RateBeer
overall
8
67
style

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Local legends aren’t just born, they’re brewed. And no beer in the Midwest has a grander brewing tradition than Grain Belt. For over 100 years, Grain Belt has been the beer that fathers have passed on to sons and friends have passed amongst each other at local bars and watering holes. It is a beer with tradition that spans generations. Which is why it has become legendary–both here and across the country.

In the 1940s, around the same time Grain Belt built its famous bottle cap sign overlooking the Mississippi River in Northeast Minneapolis, they introduced a “Beer of Exceptional Quality”–Premium. With its crisp, unique flavor, Premium quickly became the flagship of the Grain Belt brand. And still is to this day.

Although the Grain Belt Premium recipe has changed hands over the years, one thing has remained the same–its legendary unique taste. And now that Premium is in the capable hands of a brewery with an even longer tradition than Grain Belt–the August Schell Brewery–may you rest assured that the flavor and heritage of Premium will live on forever.

So as a local legendary beer, we raise a glass to all the people, places and things that make the Midwest such a rich and unique place to live. Here’s to you!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn, wheat, bready notes. Tastes of corn, wheat, skunk. Light body and dry.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
jcnielsen (2001) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Pours a golden color with white head. Grainy, earthy aromas and flavors. Light garbage beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (10638) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Pale straw colored beer with a short lived white head. Lots of skunk and sulfur. Sweet corn and grain. A bit of seltzer, too. Really bland flavor other than the skunk. A sweet sulfur, corn, and grain profile. Lots of seltzer and a touch of grass and soap bitterness.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (1804) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014 in the Presidential Suite. Moderately skunky and a very strong off-putting corn character in the nose. The flavor kind of smooths it out a bit, but still there in a detracting, unpleasant way. Not the worst, but far from the best.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2758) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This is an incredibly light beer, I wil say that much. It is pale and clear and has just a hint of crackery malt and lemon hops. I prefer my American lagers more for flavored but this isn’t bad.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
TwoSipDip (8948) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ peteing zoo. Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Lemon, cotton candy, bready nose. A touch of butter in the aroma. Watery, dull grainy flavor. Little to nothing offered.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3231) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle (Old Notes-Brewed by Minnesota Brewing)-Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma of grains and sweetness. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew fits the bill for a hot summer day.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CanIHave4Beers (3166) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Crushed with Jakebra
Pours a pale straw color, perfectly clear with a very small but well retained head.

The aroma is odd, all sorts of stuff going on... floral sweetness, light fruity notes, corn, husky grain, a little tire.

The flavor reminds me a whole lot off Rhinelander Export, the weird sweetness, the odd flavors you can’t put your finger on, the corn, the inexplicably enjoyable experience all around... It’s got some yeasty doughiness, and some light hop zip.

It’s not "good" but I could’t hate on it if I wanted to.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (5969) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Tap at Town Hall Lanes. Super pale yellow pour with a white head. Cleanly brewed but not a lot of character. Fine for what it is

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmoreau (2311) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Full sampler at JJ’s/La Puerta in Sister Bay, WI. for old time’s sake, and to clear my throat. Showed a clear straw hue, with white, creamy head froth, and spotty lacing. The aroma was light yeast, some stinky/dank grain, and a touch of corn. Very light bodied, lively carbonated, with a hint of hop bitterness, and a watery texture. A somewhat bland hydrator, but it is what it is.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50