Beer Analysis – Tooheys Old

Beer Analysis – Old

Tooheys Old StubbyName: Old

Brand: Tooheys

Brewer: Tooheys Brewery

Type:  Ale

Style: Dark Ale

Region: NSW Australia

Alcohol/vol:4.4%

Volume:375ml

Brewers Description: Tooheys Old is a robustly flavoured ale made with top fermentation ale yeast. The beer is lightly hopped and black malt gives it darker colour. The fruity ale-like esters blend well with the subtle hoppiness and hints of coffee/chocolate to deliver a unique beer.

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1 Justin March 23, 2010 at 2:40 am

Justin’s Review

Ironically named, Old is one of the oldest Australian beers, dating back to 1869, cirtainly one of the oldest on the east coast. Adding to this, Old is increasingly considered an old mans drink as young people are trending towards bright, colourful, sweet drinks… which old is certainly not. While the young or unadventurous types might fear an overpowering, bitter, burnt beer, Old certainly is not that either.

Tooheys Old has a robust malty flavour balanced by a fruity hoppiness and a moderate bitterness. Brewed following the German Alt style of beer it is best enjoyed with a strong flavoured meal like a rich BBQ sauc, gamey meats or strong cheese.

2 denise mcguire April 14, 2010 at 9:06 am

need to know how much sugar is in tooheys old beer husband is pre diabetic and needs to know sugar content

3 Justin April 14, 2010 at 3:33 pm

I don’t know exactly but Lion Nathan say it has 3% carbs ( http://www.lion-nathan.com.au/Great-Brands/AUS-Beer/Tooheys/Tooheys-Old-%281%29.aspx ), this seems to be fairly average for beer, and most beer has about 15-20mg per stubby according to http://en.allexperts.com/q/Beer-2269/sugar-beer.htm for diabetes counting it would probably be safest to assume it has 20mg per stubby…. but i’m not a doctor.

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