Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ridgeback:
3.01/5 rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
A - Really nice clear amber color with a nice white head. Note that the head doesn't last long but ample carbonation remains
S - A bit too bready. You do get that stale slightly sweet aroma that comes with a beer that is produced in larger quantities. No hop aroma whatsoever. This is the low point for Nordeast. It isn't pleasing to smell but it isn't completely repulsive either.
T - Very easy drinking. There is no hops bite at all so it is easy to drink down quickly. The taste is pretty non-descript but the carbonation is excellent. There is a mild maltiness and slight sweetness but nothing overpowering. A nice thirst quencher on a hot day.
F - This beer finishes clean with a slight bready after taste. It isn't unpleasant but there isn't any wow factor either
Overall - This is an excellent "have a couple beers in your neighbors garage" type beer. Showing up with a six of Nordeast shows that you aren't going to go "beer snob" on a bunch of regular guys used to drinking mass produced beer but at the same time shows that you aren't sharing any old beer with a bunch of random people.
Note - I chuckled as I poured this into a glass. This is one of those beers where it is perfectly fine to drink out of bottle (*gasp*)
Serving type: bottle
09-19-2013 00:57:28 | More by Ridgeback
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4.59/5 rDev +31.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 15:58:41 | More by ANiklaus
Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 322 ratings.