Suneson (58) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This to me was like a mild( watered down) version of a Sam Adams Boston Lager. I was very excited to try it when it came out but after trying it I was a little disappointed. Not a terrible beer but at 4.75 a bottle at the bar I think I will be buying somthing else.
guyladouche (1) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2010 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very disappointed with this beer. I was led to believe it was better than it is and would not recommend to someone looking for a good Amber Lager. Not terrible but not good either.
Trev (1991) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear light amber-brownish pour with a thin quick head.
aroma is sweet bready malt, some caramel, slightly nutty.
Body is quite light.
Light malt sweetness, still get some corn notes. minerally very light bitter finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
In the bottle from El Bait Shop. Pours light brown with a thin white head. Mild toasted aroma. The flavor is mildly sweet with a bit of caramel. Very light and watery in body. Outstanding graphic on the label. Not such an outstanding beer.
joshpiledean (315) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
All around, a bit bland. Some malty sweetness, but not a lot of complexity or character. Nothing offensive, it would be an ok session brew, but if I’m drinking Grain Belt, I’d prefer it to be Grain Belt Premium, in a can, while floating down a river.
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light stricken, spoiled veggies, cardboard, and cola aroma. Flavors of slightly roasted caramel, pizza box, and grass. Raw, grainy and gritty mouthfeel. Never a repeat!
zeke626 (446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a caramel/light amber body with off-white, creamy foam head. Aroma and flavor of malts, light caramel, corn, and bread. Similar to Grain Belt Premium, except with a more malty flavor instead of a corn flavor. Lightly carbonated with an oily mouthfeel. Sticky sweet finish.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAY 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I wasn’t expecting too much out of this brew it was a lot more tasty than I imagined. I wouldn’t necessarily call this a stellar beer but it is better than a swift kick to the groin.
vikingguy (891) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours an attractive copper color with lasting white head. Caramel malt and hops on the nose. Taste: Definitely Grain Belt. Same distinctive taste as the Premium only a little more caramelly and creamy. Notes of caramel, sweet malt, hard water (minerals), grass and corn. Light to moderately hopped. This is good, but I don’t understand why they made it so similar to Premium.
CanIHave4Beers (3535) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked up a six pack on the west side of Dubuque, where despite what you may have heard in Association songs they do sell liquor. Pours very clear with a caramel color and a big white head that shrinks a bit. The aroma is caramel and lots of floral and fruity notes. There is a mild corniness but it doesn’t really throw off the aroma in any way. The flavor is some caramel and nice toast, but other than that it’s a lot like normal grain belt with it light hop zing, its’ signature fruitiness and mild sweetness. I like grain belt, and I like this as well. I hope it makes it to Des Moines, it’ll be a great summer beer.