dekester1 (349) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a dark, pale amber with a light head and lacing. Aroma was the highlight being slightly sweet with hint of prunes. Taste possessed maltiness with a slight pear and nut notes. Finish was light hops. Palate was decent. Overall, an OK amber.
foyle (374) - Wyoming, USA - SEP 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a 1"+ off white head that slowly falls leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Color is a clear amber with mild streaming carbonation.
Aroma: toasted barley malt dominates the aroma, other than that, it is fairly mild.
Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: toasted bread crust, some corn, raisin, maybe a hint of hops in the finish.
Overall: decent but pedestrian.
Headbanger (3748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle 7/31/14 (Woodmans-Waukesha)-Pours a clear amber with no head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and grains. Taste of the same with some slight hops. This light bodied brew is a bit mild but rather boring.
rondphoto (3629) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
can @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear dark amber with a thick rocky white head, a couple of streaks of lace. Taste is corn and a little malt. I’m really surprised that the flavor disappears almost before one hits the finish. Very weak, not even the equal of their flagship, Grain Belt. Not good for anything but another rating.
PetryD09 (7) - - JUL 24, 2014 does not count
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Aroma of corn and bread. Light brown to orange with thin white head. Medium sweetness with a slightly bitter finish. Refreshing, but nothing special.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUL 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks like cream soda almost in a glass. Aroma of grain, lager yeast. Taste is similar, slight malt. Its better than some pale lagers, but it still is not anything special.
gopherfan99 (1246) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, pours clear amber with a white head, thin and watery with some malt and very slight bitter finish, rather bland but I would take this over a pale lager though
Bacterial (2719) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Grumpy’s in Roseville a few weeks back. Got this beer for $1 with one of their burgers. The burger was way, way better than this beer, but I won’t turn down a $1 pint of beer. Slightly dark amber in color. Thin, refreshing. Some dactyl in the finish, which might be to style if that style is not very good.
RapeBeer (21) - Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I went on a trek to Minnesota on the trail of the Kensington Runestone. As my imagination carried me to a world of swashbuckling norsemen traversing the Northwoods, I realized that there, in Minnesota, were descendants of norsemen actually living throughout the region. Sure, their ancestors had arrived there in the 19th century, rather than the 14th but they had injected themselves into American society and had definitively shaped the northern Great Lakes region. Everything about Nordeast (right down to the particular propaganda of its official press release) fit perfectly with what I wanted out of a Minnesotan beer. I tasted great beers (better beers) from the Surly brewery, but this is the one that I remember the most fondly from my quest for medieval norse artifacts in middle america. Drink up!
boozedude (2227) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tall can shared with josh at gas lamp... poured into glass... clear light orange pour...sweet malty aroma..(nasty) taste is