gnatman (10) - - MAR 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Usually a very reasonably priced beer, and for the price, it’s probably the best you’re going to find. Slightly sweet, but over all a very watery pilsner.
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed the heck out of this brew @ Matt’s, home of the Jucy Lucy!! Blows the doors off those bland mass produced macro-brews (you know who you are)!!
wilnatp (507) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
@Alopex said it well, "Probably my favorite cheap american regional lager"
TAP, TALL BOY CAN, BOTTLE. Good, thin bodied beer. This beer is better than the Macros but the same idea... Very light hop notes, slightly sweet, watery, a bit bready. Nothing special, but it is local and I enjoy that part the most.
Alopex (56) - Crystal, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Probably my favorite cheap american regional lager and light years better than a BMC just because it’s local. Thin bodied, smooth to the point of being inoffensive, minimal hop note, and slightly sweet. Best had on an oppresively hot day, preferably at a ballgame or while fishing at the cabin.
Compare it to a craft brewed ale or lager and you’ll be disappointed. Compare it to a mass marketed schwilling beer and it holds up pretty well.
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle to glass. Sigh...how far I’ve come. As an attempt to aid maturation, I decided to review grain belt and finally admit that it is NOT the best beer ever as I frequently claimed in my younger years (deep sigh again). Pale golden with small white head. Aroma is a bit skunky and a bit fruity as well (seriously, who uses clear bottles???). Not much taste. A little sweet. Better than most pale lagers though.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ported from BA.
I have been meaning to review this beer for a LONG time. It’s not my favorite beer in the world, but it’s a Minnesota staple.
Very little head, and the clearest golden yellow. Bubbles everywhere in there. It’s definitely a darker yellow than most AALs.
Light with a very slight malt smell, which is really like most other beers of this style. And yet, there’s something else there. Almost a banana kind of scent.
Lightly malty, and like the scent, just the slightest hint of banana. Very smooth, with no bitterness whatsoever
Mouthfeel? Not much to speak of. Doesn’t coat the mouth... medium-high carbonation.
As far as the American Adjunct Lager goes, this is the best I’ve had. It’s smooth, inexpensive, and actually tastes fairly decent. If you’re a BMC kind of guy that wants a real treat, I’d say check this one out.
Foxbush (1198) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This pale lager was tatsed at a local bar on Hennepin. The straw colored beer poured with a nice head from a clear bottle. The inital taste was OK but the high carbonation and thin body was a negative. The finish had some sour taste.
Tmoney99 (9969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with an averagewhite head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Worth having once.
steeleliver (116) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 16, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Visually a not very appealing lager, but taste builds upon look. Above average for being cheap, a smooth palate that is very consistent.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Date: August 24, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Target Field, Minneapolis, MN Got it free at the ballgame and better than the other Miller options. Typical lager that is slightly better than the mass market garbage.