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Outback Country Bitter | Outback Brewery Pty Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Outback Brewery Pty Ltd
Australia
outbackbrewery.com.au

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by vancurly on 08-22-2006

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
4
pDev:
21.6%
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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of laituegonflable
2.88/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden hue, thick white head of small but visible bubbles, good retention and fair carbonation. Lacing is fairly decent. Not sure a bitter should be as pale as this, but otherwise looks pretty good.

Strong musty notes on the nose and a very acrid smell with a slight citric character. Fair aspects of honey, and some herbal hops, like a hint of oregano. Not all that well balanced though, and nly reasonably pleasant.

Taste is interesting, such as it is. Slight pale malts on the front palate. Reasonably nutty mid-palate with a prominent raw grain flavour. Has a slightly astringent aspect towards the back, with herbal hops and an earthy, gritty bitterness. Too subdued though, lingers not very cleanly and just leaves a slight bitter hang.

Mouthfeel is a bit too thick and viscous for the flavour, for which I would recommend or expect a bit more carbonation.

Flavours are overall decent though, just doesn't have a great complexity to hold my interest for very long. Drinkable for what it is.

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Photo of LittleCreature
3.17/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 2.5
Slightly hazy, amber-orange with a head that disappeared almost instantly. The glass may have been slightly dusty, so I've been generous here.

Smell - 3.0
Not much in the way of smell, which does not bode well for the style. What is there is a smooth, vaguely fruity aroma with some sweet biscuity malt.

Taste - 3.5
Fairly well on-the-money for an English Bitter, even balance between the smooth malt and fruity hops, light to moderate bitterness (more would be preferable).

Mouthfeel - 3.5
On the flatter side, which is typical for the style. Medium bodied, goes down smoothly.

Drinkability - 3.5
Easy drinking, as a bitter should be, but not interesting enough to come back to.

OVERALL - 3
Not a bad beer at all, although let down by its appearance and smell. What is good, is that it is an Australian brewed bitter, that actually is a proper bitter, not a macro lager.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours an extremely light yellow colour with a thin filmy head. This is a bitter? You could mistake this for Carlton Draught.

Almost nothing on the nose. Almost a bit of banana ester, but not much else. Eh. What's going on here? Not a fan.

Taste almost has the ester character of hefeweizen, like banana flavoured bubblegum. Seriously, it's like candy. Nothing like a bitter and overall pretty awful.

This beer is a travesty. Seriously. What the hell? It's *ok* to drink (just), but a bitter?? Get over yourselves.

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Photo of vancurly
2/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

*** I bought this as a part of a discounted 5-pack. After reviewing the third beer, I'm seeing a trend that surely indicates these beers must be past their use-by date.... hence the discount ***

I had to really fight to get a head.... but if it's modelled on a true hand-pulled English bitter, then that's OK. We'll see...
So, no head.
Paleish apricot/amber, with a subtle haze.
Light aroma of toffee, some fruitiness perhaps.
I've just tasted their Pale ale before this.... almost a dead-ringer, except maybe there is more fruit ?? This is diluted apricot juice.
There is absolutely NO BITTERNESS AT ALL. The web-site claims four-stage hopping.

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Outback Country Bitter from Outback Brewery Pty Ltd
Beer rating: 2.5 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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