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


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 2.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 1940’s and 50’s. This is S.A’s most bitter beer at 25 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units) yet presents as an easy drinking well- balanced beer with a broadened palate. Australia’s only gold medal winner at the 2000 Beer World Cup held in New York.

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farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 Not too bad. Not a pretentious beer in that it doesn’t claim to be something it’s not. Goes down OK. Re-rate: what was I thinking? Had this recently on a trip to SA and couldn’t finish the bottle.

thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2002
25 IBU's, err bitter it is,lacking depth in flavour but it's bland sweetness finishes well. Rather a dry flavour, mettalic at times. Nothing special here,

alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2009
Many people here in Adelaide call Southwark "The poor man’s Coopers". A bit severe since Southwark is capable of good stuff, but also some disappointments, and this is one of them. 25 IBU’s, but the bitterness seems almost artificially added, and overall it tastes like licking a rusty gate. Would go well with some meals (the reason for giving it points at all), but otherwise will leave you screaming for water. Not remotely sessionable to me, but I’ve heard horror hangover stories from people who’ve drank it heavily, the "Green Death" myth in action. A big disappointment.

Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004
A nice change for Melbourne Bitter drinkers who just want to look at a different label. Spanner.

theread (58) - Wagga Wagga, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2004
Supposedly Australia's most bitter beer with an IBU (International Bitterness Unit, whatever that is) of 25. Still it tastes pretty ordinary, I couldn't finish the bottle. I think it would be a lot better, as is VB, if it was much colder to kill the taste. Pretty ordinary stuff. Cheers folks

Screech99 (34) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2001
This is a good beer, formerly known as 'green death'........................

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.

mike8499 (22) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2002
A beer to remember, it leaves a bitter sweet taste..........................

Jonesy99 (2) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2007 does not count
Thin body, bitter sweet flavour. Best drunk cold on a hot day. Nothing special about this one.

Penguin01 (2) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
Worst beer I have ever had the misfortune to taste. Even Budweiser and Millers aren’t that bad! I was looking for negative on the rating scale, and was dissapointed.

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