Top Beers by style


Just another way to break down the 251 different beers I’ve had. The best two beers of each style of beer I’ve tried more than 10 of. Styles are also in order from best to worst.

 

Imperial Pale Ale

Mountain Goat/Mikkeller Gypsy Black Pepperberry IPA (8)

Feral Brewery Hop Hog (12)

Kolsch/Altbier

Colonial Brewery Kolsch (3)

Eagle Bay Kolsch (18)

Pale Ale

Coopers 2012 Extra Strong Vintage Ale (1)

Pepperjack Handcrafted Ale (2)

Witbier (Wheat)

Matso’s Monsoonal Blonde (11)

Weihenstaphen Kristall Weissbier (22)

Golden Ale

Mountain Goat Goldilocks Summer Ale (10)

Kooinda Brewery Valhalla Golden Ale (21)

Golden Lager

Weihenstaphen Vitus (6)

Enterprise Brewery Knappstein Reserve Lager (24)

Pilsener

Cheeky Monkey Hatseller Pilsener (48)

Weihenstaphen Pilsener (53)

Pale Lager

Eschweger Klosterbrau Lager (9)

Altenmunster Brauer Bier (15)

Flavoured

Bush Shack Brewery Twisted Lemon Lager (68)

Matso’s Brewery Lychee Beer (98)

Premium

Arvo 34 (26)

Furstenburg Premium Lager (72)

Western Australia’s Best Beers


Over the last two years I’ve tried exactly 250 different beers (most of them multiple times)! Out of those, 74 have been from WA alone. I have been to 31 of 41 craft breweries – 13 of them more than twice – and have tried beers from 34 of them. Here are my favourite WA brews thus far (and where they rate over all).

1. Colonial Brewery: Kolsch (3rd)

2. Nail Brewing: Nail Ale (4th)

3. Matso’s Brewery: Pearlers Pale Ale (5th)

4. Matso’s Brewery: Monsoonal Blonde (11th)

5. Feral Brewery: Hop Hog (12th) Critics choice 2012 winner.

6. Feral Brewery: Rye IPA (16th)

7. Eagle Bay Brewery: Kolsch (18th)

8. Blacksalt Brewery: Festbier (20th)

9. Feral Brewery: Golden Ace (25th)

10. Eagle Bay Brewery: Pale Ale (31st)

11. Colonial Brewery: Keutebier (32nd)

12. Little Creatures: Bright Ale (34th) Highest foreign owned Australian beer

13. Eagle Bay Brewery: American Brown Ale (41st)

14. Cowaramup Brewery: Lightsign Summer Ale (45th)

15. Gage Roads: Atomic Pale Ale (46th)

16. Cheeky Monkey: Hatseller Pilsener (47th)

17. Matso’s Brewery: Hit the Toad Lager (49th)

18. Matso’s Brewery: Smoked Porter (53rd)

19. Duckstein Brewery: Altbier (55th)

20. Mash Brewery: Freo Doctor (56th)

Other WA beers in the top 100 include:

Colonial Brewery Pale Ale (57th), Mash Brewery ‘Rye the Hell Not’ Ale (58th), Mash Brewery Golden Ale (59th), Colonial Brewery Witbier (61st), Bootleg Brewery Witbier (64th), Bush Shack Brewery Twisted Lemon Lager (67th), Gage Roads Wahoo (69th), Indian Ocean Brewery IPA (74th), Blacksalt Brewery Weiss (78th), Feral Brewery 983 Lager (83rd), Matso’s Brewery Pindan Ale (84th), Feral Brewery Rust (88th), Bootleg Brewery Pale Ale (91st), Mash Brewery West Coast Wheat (94th), Cheeky Monkey Hagenbeck Belgian IPA (95th), Matso’s Brewery Lychee Beer (100th)

