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Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company

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391 Ratings
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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of GilGarp
3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of budgood1
4.15/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours out of the clear 12 oz. bottle a clear amber colour with a thin collar of foam. head reduces quickly and leaves just the most minimal of lace. sweet grainy aroma, some buttered toast and a hint of floral hopping. the taste is more of the same...sweet with some slightly toasted graininess...a bit of corn and a hint of green apple. a touch of flowery hoppiness in the flavour with an ever so slight yet assertive bitterness on the back end. tastes very nice and really is quite different from regular GB premium but shares some of the base qualities. lagerish type body with a slick yet crisp mouthfeel. this is where is differs from premium also in that this has a bit of bite on the tongue rather than the slippery slickness GBP. great drinkability. a full flavoured lager that is tasty and quenching with some quality characteristics.

definitely recommended. good stuff.

Photo of hardy008
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Caramel color with a two finger head with decent retention. Smells is sweet and bready malts with some hops.

The taste is also sweet and bready malts with some hops. Starts mildly sweet, and there is a bit of bitter hops at the finish. Light to medium bodied, nicely carbonated, and a bit of a dry finish. Very drinkable, and very good.

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bsp77
3.33/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -64%

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Photo of herman77
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear carmel color with a little bit off off white foam head that dissipates after a minute or two. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: Sweet grains and bread. The slightest touch of toasted malt. Its got that classic Grain Belt smell to it, but with more malt.

T: Sweet breadyness and sweet grains with a slight tinge of bitter malt near the end. A little to much sweetness for my liking.

M/D: Thin and light mouthfeel, carbonated pretty well. Pretty straightforward, feels like a beer. Drink is okay, goes down easily, not sure if I would want to have multiples in a row though.

Nothing special, not bad at all though. Haven't had regular Grain Belt in awhile, so I'm not sure if I prefer this to the original.

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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