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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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!

truckie455's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2001
Not bad. Had it on tap at the brewery. Clear, nice golden color. Comparable to Rolling-Rock but less expensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmongoose (2219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2016
16oz can to pint glass. poured bright clear yellow with a white head with plenty of carbonation. aroma is corn and semi sweet malts light to medium body. pretty typical of an American lager. the flavor holds true to style no faults there. this is just your typical American lager with the ability to drink many of them if you so choose overall its decent holds to style and that’s all.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
CardsPackHawks (173) - South Elgin, Illinois, USA - JUL 29, 2016
Camping in Minnesota, so I thought I would try this and drink local. 12 pack of 16 oz cans. I figured it would be a traditional American lager and I am correct. However, I would have to say that this "Friendly Beer" is pretty good for the style. Glad I picked this up and will enjoy it around the camp fire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ozzy70 (775) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 26, 2016
Single 12 oz. bottle purchased in the Amana Colony’s. Consumed while camping in Rock Island. From the bottle. Clear yellow appearance. Aroma was sweet grain, corn. Taste was sweet, actually not to bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Andrew196 (1438) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pissy yellow, weak head. Just a sweet corn tasting beer, easy to drink in excess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6024) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Can: Clear, yellow-gold with a thick and frothy white head. Aroma is slightly fruity...barley malt.... Taste is creamy, barley malt....I’m struck by the taste and aroma, which reminds me of strawberries and cream...... Really a standout....different....but extremely tasty....an absolute pleasure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10670) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Can. Milky barley malt and straw aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Mildly sweet barley malt and mildly bitter straw flavor. Nice body. A great pale lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (3123) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Pale lager minus hops & heavy on corn. Slight bitterness in the finish. Liked it more when I was younger.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Can @ Lyndale Tap House. Gold pour with a prominent white head. Strongly sweet nose. Heavy notes of artificial apple and white bread. Sugar and honey. Very sweet flavor. Drinks a bit bigger than its modest ABV. A flabby, sugary mess that unfortunately lacks the drinkability of the best in this style. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ronaldtheriot (1783) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Grain Belt Premium Beer has a very thick, frothy, spongy, white head (somewhat like whipped cream, at the crown), a mostly clear, straw appearance, but with noticeably more white sediment chunks than what one will see with macro-lagers. Lacing is pretty heavy. Aroma is of surprisingly strong northwest hops, and the flavor is of white bread, white bread crust, mainline hop bitterness, and a touch of sweetness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Grain Belt Premium Beer finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
commonmac (1042) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle service at Aces in Duluth with commonshawn, rosskyle, and another dude. Piss yellow in color with an aromatic lean towards grains and malt. Taste has bitter elements but an odd sweetness is also present. It’s very watery and pretty forgettable but I suppose I feel slightly obligated to appreciate it based on its Mpls heritage. Tough one to get down unless you’ve consumed way too many beers at a beer festival. And even then it’s not a pleasant experience. Where is High Life when you need it?

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