Northern Light Lager
Granite City Food & Brewery

Northern Light LagerNorthern Light Lager
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From:
Granite City Food & Brewery
 
United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #61
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
70
Ranked #30,391
Avg:
2.93 | pDev: 19.45%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
80
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 06, 2021
Added:
Aug 01, 2002
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  10
SCORE
70
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Northern Light LagerNorthern Light Lager
Notes: Brewed to the American standard of a classic lager, this light golden beer is our mildest offering with a creamy, smooth taste.
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Rated by Truegent2004 from Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Light crisp lageer. Very similar to Coors Light. A nice choice when you don't want something too heavy.
Apr 06, 2021
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Reviewed by EmperorBatman from Tennessee

2.42/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Tastes incredibly thin and indifferent. Very brief flavor of grain and damp hay. Only a very faint kick on the swallow before fading to nothing like water.

A poor lager with zero character.
Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by Iksnel from Illinois

May 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Mar 24, 2019
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Reviewed by atniup from Pennsylvania

3.56/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Smooth and creamy is right. This feels thick and thin at the same time somehow. It’s best feature is that this beer tastes cold. Yes, it tastes cold, which is good when you’re thirsty like I was. I could probably smash a few of these, so if that’s you’re thing, it’s us per easy to drink. Despite several issues with its profile, it’s drinkable.
Jun 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.03 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.79 by therealJAYZ from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Chambersjames94 from Illinois

2.12/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I'm really not a fan of this beer. I had tried it before and I liked it for some reason. But now that I'm drinking on it for a bit, I'm realizing it tastes like a very mass-produced corny beer. Not a fan... If I wanted the taste of buy a pack of Coors probably. You can taste and smell the adjunct which I believe is overwhelmingly corn.
Dec 10, 2016
 
Rated: 2.95 by Big_V from Maryland

Aug 03, 2016
 
Rated: 1 by Rgdail from North Carolina

Jun 19, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by Nat1975 from Indiana

May 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by torwart68 from Ohio

Mar 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by nicksamuelson from North Dakota

Nov 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by scratch69 from Missouri

Oct 04, 2015
 
Rated: 2.85 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Sep 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by Ilafan from Minnesota

Aug 07, 2015
 
Rated: 2.88 by Danielr26 from Michigan

Jul 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

2.18/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Nothing to this one. Light aroma and flavor. Metallic for some reason. Pale yellow in color. Skip it, unless you're bored with water. Better offerings are on the menu,
Apr 23, 2015
 
Rated: 2.78 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 2.98 by Berg-the-Boiler from Illinois

Jan 13, 2015
 
Rated: 2.91 by psmith161 from Indiana

Jan 01, 2015
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Reviewed by JLaw55 from Missouri

3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A pretty basic run of the mill light lager. Nothing to stand out here. Not bad though either. Just really doesn't have a flavor profile that makes it memorable.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No
Dec 28, 2014
 
Rated: 1.75 by Testosterownd from Michigan

Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by WestHam973 from Illinois

Oct 27, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by ryanflc from New Jersey

Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by FitgerFanatic from Minnesota

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by Hellpop65 from Kansas

Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Derrill from Missouri

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by LukeGude from Iowa

Aug 14, 2014
 
Rated: 2.75 by josephwa from Minnesota

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Fargrow from Michigan

Aug 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by buckfever5 from Illinois

Jul 07, 2014
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Reviewed by BeerWithMike from Nebraska

4/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampling right now on 6/26/14. (yeah, I know this is the 3rd one this evening but oh well. Sometimes go several days without doing a review or there ya go!) :) Bottle chilled own to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a tulip glass.

Pours a pretty golden honey in color with about a half-finger of a white head. Some spotty lacing is seen that sticks to the glass. The aroma is of wheat with a touch of honey. The taste is even more flavorful with more of a honey taste. Crisp and smooth actually with a slight tangy finish. No bitter aftertaste. This is a good brew.
Jun 27, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by enelson from Illinois

Jun 21, 2014
 
Rated: 2.25 by LagerLout from Iowa

Jun 17, 2014
 
Rated: 2.5 by Hohnbaum from Kansas

Jun 15, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by msquared36 from Ohio

May 11, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Miami66 from Nebraska

May 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Apr 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by FlussigkeitMut from Indiana

Apr 15, 2014
Northern Light Lager from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 70 out of 100 with 116 ratings