And the rest…

Matso’s Brewery Chilli Beer (103rd), Elmars Ein Stein Pilsner (104th), Last Drop Brewery Oktoberfest (111th), Duckstein Brewery Pils (112th), Feral Brewery Smoked Porter (114th), Blacksalt Brewery Original Pilsener (115th), Feral Brewery Saison (117th), Duckstein Brewery Dunkel (120th), Mash Brewery Pale Ale (123rd), Little Creatures Pale Ale (129th), Ironbark Brewery (135th), OCRB Wheat Beer (136th), Bush Shack Brewery Spelt Wheat Beer (141st), Cheeky Monkey Travelling Monk Ale (142nd), Cowaramup Brewery Special Pale Ale (145th), Bootleg Brewery Tom’s Amber Ale (151st), Indian Ocean Brewery Pale Ale (157th), Blacksalt Brewery Vienna (162nd), Ironbark Brewery Aussie Pils (170th), Feral Brewery White Beer (174th), Cape Bouvard Bouvard Ale (180th), Mash Brewery Snakebite (181st), Indian Ocean Brewery White (183rd), Gage Roads Sleeping Giant IPA (185th), Cape Bouvard Pale Ale (186th), OCRB Pilsener (189th), Feral Brewery Runt (191st), Bootleg Brewery Raging Bull (197th), Matso’s Brewery Mango Beer (201st), Sail & Anchor Dry Dock (206th), Swan Draught (213th), Bush Shack Brewery Chocolate Beer (224th), The Old Brewery Pale Ale (228th), Emu Export (233rd), Sail & Anchor Draught (234th), Ironbark Brewery ‘Herb’ Beer (243rd), Swan Gold (244th), Emu Export Gold (245th)

Every place I’ve stayed at


A list of everywhere I’ve stayed at least three days for – from best to worst… because I’m bored and nostalgic about holidaying.

1. Russbach (Austria) – Snowboarding, Cheap beer… nuff said

2. Munich (Germany) — The home of beer, oldest brewery in the world

3. Queenstown (New Zealand) – Adventure capital of the world, snowboarding, thousands of students

4. Cape Leveque (Western Australia) — Serene, amazing beaches, fishing, away from civilisation

5. Axamer (Austria) — Olympic snowboard run, pub halfway down the slope

6. Tioman Island (Malaysia) – Like a private island, huge lizards! Even more huge tides.

7. Wedge Island (Western Australia) – Mecca

8. Vienna (Austria) – Amazing street parties, amazing people

9. Byron Bay (Queensland) – Pretty much a developed version of Wedge Island

10. Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) – 5 star resort, huge mountain, pristine beaches

11. Cebu (Phillipines) – 5 star resort, private island, kayakakakakaking

12. Franz Josef (New Zealand) – Glacier walking, biggest company is internet in a bus

13. Walpole (Western Australia) – Quiet relaxed town in the bush

14. Denmark (Western Australia) – Amazing bakery, cool looking river

15. Pemberton (Western Australia) – Mud houses!

16. Exmouth (New South Wales) – Amazing fishing, warm waters

17. Betong (Thailand) – Quiet, away from polluted major cities

18. Lake Tekapo (New Zealand) – Most pristine lake ever

19. Margaret River (Western Australia) – Best breweries in Australia

20. Coffs Harbour ( New South Wales) – Every beach is a nude beach

Zipf (Austria) – The whole town works at the only industry there – a brewery.

Gundagai (NSW) – Amazing tiny town in rural NSW

Christchurch (NZ) – Probably cooler now that everything is broken

Collie (WA) – Sleepy mining town with fun decommissioned trains

Salzburg (Austria) – A whole town devoted to salt… and pastry called “fuckers”

Bunbury (WA) – Best pub crawl in ever

Singapore (Malaysia) – Eerily clean and well organised

Lancelin (WA) — Best pies, gateway to Wedge

Perth (WA) – Relaxed, isolated and close to the bush

Branau (Austria)

Sydney (NSW) – Great food, and that whole harbour thingy

Surfers Paradise (QLD) – Good old pub atmosphere

Dunsborough (WA) — Gateway to the Southwest breweries, nice beaches

Pattaya (Thailand) – polluted, nice food though

Shark Bay (WA) – Nice beach… that’s about all

Augusta (WA)

Jurien Bay (WA)

Woollongong (NSW)

Albany (WA) — Decent (cold) beach, good beer

Newcastle (NSW)

Phuket (Thailand) — Too crowded, decent nightlife

Dubbo (NSW)

Hong Kong

Brisbane (QLD)

Harvey (WA)

Cervantes (WA)

Bangkok (Thailand)

Dachau (Austria) — It’s pretty much just a concentration camp

Marrinup (WA)

Gracetown (WA)

Bali (Indonesia) – Polluted, overcrowded, run down… cheap produce just breaks or makes you sick

Melbourne (VIC) — Shopping, cold beaches, shit weather, coffee, nightclubs… great recipe for boredom.

