DrnkMcDermott (2621) - 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).
Nickls (1654) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Fluffy white head, clear light golden yellow. Grainy, light sweet malts, and slight herbal hop. Flavor is a touch too sweet, but mostly clean, herbal hops do come in ever so slightly. Lighter watery body that’s actually soft. Way worse pale lagers out there.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Better than the Macro Brews in terms of a cheap drinkable beer. Palate has some sweetness otherwise not to much else. Cheap and ok for price
thirdeye11 (5001) - 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.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My go to beer for a case. Best beer if you’re in this price group. Should ramp up the ABV to 5% like PBR though. $18.99/case
Christpuncher (221) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Just a classic beer with a smooth taste. I would prefer this over a bud light or miller light any time. Slight aftertaste but other than that what you would expect for he price.
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timpsonhammer (1) - Timpson, USA - OCT 15, 2012 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excelent cheap beer. If its hot and you want to drink a beer every hole at a municiaple golf course this is a great beer. I wouldnt order it if I was at a bar but if I’m sweating throwing golf clubs or working on mowing my yard it doesn’t get better than this beer.
kaser (1005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I guess for a cheap beer this isn't bad, but it was a choker. Could binge drink it on a dock but for sitting and enjoying a beer, this isn't it. Heavy and too much something
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khoffman43 (850) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An old school classic local. The kind of beer my grandpa drank. Nothing special but every so often you grab one at the bar just to say "yeah, I got a grain belt"
Ericular (228) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
golden, clear, lightly bitter, sweet up front, lively carbonation, light body, great light beer. Mild, clean, friendly - aftertaste is mild and short lived. Not much to it, but that’s kind of the point.
Bif (1023) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can- Pours a light yellow color with a fair head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of grain, mild malt sweetness and clean. Mild taste of malt sweetness with a crisp bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp and refreshing. Decent beer for the style. Goes down easy on a hot summer day and can’t beat the price.