The Northern
Granite City Food & Brewery

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Style:
Lager - American
Ranked #425
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
75
Ranked #48,404
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 12.18%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
29
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Granite City Food & Brewery
 
United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
75
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AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light straw yellow with a thin white head that falls away quickly. Aroma is faint, corn and biscuits. Flavor follows the nose. Feel is light bodied. Overall just an average summer beer.

Jul 12, 2019
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Brenden from Ohio

3.2/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Looks the part: pale, gold-yellow, and completely clear with a shining brightness to it. A soft whitish head lasts as a layers for a minute or two and fades off. It doesn't reaally leave much by way of lacing.
As advertised, it's mild with a bit of sweetness and little to no bitterness. There's a slight note of leaf coming off the end, maybe grass, from a moderately sweeet beginning-middle that carries notes of light fruits and perhaps a touch of caramel.
The body is light and appropriately crisp, lively without being overcarbonated, and clean. There's not really anything lacking from the feel, and the body is right for the style. It may fade just a bit at the end of the sip.
Pale lager may not be great, but this as good an example as I've had.

Mar 22, 2016
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dhannes from Wisconsin

2.62/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A=Nice golden color, equal to most AAL's.

S=Hops, floral, citrus

T=Very watered down...not much not flavor at all.

M=Very little carbonation; smooth, and a bit slick...but no body to speak of.

O=Very bland and tasteless...hard to even call a beer...if not for a bit of aftertaste, I would have thought I was drinking water.

Sep 23, 2013
The Northern from Granite City Food & Brewery
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 29 ratings