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  • Tooheys Extra Dry
    rated 2.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    I guess (and sales seem to indicate) that this beer has it's place in the market. However, I don't imagine that too many real beer drinkers are going to be drinking it by choice. Quite, a dry lager, and in this case, dry means little flavour. The beer aims to be sessionable, and I guess for some it may be, but I found it didn't leave me begging for another mouthful. The beer does achieve what I guess it set out to. It is very easy drinking, but still has some beer flavour, and so I guess for that it should be commended. In fact, whilst this is a beer that I don't drink much, I'm sure that it is a beer that converts loads of young drinkers, and occasionally older non-beer drinkers to beer. It is quite easy to handle, for those not used to the bitterness of beer, esp. in the more flavoursome ales, and so has it's place attracting new drinkers to our special Elixir..Infact, I'm sure growing up that this was one of the first beers that I could drink more than one of.

  • Tooheys New
    rated 3.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A surprisingly good, mass produced, Australian Lager. Has a bit of crispness, and enough hops to make you want that second mouthful (as opposed to some 'easy drinking' American Style lagers), and goes down really well. A bright gold-amber in colour, and crystal clear as any lager should be. Would sell much more Australia-wide, if it wasn't for one eyed Victorians and Queenslanders blindly not drinking Tooheys over their native brands. Very under rated whether you're drinking 1 or 101, especially on a hot summer day.

  • Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter
    rated 4.2 13 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Jonmoore: That's the very pub I worked at for a couple of years..Maybe I served you!? One of my favourite beers. A nice big whack of malt, in a perfectly balanced ale. Hints of fruit, toffee, and caramel round out the beer, with a slight natural honey like sweetness lingering in the background. Enough bitterness to make you come back and want another mouthful, and in it's cask conditioned state (you can also get the beer through the nitrogen powered kegs these days) has enough dry oakyness to take out any chance of the beer coming across as too smooth or sickly. The only downer is a slight rotten banana sort of aroma. But maybe I noticed this more because I cleaned the beer lines of this particular beer about 4 times a week for two years! Get's a 9 for appearance when done properly. Its a bright ruby red (closing in on a dark amber), with a lovely foamy head (hand pulled with a sparkler or almost looks like a lovely flat brandy brown with no sparkler!). However, when the beer isn't done well, and the keg is unsettled, or served through dirty lines, the appearance can be cloudy and drop to a 5-6. Flavour and Mouthfeel, through the keg, not the oak cask, also both lose 1-2 points. Oh, btw jonmoore, there are LOADS of SS pubs in the Westend of London (and London in general). Ask around!

  • Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout
    rated 3.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Quite a sweet stout, and you do notice the Oatmeal (Porridge where I'm from!) coming through straight away. However that oatmeal does have loads of brown sugar on it! The mouth feel is quite heavy, slightly creamy, which is cancelled out slightly by the carbonation. The head is quite creamy for a carbonated beer, and is quite dark, even by a stouts' standards. Slight hints of chocolate in the flavour, but I get more oatmeal, coffee, with a caramelly, brown sugar sort of sweetness. A very nice beer! Nice enough for me to pay for on numerous occasions, when working at a Sam Smith pub, turning down free quality tap Old Brewery Bitter and Ayingerbrau/Alpine Lager.

  • Tooheys Old
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    One of my favourite beers, and such a bargain! This beer is ridiculously cheap, for something that oozes much more quality than other mass produced beers in a similar price range. Very smooth, and quite sessional for a dark ale. More of a light porter, than the Alt that Tooheys seem to imply it is, but a wrong classification doesn't take away from what is a great beer. The aroma is light, with slight hints of dark chocolate and coffee, and the flavour is quite creamy and smooth for a beer that has quite a light body and mouth feel. A minor downer, when being considered as a porter, is that the beer is possibly overly carbonated. However this could be seen as a positive, as it does seem to add to the beers sessionability.

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