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XXXX Gold | Castlemaine Perkins

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2.42/5
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88 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:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 09-16-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,750
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
88
pDev:
29.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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2.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a small head that fades to no real lacing.

S: Aroma is sort of musty with some grain and malt sweetness.

T: Tatse of sweet malt and grain. Mild bitterness and a sticky finish.

F: Light body, fairly smooth and pretty bland.

O: Pretty basic lager, bland and boring.

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2.46/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

'XXXX Gold Now On Tap' proclaims my nearest club.

Joy! Celebration! or not....

Sadly this falls into the category of most other mass-produced macros with the sole plus being this is mid-strength so all the usual metallic / macro flavours have a little more reason to be present, ie to give at least some flavour.

Is it 40 deg? Drink it from the Esky.

Is it not 40 deg? Don't drink it...

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1.15/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

A- Well, no surprise here, it looks just like every single other Australian macro lager- boring as shit and a heavily carbonated straw colour. Honestly, what else could I expect?

S- That stupid, annoying, goddamn corn/starch smell which I'm sure every poor beer drinker with actual taste buds DREADS whenever he/she goes over to their mate's place.

T- Insipid, weak, diluted. People actually drink this voluntarily?!? Let alone en masse?!?! How ridiculous. Tastes as if vegemite and bread were put through a blender and "brewed" up as beer. Absolutely nothing but a stale, yeasty aftertaste on the palate.

M- Exactly like soda water. Carbonated into submission and ridiculously abrasive. Water has more body to it.

O- I can't believe this passes for beer. People always say, "It's refreshing," but these same people probably wouldn't even know what Hoegaarden was. This is no more refreshing than the average glass of tap water. A truly abysmal brew.

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2.22/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - like flat ginger ale, absolutely no head even with an aggressive pour, the carbonation is gone within seconds and zero lacing at all

S - that very artificial beery smell without intricacies, as if based on a 'beer' flavoured jelly bean or ice cream

T - citrus and corn, very typical of the chemical macro Aussie beer

M - like water

O - the only thing going for it is it's cheap. Absolutely has to be served ice cold to be drinkable, if so - it does serve it's purpose after some hard yakka in the sun - you can really slam them down fast if you dont have to taste them. less horrible on tap.

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3.28/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

If there was a Foster's commercial....like the ones they used to have...What's Australian for Michelob Ultra...XXXX Gold Lager!!! The previous people who reviewed this beer did not take into consideration the purpose of the beer. This beer was created for the hard working Australian in northern Queensland where the summers are long, hot, and humid...much like the legs on many a Sheila!!!! This beer looks, smells, and tastes like Mich Ultra. Stop being a snob and enjoy the beer as it was created. You can suck this SESSION down ...FOREVER!!!

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1.38/5  rDev -43%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Pours a dirty pale golden colour with slow, slow bead feeding a modest white head that sits listlessly and retains artificially well, with a sheet of lacing around. Looks bland, and you know, mass-produced on a factory line. Not abysmal though.

Smell is that "beer" smell that since childhood I've tried to avoid - sweet corn and grain husks with that soda-stream forced carbonation acerbicness. Touch of POR at the back, but not a lot of hop, just a weird sweet tang overall. Pretty poor.

Taste is bland; yeasty. Touch of sweet corn with rice grain on the front, then becomes bready yeasty on the mid, with an odd lemon/honey tang as a faint mid-palate. Finish is awfully sweet, just adjunct grain with a touch of children's cough medicine. Slight sweetness but otherwise just phenolic and raw. But on top of all that, it's bland as well. I'd be angry with how bad this beer is, if it didn't just suck all the spirit out of me.

No texture at all; no body. Not even carbonation sizzle. I've had tea with more fizz than this.

It's unpleasant enough to be bad and beyond just blandly drinkable. Powerfully mediocre.

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2.44/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

375ml bottle, on an Aussie-themed patio on Whyte Ave, on a nice, bird-watching spring day.

This beer pours a crystal clear medium golden yellow colour, quite reminiscent of watery apple juice, with two fingers of weakly puffy, thinly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some decent fuzzy, tightly honeycombed lace around the glass as things quickly sink away.

It smells of grainy malt - barley and husky corn alike - with a thankfully small dose of weedy, lightly skanky hops. The taste is mildly sweet corn grist and spent barley awn, some stale yeast, and acrid, chemically astringent 'hops'.

The carbonation is generally quite high upfront, before petering out rather quickly, the body a pithy medium-light weight, and pretty plainly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the corn cereal sweetness, and a little skunkiness lingering in yer typical unholy duo.

Nice to try some different offerings from Down Under, but this just seems like more of the same ol', same ol' shite, and sadly, this time with less petrol! Not worthy of the price tag here all the way across the Pacific Ocean, and, I'm guessing, equally so right at home.

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2.89/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Got this one in a bottle from some Australian Air Force I was working with, great bunch of Aussies.

I wish I could say the same about the beer. There's not much remarkable about this brew.

A - Pours nicely, good carbonation and nice color.

S - Um... leaves something to be desired, a bit skunky and reminescent of a pharmacy

T - Much better than the smell let on, pleasing malts, a little corn

M - Not impressed with the mouthfeel, really light, carbonation comes through too weakly for a adjunct

D - Totally average, no place for taste in this bottle

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XXXX Gold from Castlemaine Perkins
Beer rating: 2.42 out of 5 with 88 ratings
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