RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.2/5   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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CanIHave4Beers (4208) - 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.

BVery (11241) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2014 Tap at Town Hall Lanes. Super pale yellow pour with a white head. Cleanly brewed but not a lot of character. Fine for what it is

tmoreau (4593) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Full sampler at JJ’s/La Puerta in Sister Bay, WI. for old time’s sake, and to clear my throat. Showed a clear straw hue, with white, creamy head froth, and spotty lacing. The aroma was light yeast, some stinky/dank grain, and a touch of corn. Very light bodied, lively carbonated, with a hint of hop bitterness, and a watery texture. A somewhat bland hydrator, but it is what it is.

TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Its grain belt with less flavor. Not very good overall, but its drinkable. Could hammer 10 in a night which is its own unique quality.

vomit (266) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Grain Belt scores another coup for us tubby beer drinkers. Definitely would take a Blatz Light over this, but when you’re thirsty and this is all you have....that’s ALL YOU HAVE.

DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
This beer is really pretty decent, but still nothing much to it. I like some more complexity.

wlajwl (7012) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Grainy and beery in the aroma, the appearance is almost translucent gold. The flavor is crisp and grainy. Not horrible but something to seek out again.

mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Poured into a pint glass with no freshness date on the bottle. This is definitely one of the lightest beers I have had. Like the regular version, it doesn’t have much color at all and the head isn’t to exciting. Aroma and taste are very similar. Very bland. Some corn, grain, and light grassy hops show. Mouthfeel is crisp with a light body. Higher carbonation. Ends dry. I wouldn’t recommend this one, unless you like tasteless beer or plan on having a lot (very drinkable as it is extremely light). Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-12-2008 06:28:29

scattershot (10) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Consensus is for a light beer not bad, color is pale golden, with a hint of real beer flavor on the back end, unlike most macro light brews. A little corn, a bit of grass, but drinkable on a hot summer day.

inch4foam (4) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2008 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2008 As far as lights go,Not bad.Pretty much a watered down version of the original.To me it’s worth the 55 calories to have the real thing!

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