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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 1.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.88   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.


0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TedE (9) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014 does not count
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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (35959) - 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]

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnfryd (11192) - 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.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
ALLOVATE (2469) - 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)

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
StevieT (737) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yespr (32006) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bamsen78 (3413) - Sønderborg, 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...

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Meilby (8266) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan on the patio
Pours clear golden with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, corn, grain and floral. Taste is light sweet and light bitter. Body is light, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
chrisv10 (11372) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, grainy and a little cardboard. Flavour is malt, grainy, cardboard, medium sweet, watery , little thin and a little bitter.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
engineerbeer (2) - Sunny Coast, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
I tried this, for the first and last time, in Mt Isa. I had always scoffed at it because of the clear bottle. I could tell by looking at it that it would use crappy isomerised hops and have an aftertaste of stale milk. Happy hour at the Barkly Hotel just down the road from the airport, waiting for a plane with some work colleagues we were informed that it was "happy hour" for the beers on tap. Colleague: "What beers do you have on tap?" Barmaid: "VB, gold, carlton dry, carlton mid and great northern" Colleague: "Oh what’s great northern, I’ve never heard of that" Barmaid: "It’s beauuuuuuutiful, oh it’s just great, you’ve gotta try it" Another Mt Isa Local waiting at the bar chimes in: "Oh it’s the best beer you’ll ever have, gotta try it" Colleague: "Okay 6 great northerns" At this point I turned to another colleague and said "If Mt Isa locals are recommending it, it’s going to be terrible" Terrible it was. Worse than toohey’s extra dry, although very reminiscent of this. Sour milk aftertaste. No real body, drive or aroma (except for that like another commenter said above of stewed cabbage and lettuce). Proceeding headache the next morning.


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