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RATINGS: 292   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!


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GrandMasterSexay (26) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2004 Tastes a little different now that its made in New Ulm. Not quite as good as it used to be, but still a great beer. I still have friends that don't like any other kind of beer but this one. If you're going to drink a low price beer, make it this one!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumberjack99 (14) - Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2002
This is a good solid working class beer, good malty flavor, a beer you can’t go wrong with if you’re looking for a cheap regional brew. Unfortunately it’s next to impossible to find outside of the Midwest.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2003 A nice light aroma with a slight maltyness to it.clean finish ,but prefer the golden to this.I might be crazy but this brew seems to be all i can get from the Grainbelt people now but after being mostly in love with there golden i have to change and this brew is getting better and better as i drink more.I'm not ashamed to say it but i really like this swill,which is no swill at all IMO.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
butrain (14) - USA - NOV 7, 2002
Thoroughly enjoyable; beautiful golden color. Tastes malty. Light enough to drink a lot, but heavy enough to not feel like a light beer. Nice to see it back; thanks Schell’s!

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 1, 2002
Average American Standard,clear yellow color,grainy aroma not much flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - SEP 21, 2002
A true American Premium Pilsner A hint of a real pilsner, Very little aroma, nice golden color,nice clean malt flavour, no hop finish or bite just nice clean summer drinking beer

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2002
Let’s hear it for Schell’s. By far my favorite. Great aroma, and malty taste. Nothing beats a good cold Premium after a long day baling hay, and that includes all your over-priced micro-crap.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 10, 2002
I prefer this beer over the three "premium" beers that were served at Knights of Columbus wedding reception last weekend. (Rolling Rock, Beck’s, Heineken). Had a nice sweetish maltiness that (nearly) covers up that nasty skunk-pee taste of the other macros.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5375) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2006 Rerate Still solid and smooth all around - up a notch - enjoyed from the bottle at Eagle Street Grille in downtown St. Paul. Original 2.7Not bad for the price - even though I bought cans - there was no metallic aftertaste as expected. If I lived up north - this would be my budget beer. Classic thirst quenching beer taste.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2002
This is a swill beer with a little flavor. Recipe: add 1 oz Newcastle to 1 can of Hamm’s. Overpriced($7/12pack)


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