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Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 391
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 12
Gots: 51 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: jjanega08 on 04-07-2010

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.
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3.4/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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.

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4.04/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.6/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.12/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of jhartley
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a stange glass.
Dark amber colored body. 1 finger white head. Left no lacing.
Not picking up too much on the aroma, what is there isn't really enticing.
Tastes like a low abv lager, with not much of a body; very easy to drink - definitely a picnic or beach beer.
Nothing really great or good with this beer other than it's ease of drink-ability.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%

Re-review 9/22/14.

Appearance (4) : Fluffy, billowy three finger head atop a honey-caramel body. Opacity is about 70%.

Smell (4.25) - Fresh barley, toasted grains and/or toasted bread, wheat, a little citrus spice. Overall a very toasty, baked bread smell.

Taste (4.5) - An easy drinker. No off notes, no bad flavors. Just a good, creamy amber beer. Heavy on the toasted grains, some wheat, and a hint of orange and tomato. This remains the king of ambers for me.

Mouthfeel (4) - Smooth, dry, and lightly carbonated. Ends brisk and crisp.

Overall (4.38) : If you haven't tried Nordeast, go and buy some. This is by far one of the smoothest ambers out there, and is my favorite by a nose or two. You can drink them fast and they have great flavor, time after time. It is by far in my top five for clean and easy drinking beers with exceptional flavor. It's not easy folks, but Nordeast nails it.

The quintessential amber beer.

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2.76/5  rDev -20.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.51/5  rDev -27.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.55/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | 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. 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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 391 ratings.