Tooheys Old | Tooheys Brewing

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Brewed by:
Tooheys Brewing
Australia
tooheys.com.au

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 03-30-2002

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Ranking:
#44,937
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
90
pDev:
17.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wil986
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Ahh, Tooheys Old. It's this or Carlton Black for me when at the pub. Nice and mild dark flavours, not overly hoppy but certainly a good roasted flavour. Probably better off tap than in the bottle. I am biased, it is my favourite macro beer.

For me it is a better balanced beer than it's Victorian rival.

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of m_dorling
3.74/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great value dark beer!

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tooheys Old is a robustly flavoured Ale made with top fermentation Ale yeast. The beer is lightly hopped, and gets its darker colour from black malt. Fruity Ale-like esters blend well with subtle hoppiness, hints of coffee and chocolate to deliver a pretty good beer.

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Photo of JackieKu
2.67/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.45/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Very watery nutty smoke and earth

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Photo of SmashPants
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Format: a standard 375mL brown stubby with the traditional Tooheys macro label.

Appearance: pours a very dark brown tending towards plack with ruby-brown highlights against the light. A small tan head pops up before settling to a thick cap. Decent lacing.

Aroma: the aroma is roast coffee, some cocoa, a touch of caramel and earth. Decent.

Taste: once again the roasted malts up front with nuts, smoke and that earth on the palate. Really rather nice.

Aftertaste: bitterness comes from the smoke, nuts and malt on the finish. Not too dry either - easy to drink.

Mouth feel: I wouldn't consider the feel follows the English Dark Mild formula - it is lighter and with a much higher carbonation. It suits the Australian climate perfectly. I'm not sure it would be such a hit in colder climates however.

Overall: this is definitely one of my favourite 'every day' dark beers, along with Carlton Black. They are both an Australian take on the traditional English styles - similar characteristics, but with a lighter body and higher carbonation to make them easier to drink in a session, and more refreshing in the Australian heat. I really would consider them more an excellent version of a dark lager than an English Dark Mild. Decent price too at AU$45 a case of 24 x 375mL. One of my favourite pub beers is a Tooheys Old / Tooheys New black-and-tan. I will say I do prefer Old on tap rather than in the bottle, but good nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

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Tooheys Old from Tooheys Brewing
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 90 ratings