XXXX Gold | Castlemaine Perkins

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84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
29
Avg:
2.39
pDev:
29.71%
 
 
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4
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Photo of make-beer-not-war
4/5  rDev +67.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The weak little brother of XXXX Bitter. A welcomed introduction to allow red blooded Aussies to consume 2 tins in the first hour, and 1 every hour after that and still be able to drive home without the risk of losing your licence for 2 years and having your car crushed under the draconian, nanny state eye. Thanks XXXX.
PS. It's actually pretty ordinary, but hey, any beer on the way home is better than none.

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Photo of OsoRojo
3.5/5  rDev +46.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.74/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.21/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.11/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.93/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.07/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Draft at Nannup Hotel and Pub. Tastes and smells like wallpaper paste. Clear hold n body with weak head. Bland and not very tasty These pasty lagers sure are popular in the bush.

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2.27/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.52/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From bottle, Pours golden yellow with a medium head. No nose that I would smell. Watered down hints of hops and malt, but they do work together. Nice summer quencher.

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2.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.91/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

watery and light bodied with a crisp medium carbonation.best on tap

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3/5  rDev +25.5%

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1.04/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -47.7%

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2/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.24/5  rDev +77.4%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

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1.88/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +88.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +36%

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2.5/5  rDev +4.6%

Photo of doktorhops
2.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Well, well, well well well - XXXX the beer Queenslanders love to hate - nowhere else in this big brown land are people so vehemently against one of their own iconic products, but nearly every single Queenslander I met when I lived in Brisbane hated this brewery and the beers they produced. I often found myself wondering who was drinking all the XXXX and how they could stay in business, then a mate told me "It mostly gets sent down to NSW, Victoria and SA" like some form of cruel punishment to the other states for being terrible at the State of Origin. Then I found out that XXXX got bought out by Kirin, which explained everything. Anyway despite my polemic I had an ice cold XXXX Gold once and didn't mind it so much (as I recall it was a choice between that or a VB).

Poured from a 375ml Stubbie into a nonic pint.

A: Like a plethora of Aussie macro Lagers XXXX Gold presents a clear golden body with a white head that fizzles to nothing.

S: Barnyard apples that have been dropped on the floor mingle with grainy malts and vegetable hop notes. Certainly not as bad as I remember from the Bitters aroma, however it must be noted that this is the watered down version.

T: Grainy malts mostly. There is a hint of apple and the finish is an awkward dry cabbage flavour (Pride of Ringworm strikes again!). About as refreshing as a glass of sheep dip on a hot summers day (and I'm not referring to the whiskey of that name).

M: Understated, watery and light bodied with a crisp medium carbonation.

D: Look this is really a winner when the other options are VB, Toohey's New and XXXX Bitter - aside from that there is little reason to touch this with a barge pole, unless your plan was to knock it off a table to smash it on the ground with said barge pole.

Food match: Whatever they're selling at the footy match you're currently attending as that is the only reason you purchased this beer in the first place.

Side note: The classic New South Welshperson joke goes that "Queenslanders call it XXXX because they don't know how to spell BEER" [Yeah there's definitely some inferiority complexes at play between those two states].

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1.75/5  rDev -26.8%

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XXXX Gold from Castlemaine Perkins
2.39 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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