Gaungzhou (China) — Dead animals everywhere, disgusting smell and decrepit buildings

Geraldton (WA) — Bird shit burgers. Nuff said.

Shenzhen (China) — Worst place to live ever.

200 and Beyond.


223 Beers in and this is what the list looks like. A few more 90+ additions, and the worst beer of all time have been consumed in the last 30 positions. Aiming to hit 300 by 21/12/12 (the supposed Armageddon date). That means roughly 3 new beers every week from here.

100 – Perfect

1. Pepperjack Handcrafted Ale (SA): 97

2. Colonial Brewery Kolsch (WA): 96

3. Nail Ale (WA): 96

4. Matsos Brewery Pearlers Pale Ale (WA): 96

5. Weihenstaphen Vitus (GER): 95

6. Stone & Wood Pacific Ale (NSW): 94

7. Mountain Goat/Mikkeller Gypsy Black Pepperberry IPA: 94 (VIC/DEN)

7. Eschweger Klosterbrau Lager (GER): 93

8. Mountain Goat Goldilocks Summer Ale (VIC): 93

9. Matsos Monsoonal Blonde (WA): 93

10. Feral Brewery Golden Ace (WA): 93

11. Weihenstaphen Festbier (GER): 92

12. Trumer Pils (AUT): 92

13. Altenmunster Brauer Bier (GER): 92

14. Feral Brewery Rye IPA (WA): 92

15. Kosciusko Pale Ale (NSW): 91

16. Eagle Bay Kolsch (WA): 90

17. Renaissance/8 Wired/Nogne O Imperial Amber Ale: 90 (NZ/NOR)

18. Blacksalt Brewery Festbier (WA): 90

19. Kooinda Brewery Valhalla Golden Ale (VIC): 90

20.

90 – Excellent

Weihenstaphen Kristal Weissbier: 89

Two Birds Golden Ale: 89

Enterprise Brewery Knappstein Reserve Lager: 88

Feral Brewery Hop Hog: 87

Matilda Bay Fat Yak: 86

Duckstein Brewery Hefeweiss: 86

Weihenstaphen Dunkel: 85

La Trappe Dubbel: 85

Eagle Bay Pale Ale: 85

Murrays Whale Ale: 85

Little Creatures Bright Ale: 85

Mad Brewers Hoppy Hefe: 85

Mountain Goat Hightail Ale: 85

Coopers 150th Anniversary Ale: 85

La Trappe Blond: 85

Kwak: 85

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Weihenstaphen Weissbier: 84

Weihenstaphen Oktoberfest: 83

Sunner Kolsch: 83

Coopers Sparkling Ale: 82

Green Flash Brewery West Coast IPA: 82

Matsos Brewery Hit The Toad Lager: 82

Weihenstaphen Original Bayerisch Mild: 82

Big Sky Brewing Summer Honey Seasonal Ale: 81

Weihenstaphen Pilsener: 81

Matsos Brewery Smoked Porter: 81

La Trappe Trippel: 80

Duckstein Brewery Alt Bier: 80

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Mash Brewery Freo Doctor: 79

