bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear amber with a small, fizzy, white head. Aroma is mild and grainy with hints of biscuits, caramel, and light floral hops. Flavor is mild hops, caramel, corn, and hints of nuttiness and musty notes. Thin bodied and very carbonated. Rather disappointing actually, though not terrible.
heemer77 (5156) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light copper body with a thin white head. The nose is a little bit of walnut along with raw bread dough. There is also a little whiff of apple. The taste is sweet caramel with some bread dough. The finish is malty with lots of old toffee and some dust. A little sweet tea character throughout. This is decent.
pkbites (704) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
A lovely pour. Dark amber with a creamy off white head. Some good lacing and spotting on the glass. Aroma is of metal, grass, and just a bit of caramel and bakery. But not enough caramel and bakery nose to save this. Watery mouth feel. Little malt and hops. Almost no after taste. This looks a lot better than it tastes. A pity because it looks so nice.
IdahoBeer (28) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 19, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I had a lot greater expectations on this one. Good aroma, great tradition, but pretty non-descript flavor with a slight offensive after taste.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I actually enjoyed this beer much more than I thought I would. Perhaps because it was after a long day at the tree farm, sitting around a campfire with good people. Nice carmel and biscuit notes throughout, maybe a tiny bit of hop bitterness. Finishes crisp. I will have another please.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours nice orange with white head, aroma is some light floral hops, touch of biscuit and caramel. Taste is very nice floral and earth hops just a bit at the beginning, leading into a caramel biscuit middle finishing clean and a touch bitter. Drinkable, and some good tastes.
asedzie (656) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma has mild floral quality, light nuttiness, fresh caramel-like sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel. Very lightly sweet flavor - brown sugar vanilla. Sightly sour corn note in the background, a common note in Grain Belt Premium. Finish has lightly bitter hops with herbs and lemon zest.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
makes me feel like a true mn man. even if its only fair beer. It honestly is not that great, but I will take a grain belt on any day. It is hilarious to see/hear about how fast this stuff flies off the shelves at a few local places. (gone in 1-2 hrs). Which most likely makes me subconsciously enjoy this beer more. Overall, I like the color, the taste is ok in the mouth, then absent afterwards. Decent brew with a hometown feel.
DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear light amber pour, some carbonation and a lightly malty and sweet aroma. Flavor is very similar to the GB Premo, but a little more heft to the palate. Slightly more hops, some almond flavor and finshes sweet. Decent? Yes. Worth the price-tag, no.
Nuffield (3761) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wasn’t expecting much but, you know, it wasn’t all that terrible--on a hot summer day--and I had it in sequence with the new Newcastle summer ale and it actually was the better of the two beers. Reasonably clean and simiple. At least they’re trying to do the "tradition and culture" thing rather than creating some kind of massively hyped beer.