Extra Dry
Tooheys Brewing

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Tooheys Brewing
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #280
Ranked #29,282
2.38 | pDev: 29.83%
Dec 22, 2022
May 08, 2002
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.13/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
696ml (???) clear glass bottle nabbed at Bottle Mart, Port Douglas, Australia.

Insipid, hitting on 6-row and a faint corn-like adjunct note but nothing else. Stupidly simple with a neutral flavour, but I'd stop short of calling it watery...it does have body.

I guess this is a beer I'd pair with overly spicy Thai food or atomic hot buffalo wings, but only then because I wouldn't be "wasting" a beer with actual flavour.

Dec 22, 2022
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Reviewed by Nath91 from Australia

2.17/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Tooheys Extra Dry, or TEDs as they're colloquially known in Australia, is a well known mass produced adjunct lager, that had its heyday in the early to mid 2000s. Originally brewed at 5%, it's alcohol content has decreased significantly to 4.4%. Once a popular beer amongst teenagers and young adults looking for a quick easy buzz it was marketed as an easy drinking lager, and gained notoriety with music festivals and outdoor events. Nowadays, it's less popular, and Tooheys are attempting to revive it, by playing on it's declining popularity with a marketing campaign of being 'proudly ordinary'.

Look: Standard Aussie mass produced adjunct lager look to it. Golden hue, medium size head, soap sudsy looking which disappated quickly to a white bubbling slick. It's an Aussie lager, it looks pretty standard.

Smell: Classic Aussie adjunct lager smell. Grainy, faint fruity hop aroma. Bready yeast, a little chemically, almost like a citrus air freshener. A little bit of egg white.

Taste: Sweet maltiness, slight fruitiness. Not overly bitter. light graininess . The dryness lingers in the palate, and tastes a bit chemically. Quite bland even for an Aussie adjunct lager.

Feel: Light, refreshing when ice-cold, highly carbonated. Tastes like a beer that you're going to knock back several of without really caring about what you're drinking. You're drinking it for the buzz it will eventually give you if you knock back enough of them.

Overall: I like many Australians drank a fair bit of this back in the day when we were young, dumb and thinking we were cool. I remember many a headache afterwards, and associated nasty hangovers with this stuff. I must say, it certainly isn't as good as it once was, and the fact that Tooheys are advertising it as 'proudly ordinary' is really all that needs to be said about TEDs. It's an ordinary beer. Nothing fancy, it's not trying to be stylish. It's there to serve a purpose, and not to be savoured. Although I don't know how much longer than can keep marketing this when they keep knocking down the ABV. It's going to be mid-strength the way it's going before too long, following in the footsteps of the Carlton Cold.

Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 3.32 by Daneve76 from Australia

May 26, 2021
Rated: 3.08 by SkylerShores from Australia

Feb 10, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by OsoRojo from Colorado

Jun 12, 2016
Rated: 2.79 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 2.75 by jeschaefer from Texas

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 2.85 by davcat from Australia

Nov 19, 2015
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Reviewed by Andrewharemza from Australia

2.94/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Its crisp, dry finish is achieved by an extended fermentation, ensuring minimal residual fermentable sugars. Wonderful fruity, malty notes accompany a mellow middle palate, leaving a clean aftertaste.
Jun 17, 2015
Rated: 1.88 by life_of_agony from Australia

Mar 20, 2015
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Rated by JKCooper from Australia

1.79/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75
One of the worst beers I have ever drank, was a task to finish. Would not recommend.
Jan 03, 2015
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Reviewed by SmashPants from Australia

2.78/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Format: a clear 345mL bottle with a transluscent label. Looks okay.

Appearance: pours an amber-golden colour with bubbling carbonation. A thin half-finger of head drops to a thin film and ring. Limited lacing.

Aroma: pretty typical lager, with light hops and light cereal adjunct grains. Okay.

Taste: pretty much follows the nose. This comes across as being a beer that is designed to be put away quickly without thinking about it too much.

Aftertaste: light cereal grains here again, without much bitterness.

Mouth feel: light in feel with medium to higher carbonation. Clean and crisp.

Overall: an okay macro lager, but there are better even at this price range at AU$40 a case.
Dec 18, 2014
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Rated by Andrewziggy from Australia

2.37/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Malty little floral yeasty after taste
Dec 18, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by nitrofenix from Australia

Nov 19, 2014
Rated: 2.5 by spycow from Illinois

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 2.4 by Stuckey_Stuckey from Australia

Sep 23, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by CairnsBeer from Australia

Sep 13, 2014
Rated: 3.6 by Nick09 from Australia

Sep 01, 2014
Rated: 2 by pharmerdoc from Canada (MB)

Aug 27, 2014
Extra Dry from Tooheys Brewing
Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 78 ratings