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Castlemaine XXXX Draught Lager - Castlemaine Perkins

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Castlemaine XXXX Draught LagerCastlemaine XXXX Draught Lager

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BA SCORE
70
okay

12 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 2.45
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Castlemaine Perkins visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdhilt on 08-31-2003)
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mwrseeley:
Photo of mwrseeley
2.75/5  rDev +12.2%

Pours a fairly lacklustre head with a minimum of lace. The aroma blends malty sweetness with a metallic edge (this sample is from a bottle) and a hint of soap. The taste is weak, inoffensive and dry with a bitter finish.

Castlemaine XXXX Draught Lager will do in a pinch, I suppose.

mwrseeley, Jul 17, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of plaid75
2.48/5  rDev +1.2%

Poured a medium to dark straw hue with a three finger foamy white head. There was good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured a light husky grain and a smattering of flowery hop.

The taste consisted of a grainy malt with some balancing hop. A substantial green apple flavor.

The mouthfeel was on the light side, but consistant with the style.

Overall an average experience for the style. Easy enough to drink, but not all that interesting.

plaid75, Aug 25, 2007
Photo of Dithyramb
2.93/5  rDev +19.6%

Hmm, I had been in the UK about an hour or so, but only at the hotel about 5 minutes. I sauntered down to the bar to see what became the "usual lineup" at the grand majority of bars outside Manchester and London. One of the usuals was this beer. I saw the XXXX designation, which I incorrectly took to mean it was some new tasty hoppy ale. It was anything but. I asked the eastern European waitress what it was and she told me a nice easy ale. She later told some other out of towner that Boddingtons was their bitter.

Pours like a fresh budweisel, with a glowing yellow color fluffy tight head and limited lacing.
Aroma of sulfur and chalky malts
I rated the taste a bit higher due to the thicker than usual mouthfeel. This is your usual macro lager. If you are in the land of pleasant casks, pass this one over quickly. Very unfortunate for me that my first brew during this UK trip was a non-finisher...

Dithyramb, Nov 04, 2005
Photo of Absumaster
3/5  rDev +22.4%

A very clear beer from a can, with 4 X's on it.For some reason I had to buy this beer, although I knew this is going to be a very regular lager beer. It is brewed in England for this Australian brewery, with imported Pride of Ringwood hops.
Smell was clean, typical pilsner, with some adjunct notes, probably corn and some cooked vegetables in the back.
Taste was normal lager beer, mildly bitter, malty and grainy corn, and a dry finish. Not very tasty though.

I know Australians drink their beers ice cold and this one is probably ment to be drank that way too, as there is very little taste, not bad and highly drinkable and that's what a lager is all about.

Absumaster, Apr 02, 2006
Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -38.8%

ygtbsm94, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
2.45/5  rDev 0%

Pours with a mediocre white head that does leave some lace. Clear golden color. Skunky nose. Brewed in England under license from Castlemaine Perkins and distributed by Interbrew UK LTD. Carbonation is wimpy. Light bodied. Starts hoppy with a hint of sweetness, finish leaves an aftertaste of hops. Green 275ml bottle.

jdhilt, Aug 31, 2003
Photo of Slongie
2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Slongie, May 29, 2014
Photo of cypressbob
2.93/5  rDev +19.6%

On tap

Pours with a dark yellow body, fairly creamy head, fairly good retention and some lacing

Smell, malty wih a slight alcohol aroma

Taste, dry and crisp, slight corn profile with a slight hop bitterness, but its pretty much standard lager territory here

Not bad, crisp and clean, but sooo dull

cypressbob, Aug 03, 2004
Photo of OldTime
2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

OldTime, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Toddv29424
2.23/5  rDev -9%

Pours a bland yellow color with a small head. The smell is standard: a little malty but mostly hops that seem uninspired and a hint of alcohol. The taste is also bland. Its pretty crisp when served cold, but there isnt much that separates this from any other lager. The hops have a presence but most of it is washed away by the water that dominates the finish.

Toddv29424, May 11, 2005
Photo of Patg72
2.42/5  rDev -1.2%

Another can I picked up at the local off license while on vacation Ireland. I wasn't expecting much but as I had never drank the beer before I figured it was worth a try. Pours very foamy, color is pale yellow. Not much past a little malt aroma. Drinks down very easy as there is little body or flavor. A perfect lawnmower beer if you can keep it cold.

Patg72, Oct 07, 2007
Photo of MonkeyStain
2.25/5  rDev -8.2%

MonkeyStain, Jun 29, 2013
Castlemaine XXXX Draught Lager from Castlemaine Perkins
70 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.