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Tooheys Extra Dry - Tooheys Brewing

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60
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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 2.35
pDev: 31.06%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Tooheys Brewing visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-08-2002)
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Photo of ADZA
2.63/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well what can i say about this beer but this beer in australia is what u would call a session beer produced by a big company in australia,it basically looks like a pilsner/lager and is based around the main staple of beer what australians drink,on smelling its just a faint hop smell but nothing else and the taste is pretty bland but easy to drink even if your not a big fan of beer it has a thin mouth feel and is well carbonated but definately not a beer for the beer expert.

Photo of Otterburn
3.3/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From my souvenirs, I try this one during a game of card. This is the dry version of Tooheys family; taste good, easy to drink. But its not a beer od fine degustation. the apparence is very light yellow. mid carbonation. I didtn notice the smell to be honest, probably light, but it taste alright, quit easy to drink and, yeah thats it..Tooheys dry..it said it all. not bad..

Photo of biboergosum
2.53/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

345ml (?) clear as day bottle, at 6 bucks a pop on the patio of an Aussie-themed pub on Whyte Ave? Why the hell not.

This beer pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow hue, with one finger of weakly puffy, wanly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some iceberg-like lace around the glass as it duly dissipates.

It smells of semi-sweet, grainy pale malt, a certain corn-syrup 'sweetness', a stale apple and citrus fruitiness, and a reserved skanky, morning after kitchen countertop, dead bodies' weedy hoppiness. The taste is quite in line with my just recovering nose - grainy, husky rice pudding malt, some further musty corniness, a rather innocuous orchard fruitiness, one bled dry of any character and/or sweetness, and mildly sour, scorched earth hops.

The carbonation is surprisingly on the soft side, the body surely light in weight, with a more than pithy smoothness - my tongue is still trying to figure how to come to terms with this. It finishes off-dry, and clean, in the manner of your favorite unkempt single friend's pad.

A somewhat easy enough to drink, even mildly refreshing foreign-ass tipple, in the straight-up macro vein. Agreeable only, apparently, when your attention/wallet is duly distracted by the sunny afternoon's activities, inside and out.

Photo of Parrotshake
2.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Since there's some in the fridge and I'm not sleepy yet, I figured I'd review this one. I listed it as on tap because I had a few while I playing pool not half an hour ago, and I recall it being slightly better as draft, so I'll give the tap version the nod. I've spent the evening eating great Spanish food and drinking Saison Dupont, Cantillon Fou Foune and Baladin Nora, so the best thing I can say for it so far is that it's had good company.

Looks a little less yellow than a regular cheap lager, with a pretty decent head and tons of lacing on the glass. Nothing wrong with that :)

Smells like a bowl you once had brown sugar in but the sugar went crusty and you threw it out but didn't clean the bowl properly. The worst thing about it by far is the smell. This is one of Australia's most popular beers, but it's difficult to imagine that as a nation no-one bothered to inhale when putting the beer to their lips. If you smelt it, you probably wouldn't want to drink it.

Tastes of corn syrup and mineral water with a little cooked Choko (Chayote for you North American folk, according to wikipedia). Bitterness comes from the (in)famous Aussie Pride of Ringwood hop, so there's a hint of ripe pear as well as tin roof in the finish.

Mouthfeel is watery, not unpleasant. It has a soft-drink like quality from the carbonation, which works in it's favor. The finish IS actually dry, as advertised, and combined with the carbonation makes this weak, funny-tasting beer very refreshing and drinkable. My girlfriend loves it, my friends love it, I loved it when I was 16. Broken down into it's constituent parts, it's miserable, but on a hot day it's (fairly) difficult to argue with.

* Drinking the bottle from the fridge, the difference between it and the tap version are noticable - the bottled version is sweeter and less drinkable, the tap version is slightly more metallic. No-one wins.

Photo of laituegonflable
2.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours pale gold with very strong carbonation, a generous white head that sticks around yet looks a tad listless. Not bad but standard.

Actually smells kind of sweet with toffee characters shining dimly through an otherwise bitter adjunct smell. It's all a bit weak. The only reason I get that toffee at all is there is not a lot of adjunct smell. I think you're in trouble when I'm complaining about the weakness of the adjunct aroma.

Taste is again quite sweet for a lager and therefore could almost pass for pleasant. There is, however, a crescendo of bitterness which starts mid-palate and gets stronger, leaving a hang of nasty bitterness. Has a fair amount of flavour which could almost make me forgive that finish.

Mouthfeel is thin, but quite smooth with nothing offensive about it.

Long, long ago I used to believe this was the best beer around. Not meaning to put it too strongly, I can see where I formed that (misguided) opinion. This is not nearly as nasty as other cheap Australian beers and actually, for all its faults it's fairly pleasant drinking.

I still won't drink it.

Photo of onid678
2.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - clear light, gold/yellow.

Smell - little smell,

Taste - nice refreshing when cold, quite crisp with little aftertaste

Mouthfeel - Slightly more carbonated than average,

Drinkability - This is a pretty easy drinking beer, and is quite refreshing on a hot day, not much after taste, and a good crisp taste while drinking

Photo of Shadman
2.3/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of LittleCreature
2.63/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Photo of Cs1987
2.35/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of plaid75
2.98/5  rDev +26.8%
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.

Photo of vancurly
2.33/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

Photo of joecast
2.2/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of jarmby1711
1.68/5  rDev -28.5%
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

Photo of Kulrak
2.78/5  rDev +18.3%
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.

Photo of IronDjinn
1.5/5  rDev -36.2%
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.

Photo of diablo14
1/5  rDev -57.4%
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.

Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -57.4%
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.

Photo of Anonmatel
3.63/5  rDev +54.5%
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.

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Tooheys Extra Dry from Tooheys Brewing
60 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.