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XXXX Bitter - Castlemaine Perkins

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BA SCORE
63
poor

52 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 52
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 2.48
pDev: 29.84%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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Sambosa

Australia

1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

07-21-2014 07:58:40 | More by Sambosa
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +31%

06-05-2014 16:07:14 | More by endless1408
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atigerlife

Hawaii

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
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Sphincta

Australia

4.53/5  rDev +82.7%

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.

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

Texas

4/5  rDev +61.3%

02-14-2014 16:56:12 | More by Qdiver
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amberBob

California

4.5/5  rDev +81.5%

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

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

09-12-2013 02:32:52 | More by Agentveba
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev +21%

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

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

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

California

2/5  rDev -19.4%

06-24-2013 01:19:41 | More by beerbtl
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magpieken

Australia

2.5/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Hong Kong

3.25/5  rDev +31%

04-04-2013 10:14:54 | More by tonton
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Tonyole

New York

3.25/5  rDev +31%

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

Israel

1.5/5  rDev -39.5%

03-01-2013 21:48:00 | More by BILF
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bsopko

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Australia

2/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Texas

3/5  rDev +21%

12-16-2012 06:37:54 | More by Rickstar
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hopnerd

Australia

2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +41.1%

10-09-2012 23:47:52 | More by M_C_Hampton
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gtg079x

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Australia

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
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TeeRex

Ohio

3/5  rDev +21%

06-05-2012 20:36:22 | More by TeeRex
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Bockerdoppel91

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -9.3%

03-11-2012 17:06:56 | More by Bockerdoppel91
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

2/5  rDev -19.4%

02-25-2012 11:13:09 | More by BrazilianAussie
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ggourde

Missouri

2/5  rDev -19.4%

02-11-2012 13:42:17 | More by ggourde
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XXXX Bitter from Castlemaine Perkins
63 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.