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Bluetongue Premium Lager - Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd

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64
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 2.47
pDev: 27.94%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 08-17-2004)
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emincems

Turkey

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

08-14-2014 10:29:11 | More by emincems
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-15-2013 01:38:48 | More by Hypersomnia
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djbx

Australia

1.75/5  rDev -29.1%

10-20-2013 07:04:19 | More by djbx
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machalel

Australia

2.44/5  rDev -1.2%

Appearance: Bright yellow with a thin white head. Minimal lacing.

Aroma: Grain, citrus, grain, little bit of burnt rubber, and did I say grain?

Taste: Pretty bland. Grain, citrus, some more grain.

Mouthfeel: Thin body, with medium carbonation.

Overall: Yawn-worthy (unless you really like grain).

08-20-2013 02:24:46 | More by machalel
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adityashekhar

India

2.25/5  rDev -8.9%

06-16-2013 10:52:53 | More by adityashekhar
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soju6

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

A: Pours a light golden color with a fair head that fades to some lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, malt sweetness and bit of grain.

T: Taste is mild citrus with some malt sweetness and bit of grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, crisp and refreshing.

O: Reminds me of a Euro Lager, a bit bland but goes well served cold on a hot day.

06-03-2013 02:09:05 | More by soju6
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MidwestBA

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-25-2013 20:37:14 | More by MidwestBA
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magpieken

Australia

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

04-08-2013 16:43:08 | More by magpieken
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bpasquetti

California

2.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-19-2012 12:35:33 | More by bpasquetti
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hopnerd

Australia

2.75/5  rDev +11.3%

05-10-2012 11:59:48 | More by hopnerd
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nate1357

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +21.5%

03-05-2012 23:55:12 | More by nate1357
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +41.7%

01-21-2012 04:43:37 | More by nukem5
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aBeeraWeek

Australia

2.08/5  rDev -15.8%

Pours very pale yellow and very clear with a thin head that disappears quickly.

The initial smells can only be described as grainy. There is a slight orange citrus coming through – could do with some more power on the citrus side.

The sensation of the first mouthful is surprisingly bitter, strong and heavy for a lager which is fine by me. The problem is that the initial bitterness is replaced by the metallic taste that comes through with all too many lagers.

There is plenty of carbonation and you are left with a dry aftertaste.

12-17-2011 22:14:36 | More by aBeeraWeek
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Raebies

Australia

2/5  rDev -19%

11-30-2011 09:30:53 | More by Raebies
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heygeebee

Australia

2.8/5  rDev +13.4%

On-tap at where else - Bluetongue Stadium!

Reviewed in the context of Beer at the Football.

Firstly it isn't VB, so that's a good start.

It actually looks OK, head is a bit frothy, but OK. Filmy lace all over which is a plus as well. Served at Stadium temp means no nose.

Taste is refreshing, which is what you want as well. Macro, yes, bland, yes, but not offensive. Mouthfeel is a plus, well carbonated for style.

Won't be buying a case, tho....

11-12-2011 22:46:50 | More by heygeebee
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev +38.9%

Another Aussie Macro beer that aint half bad! That's right you english bitches...I used aint....and I aint gonna stop either! This beer poured Golden into a glass....style of glass I don't know and don't give a SHEET! Standard smell from a Macro brew....grain, yeast, etc. It did come off the palate dry, which to me leans more toward a Beck's/Pils Urquel grouping. SESSION....NO QUESTION! Stay parched my friends!

02-16-2011 12:55:07 | More by WoodBrew
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philphilphil

Australia

3.03/5  rDev +22.7%

note to begin with, this bottle was terribly skunked.
Appearance is lager like clear yellow with little head remaining.
Smell is skunk, skunk, skunk, i suggest this'd be better straight from the bottle.
Taste is actually good for a lager, not complex but smooth.
Mouthfeel is satifactory, that is all.
Drinkability is, its cheap, not bad flavour, pretty average

02-09-2011 00:00:01 | More by philphilphil
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ADZA

Australia

2.03/5  rDev -17.8%

This brew pours a see through urine colour with decent carbonation that leaves behind a fast vanishing one finger head and very little lacing,the aromas are horrible weak grains and flat wine which is almost very similar to a macro brew,it has a horrible overcarbonted mouthfeel which has body whatsoever and exudes tastes of weak grains again and some pale malts with a touch of light fruitiness right at the end,overall make no mistake this is as close to a macro brew that you will find and does not interest me at all i will avoid this brew at all costs i say you do the same.

09-01-2010 09:14:14 | More by ADZA
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haningj2

South Carolina

1.27/5  rDev -48.6%

This will be the lowest ranked beer I will ever review. If I ever find another beer that is more repulsive than this one, I may cut off my tongue with an electric meat carver.

There is nothing special about the appearance. Lots of action going on. Very light copper-ish color. Small lacing, small head.

