XXXX Bitter | Castlemaine Perkins

XXXX BitterXXXX Bitter
BA SCORE
8.8%
Liked This Beer
2.55 w/ 68 ratings
XXXX BitterXXXX Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Castlemaine Perkins
Australia
lion-nathan.co.nz

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 04-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,393
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
68
Liked:
6
Avg:
2.55/5
pDev:
30.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Photo of make-beer-not-war
5/5  rDev +96.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The epitome of brewing. This fine Qld lager is the best to come out of Australia. Fond memories of the grain and hop scents rolling through the grassy hills of Milton and Auchenflower. I'm salivating while I reminisce.

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4.5/5  rDev +76.5%

Photo of Sphincta
4.45/5  rDev +74.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is my beer of choice for a good session. It has a bad rep that is not deserved.
(For some reason it is not cool to drink XXXX in Australia)

If I was at a bar to have 1 beer I would pick a beer with more flavours in the palate.
When I want to drink 12+ beers I choose to drink XXXX.

The beer has a lot of carbonation and must be consumed cold.

It is the most refreshing beer I know. More exotic beers will cause bloat/tiredness after a couple but XXXX can be consumed in large quantities without taste or thirst fatigue.

The hangover is light compared to other drinks. No headache or nausea. Only laziness and a mild resentment towards other people and the world in general.

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4/5  rDev +56.9%

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4/5  rDev +56.9%

Photo of OsoRojo
3.75/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SargeC
3.73/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep gold color. Low carbonation. Frothy white head.

Smell: Hint of hops with solid malt backing.

Taste: Good malt profile, slightly biscuit with a satisfying bitterness. Floral hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Lingers in the mouth, slightly waxy.

Drinkablity: Tasty brew that is great for a session. Always makes me remember my days in Queensland.

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3.5/5  rDev +37.3%

Photo of Mnmich7662
3.26/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of amicar
3.23/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden- white head that quickly goes away. Very subtle spice hop smell. A little low end bitterness, very mild; would've thought it might be a touch more bitter with the name, and all. However, very smooth and thrist quenching. Clearly made not to challenge anyone, but be easy to drink.

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3.16/5  rDev +23.9%

Photo of jahsausage
3.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Colour is extremely pale, leads me to suspect that in great australasian fashion that the "BITTER" on the can doesn't
mean anything regarding style of the contents. Taste wise there is an initial almost creamy non-event followed by a bitter bite as it approaches the back of the mouth. For what it is - an aussie provincial beer in the same league as VB - is quite good, suppassing VB in my opinion by virtue of its stronger bitterness and lack of VB's ever so slightly dodgy taste. Judged as a beer in its own right it doesn't rate so great.

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of btmo
2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is one of Australia's better macros, but as is common with the style, it just isn't anything special.

It is a little hard to find outside of its home in Queensland, but it is worth looking for if you are a fan of the style.

I find it overly sweet (a consequence of Qld being the home of sugar production in Australia?), but when served cold, it is worth a try.

And just for fun, and old (Australian) joke.

"Why do Queenslanders call their favourite beer XXXX?"

"Queenslanders can't spell 'BEER'"

Hahahahaha!!

;-)

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Photo of Seattle_Suds
2.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This beer is light and clean and OK for the type.

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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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2.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
2.66/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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XXXX Bitter from Castlemaine Perkins
Beer rating: 8.8% out of 100 with 68 ratings
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