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Grain Belt Premium - August Schell Brewing Company

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488 Ratings
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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 50 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: TastyTaste on 07-04-2003

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.
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Ratings: 488 | Reviews: 182
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3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is a good cheap beer. It has a very unique taste, which some love but I admittedly don't. Still, looks great and goes down smooth. It also gets points for being brewed in my home state of MN.

Photo of GuyfromGB
4.32/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a classic beer, with rich flavor, and an unpretentious reputation originating in Northeast Minneapolis. I rate it so highly based on its simplicity, full flavor, and also quite if bit of nostalgia.

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2.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.78/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Smells fruity, kinda like bananas.

Photo of ALC82
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
2.91/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a_f7
2.75/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Mnmich7662
3.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brent_B
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jim_Benz
3.18/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is what I drank before before the craft beer explosion. Well, this and Summit Pale Ale. It's got a whole lot more flavor than Bud, which isn't saying much, and I still buy it for making beer brats--then save the leftovers for guests who don't appreciate the "good stuff." Overall? It's okay. But if I want to really enjoy a lager, I'll pick up some Brooklyn.

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3.38/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PretzelCity
3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.86/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.28/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.34/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As a Minnesotan, this is what I "grew up" with, as far as my early beer-drinking days went. It's better than your typical American lager, and is sometimes what I'll buy when I need a break from my beloved stouts and other heavier beers, especially in the summer. Is it a world-class beer? No, but it's a quality, easy-drinking beer that's a good value. It's like a friend you occasionally hook up with, but don't feel awkward or ashamed about afterwards.

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3.74/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CraigP83
4.15/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is my fallback when not drinking craft brews. It doesnt taste like water like most macrobrews, easy drinking when you plan on having more than one. I also like that it is brewed in my home state of MN.

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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

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3/5  rDev -8%

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Grain Belt Premium from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.