Smells awful. Smells like a lizard fell into my car's air conditioner, died, stayed in there for 13 days and then I turned the AC on max.

I didn't finish this beer. It tastes like carbonated piss. In fact, this is the most carbonated beer I've ever had. Bud Light and Coors Light reign supreme over this beer. Blue Tongue literally tastes and feels more like club soda than actual beer. If anyone drank enough of this to become intoxicated, they should be shot on site.

Mouthfeel is just as bad. It tastes like licking a corroding battery. Its almost as if the brewery stole a bunch of pennies from the homeless, melted them and used them as ingredients in this beer.

The drinkability is rated low because you can't stomach this beer.

May God have mercy on the creators of this beer. There is certainly a special seat in hell for whoever came up with it.

08-24-2009 12:38:41 | More by haningj2
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laituegonflable

Australia

2.23/5  rDev -9.7%

Pours a very pale colour like distilled urine, strong carbonation with minimal white head, retains thanks mainly to that strong carbonation. Lacing is a fairly standard streaky white. Looks alright.

Nose has a fair hit of hops with a strong POW aroma. Unpleasant sticky sweet fragrance rather like honey, but I think it's a rice adjunct aroma. Pretty standard and a bit unpleasant.

A strong sticky rice flavour on the mid-palate, quite insipid. Mostly saccharine with a bit of a very light phenolic hop towards the back. Finish is very bland, with not much, really doesn't have much of an aftertaste. A bit sweet is all, fairly boring and thin.

Mouthfeel is not too bad, a bit sticky for a pale lager though. A little bit of tingle saves it.

Not a great beer, adjuncty and dull, needs more of everything really.

07-14-2009 03:37:30 | More by laituegonflable
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CrazyDavros

Australia

2.63/5  rDev +6.5%

Pale gold pour with a rapidly fading dismal head. Lively carbonation.
Aroma is of grainy malt, lemon juice and some faint grassy and metallic hops. Typical boring aussie lager.
Very similar flavours. Grainy aussie malt combining with a weak metallic bitterness threatens to block out any other flavours.
Active carbonation suits the style well.

07-14-2009 02:41:55 | More by CrazyDavros
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istarilord

Hawaii

2.53/5  rDev +2.4%

Ouch, this was kind of a disappointing lager.

Light golden color with little head, very noticeable skunky smell at first, and on first couple of sips.

Skunkiness eventually gives way to a slightly malty flavor, with not much else happening.

As a plus, it has an OK finish & aftertaste, but not what I was hoping for (a lager to go with my roast chicken).

07-13-2009 09:42:42 | More by istarilord
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TubaManJack

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev +2.4%

Wow lot of hate for this beer, but hey its suppose to be a non offending lager for all those living in Oz. Its like a gateway beer but lets be serious its a quality limited taste/offending lager. But yes it didn't live up to any expectations.

Appearance- A very pale golden lager, its full of carbonation
Nose- None wait- Like a lager, with limited sweet carmel malt,
Taste- Initially nothing, rather its all about mouthfeel and slight bitterness. After much hunting, there is sweet malt and flavors. I agree with others in that there is something sharp/herbal&grassy in there.
Mouthfeel is nice and effervescent with a slick medium/light body.
Unlimited Drinkable- because of its great mouthfeel

05-03-2009 09:15:15 | More by TubaManJack
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charlesw

New York

3.48/5  rDev +40.9%

Pale yellow. No head (sigh). Smells macro lagerish. That weird bitter ("crisp" and "clean") twinge, you know? But the taste is actually very pleasant. It is clean. Perhaps not quite so crisp, but it's a bit sweet, has a little body to it. Very pleasant drinking on warm (probably not hot) evenings on the bay...

But, hey, I'm also a sucker for the marketing aspects - I like the little lizard. The graphics on the glasses do it for me (it's the lizard again, of course).

03-22-2009 10:58:21 | More by charlesw
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aussielars

Australia

1.63/5  rDev -34%

I paid premium dollar for this boutique priced, beer. Label say Tasmanian bittering hops and late imported Hallertauer hops. I think that means, cheap Pride of Ringwood for bittering, and that the Hallertauer missed the wort and spilled on the floor.

It poured with a nice big quick disappearing head.

Aroma is slightly grassy with a chemical smell that is so typical for Pride of Ringwood.

Taste is similar and a tad sweet,but quite drinkable if you drink it from the bottle close to freezing point. (stay away from glassware since you might inhale the skunk aroma)

It's quite lively with more head and effervescence then VB XXXX etc. But for $60 a carton it should be gnomes dancing on my palate. Last time I felt this stupid after purchasing a carton of beer must been when I bought a carton of Hahn Ice.

02-12-2009 12:33:47 | More by aussielars
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Bluetongue Premium Lager from Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd
64 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.