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!
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2002
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Average American Standard,clear yellow color,grainy aroma not much flavor.