Colonial Pale Ale: 79

Mash Brewery ‘Rye The Hell Not’ Ale: 79

Mash Brewery Golden Ale: 78

Grand Ridge Brewery Natural Blonde: 78

Colonial Brewery Witbier: 78

Hargreaves Hill Hefeweizen: 78

4 Pines Brewing Kolsch: 78

Bootleg Brewery Witbier: 78

McLaren Vale Pale Ale: 77

Bluetongue Brewery Pilsener: 77

Matilda Bay Redback Original Wheat: 77

Gage Roads Wahoo: 77

Coopers 62 Pilsener: 77

Furstenburg Premium Lager: 77

Mildura Bay Stefano’s Pilsener: 77

Mac’s Hop Rocker Pilsener: 77

Indian Ocean Brewery IPA: 77

James Squire ‘The Chancer’ Golden Ale: 77

Carlsberg Premium: 76

Hooegarden White: 76

Blacksalt Brewery Weiss: 75

Becks (Imported): 75

Coopers Mild Ale: 75

Coopers Pale Ale: 75

75 – Great

Leffe Blonde: 74

Feral Brewery 983 Lager: 74

Matsos Brewery Pindan Ale: 74

Wychwood Brewery Hobgoblin Ruby Beer: 74

Merrimans Old Fart Ale: 74

Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hops: 74

Bootleg Brewery Pale Ale: 74

Hofbrau Weissbier: 73

Mash Brewery West Coast Wheat: 73

Lowenbrau Original: 73

Whistable Bay Organic Ale: 73

Matilda Bay Big Helga: 73

Matsos Brewery Lychee Beer: 73

Mildura Bay Storm Cloudy Ale: 73

Big Sky Brewing IPA: 73

Matsos Brewery Chilli Beer: 73

Elmars Ein Stein Pilsner: 73

Matilda Bay Bohemian Pilsner: 73

Carlsberg Elephant: 73

Sierra Nevada Summerfest: 73

James Squire ‘Nine Tales’ Amber Ale: 73

Green Flash Brewery Rayon Vert Pale Ale: 73

Schofferhofer Hefeweizen: 73

Last Drop Brewery Oktoberfest: 73

Duckstein Brewery Pils: 72

Bear Republic Red Rocket Amber Ale: 72

Blacksalt Brewery Original Pilsener: 72

St. Bernards Prior 8 Trappist Ale: 72

Feral Brewery Saison Ale: 72

Hofbrau Oktoberfest: 72

Matilda Bay Beez Neez: 72

Duckstein Brewery Dunkel: 72

Moo Brew Saison: 72

James Squire ‘One Fifty Lashes’ Pale Ale: 72

Mash Brewery Pale Ale: 71

Maisel’s Aus Bayreith Kristall Weissbier: 71

Little Brewings Wicked Elf Pale Ale: 71

Dos Equis Ambar: 70

Zipfer Amber Ale: 70

Mountain Goats Organic Steam Ale: 70

Little Creatures Pale Ale: 70

Haandbryggeriet Fyr & Flamme: 70

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Oettinger Pils: 69

Holgate Brewhouse Hopinator DIPA: 69

Williams Organic Pale Ale: 69

Ironbark Brewery Munich Lager: 69

Old Coast Road Wheat Beer: 69

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen: 69

Steigl Radler: 69

James Squire ‘The Australian’ Lager: 69

Green King Abbot Ale: 69

Bush Shack Brewery Pharoahs Spelt Beer: 69

Jever Pilsener: 68

Hofbrau Dunkel: 68

Cowaramup Brewery Special Pale Ale: 68

Saison Dupont Trappist Ale: 68

Monteiths Golden Lager: 68

Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale: 68

Tui East IPA: 68

Dos Equis Lager Especiale: 68

Broo Lager: 67

Chang Beer: 67

Hofbrau Marzen: 66

Black Sheep Brewery Monty Pythons Holy Grail: 66

Stella Artois: 66

Indian Ocean Brewery Pale Ale: 66

Bluetongue Brewery Bruers Bright: 66

Coopers Clear: 66

Kiuchi Brewery Hitachino Nest White Ale: 66

Monteiths Radler: 65

Blacksalt Brewery Vienna: 65

Karlovacko Pivo: 65

Monteiths Single Source Lager: 64

Ironbark Brewery Aussie Pils: 63

Bitburger Premium: 62

Timothy Taylors Landlord Strong Pale Ale: 62

Lucky Beer: 62

Feral Brewery White Beer: 61

Redback Original: 61

Hahn Harvest: 60

James Boags Premium: 60

Hahn Super Dry: 60

Monteiths Summer Ale: 60

Cape Bouvard Bouvard Ale: 60

Mash Brewery Snakebite: 60

Heineken (Imported): 60

Indian Ocean Brewery White: 60

Sierra Nevada Celebration: 60

Gage Roads Sleeping Giant IPA: 60

Cape Bouvard Pale Ale: 60

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Zipfer Radler: 59

Corona Cerveza (Imported): 59

Old Coast Road Pilsener: 58

Windhoek Lager: 58

Feral Brewery Runt: 58

St. Bernards Abt 12 Abbey Ale: 57

Guinness Draught: 53

James Boags Pure: 53

Grand Ridge Brewery Strong Scotch Ale: 52

Flying Dogs Pale Ale: 52

 

