Grain Belt Premium - August Schell Brewing Company
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Reviews by AmberMan22:
3.7/5 rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This came on a recommendation from a friend. Taking a look at it, I had my doubts, but it apparently won some award way back when.
Since I didn't pour it out of the bottle, that may have precluded any possible merit or demerit for smell and appearance, much beyond color -- as the bottle is clear.
I did take a whiff at the bottle, and nothing bad came to mind. Off to a good start.
Taking a sip, I am immediately and pleasantly surprised. I must say this is without a doubt the most passable Adjunct Lager I've had. Tastes of biscuity malt, a surprisingly springy undertone of hoppy goodness, and ... blueberries.
Another great thing is this doesn't feel like drinking some watery barley soup, like many AALs. Carbonation is held in check, and mouthfeel actually has some substance to it.
Great thing about this beer is that it's frequently discounted in minnesota (12pk usually), making it not only a very respectable American Adjunct, but a wallet-friendly one too.
Serving type: bottle
04-14-2010 20:24:56 | More by AmberMan22
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3.65/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
Not going to lie, I'm a homer and this is the home town beer. Well, GBP and EPA are THE home town beers, but this is the original. It's a corny lager, not my favourite, but probably my second favourite. It's sort of sweet, which is my only complaint, but it's a nice sweetness. We like sweet here. Give me a Jucy Lucy and a Premo and some fries and I'm in fucking heaven. GBP is liquid history, a regional brand that somehow didn't get sucked into the multinational brewing conglomeration, a fucking time capsule. Your grandfather drank this beer. And so do his grand kids. I'm grateful for that and I'm proud that Pennsylvania and Minnesota somehow managed to keep the wolves at bay and retain their regional brewers (Schells in Mn's case, who keep the GB torch alight). A far from useful, but from the heart drunken review. You are welcome.
Serving type: can
06-20-2014 07:54:35 | More by mjryan
Grain Belt Premium from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.