1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

88 Balls Lager - Barons Brewing Company

88 Balls Lager88 Balls Lager

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
-
no score

2 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 19.78%


Brewed by:
Barons Brewing Company
Australia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 04-03-2010)
View: Beers (0) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.2/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear and extremely light yellow colour, with a fizzy and dissipating head of white crackling bubbles. No foam to this one, it wears itself out pretty quickly, leaving merely a faint filmt on the top, and a few large bubbles around the rim. Not impressed.

Nose has that very classic euro lager funk about it - that slight skunkiness that mingles with an aroma of green crushed vegetation. To be honest, it's not entirely unpleasant, giving a hint of spiciness and something quite fresh. It at least has some character dragging it above bland pale lager territory.

Taste is also much like the generic euro-lager staple. It's very clean, with a very slight uplift of green hops and carbonic acidity. All in all, it's hard to call it more than bland, given its rather short and lifeless palate, but it's not undrinkable.

Sure, it's pretty weak, and pretty devoid of character. But it's certainly not offensive, and is certainly drinkable. Head to head, I'd probably rate this better than the standard Barons Lager, but it's not a great beer, and falls way, way short of the "ballsy" claim made on the bottle.

Unless they're merely referring to the name.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 09:03:16 | More by lacqueredmouse
More User Reviews:
Photo of ADZA
ADZA

Australia

2.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Well this brew is definately a first for me as ive never even heard of it and was suprised it wasnt on here already it states on the front label that it is"A Ballsy Belgian Lager" and also it states at the bottom of the front label that it is a "product of belgium" which i found really weird it being a barons brew anyways it pours a see thru pale straw colour with nice carbonation that leaves a fast vanishing two finger head and hardly any lacing at all,the aroma of this brew is so weak its not funny its like really weak grains and a big tinge of dull,boring macroness,it has a light watery mouthfeel which has no complexity to it whatsoever with that feint grainy,macro taste coming thru on the palette and not much else,overall this brew is such a let down and would not even bother looking at it next time so close to a macro its not funny.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 04:25:19 | More by ADZA
88 Balls Lager from Barons Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.