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RATINGS: 288   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!


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
timpsonhammer (1) - Timpson, USA - OCT 15, 2012 does not count
Excelent cheap beer. If its hot and you want to drink a beer every hole at a municiaple golf course this is a great beer. I wouldnt order it if I was at a bar but if I’m sweating throwing golf clubs or working on mowing my yard it doesn’t get better than this beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kaser (2093) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2012
I guess for a cheap beer this isn't bad, but it was a choker. Could binge drink it on a dock but for sitting and enjoying a beer, this isn't it. Heavy and too much something ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheHOFF43 (1670) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2012
An old school classic local. The kind of beer my grandpa drank. Nothing special but every so often you grab one at the bar just to say "yeah, I got a grain belt"

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ericular (484) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 Pours a clear pale gold. Taste is sweet with plenty of corn. Goes down easy and clean, but the taste lasts long enough to notice it. Not nearly as thin and fleeting as the big name pale lagers. Safe and good.

golden, clear, lightly bitter, sweet up front, lively carbonation, light body, great light beer. Mild, clean, friendly - aftertaste is mild and short lived. Not much to it, but that’s kind of the point. 4+3+6+3+12 = 2.8 (8/25/2012)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (1292) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Can- Pours a light yellow color with a fair head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of grain, mild malt sweetness and clean. Mild taste of malt sweetness with a crisp bitterness and a clean finish. Light body, crisp and refreshing. Decent beer for the style. Goes down easy on a hot summer day and can’t beat the price.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aejervin (2) - - JUL 4, 2012 does not count
As a straight-forward lager this is much better than major American brews. Best served very cold. I did drink this beer off and on for several years, but now prefer the Nordeast version, which has a bit more character.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bright gold color with minimal head, not much of a scent or taste. Somewhat of a tin taste, goes well outside in the sun at the Renaissance Festival.

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duluthguy89 (1) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
Smells nice out of the bottle, bright golden appearance. Great light taste with just the right amount of flavor. Overall a great beer. One of my favorites

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 12, 2012
Clear bottle. Poured clear, bright golden with a sticky white head. The aroma picked up toasted grainy notes, with corn and a pinch of vegetal malt.. soft and adjuncty, but no real complaints. The flavor found wet grains and unexpected fruity notes at the core.. finished with more of the fruity stuff and sweet-ish corn. Light-bodied and crisp on the palate with rolling carbonation across the middle.. good feel to it.. this was aiight.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
edgallow (1653) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2012
12 oz bottle pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is not there. Taste is malt and really nothing premium. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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