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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 1.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.73/5   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clayshot (1) - Clifton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2016 does not count
One of my favourite commercial beers. It’s a dry beer that I can drink anytime and at a reasonable price for the quality.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
M_Sack (605) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle. Very pale. Mid strength. Has zero flavour but is not offensive as some low quality macro lager can be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Gonzin (143) - ARGENTINA - APR 17, 2016
Probada tirada en The Pier Bar, Cairns. Va después de haber tomado unas cuantas otras, y si la sirven bien fría... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
bitterlady (25) - - JAN 2, 2016
On tap, thin on top but laces well, hints of popcorn that disappears quickly. Finish, crisp? Yes, good sipper but quite tasteless, wouldn’t seek it out, just feel it’s missing something even for a lager.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (6673) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle, now says "Original" on the label? Golden, low white head, light sweet corny malt notes, a hint bittering hops, light watery body, mostly clean but has a very light sticky aftertaste. Not so great....

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
ANZUShophunter (267) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2015
From bottle at Ship Inn. Pale yellow with little head. Aroma and taste both unremarkable. Made for mass consumption in more ways than one.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2015
bottle from the local bottle-o in stockton, as advertised on tv. the picture tells the story with this one - clear yellow, sweet industrial aroma, nasty adjunct character, pretty horrible, real queensland beer

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
KeefOz (1493) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2015
Poured a crystal clear light/pale amber colour with a few millimetres of white foam for a head that diminished fairly quickly to a collar that laced poorly. Carbonation low to moderate with fine to medium sized bubbles. Aroma of sweet malt and grain with no obvious hops. Taste sweet plain malt with no real bitterness; slight metallic after-taste. Light body bordering on watery. Crisp, smooth, refreshing if cold, bland. Just another macro-brewed lager.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
sm89walt (1934) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
Keg. On par with, if not the, most insipid beer I’ve had to date. Very little going for it. Pale lemon yellow with a small, somewhat lasting and lacing white head, the uniformity of which may well be its one redeeming feature. Aromas of lemon, grain and cardboard, which just about carry through to the palate. Almost non-existent to taste and it’s gone before you know it - very little in the way of a finish. Light body, medium to full carbonation. It’s wet and may just about slake your thirst come summer but there are better pale lagers with which to do that.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2015
Pale. You can see that it is pale. Smells of cardboard. You can see that it will smell of cardboard because of the clear bottle. Tastes of cardboard and indifference, but then you can see that about to happen as well. Surprisingly, it could have been worse, and by worse I mean the cardboard aroma/flavour could have been soggy cardboard.


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