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James Boag's Premium Lager - J. Boag & Son Brewing

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BA SCORE
72
okay

276 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 276
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.74%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
J. Boag & Son Brewing visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002)
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balance of hops and malt
Fruity palate followed by delicately-light malt finish
pleasant bitterness
Crisp dry finish
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Pours no head whatsoever on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is a weak grain aroma.
The taste has a mild sweetness at first but balances out nicely.
The texture is crisp and fizzy with a light body.
The appearance and smell are wanting but the taste and texture are fine enough.

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I never had a Tasmanian beer before so I had to buy it.

Crisp and clean enough for this hot florida weather.
I enjoyed it with some steak and onions and it went really well.
The flavor was strong enough to know you were drinking a beer and did not linger around too long.

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I was just thinking the other day when I bought a 6-pack of James Boag's Premium Lager for $10 "I wonder if I've done a review on the Boag's and Cascade lagers?" turns out I hadn't, and because the beer was so average even though I was at a house party I ended up with a stubbie left over to review, yay!

Poured from a 375ml stubbie into a stein.

A: Clear pale straw bodied with a mighty boisterous and fluffy 1.5 inch white head (I poured this one slowly too) looks like we're in for one hell of a carbonated beer, at least the colour is spot on Euro Pale Lager.

S: Pretty much smack in macro Aussie lager territory here; malt grain base with an adjunct corn aroma and some vegetal matter where the hops generally reside, possibly the much dreaded (or maligned depending on your view) Pride of Ringwood hops.

T: A bit more yeast driven than expected, there are the above notes; malt, corn, vegetal matter, but some bakers yeast is also thrown in for a bit more character. Other than this it has very little to distinguish it from the CUB, Toohey's, XXXX and Cascade lagers. Finishes with an abnormal bitter/corny note [disclaimer: I was not able to drink this ice-cold which is how all macro Aussie lagers are intended to be drunk].

M: Mid to light body, a touch heavier than the VB's and Toohey's New's of this world, with a slightly gassy carbonation.

D: To be honest reader - it is all much for muchness with me when it comes to macro lagers of any kind. None really stand out and this bias may be evident in my reviews, so if you are truly a macro lager drinker I will say this to you "Have you tried all the other beer styles out there?", and if your reply is "Yes, even the Belgian styles" and you still love macro lagers then please by all means take my reviews of them with a grain of salt and enjoy your lager. Me? I'll be sipping a Bière de Garde from a chalice and revelling in its awesomeness.

Food match: Look you're not going to be drinking this with a fine poached lobster tail in a light cream sauce, so really the cuisine this generally pairs with is junk food; pizza, burgers, fries, etc.

doktorhops, Jun 02, 2014
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James Boag's Premium Lager from J. Boag & Son Brewing
72 out of 100 based on 276 ratings.