James Boag's Premium Lager | J. Boag & Son Brewing

James Boag's Premium LagerJames Boag's Premium Lager
BA SCORE
3.07/5
336 Ratings
James Boag's Premium LagerJames Boag's Premium Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
J. Boag & Son Brewing
Australia
boags.com.au

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-28-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,571
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
336
pDev:
18.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 336 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of cgmjr_bsb
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Furlinator
3.21/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A fairly straightforward and standard lager. Bready malt and faint hop presence. Decent.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.73/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From bottle, Pours golden with white head. Aroma and taste have some grain, grass and light malts and hops. Clean crisp and refreshing very sessionable.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Quite clear golden body with decent retention (especially compared to American pale lagers, not sure about other Euros) on the fine, foamy, white head, and plenty of lace. Seemed skunky to the smell at first, but soon more so grainy/bready, a little pear-like on retro-olfaction. Tastes of crackers, bread, rind, faint skunk, citrus, pear. Yum! Mild bitter and fruity finish, bitter and bready aftertaste. Sips watery and thin, lingers and swallows sudsy and prickly. Fair amount of carbonation packed in, light-bodied, moderately crisp, and refreshing. Little bit of a tingle on my lips and gums.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.97/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Best before 8/4/15.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, cracker, fruit, pepper, and slight skunk aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, fruit, corn flake, and slight chemical flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer that smells fairly decent, but there is a slight chemical taste that makes this one a bit hard to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of life_of_agony
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of toronadotornado
3.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pullman Resort - Port Douglas, Australia - bottle

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Photo of Act25
3.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing special here.

A: Pours a clear and pale yellow body forming a short lived white head. Neither retention nor lacing

S: Mostly sweet malts in the nose. Cracker, grain, bready. Light notes of lemony, grassy hops

T: Follows the nose. Greater notes of malts. Crackers and bread. Light hops bitterness, but flawed by being foamy and not crisp in finish.

F: Foamy mouthfeel, light body and medium carbonation. Lacks crispy finish.

O: Good drinkability. Standard Euro Lager, nothing special

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Photo of T505
1/5  rDev -67.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Nothing special about this lager

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Photo of Loveyourbeer
2.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This smells like burnt rice.

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Photo of MUTINY
3.69/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew always strikes me as being on the burly end of the spectrum for this style. There's a broad herbal, slightly spicy hop character that's balanced very nicely against a big, rich maltiness. Slightly sweet, very straightforward - but dense & maybe a bit more 'in your face' than many typical EPLs.
Another fine quality - this brew does not finish especially dry. It really demands that you take another sip...& another...& so on.

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Photo of JKCooper
2.54/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of lelepat
3.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KenC
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheSupremeAJ
2.39/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Imported to USA by Global Village Imports LLC (KUNDA & SONS) in King of Prussia, PA. Reminds me of a skunked Heineken... it was nothing worth getting excited about.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.69/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Always happy to find this in the UK, as it reminds me of my trip to Tasmania. It's a nice drop.

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Photo of Andrewziggy
2.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad drop better than cascade

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Photo of BcOneSeven
1.37/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Skunky and nothing else. At least it does not taste as bad as it smells!

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Photo of mattbrat1
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Experienced in : Singapore
Appealing to me : Packaged good, looks inviting, taste ok
Less appealing to me : a little strong to me

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of PhiloFox
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of Alpha309
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of Smandavia
3.5/5  rDev +14%

James Boag's Premium Lager from J. Boag & Son Brewing
Beer rating: 3.07 out of 5 with 336 ratings
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