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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Refreshing bitter lager from Tasmania, Australia.
Product of Australian beer connoisseurs.
The mainlands freshest water brewed with our finest hops gives Tasman Bitter its natural crisp flavour
ABV from 4.8% to 4.4% in 2011.

Note: There is a good possibility that its not brewed by Boags anymore, but without any info on who brews it now, it remains listed here.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TedE (1246) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
375ml bottle into schooner glass. Nice label. Has the aroma of burnt sugar, like distant dark caramel. Slightly hazy beer with zero head. High carbonation. Medium body with really sharp carbonation. That dark malt taste is there at the finish then a tiny touch of acidic bitterness. Weird beer! Just stays one step ahead of being truly horrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
KeefOz (1800) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2014
BB 24 06 14. Poured a clear golden amber with a four-finger white frothy head that retained for a short period then collapsed. Laced OK. Carbonation moderate to high and fine. Aroma subtly of malty grains. Taste sweet but bland with no real bitterness. Light body. Poor, terrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
yungbeerguy (31) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2013
tastes similar to VB not a good taste im sorry but this beer isnt to my liking

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Bif (2204) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Bottle- Pours a dark copper color with a small head that fades quickly to bits of lacing. Very mild aroma. Just a trace of grain and thats about it. Taste is quite bland with just a bit of hops crispness, some grain and a bit of malt sweetness in the background. No real bitterness and a clean finish. Very light body, very bland. A non discript beer by an unknown brewer. Nothing to see here, move along.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
375ml bottle- Another very boring beer, lacking in any flavours or aromas.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
downender (8517) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Sweetish gold lager with plenty of fizz, sweet malts and a touch of tired hop. Not for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2011
Funky smell, clear golden colour no head. Watery, empty flavour, virtually no bitter after taste at all. Not a great beer, very poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyobon (1381) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2011
Note - I suspect that this beer has been relaunched. The ABV is 4.4% and the packaging is different. I also suspect that the brewer may have changed. I believe that this is a brand owned by a supermarket that was brewed for them by Boags (who seemd to go to great lengths to disgusie this factor - and for good reason). The wording suggests that it is brewed on the mainland with some Tasmanian ingredients. Maybe this makes it a new beer? I emailed an enquiry, but in the absence of a response I am posting my review: Bottle. Poured clear gold with white head. Harsh aroma with some grassy hops. Thin and fizzy. Flavour is thin, grainy and harsh with some metallic bitterness. Overall, its not bland, but its not very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joergen (27591) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
Can at lbaren. Clear golden coloured with a medium sied white head. Fruity aroma of caramel with notes of metal and berries. Fruity flavour of caramel, metal and berries with notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mkel07 (5742) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2009
375ml bottle. Was about what I expected it to be - very thina nd watery and low on taste and flavour. Not the worst beer I have had but in the top 10

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