Friday, October 3, 2008

Drabble: Tasting: Grain Belt Premium, New Ulm, MN

Tasting: Grain Belt Premium, New Ulm, MN

Appearance: The yellow of Schweppes Ginger-Ale or generic diet grapefruit soda. Thin rim of head, no lacing.

Aroma: Skunk cabbage in main growth, with a hint of pond water.

Taste: Skunk cabbage continues through from aroma, with not-entirely-pleasant sweet and sour notes.

Mouthfeel: Somehow thinner than tapwater, and yet completely unrefreshing; carbonation is both prickly and muddy.

Finish: As little as shows up in the front, the back end of this beer leaves a lingering unpleasantness, old-cabbage DMS presenting at the last moment.

Overall impression: This is the post-modern ironic ideal of American Pale Lager.

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