Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company
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4.01/5 rDev +15.2%
This beer is my go-to beer, especially for the price. It is great all year round, but especially refreshing in the summertime. I love it paired with a good grillout/tailgate experience. It is not one of the best beers I have had, but is a tasty, reliable beer for your money.
08-04-2014 00:33:12 | More by sheeley
4/5 rDev +14.9%
Nordeast. Named after the neighborhood I live in, so I am a little predisposed to like it.
This is a workhorse, a utility infielder. This brew fits a lot of different scenarios - I really like it in a food pairing scenario, especially with a savory (but not actually spicy) dish like churrasco.
It's also good in a session scenario - fishing, having a couple while working in the yard, shooting the breeze on your deck.
To my taste, it's very similar to a Yuengling; smooth, some malt character up front that doesn't linger - perhaps a bit sweet on the finish.
For the price, a very solid beer and one that you can offer to more timid beer drinkers as a chance to have something with a bit of character.
08-29-2014 15:30:45 | More by Oakenshield53
4.2/5 rDev +20.7%
Appearance (4) - beautiful head that stays. Sticky lacing.
Smell (3.25) - toasted grains, barley malt, musty day-old citrus. A little bit of corn. The weak point of this brew.
Taste (4) - Flavorful and smooth. Great aftertaste. Really nice beer. Has notes of wheat, tangerine, vanilla cream, and barley. A little bit of kidney bean. Again, aftertaste and finish is great.
Mouthfeel (4) - just as it should be. A moderate bite with a smooth underbelly. Finishes dry.
Overall (4.2) - This beer is one of my favorites and absolutely without a doubt my favorite red beer. Beats Killian's Red, Flat Tire (heh heh), and even Schell's Dark. Those are three highly regarded beers around the area and Nordeast slays them all with an axe and a fire-breathing dragon. Normally I'd give the overall an average of all 4 scores, which would be roughly 3.8 or so. But I am more likely to try a new beer if it is in the "good" category or above. You need to try this beer. So I upped the rating - I gave it a "4.5". Why? Because the beer is better than "okay". It's damn good. Plus, it's readily available. Give it a try.
08-15-2014 12:11:39 | More by The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.55/5 rDev +30.7%
Poured from a bottle into a glass. Nordeast isn't the best tasting beer in the market, but for the price it is very difficult to find beers that can compare in drinkability and refreshness. It's my go to beer both in the winter and summer and will continue to be my first choice for reasonable priced beer. Look is what one expects from amber lager. Smell is a good balance of malt and wheat and a sample of honey. Mouthfeel is extremely smooth. This beer can be drank all day and should be the go to beer for any trip to Minnesota; especially on a budget.
07-30-2014 15:58:41 | More by ANiklaus
Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.