137. FNQ Lager

Posted: March 22, 2012 in Australian lager
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FNQ Lager

Company info:
Blue Sky Brewery
Cairns, Q.L.D


Bottle size sampled: 330 mL

Alcohol: 4.4%
Standard drinks: 1.1

Cap type: Twist

Cost: $2.99 AU

Label info: ‘A golden coloured lager that is filtered to produce a bright Australian Style premium lager. Floral aromas emanate from the Hallertau Hops. A dry malty finish is complemented by the finest Pale, Munich & Roasted Malts. We utilise pristine waters & the finest quality ingredients sourced from Australia & around the world.’

What the label really means: They better not be talking themselves up here, or there’ll be hell to pay.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Look this is pretty much the K-Mart of beer labels I’m afraid. It looks cheap, tacky, mass produced, and lame. It looks as though it’s destined to be served at McDonalds and it shows a real lack of respect for drinkers.
Now let’s move on to the massive ‘FNQ’ lettering. Is it just me or does it look like this beer is swearing at you every time you take a glance? It’s like it’s saying ‘Effin Q’, as in ‘Mind your effin’ Qs’. Whatever the hell that means! Oh FFS! This is really getting me mad!! FNQ you!

I give it a label rating of 3 out of 10.

AROMA: Quite an enticing aroma…it’s very hop-fresh and smells good.

Taste: GLASS – Ok, wow. I expected something bland, generic, flavourless and dull. In reality the FNQ Lager is actually kind of fruity and refreshing. It’s surprisingly drinkable and I am very pleased with this brew.

I give it a beer from glass rating of out of 10.

Taste: BOTTLE – Drink your FNQ (!!!) from the bottle and you’ll note that taste-wise, it’s just as good. You still get all the fruity hints, but it starts to become a little bloaty very quickly. For this bloatiness it falls just short of the mark.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 6.5 out of 10.

Accompanying food: Spicy chorizo sausage would really make this lager zing.

Best season to appreciate: A good Summer brew

All-nighter beer? It’s smooth, it’s easy to drink, it’s very easily a session beer. That’s a yes from me.

NEXT WEEK: Bishops Finger

  1. Radio Snivins says:

    ‘Kazoo strikes again!

    I like the label. I don’t trust flashy labels, as I don’t trust politeness. Politeness is the first tier of flim-flammery, whereas rudeness ‘n’ honesty go together like barbecued liver and a gag reflex. So, in conclusion, nine out of ten.


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