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Tooheys Extra Dry - Tooheys Brewing

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60
poor

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 2.32
pDev: 32.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tooheys Brewing visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-08-2002)
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Photo of Shadman
2.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

awfully pricey @ almost $18 cdn per 6.

interesting albeit clear bottle with the painted label vs glued. As far as the brew looked...not bad for a macro-alger...an almost rich head that showed good retention considering it was quite cold and even some webs of lacing on the sides of the glass. Color was a slightly darker hue of the amber/piss lager yellow.\\

defintietly some hop/malt aroma..faint..husky grains, even some booziness...

very crisp and dry on the initial swig...dryness becomes almost puckering until the their is a hint of malt and hop bitterness. Finish is well, as the label says, extra dry. Too drying for this cat however

pretty light in body, I would wager this is a beer that is best consumed when the temp hits the 40's in OzLand. As for this reviewer, I'll say it's better than some of the macro's I've tried, but given the hefty price tag, this will be the last 6 i buy.

Shadman, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of LittleCreature
2.63/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - 3.5
Poured a finger of bubbly, barely off-white head that reduced steadily leaving decent lacing. The colour is a clear light orange/gold, and it looks to be highly carbonated.

Smell - 2.5
Very little smell whatsoever, and what there is is a pretty generic, but not unappealing macro smell of corn, stale grains and a little hops. Despite the clear bottle there is no skunk, so I'm betting this is pretty fresh.

Taste - 2.0
Very little in the way of taste. It's refreshing cold, and has flavours of grains, corn sweetness, cheap bread, and a little hops in the dry finish. Quite crisp, and very little aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - 2.5
Slightly more carbonated than average for its style, feels light in the mouth and becomes a bit watery as it warms.

Drinkability - 4.0
This is a pretty easy drinking beer, and is quite refreshing on a hot day, and only 4.2% ABV. No nasty tastes to put you off, but no nice tastes to keep it interesting either.

OVERALL - 2.65
This is actually very similar to Corona, and a LOT cheaper, so my advice to those who like Corona is to make a change to TED for the benefit of your wallet. Nothing too distasteful about this beer, it's refreshing, but it's really little more than fizzy, dry, corny water.

LittleCreature, Oct 11, 2007
Photo of Cs1987
2.35/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearance - Looks like a typical Australian lager. Completely transparent, little head which disappears quickly. Comes in a clear bottle, which is kind of stupid really.

Smell - Generally just smells like lager. I once detected a slight white wine smell, but I might have just imagined it.

Taste - Rather boring. Possibly the most tasteless full strength beer I've ever tried. No fruits or other interesting tastes, very little hops and bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Pretty much feels like water with a hint of bitterness

Drinkability - It is probably the most popular session drink in Australia, which is understandable. However, connoisseurs will look for something more interesting.

Overall - I am rather disappointed that one of the most popular beers in Australia is this boring lager. It seems likely that people who drink TED are people who don't really like beer all that much. Most cheaper beers are more interesting than this. Also, if you are a lager fan, it is worth the extra cash to get something less boring like Hahn Premium or Crown Lager instead.

Cs1987, Jun 03, 2007
Photo of plaid75
2.98/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a light copper hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a clean malt aroma and a subtle hop.

The taste was light and balanced with a dry and clean finish.

The mouthfeel was clean and dry.

Overall a very drinkable lager if served ice cold. A good summer lawnmower beer.

plaid75, Mar 13, 2007
Photo of vancurly
2.33/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I must state at the outset I'm no fan of the dry-beer concept. It aligns heavily with the ready-to-drink market...all marketing style and no substance. I can't help but think of beer-flavoured soda water when I drink one of these, and then only under sufference. For serious beer tasters & drinkers, I do not recommend this beer. However, if you like standing around a trendy pub, paying attention to things other than what you're ingesting, then go for it.

vancurly, Jul 28, 2006
Photo of joecast
2.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

i've been avoiding this on sheer principle. the commercials are good, so the beer must be bad ;)

the usual clear pale yellow look with med-high carbonation and larger than average bubbles. head is sickly looking white. kind of like its trying to eat itself to surivive.

