JK (4833) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2003 Bottle. Golden color. Scent of sweet hops. Lots of carbonation. Sweeter than most beers of this style. After trying several other American standards and coming back to Grain Belt, it really is much better than everything else in this class. This beer has some good flavor if it is not ice cold as served at most bars. Seems to be best from a bottle. This beer is outstanding for the style, and is certainly better than Leinenkugel's.
GermanBrews76 (679) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shitload of bubbles!!! decent lace. Lots of lightly toasted barley, floral hop nose. clean, crisp and refreshing, but maybe because we got the pitcher after the 6 hour drive to Minneapolis. Not bad for a parched traveller, I suppose. Citrus and floral notes followed by a sweet finish. Good creamy mouthfeel compared to the way it looks. A little thin, but pretty good.
dialabeer99 (2) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 15, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best cheap crap beers out there. Why buy bud when you can drink better crap for a lot less?
Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2002
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Schells may be the third brewry to brew this one, and I have to say I think it is improved over MN Brewing just a tad. Is it a little less sweet? Hard to remember. Top of the line for the American Standard style with a fine bright white and creamy head on draft. Clean flavor, light but not too light, clean and ballanced bitterness. All the right stuff for a style that will never break a 3 in my book.
tomer99 (2) - Maple Plain, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2002 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ahh, Grain Belt, the midwestern college student’s (unless he or she is a trust fund baby) beer of choice. Having moved to SoCal, I really miss this beer.
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2003 Ahh grain belt. I absolutely love to buy local beers, and grain belt is on the top of that list. Has sort of a sweet flavor which can be off-putting until one gets used to it. I can't believe there are people from Minnesota that buy Bud/miller/coors over this great beer. If you are from MN, buy this beer. Cheap, delicious, and you have to love the generic-looking bottle!!
GrandMasterSexay (26) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2002
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 Tastes a little different now that its made in New Ulm. Not quite as good as it used to be, but still a great beer. I still have friends that don't like any other kind of beer but this one. If you're going to drink a low price beer, make it this one!
Lumberjack99 (14) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a good solid working class beer, good malty flavor, a beer you can’t go wrong with if you’re looking for a cheap regional brew. Unfortunately it’s next to impossible to find outside of the Midwest.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 A nice light aroma with a slight maltyness to it.clean finish ,but prefer the golden to this.I might be crazy but this brew seems to be all i can get from the Grainbelt people now but after being mostly in love with there golden i have to change and this brew is getting better and better as i drink more.I'm not ashamed to say it but i really like this swill,which is no swill at all IMO.
butrain (14) - USA - NOV 7, 2002
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thoroughly enjoyable; beautiful golden color. Tastes malty. Light enough to drink a lot, but heavy enough to not feel like a light beer. Nice to see it back; thanks Schell’s!