Stine (1644) - 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 (1541) - 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.
undsioux7 (835) - 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 (4341) - 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 (5730) - 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.
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.
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)!!
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.