Bearings Draught | Southern Bay Brewing Company

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Southern Bay Brewing Company

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jarmby1711 on 06-05-2006

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by dgilks:
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3.03/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I will do my best to reconcile the averageness of this beer with its meeting the guidelines for the style.

Pours crystal clear. Appropriate pale straw colour with a fluffy white head. Poor head retention but some nice lacing.

Slight grainy aroma with a hint of sweetness. Some acetaldehyde and low diacetyl. Mostly clean but uninspiring. No hops.

Slightly sweet flavour with no real hop character. A touch grainy. A hint of fruity green apple (acetaldehyde) is here. Dry finish and slightly metallic.

Light, crisp and clean. The dryness is appropriate to style and isn't over the top.

A drinkable beer but mostly because it is like water. A decent alternative to macros and beer that ticks most of the boxes for the style.

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Photo of vancurly
3.03/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank this at Bar on Gouger in Adelaide.

My view is that it's a reasonable alternative to Aussie macros.

Has some angular elements that could be smoothed over I guess.

jarmby1711 quotes ginger... I take his point. I also noticed honey, almost as if it's a post-ferment adjunct.

Sweetly refreshing, but not remarkable.

Trouble is it's being served in a bar that has 150+ other beers available. There was no going back, I'm afraid.

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Photo of jarmby1711
2.8/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Crystal clear , so much so it is almost reflective.Mid to dark gold, a small head that stayed the distance with aminimal but persistent bead.
There was a gingery smell to the beer.
There is a flavour like golden syrup underpinningthe dull malt flavours , with a hint of that ginger in there.
The bitterness is all senstaion and no flavour.
The overcarbonation overrides a dull mouthfeel.
This is a cheaply priced local brew .The gingernes adds a little interest but it is a fairly average offering.

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Bearings Draught from Southern Bay Brewing Company
2.95 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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