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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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!


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
There is something about this lager. Sweeter and lighter than the average pale lager and strangely addictive.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Best by 11SEP13 Thanks Jace Marti! Light, light yellow with a loose fitting cap of bone white foam. Absolute clarity. Smells super light, some grain, some maize, some grass clippings and a hint of bread. Taste is also really light with some light malt, a touch of cornbread with sweetness some slight bitterness and a overture of steel. Thin, real thin with moderate carb and an off dry finish. Could slam this all day on a hot one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bacterial (1549) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2013
I’m rating the Brain Belt variant, same beer but much cooler can, celebrating the Zombie pub crawl here in the twin cities. Pours a clear light yellow with very little head. Nose is sweet malt with a hint of corn. Easy to drink. Very subtle flavor. Will be sending these as bonus extras for the next few trades.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
davey101 (691) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 29, 2013
12 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks Bennett! This one pours a crystal clear yellow with a finger of awkward white foam. Excellent lacing and retention. Smell is cereal grains, sweet corn, and some chemical smelling fruit. Not a great aroma. Taste is spot on though. Great balance between the grainy malts and sweet corn with an underlying hop fruitiness. Clean and crisp this drinks very easily with no real aftertaste of any kind. Not overly carbonated or too thin. Just a damn solid adjunct lager.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ttoadee (644) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pale yellow, no head. Grain(?) in the nose. Sweet. Middle is sweet corn. Finish is refreshing but bland.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (1425) - - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle. Typical fizzy yellow lager, on the sweet side of things. Not bad for what it is. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lemke10 (784) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2013
This pours a clear, light amber color with only a slight head. The aroma is mild with a fair amount of grains in the mix. Lots of flavorful grains in the taste that actually make this somewhat pleasant to drink. Reminds me of Miller Genuine Draft on steroids.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
wxman (1425) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a pale yellow with a full white head that mostly stays. Malt and cardboard aroma. Sweet pale malt and corn flavor along with a little smokiness. OK!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from High Life Lounge. Pours golden with almost no head. Nothing on the nose to speak of except for a slight fruitiness. This slight fruitiness continues on the tongue as much as slight fruitiness can. It could be worse.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DW78715816 (61) - Kansas, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Love this beer - rated high for its category and price, my favorite cheap American beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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