50 – Good

Bootleg Brewery Raging Bull: 48

Tooheys New White Stag: 47

Kronenburg 1664: 46

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Pure Blond: 44

Matsos Mango Beer: 44

Budejovicky Budvar: 44

Asahi Super Dry: 44

Becks (Local): 44

Kirin Ichiban: 42

Sail & Anchor Dry Dock: 42

Mildura Brewery Honey Wheat Beer: 41

Alhambra Reserva: 40

Whistler Export Lager: 40

Speights Island Ale: 40

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Pilsner Urquell: 39

Peroni Nastro Azzurro: 39

Swan Draught: 39

Bintang Pilsener: 38

Carlton Dry: 38

Corona Cerveza (Local): 38

Carlton Draught: 35

Bavaria Blonde: 35

Cantina Cerveza: 35

35 – Drinkable

Carlton Cold: 33

Tooheys Extra Dry: 30

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Viven Porter: 29

Hahn Super Dry 3.5: 27

Bush Shack Brewery Chocolate Beer: 27

Sol Cerveza: 25

 

25 – Bad

Tooheys New: 24

Duff Beer: 24

The Old Brewery Pale Ale: 22

Tooheys Extra Dry Platinum: 21

Hahn White: 21

XXXX Summer Lager: 20

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El Loco Cerveza: 19

Emu Export: 18

Sail & Anchor Draught: 17

Carlton Fusion Lime: 17

Grand Cru Rodenbach: 16

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout: 15

Hammer ‘n’ Tongs Draught: 15

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Budweiser: 12

Heineken (Local): 10

Carlton Fusion Lemon: 10

10 – Terrible

Negra Modelo Cerveza: 9

Ironbark Brewery ‘Herb’ Beer: 9

Swan Gold: 8

Emu Export Gold: 7

Outback Brewery Chilli Beer: 5

VB Draught: 5

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Outback Brewery Chocolate Beer: 3

Ol’ Bluey Ginger Beer: 3

01 – Undrinkable

Bavik Brewery Wittekerke Rose: 0

 

So Close, Oh So Close…


This is the 195 long list of beer so far, in goodness order… only 5 to go in the next 11 days!

Ratings

100 – Perfect

1. Pepperjack Handcrafted Ale (SA): 97

2. Colonial Brewery Kolsch (WA): 96

3. Nail Ale (WA): 96

4. Matsos Brewery Pearlers Pale Ale (WA): 95

5. Eschweger Klosterbrau Lager (GER): 95

6. Stone & Wood Pacific Ale (NSW): 94

7. Weihenstaphen Vitus (GER): 93

8. Mountain Goat Goldilocks Summer Ale (VIC): 93

9. Matsos Monsoonal Blonde (WA): 93

10. Feral Brewery Golden Ace (WA): 93

11. Weihenstaphen Festbier (GER): 92

12. Trumer Pils (AUT): 92

13. Altenmunster Brauer Bier (GER): 92

14. Feral Brewery Rye IPA (WA): 92

15. Kosciusko Pale Ale (NSW): 91

16. Blacksalt Brewery Festbier: 90

17. Eagle Bay Kolsch: 90

18.

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90 – Excellent

Weihenstaphen Kristal Weissbier: 89

Two Birds Golden Ale: 89

Enterprise Brewery Knappstein Reserve Lager: 88

Feral Brewery Hop Hog: 87

Matilda Bay Fat Yak: 86

Duckstein Brewery Hefeweiss: 86

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Weihenstaphen Dunkel: 85

La Trappe Dubbel: 85

Eagle Bay Pale Ale: 85

Murrays Whale Ale: 85

Mountain Goat Hightail Ale: 85

La Trappe Blond: 85

Kwak: 85

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Weihenstaphen Weissbier: 84

Weihenstaphen Oktoberfest: 83

Sunner Kolsch: 83

Coopers Sparkling Ale: 82

Weihenstaphen Original Bayerisch Mild: 82

Big Sky Brewing Summer Honey Seasonal Ale: 81

Weihenstaphen Pilsener: 81

Matsos Brewery Smoked Porter: 81

La Trappe Trippel: 80

Duckstein Brewery Alt Bier: 80

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Mash Brewery Freo Doctor: 79

