Bluetongue Draught | Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd

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Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by vancurly on 10-30-2006

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 3
Photo of jimiboi
2.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a local beer for me, and while I'd like to big-up a local company, I cannot divorce my sense of beer-ethics. This beer is pushed fairly strongly in the local gin-joints about town and Bluetongue enjoys a good degree of parochial patronage, but most people opt for more well-know lagers. I probably won't buy from this brewery again unless they completely rethink their brewing process (which I fear they won't). Small enough to be craft, but too driven for sales to succeed in this niche market.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.78/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm going to take a stab and say this is the same beer branded as the Bluetongue Resort Seasonal Draught, tried on tap at the Hunter Resort Bluetongue Brewery Cafe in Pokolbin. The guy there said it was brewed exclusively for sale there, but I'm willing to believe that that was marketing spam.

Very pale clear yellow with a filmy white head. In fact it looks almost identical to every other beer they brew. Los of carbonation, even in the sampler glass I had. It's not a bad look, it's just very generic.

Some funky acidic/cider characters on the nose, a little bit of grassiness. The hops are present but unexciting. There's not a lot on it.

Sweeter on the palate, lengthened by the extra sugar. Some residual bitterness cleans up at the end, some unpleasant phenol characters mid way through. It's clean enough, but there's certainly things to dislike about it. Mouthfeel is crisp.

Again, this is very similar to every other beer in the Bluetongue "range", and I can't help but feel that their tasting paddles are doing more harm than good for beer advocacy. In essence, they show all the wine drinkers holidaying in the Hunter that yes, all beer pretty much tastes the same.

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Photo of vancurly
2.31/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Since last review, this beer has been rebadged "Hunter Draught", and available in bottles throughout the Newcastle region.

Good heavy white head, honey gold in colour.

Big aroma of Aussie macro... Pride of Ringwood, touch of honey, burnt matches/sulfur. I rate this well because of what it's aiming to be, not on my preference.

The flavour fails, however. Light honeyish flavour, subtle grain, no hop flavour.

Mouthfeel is not impressive. Insipid, kinda Tooheys-extra-dry-like, but not crisply finishing. No bitterness, slight residual cloying feeling...

A confused beer... seems to embrace a mixture of elements....Aussie macro, Aussie dry, Honey lager...picking up the undesirable elements of each.

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Bluetongue Draught from Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd
2.51 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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