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Great Northern Brewing Co. Crisp Lager



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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 1.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.71   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Great Northern Brewing Co. was named in tribute to CUBís 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
sm89walt (1816) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
Keg. On par with, if not the, most insipid beer Iíve 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 itís gone before you know it - very little in the way of a finish. Light body, medium to full carbonation. Itís wet and may just about slake your thirst come summer but there are better pale lagers with which to do that.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Jimthechap (2057) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Pyobon (1095) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2015
(Bottle) Clear straw with small short-lived loose white head. Aroma is grain with cardboard hints. Light bodied and fizzy. Awful taste. Initially a bland inoffensive vaguely sweet flavour which quickly disappears to being very watery with some slightly lemony notes appearing at the end, plus some metallic hints in the aftertaste. Truly awful, but not so awful as to pour it down the sink. Itís more like a slightly flavoured soda water.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Maris (1153) - 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 doesnít get much worse than this. Abysmal.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
anstei (322) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 10, 2015
On tap. I think this beverage actually qualifies as beer, but it certainly doesnít have any characteristics that make me like beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Morboso (110) - 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 isnít much flavour at all.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TedE (498) - 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 worldís 1st invisible beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (38879) - 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 (12416) - 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 (2621) - 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 isnít 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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