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XXXX Bitter - Castlemaine Perkins

XXXX BitterXXXX Bitter

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BA SCORE
63
poor

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.49
pDev: 29.72%


Brewed by:
Castlemaine Perkins visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-08-2002)
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rjimlad

Australia

1.65/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Like most civilized people, I shun XXXX, but in the interest of science and no other alternative drink at work on a Friday afternoon, I decided to do a little review.
It pours a pale amber with a sparkly head like a soft drink that disappeared instantly leaving no lacing. Aroma is faint but smells beer-like. There are no discernible characters here except a faint boozy whiff of something associated with beer.
Flavour is less offensive than I normally expect. There's not much to complain about except the lack of flavour. It's weak and grassy with none of the underpinnings of beer character. If you have it icy cold in the manner of Oz, then it is a refreshing throw-down thirst quencher. Treat it like an alcoholic soft-drink (soda) with grass flavouring and you have XXXX. Let it warm up at your peril. DO not leave it linger in your mouth but get it down as fast as you can.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 06:47:32 | More by rjimlad
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atigerlife

Hawaii

1.59/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2014 17:39:28 | More by atigerlife
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Sphincta

Australia

4.53/5  rDev +81.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my beer of choice for a good session. It has a bad rep that is not deserved.
(For some reason it is not cool to drink XXXX in Australia)

If I was at a bar to have 1 beer I would pick a beer with more flavours in the palate.
When I want to drink 12+ beers I choose to drink XXXX.

The beer has a lot of carbonation and must be consumed cold.

It is the most refreshing beer I know. More exotic beers will cause bloat/tiredness after a couple but XXXX can be consumed in large quantities without taste or thirst fatigue.

The hangover is light compared to other drinks. No headache or nausea. Only laziness and a mild resentment towards other people and the world in general.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 04:34:34 | More by Sphincta
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Texas

4/5  rDev +60.6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +80.7%

11-18-2013 21:27:46 | More by amberBob
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North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

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California

3/5  rDev +20.5%

08-28-2013 23:40:25 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

08-07-2013 04:09:25 | More by remitrom
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California

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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Australia

2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

04-08-2013 15:51:16 | More by magpieken
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Hong Kong

3.25/5  rDev +30.5%

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Tonyole

New York

3.25/5  rDev +30.5%

03-06-2013 00:05:41 | More by Tonyole
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Israel

1.5/5  rDev -39.8%

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bsopko

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -19.7%

02-16-2013 17:50:17 | More by bsopko
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mungus

Australia

2/5  rDev -19.7%

01-29-2013 03:38:01 | More by mungus
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Rickstar

Texas

3/5  rDev +20.5%

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hopnerd

Australia

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

11-02-2012 06:30:48 | More by hopnerd
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +40.6%

10-09-2012 23:47:52 | More by M_C_Hampton
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Georgia

2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

09-15-2012 00:43:26 | More by gtg079x
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SmashPants

Australia

1.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 09:24:04 | More by SmashPants
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Ohio

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Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -9.6%

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Brazil

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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Missouri

2/5  rDev -19.7%

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Texas

3/5  rDev +20.5%

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XXXX Bitter from Castlemaine Perkins
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