XXXX Bitter - Castlemaine Perkins
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1.59/5 rDev -35.9%
Had at the recommendation of a waiter in Brisbane. He should be fed to a crocodile.
Pours golden with a slim white head. Retention is fine. Decent amount of carbonation rising.
Aroma is unassuming.
Taste is of adjuncts. Quite offensive.
Mouthfeel is a bubbly mess. Light bodied.
Overall, don't bother with this one. It is popular, so I'm assuming that is why it was recommended...but not all things that are popular are good.
04-20-2014 17:39:28 | More by atigerlife
1.9/5 rDev -23.4%
Bottle: light brown bottle, pretty shithouse label.
Appearance: clear golden colour, with a frumpy half-cm head that dissipates immediately.
Aroma: grains, a slight smell of corn with no discernible hop aroma.
Taste: not a whole lot of taste, but what there is is not great. Off-metallic meets off grains. Avoid.
Aftertaste: not so great either, but at least most of the off flavours have gone.
Mouth feel: quite watery and very highly carbonated. Suits the hot climate we have in Australia, but this one hasn't been done very well. The carbonation actually changes the flavour, makes it even more metallic rubbishy.
Overall: this is not a pleasant beer at all. Some off grains mixed with off metallic lager rubbish. I would go a long way to avoid drinking this beer. It is only AU$40 a case (2012), but I would rather buy $40 worth of shoe-laces and eat them.
06-28-2012 09:24:04 | More by SmashPants
XXXX Bitter from Castlemaine Perkins
63 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.