DrnkMcDermott (2912) - 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).
jackl (5823) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can @ Lyndale Tap House. Gold pour with a prominent white head. Strongly sweet nose. Heavy notes of artificial apple and white bread. Sugar and honey. Very sweet flavor. Drinks a bit bigger than its modest ABV. A flabby, sugary mess that unfortunately lacks the drinkability of the best in this style. Disappointing.
ronaldtheriot (1548) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grain Belt Premium Beer has a very thick, frothy, spongy, white head (somewhat like whipped cream, at the crown), a mostly clear, straw appearance, but with noticeably more white sediment chunks than what one will see with macro-lagers. Lacing is pretty heavy. Aroma is of surprisingly strong northwest hops, and the flavor is of white bread, white bread crust, mainline hop bitterness, and a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Grain Belt Premium Beer finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT
commonmac (698) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2015
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle service at Aces in Duluth with commonshawn, rosskyle, and another dude. Piss yellow in color with an aromatic lean towards grains and malt. Taste has bitter elements but an odd sweetness is also present. It’s very watery and pretty forgettable but I suppose I feel slightly obligated to appreciate it based on its Mpls heritage. Tough one to get down unless you’ve consumed way too many beers at a beer festival. And even then it’s not a pleasant experience. Where is High Life when you need it?
commonshawn (676) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2015
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at aces in duluth with commonmac and rosskyle . Light grainy piss yellow. No aroma. Grainy grassy boring flavor. Kinda like wringing the juice out of a grain of rice. Some sweetness. Pretty bad, but I bet the 8th one will taste fine.
rosskyle (187) - - JUL 25, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. The phrase grain piss gets thrown around a lot these days but this beer defines liquid waste coming out of your unmentionables. If you want a beer but don't need a beer this horse is for you.
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Kevin (2156) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can’t the cubs twins game in Minneapolis. Can is red topped with a gold brown cross gatching. Smell if baseball, humidity, and sweat. Much drier than anticipsted. Still tastes like a nickel wrapped with corn. I do not regret the 7 50 paid for this. Like old style made with cleaner water.
GIJOE (972) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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johnnymusky (605) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 Bottle from work...tried many times and never rated... Corn and malt with a taste of straw ...drinkable .(#486)
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of subtle white pepper. Taste is slightly sweet light straw. Drinkable.
Obfuscate (294) - Minneapolis, - MAR 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the worst pale lager, not bad like many others, drinks easy enough if you need cheap beer this will do the trick