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:
#43,416
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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3.75/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AaronNQ
2.39/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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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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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2.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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1.25/5  rDev -51%

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2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of JackieKu
1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

I supposed the Bitter means English pale ale but it is not. We have this kind of adjuncts everywhere, and this one isn't any better than others nor cheaper.

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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of NorCalAussie
2.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
2.2/5  rDev -13.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

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2.6/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +56.9%

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3.16/5  rDev +23.9%

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1.5/5  rDev -41.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +27.5%

Photo of atigerlife
1.63/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had at the recommendation of a waiter in Brisbane. He should be fed to a crocodile.

Pours golden with a slim white head. Retention is fine. Decent amount of carbonation rising.

Aroma is unassuming.

Taste is of adjuncts. Quite offensive.

Mouthfeel is a bubbly mess. Light bodied.

Overall, don't bother with this one. It is popular, so I'm assuming that is why it was recommended...but not all things that are popular are good.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +76.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev +17.6%

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