Colonial Pale Ale: 79

Mash Brewery ‘Rye The Hell Not’ Ale: 79

Mash Brewery Golden Ale: 78

Grand Ridge Brewery Natural Blonde: 78

Colonial Brewery Witbier: 78

Hargreaves Hill Hefeweizen: 78

4 Pines Brewing Kolsch: 78

Bootleg Brewery Witbier: 78

McLaren Vale Pale Ale: 77

Bluetongue Brewery Pilsener: 77

Matilda Bay Redback Original Wheat: 77

Gage Roads Wahoo: 77

Furstenburg Premium Lager: 77

Mildura Bay Stefano’s Pilsener: 77

Mac’s Hop Rocker Pilsener: 77

Indian Ocean Brewery IPA: 77

James Squire ‘The Chancer’ Golden Ale: 77

Carlsberg Premium: 76

Hooegarden White: 76

Blacksalt Brewery Weiss: 75

Becks (Imported): 75

Coopers 62 Pilsner: 75

Coopers Pale Ale: 75

 

 

75 – Great

Leffe Blonde: 74

Feral Brewery 983 Lager: 74

Wychwood Brewery Hobgoblin Ruby Beer: 74

Merrimans Old Fart Ale: 74

Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hops: 74

Bootleg Brewery Pale Ale: 74

Hofbrau Weissbier: 73

Mash Brewery West Coast Wheat: 73

Lowenbrau Original: 73

Little Creatures Bright Ale: 73

Whistable Bay Organic Ale: 73

Matilda Bay Big Helga: 73

Mildura Bay Storm Cloudy Ale: 73

Big Sky Brewing IPA: 73

Elmars Ein Stein Pilsner: 73

Matilda Bay Bohemian Pilsner: 73

Carlsberg Elephant: 73

Sierra Nevada Summerfest: 73

James Squire ‘Nine Tales’ Amber Ale: 73

Schofferhofer Hefeweizen: 73

Last Drop Brewery Oktoberfest: 73

Duckstein Brewery Pils: 72

Blacksalt Brewery Original Pilsener: 72

St. Bernards Prior 8 Trappist Ale: 72

Feral Brewery Saison Ale: 72

Hofbrau Oktoberfest: 72

Matilda Bay Beez Neez: 72

Duckstein Brewery Dunkel: 72

Moo Brew Saison: 72

James Squire ‘One Fifty Lashes’ Pale Ale: 72

Mash Brewery Pale Ale: 71

Maisel’s Aus Bayreith Kristall Weissbier: 71

Little Brewings Wicked Elf Pale Ale: 71

Dos Equis Ambar: 70

Zipfer Amber Ale: 70

Mountain Goats Organic Steam Ale: 70

Oettinger Pils: 69

Williams Organic Pale Ale: 69

Ironbark Brewery Munich Lager: 69

Old Coast Road Wheat Beer: 69

Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Weizen: 69

Steigl Radler: 69

James Squire ‘The Australian’ Lager: 69

Jever Pilsener: 68

Hofbrau Dunkel: 68

Cowaramup Brewery Special Pale Ale: 68

Saison Dupont Trappist Ale: 68

Monteiths Golden Lager: 68

Matilda Bay Alpha Pale Ale: 68

Tui East IPA: 68

Dos Equis Lager Especiale: 68

Broo Lager: 67

Chang Beer: 67

Hofbrau Marzen: 66

Stella Artois: 66

Indian Ocean Brewery Pale Ale: 66

Bluetongue Brewery Bruers Bright: 66

Coopers Clear: 66

Blacksalt Brewery Vienna: 65

Karlovacko Pivo: 65

Monteiths Single Source Lager: 64

Ironbark Brewery Aussie Pils: 63

Bitburger Premium: 62

Timothy Taylors Landlord Strong Pale Ale: 62

Lucky Beer: 62

Feral Brewery White Beer: 61

Redback Original: 61

Little Creatures Pale Ale: 60

James Boags Premium: 60

Hahn Super Dry: 60

Cape Bouvard Bouvard Ale: 60

Mash Brewery Snakebite: 60

Heineken (Imported): 60

Indian Ocean Brewery White: 60

Sierra Nevada Celebration: 60

Gage Roads Sleeping Giant IPA: 60

Cape Bouvard Pale Ale: 60

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Zipfer Radler: 59

Corona Cerveza (Imported): 59

Old Coast Road Pilsener: 58

Feral Brewery Runt: 58

St. Bernards Abt 12 Abbey Ale: 57

Guinness Draught: 53

James Boags Pure: 53

Grand Ridge Brewery Strong Scotch Ale: 52

Flying Dogs Pale Ale: 52

 

