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Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company

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79
okay

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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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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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

08-31-2014 21:42:25 | More by rolltide8425
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

08-29-2014 16:28:22 | More by SlightlyGrey
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Oakenshield53

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.9%

Nordeast. Named after the neighborhood I live in, so I am a little predisposed to like it. Even accounting for bias, this is a winner.

This is a workhorse, a utility infielder. This brew fits a lot of different scenarios - I really like it in a food pairing situation, 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. I know a couple guys who won't drink anything darker than lemonade who love this stuff.

08-29-2014 15:30:45 | More by Oakenshield53
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Shruber0


4.04/5  rDev +16.1%

08-28-2014 01:15:14 | More by Shruber0
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SF_Posse

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

08-26-2014 13:29:01 | More by SF_Posse
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AlexBassBerger

California

3.12/5  rDev -10.3%

08-25-2014 05:51:07 | More by AlexBassBerger
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harty83

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-24-2014 03:03:27 | More by harty83
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pharmerdoc

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-18-2014 03:47:30 | More by pharmerdoc
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The-Adjunct-Hippie

South Dakota

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
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.76/5  rDev -20.7%

08-13-2014 03:33:23 | More by Knapp85
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TGanyone

Iowa

3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-12-2014 17:01:12 | More by TGanyone
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Ajmorriso1


2.51/5  rDev -27.9%

08-12-2014 00:44:00 | More by Ajmorriso1
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cardinals22

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-11-2014 17:19:36 | More by cardinals22
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Wobbly

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-09-2014 18:39:33 | More by Wobbly
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.8%

08-06-2014 23:53:59 | More by jzeilinger
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Hopstrutter

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21%

08-06-2014 12:44:24 | More by Hopstrutter
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kbaker91

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

08-03-2014 13:57:21 | More by kbaker91
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ANiklaus

Minnesota

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
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Ilafan

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-26-2014 17:07:57 | More by Ilafan
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xhuang61

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-25-2014 21:10:12 | More by xhuang61
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-25-2014 18:37:13 | More by Tyecko
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AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-23-2014 22:42:25 | More by AdmiralOzone
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jjunit

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21%

07-23-2014 22:37:30 | More by jjunit
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ovaltine

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-21-2014 23:25:47 | More by ovaltine
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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.