Jpmercer (80) - shakopee, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2017
Grain Belt got its start on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, right by St. Anthony Falls, site of the hardworking dam that fueled the growth of Minneapolis’ milling industry. That same dam powered the original Grain Belt brewery and gave us some inspiration for our latest brew—Lock & Dam lager. A beer that’s as honest and down-to-earth as the people who brew it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Strangebrewer (1344) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2017
bottle. Poured clear amber with an off-white head. Sweet grainy aroma. Light bodied, crisp carbonation, lingering tart finish. Flavour of cereal malt, sweet grains with a hint of peppery hops. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2017
Bottle. Orange pour. Smells like a skunk - awful. Tastes better, but that isn’t saying much. Gross. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Sampled on draught at multiple locations (Minnesota State Fair, Eagle River Summer Beer Festival, Heritage Liquors, etc.). From 12-oz bottle pours a clear bright golden light amber colored brew with an average sized head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, a hint of grassy and herbal hops, a touch of bread biscuit and some light lemon zest. Taste is light to medium light bodied, taste has more corn malt than caramel and golden malt flavors with some grassy hops. Finish is semi-sweet with a short spiced hop aftertaste followed by a clean cut aftertaste. crossovert (13909) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a deep gold with a foamy white head. Aroma is crisp and lagery, hint of aromatic herbs, biscuit malt. Flavor is sharp and crisp, has a bittersweetness, bready malt, lemon. It is good but not good, to sharp and bitter for this cheaper style of lager and the sulfur and green apple in the finish is a bit overbearing.
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle. Brass colored body with a light white head. Nose of bread and light hay. Overall, a very light smelling beer. The taste is light hay and bread crust with hints of pear core. Again, just not a whole lot to this light brew. A slight straw and grain finish. Not bad, but boring. ozzy70 (1283) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pour was light copper, white head. Aroma was grass, malts, grain. Taste was sweet, grainy, light hop in the finish. ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 30, 2016
I’m not sure how this beer has the ratings it does. Malty staleness, less sweet than expected. Tried on Nebraska, South Dakota road trip in 2016. Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Minnesota Trip Beer #108. Keg at Muddy Waters, Minneapolis, 5/10/16. Clear golden, large creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of pale malt, corn, mild toasted malt. The taste is corn and grassy hop. Medium bodied, crisp, mild lingering bitterness. CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Bottle, in the dining room.
Pours a golden color with a small but well retained head & some lacing on the glass.
The aroma is doughy & has a bit of lightly toasty maltiness to it, mildly herbal smelling and slightly sweet.
The flavor is pleasantly clean & malt forward with an herbal hop character that’s not especially strong but lingers. It’s lightly sweet but well balanced with just a touch of toasty malt character.