Grain Belt Premium | August Schell Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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2/5  rDev -38.5%

Photo of TheQuietMan22
3.2/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: 16-ounce “Big Friendly” can. No freshness date.

Appearance: Straight pour into a pint glass. The color is clean and clear straw. Three fingers of thick, eggshell-colored head dissipated slowly to leave a rocky cap and trails of foam along the glass.

Smell: Cereal grain and very sweet green apples. It smells a lot like the green Jolly Rancher, and also the watermelon one mixed in.

Taste: Very sweet and fruity with a touch of light cereal grain. The green Jolly Rancher has been replaced with salon hairspray, which is a staple of lighter Schell brews.

Drinkability: It is decent enough, but the sweetness is very off-putting for a lawn mower lager. I’ll drink it regardless.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +38.5%

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.06/5  rDev -5.8%
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).

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3.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A buddy brought a 12pck of cans back with him from a recent trip to Minnesota. Beer poured a golden clear with thin white head. The smell and taste were a nice balance of malt, grain, and hop. The mouthfeel was light in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a good beer.

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3/5  rDev -7.7%

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Grain Belt Premium from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.25 out of 5 with 581 ratings