Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 I’ve been wanting to try this legendary midwest brew for a long time but for one reason or another never got around to it. The appearance was average for the style, and it had a clean and malty aroma lightly hopped. The flavor was sweet, malty and smooth all the way through, with a clear as a bell finish, just a nip of bitterness. Bingo!
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2003 Draft, Minneapolis. Had this after washing the taste of a Labatt's Blue out of my mouth, but it was only a slight improvement. Since this really is my father's beer (that and Hamm's), and because it has such a generic name, it's a little hard to approach without preconceptions. What I find is the usual pale American Standard color, not much head. I did get a hint of lager yeast taste, but not too much else. When we had to leave, I didn't really want to stay and finish this. Schell's keeps this going because of nostalgia and name recognition as this area's standard cheap beer, but they'd really do well to push more of their own brand (currently #4 on the "Best American Standards" list to your right).
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Grain Belt is another beer most of the guys I went to high school drank because they thought it was cool. Years later I can tell you nothing about this will ever make you cool. Nothing but Swill.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2003
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is the swill that gives swill a bad name. It was so bad I could not finish it and that has only happened a few times.
SlamminScott (40) - USA - JUL 8, 2003
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Tasted very sweet...maybe it's just the labeling on the outside that skewed my judgement, but this beer was cheap and nasty...
HotKarl33 (10) - Wahkon, Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Satisfying sweet refreshing taste,easy to consume mass quantities. If you're from MN and you drink Budweiser you should be ashamed!
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2003
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2003 Standard American lager. Light yellow, a little sweet. Lots of adjuncts with a dry finish. This beer is almost tolerable. Would like to see more good beer coming out of MN.
kyzr (1189) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - APR 22, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking pour from the bottle with average head. Very sweet flavor, much more than I remeber from my high school days of drinking the premium. Crisp clean finish, a classic American standard, thanks to Schells for keeping it alive!
celogan (202) - Oroville, California, USA - MAR 4, 2003
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer looked nice, and had adequate carbonation,thoughthe head dissappaited rapidly. That was about it. Very watery mouth feel. What little taste was there was pleasant, but not a strong enough taste to warrant buying again.
JK (5331) - 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.