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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!


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2007
From bottle. Pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is hay, grass and corn. Flavour is grainy, malty and bitter. Bitter grainy finish, not pleasant even very cold.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2005
(draft) Clear pale-straw body with white head. Aroma is mild, medium sweet. Taste is medium sweet, bread, cereal, no bitterness. Light body, easy drinking.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/21/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, 50 More Beers on the Wall

clear pale yellow, fine white head, sweet candy aroma, sweet malt flavor, light floral hops,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.2/5.0
Drinkability: 5/10
Score: *+/4

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear amber color with an averagewhite head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of short to moderate duration. Worth having once.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerandBlues2 (9596) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear light yellow with a spare fizzy white head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is averge malt (grain, cereal, meal), light hops (grass), average yeast (sweat) with notes of cooked cabbage and corn. Light bodied, thin texture, flat carbonation and a chalky finish. Short duration, light sweetness, acidity and bitterness.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
adnielsen (9013) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2011
On tap @ Sanctuary in Iowa City. Pale yellow appearance with a light whitish head. Light pale lager nose. Pretty sweet pale lager flavor. Fairly easy drinking.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Can from Krampus. Pours clear yellow. White head. Nose and taste of corn, lemon, grain and dishwasher fluid diluted in water. Not good. Light body.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dogbrick (7959) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Sample at Ed’s (No Name) Bar in Winona. The beer is a clear straw color with a thin bone white head that burns away quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Bready malt aroma with some corn notes. Light body with grainy malt, citrus and corn flavors. The finish is sweet and malty with a mild fruit aftertaste. Pretty forgettable overall.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Was in Minnesota, ran across a bottle. It wasn’t skunked but it also isn’t that great. No worse than BMC.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7124) - 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.


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