 

50 – Good

Bootleg Brewery Raging Bull: 48

Tooheys New White Stag: 47

Kronenburg 1664: 46

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Pure Blond: 44

Matsos Mango Beer: 44

Budejovicky Budvar: 44

Asahi Super Dry: 44

Becks (Local): 44

Kirin Ichiban: 42

Sail & Anchor Dry Dock: 42

Mildura Brewery Honey Wheat Beer: 41

Alhambra Reserva: 40

Whistler Export Lager: 40

Speights Island Ale: 40

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Pilsner Urquell: 39

Peroni Nastro Azzurro: 39

Swan Draught: 39

Bintang Pilsener: 38

Carlton Dry: 38

Corona Cerveza (Local): 38

Carlton Draught: 35

Bavaria Blonde: 35

Cantina Cerveza: 35

 

35 – Drinkable

Carlton Cold: 33

Tooheys Extra Dry: 30

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Viven Porter: 29

Bush Shack Brewery Chocolatier: 27

Sol Cerveza: 25

 

 

25 – Bad

Tooheys New: 24

Duff Beer: 24

The Old Brewery Pale Ale: 22

Tooheys Extra Dry Platinum: 21

XXXX Summer Lager: 20

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El Loco Cerveza: 19

Emu Export: 18

Sail & Anchor Draught: 17

Carlton Fusion Lime: 17

Hammer ‘n’ Tongs Draught: 15

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Budweiser: 12

Heineken (Local): 10

Carlton Fusion Lemon: 10

 

10 – Terrible

Negra Modelo Cerveza: 9

Ironbark Brewery ‘Herb’ Beer: 9

Swan Gold: 8

Emu Export Gold: 7

Outback Brewery Chilli Beer: 5

VB Draught: 5

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Outback Brewery Chocolate Beer: 3

Ol’ Bluey Ginger Beer: 3

01 – Undrinkable

The Last Great Australian


No this isn’t about Ned Kelly, Cathy Freeman, John Eales… or any other famous Aussie. This is about a national icon, beer.

Once upon a time Coopers was an insignificant brewery, just a passaway South Australian brewery with a small market share. Fair enough, it had to compete with the likes of Tooheys, Hahn, Swan & Carlton – all hugely successful Australian breweries. Now the times have changed, in 2012 Coopers – in its 150th year – will become the biggest 100% Australian owned brewery.

Fosters and Lion Nathan have both decided that they’d prefer money over values and are now 100% owned overseas (Japan & England). Will Coopers cash in on this? They should! I for one will not be drinking Australian beer that has been made by English or Japs! I trust Aussies to make Aussie beer, no one else. Coopers is the last great Australian brewery, and shall henceforth be the only major beer brand I will ever buy again. Lion Nathan and Fosters will not receive a single cent! I can only hope others have similar mindsets.

The following beer brands will no longer appear in my budget… (The ones in bold are really dissapointing)

Carlton

Cascade

Castlemaine

Hahn

James Boags

SAB

Swan

Tooheys

XXXX

James Squire

West End

Southwark

Emu

Little Creatues

Knappstein

New Norcia Abbey

Gulf Lager

Matilda Bay

Crown

Redback


 

Good, bad & Ugly, my list of beer fame!


10/10 (Perfect)

- Colonial Kolsch (WA)

- Blacksalt Brewery Fest Beer (WA)

- Eagle Bay Brewery Kolsch (WA)

9/10 (Excellent)

- Matsos Pearlers Pale Ale (WA)

- Kosciusko Pale Ale (NSW)

- Zipfer Amber Ale (Austria)

- Weihenstaphen Dunkel (Germany)

- Trumer Pils (Austria)

- McLaren Vale Pale Ale (SA)

- Eagle Bay Pale Ale (WA)

8/10 (Fantastic)

- Duckstein Hefeweiss (WA)

- Elmars Ein Stein Pilsner (WA)

- Hooegarden White (Belgium)

- Kwak (Belgium)

- Leffe Blonde (Belgium)

- Coopers Sparkling Ale (SA)

- Nail Ale (WA)

