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 itís Dist.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2011 Had this on tap at my favorite bar. I absolutely love the nutty flavor that it has, and it is very drinkable and has become a staple in my fridge.
zjboever (1) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It wasnít too dark or too light. Didnít leave an aftertaste and gave me a good buzz. Will definitely drink again.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color. Smell is of malts, caramel. Taste is also malty, crisp and refreshing, a touch of hops are present. Overall an easy drinking and pretty good beer.
ChiefBeer12 (81) - Irvine, California, USA - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Smells as it looks, like a copper penny. Nice & fizzy with thin white head. Taste isnít overly complex, just a nice summer time lager. Could drink this all afternoon at a game or poolside. Standard lager finish - wish I could get this in CA.
asedzie (584) - 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.
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!
ebrowner88 (123) - Rice, Minnesota, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much aroma. What is there is a slight caramel/cola. Not much head and what it does have dissipates rapidly. Surprisingly it has pretty nice lacing. The taste is great! Matly but also very refreshing. Very mild hop finish. This would make an outstanding session beer. I wasnít expecting much but I was pleasantly surprised.
Theforeman (1) - West fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 18, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good drinkable beer. Best on tap but found a place with cheap 16oz cans and that seems to do the trick. Usually drink a few of these then move to something with less flavor.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - 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 doesnít really throw off the aroma in any way. The flavor is some caramel and nice toast, but other than that itís a lot like normal grain belt with it light hop zing, itsí signature fruitiness and mild sweetness. I like grain belt, and I like this as well. I hope it makes it to Des Moines, itíll be a great summer beer.