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Boag's Draught - J. Boag & Son Brewing

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 25.19%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 10-30-2004)
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Reviews by doktorhops:
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2.35/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Today we journey to a far distant island where trees grow like titans on the banks of cool mountain streams, where unspoiled nature combines with urban sprawl and people marry their cousins (apparently): Tasmania! In Tasvegas (which is what I will call this place from now on) there are two main breweries; Cascade and Boag's. One is better than the other but I won't tell you which, you'll just have to read and cross-reference my reviews and find out for yourself.

Poured from a 375ml stubbie into a 500ml Stein glass.

A: Clear amber body with a 0.5cm white head. Interesting fact: in Tasvegas all the water is amber coloured so there is no need for brewers to colour their beers.

S: Sweet malts define this beer, with a hint of grassy hops.

T: Yeah I'm not a big fan of Aussie lagers as you may have guessed and this one isn't much of a departure from the others; the sweet malt grain is the main actor in this theatre of brews, with supporting actors hint of honey and slight bitter hop twang. If anything this beer tastes more like a European lager than the other macro Aussie lagers (which is a good thing).

M: Big and belchy carbonation, as typical for an Aussie lager; it's as if we love feeling bloated when we drink down here.

D: It's OK. Not winning any awards for "spectacular Aussie lager" but certainly not getting a gong... I would place it mid-field if anything and we'll see how well my stubbie of Cooper's goes as that's next on the menu. Better than VB and XXXX for sure.

Food match: For an Aussie lager I recommend BBQ fare; sausages, hamburgers, steak or for something really Australian: Kangaroo steak, with a side of the usual BBQ suspects (potato salad, coleslaw, beetroot and corn).

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2011 09:14:08 | More by doktorhops
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2.38/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pint at some random bar, 19/3/14 from notes

A clear golden liquid with plenty of bubbles, a finger of foam falls in no time but manages to leaves 4 thick distinct rings and lots of random patches deep down the glass

S cabbage, sweet and sour malt, some honey, and stinky feet, smells like a wet shoe

T less cabbage and wet shoe but adjuncts and rotting hay are somehow an improvement

M feels the part, light, enough bubbles to please, sour apple and soggy cereal linger

O not sure what I was expecting but I got what I deserved ordering cheap pints at a pokie bar

I liked this beer when I lived in Australia 8 years ago, I think my palate and taste for beer might've changed since then

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2.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Coming in a 375ml bottle; BB 12/11/13, served mildly chilled in a straight pilsner glass.

Appearance: pours a dark straw to light golden colour, coming with lively carbonation and a well-lasting creamy white beer head.
Smell: mineral & old-limey aroma comes first, on top of rather mild grainy maltiness with a touch of doughy acidity and the sour side of honey on the side; given a good swirl, the more lively grainy notes come to the fore, as of corns but not exactly that. I suspect the recipe purports to replicate a German Helles Lager.
Taste: quite unnaturally sweet comes the foretaste; in fact, it’s full of grainy, corn-ish, lightly syrupy sweetness as well as soaked white bread; the maltiness carries on through to the finish, giving very little space for hops or other elements to manifest. Faintly chewy in the finish, along with random aroma of starchy malts and honey.
Mouthfeel & Overall: lightly-carbonated, thin-bodied, the palate goes lightly slicky and yet turns watery at the end of each sip. Not a balanced or distinctive lager this is, I’m afraid, and the sweet side of flavour kind of turns me off.

Serving type: bottle

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2.5/5  rDev -6%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pale golden colour with a good finger of head. Some decent lacing appearing as the head subsides.

S - Rich honey malt with a touch of wheat.

T - Quite vibrant at first but with a lower than expected level of carbonation so the taste doesn't quite hit as hard. Smooth and malty with a touch of spice and some honey.

M - Very smooth but with little carbonation and a slightly more harsh aftertaste.

O - Having had the previously from a bottle the lack of carbonation is quite notable. Overall though it's a decent beer to throw back on a summer's day without being overly complex.

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Korea (South)

2/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.35/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Served a golden color with a full head and nice lacing.

S: Clean aroma of fresh grain and a bit of fruit sweetness. Nothing fancy.

T: Taste has a mild sweetness up front with fresh grain and bit of bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Fairly light body. Nice crispness, smooth and quite refreshing.

O: Goes down easy, not bad at all. A nice casual beer that seems good for session drinking as it does not fill you up.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2011 05:32:41 | More by soju6
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1.8/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear but bright golden yellow colour, with an initial firm and frothy head of white. Lacing is good, leaving some honeycombing and worm-trail patterns down the glass. Carbonation is vigorous but restrained. Overall, it's a pretty decent looking lager, truth be told.

Minimal character on the nose, just a thin light grain note, and perhaps something slightly acidic - not much different from carbonated water. Very weak indeed.

Taste is cloying with a vague honey sweetness on the front that degrades to a musty grain flavour on the finish, like bread that has been soaking in a puddle. Thin for all of this, with little depth or resonance; neither does it have a crispness or a level of refreshment that would in general aid a pale lager.

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3.88/5  rDev +45.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried this beer at the boags brewery in tasmania on tap and thought it was alot better than drinking carlton draught or
victoria bitter..

Was smooth and resfreshing and could definately drink alot of them with feeling bloated..

Overall: Good Draught (Recommend)

Serving type: on-tap

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Quebec (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is alright on tap. I have got a few at he local pub in Walcha where I scratch a ticket and win a hat. Next day at work
I wasnt ashamed to wear it, cause the brwe is good, nothing special. just a beer you can enjoy bloody cold and its alright after work. theres is a nice white head, good body and taste.
Thats alrigth for me.

Serving type: on-tap

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2.98/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tastes at new Belrose Hotel in Sydney.
This is a typical Aussie macro; it sits somewhere between the ordinariness of VB and the next tier e.g. Boags Premium, Cascade Premium etc.
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Poured from a stubbie...

This followed a Tasman Bitter & then Boag's St George, & this was definately the least interesting. Appearance was the best, golden froffy, good lacing, gentle carbonation. Aroma was average, little sulphury, little citrus & maybe apple. Taste was soooo average, just so bland...would've even gone a bitter kick to give it something. Got only a honey hint to give it some sweetness.
Nothing to make me go yuck, but nothing to make me go yum either!!!

Serving type: bottle

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Boag's Draught from J. Boag & Son Brewing
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