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RATINGS: 313   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rosskyle (509) - - JUL 25, 2015
12oz bottle. The phrase grain piss gets thrown around a lot these days but this beer defines liquid waste coming out of your unmentionables. If you want a beer but don't need a beer this horse is for you. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Can’t the cubs twins game in Minneapolis. Can is red topped with a gold brown cross gatching. Smell if baseball, humidity, and sweat. Much drier than anticipsted. Still tastes like a nickel wrapped with corn. I do not regret the 7 50 paid for this. Like old style made with cleaner water.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GIJOE (1077) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww wow wow yeah wow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
johnnymusky (871) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2015 Bottle from work...tried many times and never rated... Corn and malt with a taste of straw ...drinkable .(#486)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Travlr (20954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Draft. Clear golden color, medium white head. Aroma of subtle white pepper. Taste is slightly sweet light straw. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Obfuscate (459) - Minneapolis, - MAR 7, 2015
Not the worst pale lager, not bad like many others, drinks easy enough if you need cheap beer this will do the trick

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tderoeck (7901) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
9/I/15 - 1Pt. can @ home - BB: XII/16/14 (2015-20) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the can!

Clear pale blond beer, small creamy white head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: corn, metallic, some hay, bit of banana. MF: soft carbon, light body, very watery. Taste: corn flakes, some citrus, sweet touch, metallic, not bitter at all. Aftertaste: bit metallic, corn flakes, watery and sweet. A poor excuse for a beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
16oz can as "Brain Belt, Zombie pub crawl", thanks Bacterial - Jeff for the extra. BB 12-25-2014. I reckon the beer gets a plus for can design originality. De couleur dorée claire, col moyen blanc. Arôme au bouquet typique de grains, cornmalt, le tout étant très monodimensionnel avec un rétro houblonné minimaliste. Palais garde le même profil de pils malt, maïs qui est correcte mais sans grande inspiration. Houblon très léger avec juste une pointe herbacée voire en cherchant plus de fruité citronné. Petite rondeur adoucie en fin de bouche avec ce fini typique métallique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mulligan1979 (3) - - JAN 2, 2015 does not count
This is a very good beer for its style. It is sweet and has a bread taste to it. It is by all means a lawn mower beer. A great stand by to have in the fridge when you are not drinking a stout or an ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (384) - Wyoming, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: pours a 2" sudsy white head that slowly falls with plenty of lacing left behind. Color is clear light golden with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma: nice aroma of light barley, a bit of corn, some grassy hops. Mouthfeel: light and crisp, slightly sticky, with a pleasant and refreshing finish. Flavor: yeasty white bread, some corn sweetness, a bit of hop bite for balance. Overall: well balanced and outstanding in the adjunct lager style. Perhaps the best I have had thus far.

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