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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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bif (1563) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7184) - 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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
edgallow (2358) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2012
Pours light yellow...aroma is skunky and small hints of fruit...taste is actually pretty good. Well balanced and smooth..will do again

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnatman (10) - - MAR 9, 2012
Usually a very reasonably priced beer, and for the price, it’s probably the best you’re going to find. Slightly sweet, but over all a very watery pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Enjoyed the heck out of this brew @ Matt’s, home of the Jucy Lucy!! Blows the doors off those bland mass produced macro-brews (you know who you are)!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
@Alopex said it well, "Probably my favorite cheap american regional lager" TAP, TALL BOY CAN, BOTTLE. Good, thin bodied beer. This beer is better than the Macros but the same idea... Very light hop notes, slightly sweet, watery, a bit bready. Nothing special, but it is local and I enjoy that part the most.

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