Brewed by Mildura Brewery (BROO Pty Ltd)
Style: Low Alcohol
Mildura, VIC, Australia


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 2.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 90   ABV: 3%
Microbreweries tend not to produce low alcohol beers; they're very difficult to get right. The reasons are because alcohol contributes a lot to mouthfeel, so light beers are sometimes described as lacking body, or being watery. To compensate for this, we have been generous with our hop additions, resulting in a bitter, spicy style of light. The hop variety is Saaz, sourced from Bohemia, north Czech Republic, home of the Pilsener. At five kilograms per batch, that's three times the quantity of our other brews. It shows in the aftertaste and aroma, slightly citric and a bit peppery. Using just a sprinkling of roasted raw barley brings out the golden colour of the brew, and contributes to a slightly drier finish, which improves drinkability.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vinhol (346) - - DEC 27, 2012
330 mil bottle straw in colour no rwal aroma but a bit boring no real flavour not bad for a light beer

jbmartineau (5) - - APR 16, 2015 does not count
The beer has acetyldehide on the nose. Taste Worty. Do I need to say more. Don’t bother

Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2011
Pours gold with a sudsy head. Nose shows a fair whack of grassy hops with hints of lemon also showing. Other than that, very little. Flavours include some soft floral hops and a little sweet biscuity malt. Pretty good for a low alcohol beer! Carbonation is very high, a bit annoying actually, although I suppose it’s necessary with light beers.

mickmac (487) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Clear light gold body with an average white head. No aroma or taste to speak of, with a slightly herbal-citrus bitterness to the finish. Soda water dry finish. Low carbonation.

floydian1 (1490) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 29, 2010
330ml bottle. Pale golden with a loose white head that settles to a persistent white cap. Aromas of sweet golden malts and light citrus. Tastes quite sweet with a very gentle hop bitterness to the finish. Good body for a mid-strength beer. Nice clean palate. Could do a lot worse...

bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2009
Stubby at Mrs Parmas. Preferred this one to the Otway Light, still malty but a better use of the hops.

sw (63) - USA - NOV 14, 2009
Soapy dusty spicy/citrus hop character with a slight dose of caramel. Pours a deep yellow. I’m actually quite suprised by this beer. For 3% ABV, this beer was as I was expecting. I would like to see a little more bitterness. A good beer for a lighter style lager.

MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured pale yellow with a good sized, foamy, white head which was average lasting. Sweet aroma with overwhelming sweet grainy malts, honey, some straw, sweet corn, metallic notes and some wet cardboard (mild). Flavor was also sickly sweet with grainy malts and tons of brewing sugar, a non-existent bitterness, some soda water notes and a subtle fruitiness (lychee). Very light bodied (as the name indicates), with fizzy carbonation (soda like), a quite watery texture and a non-existent bitterness. Not the worse low alcohol beer I have had, but that’s not saying much at all. Would make a good replacement for “tap” water.

Lunkie (1963) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2007
Hop malt aroma. Clear yellow colour with good head and lacing. Hop malt flavour. Fizzy palate.

motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2006
bottled, brewtopia, melbourne. lemonadey and bland, bright shade of yellow, soapy, not good

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