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Grain Belt Premium - August Schell Brewing Company

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439 Ratings
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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 18.4%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
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:
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.

(Beer added by: TastyTaste on 07-04-2003)
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3/5  rDev -8%

Nickhagin, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of flagbearer
3.85/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

flagbearer, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of kbaker91
3/5  rDev -8%

kbaker91, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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. The friendly beer!

The-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -38.7%

AlaskanYoung, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

Troville1990, Jul 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

green_plastic, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ovaltine, Jul 22, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -31%

thufflife, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

awesomo, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

RoaringNorseman, Jul 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Stillyman11, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

MNBeerGeek, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

Bodurtha, Jul 09, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -31%

KAF, Jul 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

mkf629, Jul 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -23.3%

thelargeone, Jul 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15%

jandernutz, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Mheider, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

vwbus7, Jun 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -15.6%

TX-Badger, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of mjryan
3.65/5  rDev +12%
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.

mjryan, Jun 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

Fr0stb1te, Jun 18, 2014
Grain Belt Premium from August Schell Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.