Grain Belt Premium | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
schellsbrewery.com

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

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.

Added by TastyTaste on 07-04-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
568
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
19.21%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
92
For Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +52.4%

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Photo of MNmike2012
5/5  rDev +52.4%

True American original

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Photo of libgotti
5/5  rDev +52.4%

This is my go-to, favorite beer. Same for my grandfather and his grandfathers. Goes down smooth and easy, and tastes soo good. Beats Bud Light, Coors light, etc. for me on every level.

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5/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can I say. This is the greatest beer in the world for the price. Where else can you get a case of tasty suds for so little. I know you beer snobs will turn your noses up at this awesome Midwest treat that's been passed from father to son for over a hundred years. Clean,smooth and sweet. I love it goes great at the ball game,deer camp,or avoiding the wife. Take my recomendation and pick up a six pack of this you won't regret it. All hail to the big friendly!

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Photo of MattMorin
5/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just have to have it

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5/5  rDev +52.4%

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5/5  rDev +52.4%

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5/5  rDev +52.4%

Photo of JayJ14
4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +44.8%

Photo of CincyScot
4.74/5  rDev +44.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

With all the IPAs out there today Grain Belt is probably one of the maltiest out there...what a relief!! Unique taste. Everytime I come to MN I have to have one!

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Photo of schellsguy
4.71/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aroma has a malty sweetness with a hint of corn and very faint hop aroma. The appearance is exception for a beer of this style with a nice golden color and a nice white head that shrinks to a thin lacy top that leaves some lace on the glass. The smell is not intense but that seems true of most American Lagers. It is a pleasant aroma but not very strong. Taste is crisp and somewhat malty in the begining and the finish has an unusal sweetness to it that I find intriguing and refreshing. Mouthfeel is as it should be for this style and it is one of the most drinkable beers around. I keep a half barrel on tap in my basement bar and when people come over all they can talk about is how surprisingly good this beer is. It is the perfect beer with BBQ and pizza and lots of other good food. A great all around beer in this style category.

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4.68/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GrainBelt101
4.63/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have been a consumer of the "Premium" since the 70's when my attempt to keep the old Northeast Minneapolis Grain Belt Brewery in business failed. I am an avid collector of Grain Belt memorabia. Even though my tastes have branched out into the ale world, I still keep a case of Premium on hand. I believe that the currrent Premium is very close to the original recipe. It will always be my favorite lager. Kudos to Schell's for keeping the Premium alive for future generations to enjoy.

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Photo of baldusl
4.61/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Very good and drinkable for a straight lager. Best served ice cold on a hot day.

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4.52/5  rDev +37.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 2" sudsy white head that slowly falls with plenty of lacing left behind. Color is clear light golden with plenty of streaming carbonation.

Aroma: nice aroma of light barley, a bit of corn, some grassy hops.

Mouthfeel: light and crisp, slightly sticky, with a pleasant and refreshing finish.

Flavor: yeasty white bread, some corn sweetness, a bit of hop bite for balance.

Overall: well balanced and outstanding in the adjunct lager style. Perhaps the best I have had thus far.

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of jsisko01
4.5/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates instantly. Has nice lacing.

Smell - Malty with wheat and grains.

Taste - Very malty, semi-sweet, grains, and wheat. Has a slight bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall - This beer is delicious. Simple but delicious. I love the malts.

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4.5/5  rDev +37.2%

Photo of TonyTwins
4.41/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Grain Belt Premium from August Schell Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 568 ratings.
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