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

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James Boag's Premium LagerJames Boag's Premium Lager

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BA SCORE
72
okay

264 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 168
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 17.86%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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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no8

Ethiopia

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

08-30-2013 15:29:24 | More by no8
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mikelward

California

3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-24-2013 23:51:37 | More by mikelward
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-20-2013 01:26:07 | More by ygtbsm94
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

08-18-2013 02:31:11 | More by justinm4bama
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EricVincentt

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.6%

08-06-2013 03:57:29 | More by EricVincentt
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Joel12

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-03-2013 06:11:14 | More by Joel12
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-31-2013 15:00:33 | More by dgherm
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.01/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coming in a 375ml bottle; BB 20/11/13, served mildly chilled in a straight pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a dark straw colour, coming with lively fizziness and a thin white foamy head to last.
Smell: despite the grainy sweetness and water biscuits, the overall presentation shows a clear presence of hop elements as well, in the form of floral and lightly grassy aroma. Given a good swirl, a mildly limey note intertwines with the doughy acidity and sweet floral scent, but overall it is still the lager malt’s grainy and starchy sweetness that dominates.
Taste: mildly sweet on the entry, the grains prevail without rendering a slick mouthfeel, leading all the way towards a finish where a lightly dry-ish and spicy-bitter palate emerges, alongside more girsty grain-ish flavour which unavoidably also leaves a little slick mouthfeel. Simplistic, but it doesn’t taste “cheap”.
Mouthfeel & Overall: lightly carbonated, medium-bodied, clean-ish on the palate although the sweetness does lend a somewhat slick feel overall; this is a grain-dominated lager beer which benefits somewhat from the belated entry of hop bitterness on the palate. Not very good, but, equally, not terrible.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 16:10:01 | More by wl0307
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javatime

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-11-2013 23:38:48 | More by javatime
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-08-2013 02:26:49 | More by jzlyo
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-06-2013 13:55:05 | More by mrfrancis
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.09/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a handglass.

A: Pretty light, hay color. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles pretty quickly but not completely. Slight lacing.

S: Hay and sourdough bread.

T: Malty and grassy. Sourdough bread with a little hint of indistinct sweetness.

M: Light, and crisp. Pungent aftertaste.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is decent enough. Light hue, bubbly head, and some fair lacing. Nose is bready and grassy. Pungent bready malt, with a hint of sweetness. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 03:22:17 | More by bmwats
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adityashekhar

India

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

06-16-2013 14:28:02 | More by adityashekhar
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-25-2013 23:13:43 | More by Slatetank
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jkball01

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-13-2013 16:39:34 | More by jkball01
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-01-2013 18:19:51 | More by Jason
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hungryhungryhippos

New York

3/5  rDev -2.6%

04-25-2013 20:43:44 | More by hungryhungryhippos
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

2.84/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a pilsner glass, color is very clear, transparent yellow/gold; head is frothy and deep, even laces a bit.

Smell all grains, nothing out of the ordinary, nothing sour or over sweet.

Taste is very bland, neutral grains, light bitterness, pretty clean, no off flavors, just nothing to note.

Mouthfeel is biting, overcarbonated, almost drying to the tongue. Flavors linger, but nothing great to taste.

Overall, a mildly average euro pale lager, too overcarbonated for me, and the flavors are just not out of range of other lagers of this style.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 22:06:17 | More by mvanaskie13
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magpieken

Australia

3/5  rDev -2.6%

04-08-2013 16:29:07 | More by magpieken
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innominat

Ireland

3/5  rDev -2.6%

03-27-2013 11:25:27 | More by innominat
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JMS1512

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-24-2013 19:09:03 | More by JMS1512
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benbjb

Washington

3/5  rDev -2.6%

03-18-2013 05:25:30 | More by benbjb
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tonton

Hong Kong

2.18/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.25

Nice art on the 375ml green bottle, with mountains and a waterfall. Mountain motif on the logo looks nice but it's reminiscent of an American beer label.

Poured like a standard lager into a 33cl Stella glass (my go to glass for lagers which are not my favorite style beers).

Smell - yeast. Smells like a Carlsberg.

Taste - lager. No character. Very typical. Easy to drink, but no discernible flavor except that yeasty lager flavor. Tastes... like a Carlsberg.

Mouth - Carlsberg. Light and carbonated.

Overall - I just paid US$1.75 for a Carlsberg that I could get in a 12-pack for 50¢ Each. Nonplussed. Cut the overall rating in half because of the value proposition.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 12:41:11 | More by tonton
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magnusdave

New York

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

02-26-2013 01:51:50 | More by magnusdave
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Bill235

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-22-2013 12:55:34 | More by Bill235
James Boag's Premium Lager from J. Boag & Son Brewing
72 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.