jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. can, coded freshness date on the bottom, sampled ice cold in a lager glass.
Poured a very pale golden yellow, crystal clear, frothy white head, decent retention, minimal amount of sticking, if the color wasn’t so pale I would have given it a higher score.
Like a lot of macro light beers, not much of a nose, musty, grassy grains dominate, faint traces of corn and cereal.
Crisp, dry light bodied mouthfeel, faint tasting malts, sweet cereal grains, halting touches of sweet corn "fruitiness," there is a mild, soft hop spiciness at the end that has an cleansing effect in the palate.
Bland and boring overall, I have to agree with a few other reviewers that the regular Grain Belt Premium packs a lot more flavor, but as far as light beers go, you could do worst, a passable light beer.
averyblund (19) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It is definately a light beer. As such it isn’t the best but it is faithfull to the flavour of the original and has an attractive label. If you are a light drinker and a Minnesota/Wisconsin resident this is a good budget choice.
LibraryBrewer (50) - Goodridge, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Grainbelt seems to make the same brew over and over again and just changes labels IMO.Golden color,small white head.Aroma of corn and grain.Tastes weak grain and cerealish with some corn and very weak hops.Hmmmm.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a light golden yellow. Aromas of minor hops, corn, grains. Flavor is light, crisp, watery with a little hop and not much else.
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2005
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light yellow with lazy bubbles in the lager glass. A thin white head. The aroma is grassy with some light flower notes. The taste is corn flakes and some grass. Not much character, but that isn’t a surprise. Nothing bad, though.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 2, 2005
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
In the clear 12 oz. bottle. First of all, this was NOT skunked! I’m not sure what chemical they put in a beer in a clear glass bottle to prevent it from being photosensitized, but whatever it is, it works. I just hope that the additive is not carcinogenic. Very light yellow color with a big-bubble foamy head when shaken up and sprayed on your wife. Aroma of corn is very slight, mostly no aroma. The first sip was downright pleasant for a second or two, then the grainy flavor kicks in and the beer just finishes with a metallic flavor. Almost like you’ve been licking a rusty pipe. Not as good as regular Grain Belt Premium.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sliks Favorite Beer....poor Bastage... Well I’ll give it this...NOT the worst light beer I’ve ever had... and Schell’s could make it alot worse...so for Minnesota swill...I’m THERE!
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
ewwwwww. a thin grainbelt premium -- without the flavor! at least they don’t call it ’low carb grainbelt premium’....
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not much to this beer. Flavors of corn and chemicals. Yellow. A light with slightly more body than most others.
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can. American light lager aroma. Large, fine bubble white head. Pale, gold body with bountiful carbonation and decent lace. Smooth, easy-drinking pale lager but unfortunately, none of the distinctive sweet Grain Belt Premium flavor. Coors Light is one of the few light beers that has been able to maintain some of its regular counterpart’s distinctive flavor. Sam Adams Light was unable to do so and neither is GBPL. Nevertheless, despite this shortcoming, the macros have nothing on GBPL. With the same marketing muscle, GBPL would be outselling them all. No flaws, just not all that flavorful. However, it is a light beer, so you can’t really expect much in that category.