DrnkMcDermott (2793) - 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).
foyle (234) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: pours a 2" sudsy white head that slowly falls with plenty of lacing left behind. Color is clear light golden with plenty of streaming carbonation.
Aroma: nice aroma of light barley, a bit of corn, some grassy hops.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp, slightly sticky, with a pleasant and refreshing finish.
Flavor: yeasty white bread, some corn sweetness, a bit of hop bite for balance.
Overall: well balanced and outstanding in the adjunct lager style. Perhaps the best I have had thus far.
keith0718 (366) - Kansas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pretty bland stuff. Makes some of the other domestics seem like craft beers. That said, this stuff goes down easy!
theisti (3219) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle from my brother in law. 091614 stamped on the bottle. The pour is clear golden yellow with a one inch white head that falls fast. The aroma is cereal grain, a bit dirty, along with soft fruit and corn. The taste is the fruit sweet grain, coupled with corn and a bit of earth dirtiness. Compared to its peers, relatively clean, though. The palate is light bodied, active carbonation and a brief though slightly dirty finish. This was a go to cheap beer in college, so fun trip down memory lane.
rondphoto (1947) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
@ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear deep gold with a steady 1/2" head, wide bands of lace. Taste is sweet malt and adjuncts, growing a little in the palate before adding light carbonation to finish. Sure, it’s no big deal, but it is also drinkable, better than most of the big box guys. Glad to finally have a can.
AirForceHops (3138) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. can thanks to Skyview. Canned as "Brain Belt, Zombie pub crawl" clear gold with slow steady carbonation. Thin layer of soapy head. Aroma is sweet grain and mild lager yeast note. Also a berry note?
Flavor is simple and smooth but really not much flavor. Sweet grain, corn and maybe a blueberry note, ok... The finish is real clean, no lager yeast after taste. Very easy to drink and beats the hell out of Bud, Miller or Coors. Decent for a pale lager.
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft 3/03 (Old Notes)-Pours a clear golden with a decent sized head. Aroma of grains and sweetness. Taste of the same with slight hops coming thru. This light bodied brew is pretty darn tasty as I was not expecting this to be this good.
jtclockwork (8260) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can from Krampus. Pours clear yellow. White head. Nose and taste of corn, lemon, grain and dishwasher fluid diluted in water. Not good. Light body.
SHIG (3575) - 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 (1351) - 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 (924) - 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.