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FNQ Lager | Blue Sky Brewery

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FNQ LagerFNQ Lager

Brewed by:
Blue Sky Brewery

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
So good you have to FNQ for it! A golden coloured lager that is filtered to produced a bright Australian Style Premium lager. Floral aromas emanate from the Hallertau Hops. A dry malty finish is complemented by the finest Pale, Munich, and Roasted Malts.

Added by heygeebee on 09-30-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by heygeebee:
Photo of heygeebee
3/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From LiqourLand Cairns

Drinking this one again from the bottle. Hence first two scores.

More sweet aromas malts drive little hops, but also none of the dreaded metal. Firmly in Macro territory but OK for that.

When compared to Cairns Gold this one comes off second best. No improvement in beer ( and actually less flavoursome) for the extra one percent abv

So still well done but just not as well done - still good drinking Hot Weather beer.

ADDENDUM - much better on tap, but no review notes taken.

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Photo of mungus
2/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
1.41/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

On-tap from the brewery's outlet at Cairns Airport during a stopover.

Pours a very pale yellow colour, with bubbly carbonation cleaving through the body. Head is a fine but filmy ring of white that leaves a touch of sheeting lace. Body is very light indeed. Hmm...

Nose is slightly horsey, with a touch of vegetative hops. It's earthy, but unpleasantly so, and with a slight biting acridity that reminds me of Pride of Ringwood. Really, it smells like Carlton Draught.

Taste is worse. Light entry leads to a big, unpleasant welling of yeasty awfulness. Definitely Pride of Ringwood giving a woody, earthy blandness, before a thin, weedy body rounded out with carbonic acidity and a touch of aspirin on the finish. This is actively offensive, not just bland. Feel is light and bubbly.

Overall: awful stuff. I actually wonder if their process is just to open some XXXX cans and pour it into their kegs. I guess they're catering to the local market, at least. This was an inauspicious start for Blue Sky Brewery.

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FNQ Lager from Blue Sky Brewery
2.16 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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