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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 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2013
awesome beer for its category. really drinkable, not too expensive and just plain tasty. wish they sold it in milwaukee

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (1887) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Tap. Fluffy white head, clear light golden yellow. Grainy, light sweet malts, and slight herbal hop. Flavor is a touch too sweet, but mostly clean, herbal hops do come in ever so slightly. Lighter watery body that’s actually soft. Way worse pale lagers out there.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Better than the Macro Brews in terms of a cheap drinkable beer. Palate has some sweetness otherwise not to much else. Cheap and ok for price

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
(Draught) clear amber, no bubbles. Nose is peppery, Belgian. Candi sugar, tinge metallic. Taste is peppery. Sweet caramel, Belgian, held up well. Bit of alcohol holding through.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnmike (1047) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
My go to beer for a case. Best beer if you’re in this price group. Should ramp up the ABV to 5% like PBR though. $18.99/case

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christpuncher (1396) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Just a classic beer with a smooth taste. I would prefer this over a bud light or miller light any time. Slight aftertaste but other than that what you would expect for he price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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 (3124) - 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 (1759) - 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 (686) - 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)


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