Grain Belt Premium - August Schell Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev +18.1%
had one of these a few years back and still wish I could find it again. I will admit, I'm a fan of a number of AALs after all, that's what over 90% of beer drinkers probably start on. If they tell you different, they're probably lying. It bothers me, like I said in a forum, that these beer snobs rate all AALs low just because its not some overly
hopped crap. there's a ton of AALs, especially grain belt, that are (in my opinion) better than most craft beers. anyway, overall a great beer and staple of the Midwest.
08-04-2014 01:32:03 | More by flagbearer
3.68/5 rDev +12.9%
Ah, I love a good Schell beer. Grain Belt is no exception. I haven't had this one for awhile so I'll review it with a fresh mind (and palate).
Appearance - as always, in bottle. I almost never pour. Average rating at 3.0.
Smell - cracking the cap...buttered and very lightly sugared popcorn; deep sweet smelling grain husks, fresh corn, salted and sweet malts. A lot like High Life. Enough smelling, I want to dive in.
Taste - Fantastic. Nice and sweet with a bit of bite that dissolves into a musty grain flavor. Very low bitterness but it's there. A hint of sour chemical at the end that I wish wasn't there so it gets docked half a point. A very easy drinker.
Mouthfeel - Carbonated right from the get go but still smooth.
Overall - This beer is a clear winner. It's got the right flavor in the right areas and keeps it simple. This beer is like High Life but better. Grain Belt is a beer I would recommend to friends for almost any occasion. Only time I wouldn't is during a session. You'll want another.
08-03-2014 04:40:01 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
Grain Belt Premium from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 425 ratings.