Friday, April 22, 2016

Grain Belt Premium Light

Grain Belt makes "The Friendly Beer."  Now brewed by the August Schell Brewing Company of New Ulm, Minnesota, it was originally brewed starting in 1893 by the Minneapolis Brewing Company.  In the 1960's it became Grain Belt Breweries and was sold in 1976 to G. Heileman.  In the 1980's Grain Belt was taken over by Minnesota Brewing Company who brewed it until 2002 when Schell's took over. This is the light version of Grain Belt Premium.

 This 110 calorie beer pours a very pale champagne golden and straw colored, as if sun bleached.  There is a half inch of pure white fizzy head that rapidly dissipates and leaves some very light and spotty lacing on the glass.  The aroma is light grain, some apple, lightly sweet, lightly tangy.  The taste is very light in flavor with a mild cooked grain or vegetal flavor, and a light tanginess, with a clean, slightly zesty finish.  The beer drinks light and fizzy. Not a lot of flavor here, but no bad flavors either.

The 2010 bottle:

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