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


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 2.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
James Boag’s Pure - water, barley, hops and yeast – all from the only place that is possible, Tasmania. A lager that sources it ingredients from the island and is brewed with no preservatives and no artificial additives to ensure it is the closest thing to purity. Pure in taste, pure in ingredients, pure by nature.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rondphoto (4373) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Clear gold with a thick head that slowly dissipates, wide rings of lace. The appearance is nice, the beer is not. Thin malt (or maybe corn or rice) that doesn’t move from that base, except to add a little carbonation at the finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2011
Another rubbish beer from boags.... see my comment from "boags draught" and apply that to this beer also.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
halfonit (1352) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2011
So I’m only the third person is the US to rate this. Cool. Pours a clear light golden color with a little amber present and a thick white head. Aroma is of your typical main stream imported lager. Has a skunked malt and hop aroma with some carn. Flavor is that skunked malt taste and a little hop bite. Bringing up the back end is aluminum and grain. Has an aluminum malt and hop finish. I must admit; I was expecting a little worse but this one is better than, say, Carlsberg.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kwik-lime (1899) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
Enjoyable aroma of grassy hops. Went downhill from there, thin and watery palate, a light bitterness but nothing much to enjoy here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle 0.33L. Clear pale golden color with big head that disappears quickly. Some carbonation. Sweet malts, grain, some bitterness, but overall rather mild taste. Surprisingly almost no aftertaste. Very different from other lagers I’ve had, but can’t say it’s something I need to try again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnoaksson (827) - , SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Tala är silver, tiga är guld. Ibland smakar ett öl bättre om man inte tänker efter så förbaskat mycket, om man låter bli att gurgla runt allting och korsförhöra alla intryck. James Boag’s är ett sådant öl - lite på gott men mest på ont.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2011
Gage Roads Pure, Carlton Pure, Steinlager Pure, Cascade Pure, freaking James Boag Pure, what is going on in beer world? Is this the new low-carb trend, or a shitty replacement for carbon neutral brewing. God, Aussie macros still suck, they try but f*&k they’re still in kindergarten and need diaper changing every now and then!
From the embossed, difficult to read bottle and into a Pils flute. Artificial carbonation fills its pale gold body, as translucent as spring water. As much head as a glass of lemon squash produces. Rough, weedy nose, pond water and courgette leaves, a little boiled cabbage otherwise clean and forgettable. Light malt dominates, pils malt base, lemon cordial down the sides of the shy, watery palate. Rather dry, mild citrus in the crisp swallow that is short. Perplexed by the fact this is almost decent to drink. Malt linger, the palest of pale, pasty. Very clean, the best thing going for it. Featherweight in body, a reserved fruit sweetness up front is isolated, the carbonation soft but adequate. I’m a hard judge but this tastes like an Aussie Lager should taste, backward but forward, so clean its sterile drunk. A good few of these and I will be too. Who is James Boag as he must be a pretty laid back, neutral fella who should buy me a drink as he seems a bit bor...!? (33cL, BB 03/08/11, Thirsty Camel Butler)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
giga_nothing (1) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2010 does not count
A very mild lager. I thought it was alright and actually pretty interesting because it had practically no aftertaste. The reason I am writing this review, however, is that my wife LOVES this beer. In fact, this is the only beer she actually enjoys. She usually only drinks red wine and hasn’t had more than a sip of any beer since college. But when I brought home 6 of the Pure she finished two bottles. She said she could drink it because it wasn’t bitter and didn’t have the aftertaste. Just something to keep in mind......

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mjollnir (401) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2010
330mL bottle. Pours clear pale straw with a phantom head. Best described as grainy soda water with a hint of lemon essence and parsley. Must have just enough bitterness to keep it in the beer excise bracket. Thin and watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2010
The aroma is lightly sweet, crisp, and soft in the nose. The. Lager pours pure clear straw with a decent bubbly head. The flavor is uncommonly smooth, no bitter bite and not crisp but good to drink under the right circumstances. Maybe a summer day in PA, or an afternoon in Tasmania.

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