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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formerly Northern Light. This beer is lightly hopped and brewed to the American Light Ale standard. A creamy and smooth light hop beer.

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1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (12486) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Blind tasted with 5 other pale lagers. Beers were: 1. Dog Tag Legacy Lager, 2. Amber Harde, 3. Granite City The Northern, 4. Rammer Jammer Beer, 5. Amber Johannes, 6. Ale Asylum 12 oz. Curl. All raters rated them 61 345 TIED 2.

355ml bottle, brewed at minhas. Clear pale gold pour. Aroma is spicy and buttery. Flavor is sweet and papery, bit of plastic, not great.

Post tasting thoughts:
I know granite city is a poorer brewpub chain so going to minhas for a contract was a bad decision.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bytemesis (8125) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Tap. Pours crystal clear pale golden, small white head, decent lacing. Aroma is grain, hints of corn, grass. Flavors is light sweet, light bitter. Light body. Pretty clean example of a much maligned style

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Homer321 (4848) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Draft at source. Light malt nose, very clean with no off aromas. A light corn aroma. Crystal clear straw color. Small white head of tiny bubbles. Taste is crisp malt with a light body. Refreshing as a lager can be. Somewhere between a bud light and a bud heavy.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ajnepple (6313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2015
On tap at the Schaumburg location. Clear yellow appearance with a fully dissipating white head and light lacing. Bland, thin and watery with a bit of corny malt sweetness. Tastes like domestic sludge, maybe slightly better.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
freekyp (2154) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2015
Meh. Its the requisite craft beer for the non-craft beer enthusiast. Lightly grainy with a some grass and lemony notes. A bit on the dry side. Clear golden with a half finger spotty white head.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2015
On tap: The aroma is pretty minimal with just a hint of straw. Its a transparent dull yellow with a small white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. There is a thin sheet of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a very light grain/cereal sweetness. The finish has mild grass/straw. Its light bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, its a really light with nothing offensive going on. Im sure that was the goal, but hedonistically, its a little bland for my tastes.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kathouse (1858) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Im surprised by this beer since I really dont like light lagers. This beer had more body and less astringency. It was fairly balanced too. Otherwise, it mimics others in color and aroma.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
deyholla (11183) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Sampled from the tap at the St. Cloud location. Pours a clear pale yellow with s white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has notes of straw and light grain with a hint of corn. Flavor has a light butterscotch note with sweet grain and a bit of straw.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
undsioux7 (872) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2015
This one wasnt offensive but it just didnt really have any flavor. Maybe wet cracker but that was about it.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Atom (2387) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 22, 2015
On tap in Fargo, pours a clear golden/orange with a thin white head. Sweet malt grain aroma. Bland caramel malt taste. Yep...


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