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:
571
Reviews:
202
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
19.21%
 
 
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3.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This pours a clear, light amber color with only a slight head. The aroma is mild with a fair amount of grains in the mix. Lots of flavorful grains in the taste that actually make this somewhat pleasant to drink. Reminds me of Miller Genuine Draft on steroids.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Premium is kind of become a hipstery beer here in wisconsin, because you can't find it everywhere here, mostly just Minnesota, or wisconsin city near the border. Its a better than some of the other big macro brews, but not really better than high life , old milwaukee, or PBR in my opinion. Fun novelty beer in the sense that its not everywhere.

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

For an American Adjunct Lager it is miles a head of the Bud/Coors/Miller products.
I drank it out of a bottle but appearance wise it is a pale yellow.
Smell is a cereal grain with a slight wheat tone to it.
Taste is like you would expect. Pretty much the same as a Miller High Life. Cereal grains with a sweet after taste. Nice light mouth feel. Almost a sour after taste. It's not offensive or over powering skunkiness like most cheap lagers that come in clear bottles. If you are in some small midwestern town bar and are looking to get drunk. I think this is the best you are going to find.

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Grain Belt Premium from August Schell Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 571 ratings.
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