yet seems relatively weighty for a sub 5% beer. I wound have thought this was well beyond Southern Bay, ven as a contract job, but very happy to have been proven wrong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Dredd (904) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2009
Initial pour is a darkish amber with low carbonation and coarse head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a slight confectionary sugar and a bizarre medicinal/damp cardboard note. Flavour is initially reminiscent of a redskin lolly, the sweetness remains and eventually some bitterness comes through, but not enough to balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (3071) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2009
Amber pour with small head. Quickly fade to thin layer. No lacing. Very fruity and floral aroma, strong sweet malty backbone, with cereal, musk, confectionery. Some spicy hops would have been good. Taste is pretty boring. Sweet malt, faint corn, low hop bitterness. A bit of hallertauer or something. Again, needs more hops. Light body, medium carbonation. Pretty good for a lager. Interesting aroma makes this better than many other pale lagers around... but the taste is same old, same old.

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