- German Becks (Germany)

- Mash Brewery Freo Doctor (WA)

- Mash Brewery West Coast Wheat (WA)

- Mash Brewery Golden Ale (WA)

- Duckstein Alt Bier (WA)

- Feral Hop Hog IPA (WA)

- Steigl Radler (Austria)

- Sunner Kolsch (Germany)

- James Squire ‘The Chancer’ Golden Ale (NSW)

- Bootleg Brewery Pale Ale (WA)

- Little Creatures Bright Ale (WA)

- Dos Equis Amber (Mexico)

- Weihenstaphen Weissbier (Germany)

- Last Drop Oktoberfest (WA)

- Hofbrau Weissbier (Germany)

7/10 (Great)

- Coopers Pale Ale (SA)

- Wahoo (WA)

- Timothy Taylors Landlord Strong Pale Ale (England)

- Duckstein Pils (WA)

- St. Bernards Prior 8 Trappist Ale (Belgium)

- Cowaramup Special Pale Ale (WA)

- Mash Brewery Pale Ale (WA)

- James Squire ‘One Fifty Lashes Pale Ale (NSW)

-James Squire ‘Nine Tales’ Amber Ale (NSW)

- Feral Brewery Saison Ale (WA)

- Indian Ocean BreweryPale Ale (WA)

- Ironbark Brewery Aussie Pils (WA)

- Indian Ocean Brewery Indian Pale Ale (WA)

- Sierra Nevada Summerfest (USA)

- Little Brewings Wicked Elf Pale Ale (NSW)

- Weihenstaphen Oktoberfest (Germany)

- 4 Pines Brewing Kolsch (NSW)

- Dos Equis Lager Especiale (Mexico)

- Hofbrau Marzen (Germany)

6/10 (Very Good)

- Hahn Super Dry (NSW)

- Coopers 62 Pilsner (SA)

- Siason Dupont Trappist Ale (Belgium)

- Ironbark Brewery Munich Lager (WA)

- Stella Artois (Belgium)

- Monteith’s Single Source Lager (NZ)

- Indian Ocean Brewery White (WA)

- Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale (VIC)

- James Squire ‘The Australian’ Lager (NSW)

- Duckstein Dunkel (WA)

- Bootleg Brewery witbier (WA)

- Redback Original (SA)

- Speights Island Ale (New Zealand)

- James Boags Premium (TAS)

- Beez Neez (WA)

- Imported Corona Cerveza (Mexico)

- Indian Ocean Brewery Indi White (WA)

5/10 (Good)

- Swan Draught (WA)

- Pilsner Urquell (Netherlands)

- James Boags Pure (TAS)

- Pure Blond (VIC)

- Feral Brewery White Beer (WA)

- Sol Cerveza (Mexico)

- Imported Heineken (Netherlands)

- Little Creatures Pale Ale (WA)

- Tooheys New White Stag (NSW)

4/10 (Drinkable)

-Carlton Draught (VIC)

- Viven Porter (Belgium)

-Carlton Cold (VIC)

- Feral Brewery White (WA)

- Feral Brewery Runt (WA)

- Tooheys Extra Dry Platinum (NSW)

-Tooheys Extra Dry (NSW)

- Ironbark “Herb” Beer (WA)

- Mildura Honey Wheat Beer (VIC)

-The Old Brewery Pale Ale (WA)

-Zipfer Radler (Austria)

-Hofbrau Dunkel (Germany)

-Hofbrau Oktoberfest (Germany)

-Flying Dogs Brewery Pale Ale (USA)

-Local Becks (VIC)

-Local Corona Cerveza (VIC)

- Cantina Cerveza (Columbia)

- Sail & Anchor Dry Dock (WA)

3/10 (Bad)

-Swan Gold (WA)

-Emu Export (WA)

-Outback Brewery Chilli Beer (SA)

-Bush Shack Brewery chocolatier (WA)

-Carlton Fusion (VIC)

- XXXX Summer Lager (QLD)

2/10 (Terrible)

- Budweiser (USA)

- Local Heineken (VIC)

1/10 (Undrinkable)

- VB Draught (VIC)

- XXXX Gold (QLD)

- Emu Export Gold (WA)

- Outback Brewery chocolate Beer (SA)

- Outback Brewery Chilli Beer (SA)

- All light & mid-strength beer.

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