Bluetongue Premium Lager | Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd

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Bluetongue Premium LagerBluetongue Premium Lager

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Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by rastaman on 08-17-2004

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Photo of Kulrak
2.22/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice light straw color with an amazing tight creamy head. Smells slightly lightstruck. Damn green bottles! Not much else in the way of aroma. Tastes a little lightstruck too. Not much else in the way of flavor either. Has a nice full creamy texture, but doesn't make up for the flavor. All in all, it's not too bad, but not very good either. I'm really getting tired of flavorless beers (most of them seem to avoid flavor like the plague) and this one is just another flavorless beer. It's fairly drinkable, especially on a hot day, which I suppose is the point. Anyway, I won't be paying for this one again.

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Photo of diablo14
1/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

i cant really say too much more about this beer other than whats already been said. its not a beer, its a marketing exercise, the likes of which puts even CUB to shame.

im not even convinced this is a beer. im not sure what it is....but surely all they have done is put something in it that makes it vaguely resemble a beer. its so light its in danger of blowing away in a stiff breeze. there is no smell, and it is one of the most tasteless ive ever come across. there is just nothing there. anywhere.

thing that annoys me is that the fancy label will get many of the less informed in to buy it. but i guess this is what they want. totally shameless...

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Photo of bovrilburger
2.18/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I'd heard good things about this beer but sadly they were all lies. Had a bottle of this with a friend at a beer tasting and it was severely unimpressive. The beer smelled like ass, and had a flavour to go with it. It had a strangely bitter aftertaste, and a relatively thin flavour. I wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of annatar
1.41/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had this on tap at the brewery in Pokolbin after a hard day's wine tasting.

Bad news dudes, it stinks. Overpriced standard watery lager trying to be a premium pilsner - one only hopes these dudes will either give up or get help.

Looked nice in the glass, but smelled and tasted like any old aussie piss lager. Sadface

Oddly during my visit the brewery had only begun to serve beer, not actually brew anything. o_O

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Photo of Weizenmensch
1/5  rDev -59.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Want to know why this beer sucks? Not because it is the blandest Australian beer that exists, not because I was heartily disappointed when I heard about Australia's newest brewery and wanted to try the beer, but because this beer is not designed for the drinker, but rather as a marketing campaign unabashedly aimed at making money for the brewery. I went to the website ( to find out more about this beer as I was drinking it, to find something to compensate for the miserable flavour.

What I found, however, was an insult to beer drinkers everywhere: "Extensive market research has shown that the Bluetongue name and packaging will have high appeal. It was greatly favoured across a full sample of males and females 18 to 50 years." At the time, there was more shameful diatribe, but they removed the extra marketing information probably because it acted as a deterrent for drinkers of genuine hand-crafted beers.

I don't know about anyone else, but I want to drink a beer because I enjoy the taste and also because I like what the brewer puts into the beer. Cooper's and its fiercely loyal ranks of followers is a case in point. I even respect people for being loyal Toohey's Old drinkers, even if the beer has gone to the shit since changing the recipe and thereby downgrading its ABV. At least the loyals are sticking up for the beer they like.

Bluetongue is a brewery aimed at making money through slick marketing and prostituting the Hunter Valley's famous wine-region name. If the beer tasted good this might be overlooked - however the beer is swill and the brewery should not be so greedy and insulting to its steadily increasing and ignorant ranks of customers.

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Photo of joecast
1.92/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

lightest color beer ive seen since stella ar(something or other). thin white lace head.
fairly decent grassy hay aroma.
very little, if any, maltiness in the taste. has some bite to it that dulls as it warms. not much to work with. this would make a light beer taste heavy.
fairly dull overall except for a sophisticated looking bottle.

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Photo of rastaman
1.06/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looked a bit like sparkling wine with the way the head formed, no head retention. Typical Aussie lager aroma, malty, with a rusty, green pride of ringwood stench. For a brief second it actually tasted nice, but its a bit sweet (honey, sugar) and bland for the most part. Watery texture. No good.

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Bluetongue Premium Lager from Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd
2.48 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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