Grain Belt Premium - August Schell Brewing Company
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Reviews by FreshHawk:
3.05/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A - Very light and clear sunny gold color. Big, puffy, light, pillowy, bright white head. Good retention with a sticky layer of lace.
S - Very grainy and slightly sweet. A faint mineral aroma too. That's about it. Nothing really exciting.
T - Similar to the nose. Very grainy, not really heavy corn or vegetable graininess though. A subtle sweetness but not a bready sweetness I expected. Touch of apple on the finish. Not much else.
M - Light body with average carbonation. Thin, crisp, and watery. The usual.
D - Goes down easy without much aftertaste. Really just goes down easy and is refreshing but nothing special.
Notes: Grab a 16 oz can for a dollar figuring it was worth a try. It's really what I expected. Light, crisp, refreshing but mostly devoid of any complex flavor. It has it's time and place, but it's nothing special (even for the style).
Serving type: can
01-20-2012 03:53:28 | More by FreshHawk
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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 401 ratings.