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Hammer 'n' Tongs Draught - J. Boag & Son Brewing

Hammer 'n' Tongs DraughtHammer 'n' Tongs Draught

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Ratings: 7
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.14
pDev: 20.38%


Brewed by:
J. Boag & Son Brewing visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jarmby1711 on 06-25-2007)
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 7
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Picked up from my local Liquorland, as I hadn't seen it before. I don't hold out high hopes, but thought it was worth a try.

Pours a very clear deep and rather dark golden colour. I mean, you'd still call it "yellow", but it's darker than a lot of pale lagers. Head is fully-formed, but only a single finger of coarse-bubbled foam, that dissipates with crackling until it's just a collar around the edge of the glass. Decent, intricate lacing. Lots of carbonation. Does look a bit standard, but has some pleasant characteristics to it.

Nose is oddly mixed between rank musty grain and manky roasty grain. Certainly something of the toasted notes, which comes across a little like the aroma of urinal cake. There's not a lot to it, in fact you could get away with calling it aromaless, but the bit that is there is just slightly off-kilter.

Pretty plain on the palate. If you imagine all the characters exaggerated, you may get a bit of light peach on the front, with a acetone finish and a big gritty husk and soil character to clean up. But all of this goes on behind its bland and almost watery veneer. Feel is sharp with carbonation, and a gum-smacking acidity that only affects the feel, and not the flavour.

Yep, it's not a great beer. It's not appalling, though, and it doesn't have any really offensive characters (indeed, although it's very bland, it almost hints at some pleasant lager notes). Not something I'd choose to drink often, but I'd choose it over more generic macros.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2010 06:38:10 | More by lacqueredmouse
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laituegonflable

Australia

2.7/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale amber with furious bubbling at first. Head produced is white, moderate size but dissipating to a thin bubbly film. Some decent lace and slow, gentle bead are the other features. Not too bad.

Smells fairly bland, but a sense of real grain - if adjuncty. Corn is the noticeable one, with some pearl barley notes and a hint of honey - just a side-effect though, there's no actual honey in there. Mild diacetyl on the back and little else. It's really just mild; bland but not offensive.

Taste hits you with that adjuncty sweetness on the assault - sweet corn, rice and barley before it's even past lips. Takes on a very bland, bitter mid-palate which has more resemblance to soda water than any genuine hopping, then a slight chemical/earthy hop note late; very soft and thankfully the palate ends cleanly, but not in a nice, crisp "Ah, what a nice cleansing of the maltiness by hops" kind of way, but rather in a "I've been flavour, you've been a wonderful audience, goodbye forever and good luck" way.

Feel is flat, untextured, un-nuanced. To its credit it's not too thin, but do I care?

Again, it's hard to hate on a beer that has glimpses of taste and doesn't make me want to gag, but it's even harder to like it and enjoy its company. It is what it is; more's the pity.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 23:59:10 | More by laituegonflable
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Kulrak

Australia

2.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw color with about 1cm of creamy white head that clings to and laces the glass. Smells sightly yeast, but there's not much else there. The taste is clean, no real sweetness, but there's some undetermined hop flavor and a little bitterness there. Mostly though, it's just clean. Finishes dry. Mouthfeel is heavy and a little scraping on the tongue. Overall, it's drinkable, nothing special. Pretty much standard aussie macro, but much cheaper than the standard aussie macro, so it's not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2007 14:18:40 | More by Kulrak
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soju6

Missouri

2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear golden color with a decent head that fades to bits of lacing.

S: Fairly mild aroma of grain with a bit of malt sweetness and just a trace of citrus

T: Taste of some malt sweetness and grain. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Light body, fairly crisp, quite smooth and a bit refreshing.

O: Decent lager that is non-offensive. Good session beer. Goes down easy on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 04:41:08 | More by soju6
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WHROO

Australia

3.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden, very very with a capital V carbonated (looks a great lager, extremely alive). Good 2 finger head, with quite good head retention. Great lacing
S: Aussie Lager smell about it - hints of sulphur/acid, some malts...but not much.
T: Is very clean, not much of anything...little malts, little hops, little fruity citrus, little bitter but put them all together & get little of anything!!! Hint of Aussie Macros in Aftertaste about it: eeewww!
M: For such a carbonated looking beer I thought this would dance around a little bit more, quite smooth considering. Light to medium mouthfeel!
D: Good thirsty drinkability, & if there was a choice of this & the mainstream Aussie Lagers I reckon I would choose this, so thats a bonus.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2008 07:00:48 | More by WHROO
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The label syas this is brewed by Freeman and Sons but my understanding , with room for debate , is that it is contract brewed by Boags for liquor outlets .
it sells for $25 a slab , so expectations were not high.
I drank it out of the stubby so its appearance is unknown really.
The smell and taste are quite malty , bordering on a Euro Pale Lager.It lacks any metallic taste of many macros and overall is a reasonable quaffer.
It has plenty of effervescence and finishes a little sweetly and doesnt have a great deal of bitterness.
Overall a good value quaffer, not designed to test the senses but more enjoyable than lots of the big macros

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2007 22:38:05 | More by jarmby1711
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Hashes

Australia

4.65/5  rDev +48.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a very good draught beer, at 4% is just right,also it is a cheap price beer,in Australia a slab of 24 bottles only costs AU$24.
When I poured it into a 7oz glass, it came up with a perfect head on the beer,also the amber colour of this beer is just right, this beer has a 100% taste for a draught beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2010 08:54:57 | More by Hashes
Hammer 'n' Tongs Draught from J. Boag & Son Brewing
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