sweet adjunct aroma. not much that can be recognized as malt or hops.

well, clean and crisp (as it says on the bottle) it is i suppose. not much there to slow your drinking. slight sweetness with little to no bitterness. would go down pretty quick cold and from the bottle.

joecast, Dec 07, 2005
Photo of jarmby1711
1.68/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

When I came to write a review I read Kulrak of Townsville and he had already written what I was going to say.
It is a nice golden colour ,but what colour should an extra dry be ?
Label 3/10
It is bland but in offensive and has thirst qhenching qualities only

jarmby1711, Jun 20, 2005
Photo of Kulrak
2.78/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nothing impressive about it, but it's easy to drink. It's good for a hot day because you can slam them down. Pours a light caramel colour. Tight head that faded away but left some lace. Not much in the way of smell or flavour in it at all, but no smell or flavour is better than bad smell or flavour.

Kulrak, May 27, 2005
Photo of IronDjinn
1.5/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Bought a 6 of this, comes in clear bottles with a green label, 5% listed as the import abv. Inspiring little nuggets of advice to be found under the caps such as:
-"Get a hot band to play at your favorite bar"
-"Go diving with sharks on the barrier reef"
-"Grab your boardies and your mates and go on a surfing safari"
And then the enigmatic "$25,000 in a day - How good is that!"
Charming. So I would take it that the ad campaigns for this in Australia would pander to the mindless troglodyte masses, akin to the Bud and Molsen commercials here in N. America.

Still, this stuff isn't quite as bad as I thought it would be. Pours out a clear light gold, a decent amount of head on it for a lager of questionable origins and unknown adjuncts. There's a light sweet bready malt to it before it gets overwhelmed by a flat blandness that tries its damndest to mask out the cooked veggie aroma of cheap ingredients. The flavour is quite dry, grains up front, and what I would assume resembles some sort of bitter herbally hops on the finish. After a while the aftertaste becomes oppressive and rank, like day-old boiled cabbage. Okay, I take it back, this stuff is as bad as I thought it would be. The mouthfeel is smooth enough for a lager that is intended to be chugged back. And chugged back ice cold from the bottle I would assume. The enigmatic $25,000 in a day becomes more clear when I read the back of the label through the bottle advertising Toohey's Big Day Out contest. Yeah, you're definitely going to need incentive like that to get people to buy this sort of stuff on a regular basis. If you see this stuff on the shelves as an import, pass it by. As for the Aussies, they already know how bad this stuff is.

IronDjinn, Apr 08, 2005
Photo of diablo14
1/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

why would you want to make a beer like tooheys new even dryer? thats essentially what this is.

CUB and tooheys beers have a dryness that to me is the equivalent of having shattered glass in there, and this is like someone smashed a whole window in it. so incredibly cloying and raspy in its mouthfeel, its like the bitterness is trying to scrape the already unaccpetable flavor from the lining of your throat. what annoys me too is t hey make it like this is a step up in quality. what a joke!

the ad here for this beer has a guys tongue leaving his mouth and going walkabout looking for a bottle of this. all i can say is if i woke to find my tongue could get its own beer, and it had brought me a tooheys dry, id be seriously thinking about gagging myself, introducing it to a razor blade or telling it.to piss off till it brought me a decent brew. unforgettable in its mediocrity.

diablo14, Nov 03, 2003
Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

On par with things like Budweiser, Miller etc, no taste. Designed so it goes down fast, so you buy more. Bland, boring and offensive.

rastaman, May 09, 2002
Photo of Anonmatel
3.63/5  rDev +56.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dry (of course) slightly nutty, other than that rather plain, that said, it's a very drinkable beer, it won the best dry lager section at the world beer cup in 98, so it can't be that bad.
good session beer.

Anonmatel, May 08, 2002
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Tooheys Extra Dry from Tooheys Brewing
60 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.