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The Northern | Granite City Food & Brewery

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Granite City Food & Brewery
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Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dhannes on 09-23-2013

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23
Avg:
2.96
pDev:
48.99%
 
 
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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.

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2.62/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Miller lite clone.

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The Northern from Granite City Food & Brewery
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