RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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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ronaldtheriot (1936) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Grain Belt Premium Light has a thin, white head, a clear, fairly bubbly, straw appearance, and minimal lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, mild malt, and the flavor is the same, with almost no bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Premium Light finishes crisp and refreshing. RJT

jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
16oz can. From notes. Corn, grains and skunk. Pretty standard crappy pale lager. Nothing special.

GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014. Clear yellow with off-white head. Aromas of corn, wheat, bready notes. Tastes of corn, wheat, skunk. Light body and dry.

jcnielsen (3412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared at RBSG. Pours a golden color with white head. Grainy, earthy aromas and flavors. Light garbage beer.

brokensail (16449) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle @ Presidential Suite. Pale straw colored beer with a short lived white head. Lots of skunk and sulfur. Sweet corn and grain. A bit of seltzer, too. Really bland flavor other than the skunk. A sweet sulfur, corn, and grain profile. Lots of seltzer and a touch of grass and soap bitterness.

Homer321 (5076) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014 in the Presidential Suite. Moderately skunky and a very strong off-putting corn character in the nose. The flavor kind of smooths it out a bit, but still there in a detracting, unpleasant way. Not the worst, but far from the best.

Frank (4196) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This is an incredibly light beer, I wil say that much. It is pale and clear and has just a hint of crackery malt and lemon hops. I prefer my American lagers more for flavored but this isn’t bad.

cubs (10636) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle @ peteing zoo. Pours a bit hazy yellow appearance with a white head. Lemon, cotton candy, bready nose. A touch of butter in the aroma. Watery, dull grainy flavor. Little to nothing offered.

Headbanger (3999) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle (Old Notes-Brewed by Minnesota Brewing)-Pours a light golden with a small white head. Aroma of grains and sweetness. Taste of the same. This light bodied brew fits the bill for a hot summer day.

CanIHave4Beers (4187) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Crushed with Jakebra
Pours a pale straw color, perfectly clear with a very small but well retained head.

The aroma is odd, all sorts of stuff going on... floral sweetness, light fruity notes, corn, husky grain, a little tire.

The flavor reminds me a whole lot off Rhinelander Export, the weird sweetness, the odd flavors you can’t put your finger on, the corn, the inexplicably enjoyable experience all around... It’s got some yeasty doughiness, and some light hop zip.

It’s not "good" but I could’t hate on it if I wanted to.

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