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Brewed by South Australia Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Pale Lager
Thebarton, Australia

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 2.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A traditionally brewed full-bodied beer with a distinctive Australian hop bitterness, which follows a slightly sweet front palate. The only remaining example of the Australian primed bitter style which was so popular in the 1940s and 50s. This is S.As most bitter beer at 25 IBUs (International Bitterness Units) yet presents as an easy drinking well- balanced beer with a broadened palate. Australias only gold medal winner at the 2000 Beer World Cup held in New York.

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004
A nice change for Melbourne Bitter drinkers who just want to look at a different label. Spanner.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Betty (236) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2003
Not very bitter. Tastes pretty much like their "premium" to me. I guess they are owned by LN. A VB alternative.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2003
Pretty bad, typical Aussie "bitter". Rusty metal/tinny, with the traditional POR hrashness on the finish, malt sweet (corn), i not really bitter at all, thin body. Pretty lame, but better than a lot of Aussie bitters.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2003
I hate bitters that are described as lagers, especially when they are brewed to have a sweeter finish. It is sweet but there is no balance in the finished product. An inoffensive beer.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Not too bad. Not a pretentious beer in that it doesnt claim to be something its not. Goes down OK. Re-rate: what was I thinking? Had this recently on a trip to SA and couldnt finish the bottle.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Roisterer99 (24) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2002
The beer has improved since it was commonly known as Green Death but still has some distance to go before it becomes the drink of choice for many.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2002
25 IBUs, err bitter it is,lacking depth in flavour but its bland sweetness finishes well. Rather a dry flavour, mettalic at times. Nothing special here,

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike8499 (22) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2002
A beer to remember, it leaves a bitter sweet taste...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Screech99 (34) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2001
This is a good beer, formerly known as green death

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
a little too sweet but otherwise quite well-made and indeed more bitter than most aussie drops


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