GT Lager | Brewboys

6 Ratings

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Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 05-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.8/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Opens with very little carbonation vzzt, and when pouring, I have to rather vigorously promote a head, which ends up being large-bubbled and flimsy. Body is a deep almost coppery amber colour, much darker than I expected. Body is more meaty and solid than it might have been. It's not a bad look, overall, but neither is it a particularly inspiring one.

Minimal wet grain and light earthy hop aroma, giving an organic forest-floor/leaf-mold character on the nose. Rather sweet, as the hops that are there have no sharpness, almost tending towards a vanilla note at points. Rather like an English Pale Ale in terms of aroma.

Taste is very light and simple, with a warm grain note through the centre, and a mild earthy bitterness on the back that collapses in on itself leaving a bready aftertaste. Very little breadth on the palate, and no complexity—it just plonks down each character one after the other.

Mouthfeel is full and chewy, but this merely makes finishing the beer a laborious task.

Too much effort after a while, for too little gain. IT has the simplicity and flavour-dearth of a quenching lager, but the body and ABV of something much more complicated—it's an unfortunate combination.

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Photo of dgilks
3.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I find the current reviews truly amazing as I actually thought the GT Lager was a decent beer.

It pours a clear golden colour with a small, white head. Head retention is poor.

The grainy malt aroma is okay with a touch of caramel. Uninspiring.

The flavour is much better. The crisp, dry malt is filled with nice bready melanoidins. It's well balanced.

A medium body and moderate carbonation is suitable.

I actually like this and find it to be a good step up from Charger Lager and from the mainstream.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.24/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours burnished gold with a very quickly fading head.
Nose shows Euro grassy hops but with some noticeable darker malts (caramelised) to set it apart. Little else, quite clean, some floral notes.
Malt is more noticeable as a flavour: quite sweet, especially later on when the grassy hops and carbonation fade.
Too highly carbonated.
Lacks enough dark malt to be a bock, too sweet to be a pilsner... Somewhere in between.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours...amber. Seriously, when I picture the colour amber, this is what my mind conjures up. Head is sad and listless, nothing left after a short while except some patches of foam where head once was, and a rind of off-white lace which is surprisingly nice. Not much else to report; a bit blah.

Smell is fairly malty. Some grain sweetness lingers on the olfactory, barley with mild corn and a touch of rich redgum honey. A more pleasant, tangy aroma comes through as well, almost reminiscent of citrus. There's a richness to the malt like a good molasses hit - all very subtle though. Not exciting, but not bad.

Taste is definitely rich. That's the sellint point here; none of the forced-carbonation, chemical or even POR flavour here that the cynical side of me has come to expect from anything called a 'lager' produced in Australia. Starts quite malty with some honey and herbal notes backing up. Mid-palate is fairly grainy with some pearl barley on the back. Touch of some herbal hop late-mid acts as a red herring, as the finish is not very hoppy at all but rather fades out with a rich, molasses-style malt that is odd and a little bit dirty with some potential resinous hop notes adding roundness. Like I say, not too clean, but still more rewarding than your average lager. I would go so far as to call the palate pleasant.

Deceptively full body; seems viscous and chewy on the front, but you feel that carb sizzle and realise it was all a ruse. Suits the palate but doesn't quite fit the bill.

Pleasant drop, but not so pleasant that it makes me rhapsodise, and not so clean that it makes me compulsively grab another.

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Photo of ADZA
2.88/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew is called GT lager and looks very similar to the Charger lager but instead of the orange and black it is blue and black with a door handle on it and underneath a play on the FORD GT with the numbers and words displaying"35.1 bitterness units" hopefully it tastes as good as its bottle looks,it pours a see through amber hue with nice carbonation that leaves a one finger fast vanishing head and little lacing,the smell of this brew is very weak indeed borderlining on macro with hints of grains,pale malts,weak hops and weirdly enough some feint aniseed,it has a pretty average mouthfeel thats made for more than one of but just by its mouthfeel and smell alone i know i wont be coming back for a second it has tastes of weakish malts,hops and some feint grainy notes and to be honest this beer is a big let down especially coming from a brewery that can produce alot better i mean they have been hit and miss with their last few ive tried and i think they were producing way better beers when they first started as ive enjoyed their first few offerings way more than any of their latest and overall if your a FORD fan buy one for a memento otherwise steer clear.

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Photo of LittleCreature
2.16/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance - 3.5
Pours a deep burnished gold with a little chill haze, topped by two fingers of creamy white head that steadily reduced to a thin layer.

Smell - 2.0
Sweetish aroma not unlike that of many an Australian macro lager. Grainy and metallic, with a suggestion of some darker, caramel malts.

Taste - 2.0
At 35.1 IBU, this is considerably more bitter than most mainstream lagers. However, the taste is all-too familiar, with a strong twang of metal, a little honeyed sweetness, slightly grassy and malt flavours restricted to stale grain and husk. I've used this analogy before, but - the taste is like what you would expect from sucking pale lager through a mouthful of coins.

Mouthfeel - 3.0
Hard to judge when accompanied by a rather unpleasant taste. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability - 2.0
Certainly not something I would drink again, finishing one was hard enough.

Why oh why are a craft brewery like Brewboys making what is essentially a stronger, more bitter macro-style lager. Judging by the packaging it is designed to sell almost entirely to the V8 Supercar crowd (particularly those in the blue corner). No, I don't like it!

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GT Lager from Brewboys
Beer rating: 3.06 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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