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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vomit (167) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Grain Belt scores another coup for us tubby beer drinkers. Definitely would take a Blatz Light over this, but when you’re thirsty and this is all you have....that’s ALL YOU HAVE.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GrandMasterSexay (26) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2002
can you even legally call this light beer? doesn’t taste nearly enough like water...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2004 Nice light golden color,small white head that had a short life.The aroma was malty,corn and some what fruity as well.The taste was lightly malty a little corn mild hops and just cerealish.Over all a fairly nice brew that started and finished quite nicely with a high drinkability.This was a nice surprise and i would recommend this to anyone for a refreshing rendition of a light beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmoreau (2445) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (2887) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenDV138 (1368) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CanIHave4Beers (3307) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2002
For a Minnesota light beer its ok. not much flavor at all. It tastes a lot like Grainbelt Premium, just a little more watered down. I probably will never drink it again. I don’t see any reason to.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Poured into a pint glass with no freshness date on the bottle. This is definitely one of the lightest beers I have had. Like the regular version, it doesn’t have much color at all and the head isn’t to exciting. Aroma and taste are very similar. Very bland. Some corn, grain, and light grassy hops show. Mouthfeel is crisp with a light body. Higher carbonation. Ends dry. I wouldn’t recommend this one, unless you like tasteless beer or plan on having a lot (very drinkable as it is extremely light). Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-12-2008 06:28:29

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Very watered down version of the very watered down Premium original. Less grainy and corny, actually went well with a wild boar sausage...yum.


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