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 (350) - 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 (412) - 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 (768) - 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 (761) - 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 (2908) - 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.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice golden color mild malty hoppy aroma.The flavor was mildly malty with some nice graininess,mild hops in the background.Very smooth brew easy to drink great brew for the hot mowers days coming up.Well worth trying if you can find it,which i must be lucky i thought KQRS said it was limited in it’s Dist.
WisconsinBeer (700) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Is this any different than regular Premium? Honestly I was never really a fan of Grain Belt, although I wish they would light up the sign in Minneapolis again. Yeah, this is not good.
Tripplebrew (767) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber brown with very little head. Just a bit of white lacing. Aroma is very nutty with notes of bread and hay. Flavor is very very light, just a bit of earthy notes. Body is very light with a lot of carbonation. Bland.