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:
562
Reviews:
199
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
18.9%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
88
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 199
Photo of JMN44
4.37/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BobbersDown
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A go to beer for a Minnesota native. Consider it skewed if you like, but considering the price point, it's tough to beat. Taste is light, and perhaps on the sweet side, but not in an unpleasant way. Just an easy beer to reach for if you want something that goes down smooth on either a hot day or spending some time in the ice shack. If you have a chance, try it...it may not be your favorite, and it isn't mine, but it does hit the spot.

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Photo of pdb
3.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mojohawk21
2.42/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dnodgaard
1/5  rDev -69.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of Ssippisam
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Covocali
2.13/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Easy drinking light summer beer

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Photo of Will_Edgar
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jwc215
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw yellow as seen through the glass. A fizzy white head leaves lacing.

The smell is clean. Smells like a typical adjunct lager - perhaps even a bit cleaner.

The taste is clean overall...there is a hint of blueberry for some reason. Finishes crisp and clean.

An easy-drinking, inexpensive "lawn mower" beer.

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Photo of Kark
3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
2.94/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twb0392
2.77/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jpwobbles
2.88/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Tastes like a typical adjunct lager.

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Photo of B-Stad
4.24/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My go to beer when I'm out at the bar, or really anywhere for that matter. This is my answer to a domestic boring American lager. Price point matches your Buds, Coors, & Millers. The taste blows said beers out of the water. This is one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had. I've been drinking GBP for 10 years, and it's my overall favorite beer. It's definitely sessionable, as I know all too well. If you're looking for an affordable beer that isn't too sophisticated yet actually tastes like beer, you've found your match with Grain Belt Premium.

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Photo of Rhianna
3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer is fantastic on a summer day.

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Photo of todfug
3.39/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of JALIEN
3.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mkhartnett
2.92/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.84/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Brilliantly clear straw to yellow, off-white quickly dissipating head leaves some delicate lacing.
S: grainy, no hops, a little apple, some corn sweetness, no appreciable malt aroma.
T: Tastes thin, grainy with corn-grain sweetness, no hops, and slight apple, faintly malty. Low hops make it lean to the malt, a light white bread or white flour tortilla after taste.
F: less highly carbonated than some, no carbonation bight, smooth, a little slickness on the tongue, refreshing and dull.
O: bland, low flavor, lower carbonation makes it less interesting than better standard American lagers.

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Photo of npachl
2.73/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Grain Belt Premium from August Schell Brewing Company
3.28 out of 5 based on 562 ratings.
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