hotstuff (5274) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2012
Bottled purchased at Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapid, MI in December, 2011 and rated on 4-05-2012. Pours a medium sized smooth off-white head that mostly diminished with spotty amounts of lacing, transparent body, fizzy carbonation, and an orange hue. The Aroma is malty, grain, suggestions of caramel and hops, and crisp. The Flavor is malty, caramel, some hops and a semi-dry short finish. The Mouthfeel is lightly tingly and this is a medium bodied Vienna beer. Overall, could qualify as a session beer, lacks character and the flavor was blase. olorin1 (7) - charles city ia, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2012 does not count
Confusing, not bad really butt... kinda reminds me of a cheep malt liqure, I don’t think they tried very hard on this and its nothing like a real traditional Nordic beer. not bad however and I agree with others If it were this or the usual boring american pale lager (piss water) beers id easily chose this. GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2012
now don’t get me wrong its not horrible and others may realy enjoy it my opinion although educated is still my opinion, coppery,thin head, nice darker amber color. great carbonation,well balanced for what it is...
over all, not sure what to think>
Bought this mostly because we used to live in nordeast. Was pleasantly surprised, though: it’s not a great beer, but it’s got some malty body to it, a little bit fruity. It’s OK. steeleliver (131) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Pretty standard amber, notuhing overly exciting. A bit of fruity flavor in the back, palate is just average. Brown gold pour with barely any head. Good cheap option. A bit of sweetness helps. vomit (267) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 The Grain Belt name suffers a blow with this entry. While this beer is OK, one can only feel shame for bringing low the the spotless moniker of this once proud franchise. I would drink this again, if I was out of Hamms, Blatz, grain Belt Premium, and/or Pabst. Otherwise, not so much. Grain Belt should profit by sticking to its cheap roots & quit trying to entice the "beer snob" market. Look what that stategy has done for Blatz: an unsulllied and proud name that brooks no insubordination and is still after 150+ years ON TOP of the Beer pantheon. Don’t question it.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2012
A much anticipated release from Schell’s’ newly acquired Grain Belt brand... wilnatp (718) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
A - looks just as any amber should: amber.... thin head/lacing that doesn’t wait around for you.
S - smells metallic, very reminiscent of "primo" plus some extra umph... bit more malty.
T - tastes decent for what it is... copper, oats, nothing too exciting really.
M - feels spot-on, thin but appropriately carbonated.
O - overall a decent brew for the price point, perhaps a step up from the run of the mill premium.
TAP and BOTTLE. Pour is dark yellow/light orange. Aroma of brown sugar/caramel malts and grain. Taste is sweet (but not too sweet) and mild. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Extra tossed in by the good folks at France 44. Moses, this is ass though. Watery pale amber pour with a nose of pure corn syrup. Bland in every way, like movie theater popcorn crossed with BMC. emeinz (224) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2012
I can think of a lot worse beers than this, but its a go to only when a bar has a lack of craft and an over abundace of cruddy pale lagers. Light amber pour with small white head. Tastes a little fruity like grain belt, just a but darker. ryanfolty (2613) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!