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Brewed by:
Good Head Beer Company
Australia | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This classic Aussie Lager is brewed using the finest Australian Barely to create a beer which is light in body with a subtle hoping balance. Good Head Beer is clean & crisp on the palate making it a highly drinkable proposition.

Added by Braz on 12-20-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
21
Avg:
2.83
pDev:
27.21%
 
 
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 21
Photo of Zorro
2.37/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells mildly sweet and has a detectable corn scent. Very faint noble hop scent.

Starts out fairly sweet with a little hop bite. Little bit of noble hop but not real strongly flavored. Little bit of carbonation bite. Tastes slightly of corn.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall not that great avoid this one. Having said that it isn't offensive, just not that much there to like.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.27/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed from the tall boy can, this nice lager pours a amber tinged yellow with a "good" head of foam---not great head, but good. Foam dissipates to a thick ring, modest pool, and very nice lacing. Nose of heavy sweet grain notes, apples, and light yeasty lager funk. Flavors follow the nose with a light apple and grain note on the front and sides, sweet grains fade in the background under a bready yeasty lager note that lingers. Smooth and crisp with good carbonation and a sweet aftertaste. Decent for the style, but reminiscent of the many Russian lagers I have had.

Cheers

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Photo of SmashPants
3.13/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Format: a standard clear 330mL bottle with an average macro label.

Appearance: pours out a crystal clear golden amber colour with a finger of head that drops to a thin cap. Decent.

Aroma: a touch of grain and some orchard fruits. Not much else.

Taste: orchard fruits and clean grains again, with a touch of floral.

Aftertaste: the flavours linger for a time before dropping away.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a higher carbonation. A good refreshing beer.

Overall: better than your average Euro lager, and designed I think for the Australian heat. Reasonable flavours without being overwhelming.

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Photo of Brenden
3.21/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Good Head is a very clear medium gold with a fluffy and rocky pure white head that begins at one finger's height, holds up pretty well, and leaves decent spotting on the glass.
The aroma shows off generic grains, must, lots of fruity esters, a bit of green, and an almost corny sort of sweetness.
The flavor matches almost identically, particularly with all the fruity esters, but with a bit more of a sulfuric note throughout.
The light body holds a soft crispness that runs through it with a surprisingly nice smoothness. It runs away from clean as it goes into an almost sugary finish.

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Photo of beergoot
3.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very pale yellow body with plenty of carbonation leaving a lasting, thick, white head. Very faint grain aroma. Light grain flavor; a little vinous; faint and warm hop bitterness at the finish. Medium-light body; clean and crisp; dry finish.

Another pleasant yet non-descript pale lager. Looks good but lacks any real punch in the aroma and flavor departments. Okay if you're looking for a light-duty thirst quencher, especially on a warm summer day.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.47/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

473ml can, with some weird geckos standing guard at a bubbling instance of Good Head marketing schlock. Nice all-black can though - wait - isn't that a Kiwi thing? This one is apparently brewed in Memphis, Tennessee, like it will actually make a difference.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of weakly puffy, loosely foamy dirty white head, which leaves some rather understated blips of plain islet lace around the glass as it steadily bleeds out of sight. Good head, my white ass.

It smells of sweet adjunct grain - pithy, sugary rice and corn - all rolled into the bread recipe of the damned, with a heady (heh) dose of nail-polish remover, and a weak-ass earthy, dead leafy hoppiness. The taste is thankfully less sweet, but still resplendent in corn and rice 'malt', more unpleasant breakfast cereal than real beer, with a warming (really, at 4.6%?) acetone edge, some sickly apple and pear fruity notes, and faint musty, earthy hops.

The bubbles are fairly well sublimated, the body a tacky medium weight, slick in a wrong way, and just as smooth. It finishes on the sweet side of malt liquor territory, but sans the upped ABV - WTF?

Acronyms aside, this is a prototypical example of foreign-borne mimicry of crappy American blandness (even though this is apparently now made stateside). Really, just a standard malt liquor, without the heat that might make it all sadly worthwhile. Gah. To make myself feel better about all of this, I may have to go procure a salve, perhaps one in the spirit of the titular implication.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.14/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Best before 7/2014.

Pours a hazy light orange with a foamy white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Tiny patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, slight herbal hops, and a mild sour aroma. Taste is much the same with sour, metallic, and grainy flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a poor beer that seems more like a poorly done Berliner Weissbier than any sort of even halfway decent lager.

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Photo of Treath
3.52/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is from a 16 oz can
A- This beer is poured into a glass mug. Has a nice golden-amber color. One and a half fingers of head. It's clear with some bubbles streaming up. The head looks good. Not much lacing.

S- It has a bready malty smell with some noticeable hop presence.

T- Bready with malts and some hops to even it out. A dull hop taste at the end kind of ruins it a little, it's not the refreshing hop taste. More like an old dank hop taste.

M- Clean and pretty light. Seems to be lacking carbonation.

O- Overall, I think this is a good beer.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.2/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz tallboy can poured into a pint glass. Cryptic freshness code on the bottom of the can makes no sense to me.

A: Dull straw color. Hazy. Two fingers of rocky, bubbly white head retains surprisingly well, kept alive and crackling by a steady stream of carbonation. A thin foamy blanket of lacing coats the glass. Gotta dock it for the haze, but beyond that it looks good.

S: Bready barley malt impression, slight creaminess, Shy herbal/grassy hop character. Very light, vague fruitiness.

T: Sweet grain, bready, honeyed dough. Corny. Restrained grassy hops. Abrupt bready finish.

M: Light in body, very creamy, moderate scubbing carbonation.

O: Advertised as an 'Australian style premium lager, ' but if you're astute, you'll see that it's brewed in Memphis, TN. It is what it is though, and it isn't the worst I've ever had. It at least does have a good head.

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Photo of Braz
1.38/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A sort of tangy stale sour aroma. Pillowy head lingers. Hops are very subtle, almost unnoticeable. The carbonation is decent. Taste is poor. Earthy and barnyard like, and very light, reminiscent of coors light. Overall to me this is very flavorless and boring. Hard to rate as nothing at all stands out.

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