jefcon (1276) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft. Tall and cold, this is a quaffable beer in the amber style, but there is nothing to recommend it beyond a creaminess that defies the macro flavor profile...
LibraryBrewer (50) - Goodridge, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating again,i caught this one at a beer tasting at Canterbury Downs.They billed it as having 20 brewers for the tasting and only 4 showed up.The drag was that only the worst brewers came and Grainbelt was one of them.Light amber color,small off white head.aroma of light caramel,malt,and light hops,mildly sweet.Malty flavor,albeit mild some faint hints of caramel and a touch of hops in the end.Not real spectacular but better then there other offerings.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one poured a fiery amber color with moderate carbonation and decent lasting creamy white head which laced all the way down the glass. Aromas of malt, fruit such as grapefruit and peach danced in my nose, a nice start. The flavor hints to a malty, fruity front...sour grapes, apricot and a nice grainy feel, like chewing on a nice true wheat bread. Excellent palate feel given the creamy head. A pleasantly pleasant pleasantry if i do say so myself. Nice bittering finish given the mild usage of hops, a good balance a nice drink. Thanks goes to beerguy101 for the beer.
joet (1991) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ruddy amber color, good head formation and retention, slightly adjuncty (corn?) and carmel aroma, slightly creamy feel, dusty old hops.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice amber color, grainy aroma, frothy white head, sour flavor, watery body.
Beer Guy99 (250) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful brew. I found this in Minneapolis under the Grain Belt "Archive Series" beer banner. My version was brewed by Minnesota Brewing Co. and it was thoroughly enjoyable. Medium malty body with a nice balance of hops. Too bad more people didn’t sample Grain Belt’s archive series beers. They could’ve saved Minnesota Brewing if people had given these fine beers more of a chance.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium amber color, med lightly frothy head, slightly malty aroma. A light bodied amber. Mild flavorful malts, slightly sweet are balanced by a slight hop bite. A mild flavored amber. Nice refreshing beer. Mouthfeel is round. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Not a bad beer, a great buy at $4 a six-pack. Purchased 10/3/02 at Grocery Outlet in SF Bay Area
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. An amber to light brown color with a nice froathy head. There is an intensity to the aroma that stresses the caramel but also a cinnamon-like spice. Surprisingly full flavor with malt and caramel but also restrained and soft in body.
GrandMasterSexay (26) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Its a real good amber and a real good change of pace when I want to mix it up a little.
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 9, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Here’s hoping that Mark Stutsrud and Summit Brewing picks up the Grain Belt line -- this is a good darker beer that goes down easy.