9750sts (1) - Kelley, Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
A definete midwest beer. the color is a little disturbing but once you get past that and sctualy taste the beer you relize why this has been a staple in the region for so long.
averyblund (19) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A real treasure in the class of beer that it is a member. Its no fancy flavourfull micro but it is very drinkable with a very sweet flavor which leaves an nice aftertaste of the palate. For the price it is availible at it competes with the Naty Ices, High Lifes, Hamms, and Milwalkees . Needless to say it bests that swill by a healthy margin. Not great but a real bargan and never undrinkable.
Stine (1746) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 Crystal clear yellow. Biscuits and corn starch on the nose fleeting into warm wafts of stinking, old garlic and onion vegetal steam. Sweaty and ugly; lightly skunked. Flavor is much cleaner and simple to enjoy with crisp almond malts and minty hop bite; hints of lemon, wonderbread, and dry grass. Once past the gutter vomit of the aroma complaints are remarkably hard to make against this; no blatant chemicals or metallic flourishes are present even for a moment. Light bodied, very crisp, and smoothly finishing with lightly tart apple and honey sweetness; refreshing and leaving a sticky caramelized cashew and cotton candy skin in the mouth. Put this in a brown bottle and it might be the best made, most consistent and enjoyable of its style one could ask for.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better lagers available in MN. Thick heavy body with plenty of grainy flavor. A similarly grainy aroma and a smooth finish.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Best by 11SEP13
Thanks Jace Marti!
Light, light yellow with a loose fitting cap of bone white foam. Absolute clarity. Smells super light, some grain, some maize, some grass clippings and a hint of bread. Taste is also really light with some light malt, a touch of cornbread with sweetness some slight bitterness and a overture of steel. Thin, real thin with moderate carb and an off dry finish. Could slam this all day on a hot one.
shrubber85 (10528) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Milky barley malt and straw aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet barley malt and mildly bitter straw flavor. Nice body. A great pale lager.
undsioux7 (871) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ringing in my 100th with a Grain Belt Premium. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the unique sweet lemony corn taste that will not be confused with any other. Keep on Rockin on Premium.
wildfan (8) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2007 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A MN institution. Kinda sweet, like liquid candy. But definitely a great standby for chilling in the summer, or out at the bars...
wlajwl (5677) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2011 Beery aroma and flavor with a hint of fruitiness. Not groundbreaking but very good for a pale lager.
thirdeye11 (6043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) clear amber, no bubbles. Nose is peppery, Belgian. Candi sugar, tinge metallic. Taste is peppery. Sweet caramel, Belgian, held up well. Bit of alcohol holding through.