The Drink: James Boags Pure Tasmanian Larger Alcohol percentage:
4.5 per cent From:
Australia Available: Most bottle shops
Price: $ 19.80 for a six pack THERE’S just something about James Boags that screams class.
Obviously angling for the more refined beer drinker’s market, they continue the trend with Pure, which is eye catching on the bottle shop shelf, to say the least.
The sparkling green bottles are encased in a smart white, but subtle, cardboard carry case that gets your hopes up for something quite special when you crack the lid.
Unfortunately, for me, that didn’t happen.
While the strong, full-bodied flavour wasn’t offensive to the palette, it didn’t provide the heavenly sun beam and harp sounds I has expected from something that looked like it came from the hand of God.
Don’t get me wrong, it was still a fine brew.
If you were to present it as your offering at a barbeque you would no doubt be a hit.
But for the extra few dollars it costs to pull off the slightly classier look, it’s not worth it.
For me, I’ll stick to my middle-classlooking, ever-reliable refreshments of year’s past.
The verdict: Not so much heavenly,
more ho hum.