Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company
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Reviews by Ridgeback:
3.01/5 rDev -14%
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
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can poured into a lager mug.
Beautiful dark amber, looks like last years Leinenkugel Oktoberfest., head is nice, dark cream lingers awhile. Just a nice looking beer.
Aroma, classic Grainbelt, but heavy floral, grain, sweet, very smooth on the nose.
Very easy drinkin, slick lager, sweetness is upfront with the malt. Hops if any gives you a bite, and disappears quickly. Leaves a little dryness. I like this brew. I first bought this a few years ago at a convenience store in Prescott, Wi. We took it to friends in Minnesota, they said they couldnt get it, it was selling out too fast. Taking a big quaff, and you get smooth, sweet, grain, dry all in that order. Dang this is good stuff. Right now a top 5 "go to beer". Too sweet for IPA lovers, but those still into lagers should appreciate this amber.
Left behind is a nice laced mug from top to bottom. Nice Minnesota beer!
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 07:04:41 | More by workingclassbrew
Isle of Man
4.15/5 rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Grain Belt Nordeast has been a popular seller in Minnesota and I am giving it a try here.
A- Cool amber color not unlike Negro Modelo with some pretty lacing in the bottle. Cool "Grain Belt" detailing on the glass bottle.
S- Clean smell, smells slightly astringent but nothing off putting. a tad of caramel.
T- Very clean and sweet but not too overdone. Grainy (duh) and a bit sweet with a nice aftertaste that doesnt dry out like many beers of this price point. Taste reminds me of a lighter Yuengling, which is not a bad thing.
M- Very juicy and satisfying. A nice level of carbonation.
O- Easily one of the best domestic beers of this style that I've ever had. This is not one of those craft beers so I see why people would not go nuts over something like this but at the same time I can see why it is so successful. Its a beer that can be enjoyed by all, no off putting flavors or bad aftertastes or anything like this. I've been told this is a beer that is indicative of the Schell lagers and if that is the case I will have to try some. This beer would satisfy most drinkers in my opinion but would be a real treat for someone like myself who typically drinks domestic beers like Miller or Yuengling. A terrific beer.
Serving type: bottle
01-15-2014 01:01:07 | More by bullwinkle88
3.46/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A- Medium Dark Lager, SRM 12ish. Good Carbonation. Very clear, clean look. Large bubble, thin head.
S- Sulfur up front. Nice sweet maltiness. Spicy hops.
T- Sweet, toasty, malty, sulfur, dry finish. Well balanced. Clean and refreshing. Distinct.
M- Dry, Smooth, light, bubbly.
O- This is well brewed beer. Definitely a step up from the big boring American Light Lagers. Original comes to mind. Refreshing and not over-filling, easy drinking beer. I could and have kicked back several liters on a summer evening.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2013 02:47:05 | More by B_Faust
Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.