1) In Australia lager is served at 1°C whereas in general it is served at 6°-12°C according to exact type. Consequently, one hardly tastes it, which may be just as well for certain Australian lagers.

2) In another Australian custom, there appears the image of the drinker who drains a glass or entire bottle in a single go. To chug a half-liter or even a whole liter in this way is called “to scull” a beer. The word —also written “skull” or “skol”— derives etymologically from the Scandanavian and corresponds to “to your health” but in the guttural pronunciation of the country is similar to “seagull.” In years past, on a mild evening in the austral springtime, on the sidewalk outside a pub in Sydney, one could often see a heroic drinker as he chugged a beer while a circle of admirers moved their arms as though flapping their wings and chanted “scull, scull, scull.” Today this folkloristic ceremony is less common having been replaced in good part by the same beer-drinking during a typical backyard barbecue. This video shows someone that is chugging two bottles at the same time.

Although it may be an act of skill, the “scull” is a barbaric waste of beer. You ingest alcohol and gas (carbon dioxide) without the slightest taste of beer.