DrnkMcDermott (2738) - 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).
SHIG (3403) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft: Poured a clear golden with white head. Clean crisp aroma of grain. Taste is refreshing lemon grass, grain and balanced finish.
csaso (1196) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - small foamy head, pale straw color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild fruity flavors, mild hops - not bad for a pale lager
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Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brain Belt can thanks to J. Been after this one for awhile, believe it or not. Pours clear cold with fluffy white head, good retention, lacing. Aroma: crisp - crackers, mineral, light sweet fruitiness. Clean lager. Taste: lightly sweet, dry finish, crisp - cracker, toast, dry finish with only slight bitterness. Palate: light body, crisp easy drinking. Overall: I haven’t had many of these pale lagers, but this one is really nice. Also, the zombie can is pretty rad.
ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
There is something about this lager. Sweeter and lighter than the average pale lager and strangely addictive.
harrymel (1439) - 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.
Bacterial (1060) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’m rating the Brain Belt variant, same beer but much cooler can, celebrating the Zombie pub crawl here in the twin cities. Pours a clear light yellow with very little head. Nose is sweet malt with a hint of corn. Easy to drink. Very subtle flavor. Will be sending these as bonus extras for the next few trades.
davey101 (606) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks Bennett! This one pours a crystal clear yellow with a finger of awkward white foam. Excellent lacing and retention. Smell is cereal grains, sweet corn, and some chemical smelling fruit. Not a great aroma. Taste is spot on though. Great balance between the grainy malts and sweet corn with an underlying hop fruitiness. Clean and crisp this drinks very easily with no real aftertaste of any kind. Not overly carbonated or too thin. Just a damn solid adjunct lager.
ttoadee (518) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale yellow, no head. Grain(?) in the nose. Sweet. Middle is sweet corn. Finish is refreshing but bland.
conway (1059) - - AUG 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Typical fizzy yellow lager, on the sweet side of things. Not bad for what it is.
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Lemke10 (661) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This pours a clear, light amber color with only a slight head. The aroma is mild with a fair amount of grains in the mix. Lots of flavorful grains in the taste that actually make this somewhat pleasant to drink. Reminds me of Miller Genuine Draft on steroids.