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Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company

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341 Ratings
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 10
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Grain Belt Nordeast is an American Amber lager and is the newest member to the Grain Belt Family. It has a light maltiness and hop aroma with a mild bitterness. Smooth taste with an excellent drinkability.

(Beer added by: jjanega08 on 04-07-2010)
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UMNbeerhunter

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

06-30-2012 04:15:18 | More by UMNbeerhunter
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sheeley

Minnesota

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
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

12-12-2013 04:24:49 | More by SuomiHobbit
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-07-2012 03:33:06 | More by kgeijer
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beaversfan12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

09-25-2013 16:08:38 | More by beaversfan12
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-14-2014 18:18:49 | More by DaftPatrick
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Mora2000

Texas

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma doesn't have much going on other than a heavy dose of grain and sweet malt. The flavor is very similar, with grain and a little bit of fruit, which I can't really identify. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Fairly straightforward and not offensive, but something I cared too much for.

06-03-2012 03:44:27 | More by Mora2000
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

08-02-2012 21:40:23 | More by ryancl
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.34/5  rDev -4%

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Pint glass.

Appearance: Burnished amber with just a light head and not much lacing.

Smell: Light caramel malts - not much else.

Taste: Just barely sweet caramel grainy malts are the highlight, with a very, very light hop finish. Not much complexity, but appreciate the lower sweetness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, surprisingly ample smooth body for a low abv lager.

Drinkability: Maybe not much going on, but it is well constructed and easy to kick back. Better than the standard Grain Belt.

09-01-2010 18:33:06 | More by bsp77
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deebo

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +28.4%

A-Clear with amber color and tan head with a thin lace that hangs on for the duration.
S-Malty aroma with a little alcohol bite.
T-This is where Nordeast shines-Great balance if you like slightly toasted malt, a little heavy on the malt but it works well. Just a kiss of the hops.
M-Medium body. Nice.
D-This is an easy drinker-keeps you wanting more.

Overall-Amazing how much better Nordeast is vs Grain Belt's premium lager. The few times I've had this on tap it's been a little better (Cleaner taste with more robust mouthfeel) than in the bottle. A great alternative to the large scale lagers.

02-26-2011 02:22:17 | More by deebo
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-17-2012 22:15:11 | More by NilocRellim
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MattyG85

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber reddish brown with a tint of orange and lots of bubbles. Solid two and a half finger off white head with very good retention and moderate lacing.

Smell: Sweet aroma of grains and caramel malts with a bit of corn. Light hints of earthy hops lingering. Mostly malts.

Taste: Big kick of sweet caramel malts that have a toasty quality. Good amount of grains throughout with a light hint of hop bitterness in the end. Starts very sweet but balances out towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth. Creamy.

Overall: A solid and easy drinking red lager. Sweet and fairly balanced.

07-29-2011 01:07:00 | More by MattyG85
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Timmuh


4/5  rDev +14.9%

03-17-2012 01:32:28 | More by Timmuh
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.9%

07-11-2014 07:18:40 | More by German584
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Iowa

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-22-2013 15:15:56 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-04-2014 23:13:33 | More by cmwilliq
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Wisconsin

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Minnesota

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GilGarp

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Served cold in a clear glass bottle.

Lightly redish brown color with good clarity and head.

Aroma is malty sweet, a little nutty, no hops.

Flavor reminds me of New Castle with similar sweetness, caramel brown ale base with very little bitterness. Nuts and forces with a little roasty malt character.

Mouthfeel is smooth but would be better with lower carbonation, maybe on tap.

Overall a solid dark lager and a nice easy- drinking Minnesota throw-back beer.

07-20-2011 19:03:04 | More by GilGarp
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ChopperSmith

Minnesota

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%

Grabbed a 12-pack at Surdyk's today (4/7/2010), the first day this beer was released in Northeast Minneapolis only (will be everywhere else soon).

Poured from clear bottle into standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice clear deep amber color with a two-finger beige foamy head. Left some nice sticky lacing behind as it receded. Recdeded quickly to a frothy cap.

Smell: Not much to the smell but subtle sweet malts and just a faint hint of hops behind all the malt. Smells like a mild and maltier Adjunct Lager.

Taste: Better than it smells, more flavor than a Grain Belt Premium. This one hits you up front with sweet malts and just a hint of subtle bitterness, followed by a smooth finish with a faint taste of hops. Low ABV (4.7) and very little alcohol in the taste. This one is better cold and starts to taste a little medicinal as it warms, so keep it cold and drink it cold!

Mouth Feel: Crisp and a good carbonation to it. I liked it better with less carbonation out of a glass than I did when I drank it straight from the bottle.

Drinkability: A good simple American Amber beer that will appeal to the casual beer drinker and to some craft beer drinkers as well. It probably won't win many awards (other than clever targeted marketing), but it's a decent beer that is a nice homage to my little NE Minneapolis neighborhood. I know I will probably be drinking plenty more of this in the future at local watering holes.

04-07-2010 23:52:21 | More by ChopperSmith
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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
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