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Great Northern Brewing Co. Crisp Lager



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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 1.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.8   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Great Northern Brewing Co. was named in tribute to CUB’s first ever Queensland based brewing operation, the Great Northern Brewery in Cairns acquired in 1931. Back then, beer was made locally for locals. The brewery has since gone, but the concept of drinking local made beer lives on in Great Northern Brewing Co. This beer is brewed longer for a super crisp and refreshing full strength lager.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Maris (1085) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 15/3/2015. Pours a clear deep golden with a biggish bright white head. The nose is stale grain and corn. In the mouth, it more stale and sweet grain and vegetable, with no evidence of hops to be found. Thin body and average carbonation. Beer really doesn’t get much worse than this. Abysmal.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
anstei (152) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
On tap. I think this beverage actually qualifies as beer, but it certainly doesn’t have any characteristics that make me like beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Morboso (99) - ECUADOR - FEB 18, 2015
Weak, metallic, mineral water. It is what it is, refreshing and easy to drink on a hot day would be the only good points and this what it is designed for. Nothing offensive except for the fact there isn’t much flavour at all.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TedE (283) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
Clear bottle, bad sign. No aroma, bad sign. No taste but bubbles. No aftertaste. Amazing! Not offensive, just nothing. The world’s 1st invisible beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (37271) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014

Bottle 330ml. clear glass.

[ As Great Northern Brewing Super Crisp Lager ].
Clear medium yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white to off-white head. Aroma is light moderate malty, hay, grain, pale malt, light hoppy, grass. Flavour is light moderate sweet with a average duration, pale malt. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (11748) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, grain. Flavour is fruit, malt, grain, corn. Medium body. Boring beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2014
Bright, yellow gold, as clearly seen through the transparent glass bottle. Dank liquor, urinal cake, soggy cardboard and boiled cabbage combo for aroma - wonderful start. In the glass it is fairly lifeless with only a few streams of sluggish carbonation rising up to burst out upon a headless surface. Wow, stale!!! This tastes like the aroma so at least there isn’t any hidden surprises lurking in its thin, watery body. Force carbonation sees it bite the tongue and disappear just as quick. Little to no bitterness but what is there is vegetal and cardboard-like. Not good. I know why they closed the brewery if this is anything to go by! (33cL, BB 10/08/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
StevieT (840) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2014
From a bottle. Price has been a factor in this beers take off, not a terrible beer and better than a lot of the other similar priced stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (33546) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
33 cL clear bottle, as Super Crisp Lager. Pours pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy and light toasted malty. Sweet, cornish and toasted malty. Mild bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bamsen78 (3710) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours clear straw with barely any head. Clear aroma of yeast, with notes of skunk and malt. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with sweetish notes of yeast and malt and some rough touches of paper in the aftertaste. Not again...

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