Skyview (6093) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Customer accidentally dropped a 12-pack of Grain Belt Premium Light in liquor store. Seven broken bottles but there were a few surviving bottles to try and rate this light lager. Pours a clear light golden straw brew with a thin and fast dissolving white head. Maybe just a thin white ring after the dissipation. Aroma of light white bread malt, grassy hops, a touch of sweet corn and a slight dead fish. Taste is light bodied, well carbonated with a light bread malt and grassy/vegetable hop flavor. Finish is watery, some light corn grits at first and then a clean cut and crisp aftertaste with no bitterness. As light as they come, it’s a watered down diet beer. SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2007
This beer is pale, thin and does not give you much head. Sounds like an old girlfriend I once had. Very soft hops and a grassy corn like taste. MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2007
had during a tasting at the ren fest. least favorite of their beers. a little grassy, a little funky, thin as expected. jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2007
12 oz. can, coded freshness date on the bottom, sampled ice cold in a lager glass.
Poured a very pale golden yellow, crystal clear, frothy white head, decent retention, minimal amount of sticking, if the color wasn’t so pale I would have given it a higher score.
Like a lot of macro light beers, not much of a nose, musty, grassy grains dominate, faint traces of corn and cereal.
Crisp, dry light bodied mouthfeel, faint tasting malts, sweet cereal grains, halting touches of sweet corn "fruitiness," there is a mild, soft hop spiciness at the end that has an cleansing effect in the palate.
Bland and boring overall, I have to agree with a few other reviewers that the regular Grain Belt Premium packs a lot more flavor, but as far as light beers go, you could do worst, a passable light beer.
averyblund (19) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
It is definately a light beer. As such it isn’t the best but it is faithfull to the flavour of the original and has an attractive label. If you are a light drinker and a Minnesota/Wisconsin resident this is a good budget choice.
LibraryBrewer (50) - Goodridge, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Grainbelt seems to make the same brew over and over again and just changes labels IMO.Golden color,small white head.Aroma of corn and grain.Tastes weak grain and cerealish with some corn and very weak hops.Hmmmm. oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
Pours a light golden yellow. Aromas of minor hops, corn, grains. Flavor is light, crisp, watery with a little hop and not much else. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2005
Light yellow with lazy bubbles in the lager glass. A thin white head. The aroma is grassy with some light flower notes. The taste is corn flakes and some grass. Not much character, but that isn’t a surprise. Nothing bad, though. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 2, 2005
In the clear 12 oz. bottle. First of all, this was NOT skunked! I’m not sure what chemical they put in a beer in a clear glass bottle to prevent it from being photosensitized, but whatever it is, it works. I just hope that the additive is not carcinogenic. Very light yellow color with a big-bubble foamy head when shaken up and sprayed on your wife. Aroma of corn is very slight, mostly no aroma. The first sip was downright pleasant for a second or two, then the grainy flavor kicks in and the beer just finishes with a metallic flavor. Almost like you’ve been licking a rusty pipe. Not as good as regular Grain Belt Premium. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
Sliks Favorite Beer....poor Bastage... Well I’ll give it this...NOT the worst light beer I’ve ever had... and Schell’s could make it alot worse...so for Minnesota swill...I’m THERE!