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Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company

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80
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307 Ratings
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 9
Gots: 18 | 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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1.75/5  rDev -50%

10-05-2012 19:20:03 | More by Johnhaley1989
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Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

10-02-2012 16:44:12 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jcparish88

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

09-25-2012 01:41:39 | More by jcparish88
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Jacobch


3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-24-2012 19:01:01 | More by Jacobch
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%

09-17-2012 22:15:11 | More by NilocRellim
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Amber, quite clear. Head is thin and white. Retention is mediocre.
S- Very mild, but toast, earth, a bit of caramel.
T- Not much to it. Earthy, toast, a faint bit of caramel. Pretty clean.
M- Fairly light but that's to be expected. Carbonation is overly harsh.
O- Merely mediocre. It's Grian Belt Premium plus a bit of flavor minus a bit of nostalgia.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2012 01:56:38 | More by jsprain1
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bscalt

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-04-2012 23:58:24 | More by bscalt
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Will96

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

09-01-2012 11:18:54 | More by Will96
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MikeIN

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-22-2012 03:55:50 | More by MikeIN
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MacDonaldT84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-21-2012 23:04:25 | More by MacDonaldT84
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lauran24

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

08-20-2012 20:08:14 | More by lauran24
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-18-2012 22:34:49 | More by t0rin0
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Ericular

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-15-2012 04:34:48 | More by Ericular
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Steimie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-12-2012 04:38:01 | More by Steimie
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Doyle

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-05-2012 03:16:41 | More by Doyle
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

07-21-2012 01:12:46 | More by Bighorn
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Translucent brown/caramel color.

Aroma: Almost no smell detectable. Just a tiny bit of malt. It gets marked down for this only because there is nothing to grade it on in this department. There are no bad smells either.

Taste: A little bready, a little malty. No hop presence. Basically no bitterness. However, it is real easy to swig down with no bad flavors to speak of.

Mouthfeel: Exceptional. Great carbonation level and one of the easiest drinking beers I've ever had. It could use a little more body but overall not much to complain about.

Final Thoughts: I've had this beer before and didn't really think much of it. It's one of those beers that you have on hand once in a while but doesn't deserve to be on a regular rotation in your fridge. However, for the novice beer drinker Nordeast is a good starting point if you want to get into darker beers but fear that they might be overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 00:34:37 | More by JamesMN
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brucehemann


4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-17-2012 23:08:03 | More by brucehemann
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brewcrew12


3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-15-2012 19:03:58 | More by brewcrew12
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.3%

07-13-2012 03:14:21 | More by MN_Beerticker
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TTAmod

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's impossible to get this beer around these parts. My friend Brian was in MN and picked me up a 12 pack. Thanks a lot, Brian!

A: Orange/amber clear with a pretty thick white head.

S: Slightly hoppier and maltier than a typical macro lager.

T: Taste steps it up a bit more. It has a clean malty and hoppy taste. There's a nice caramel maltiness, grass, and a nice bit of fruit. It ends pleasantly bitter.

M: Good mouthfeel. Extremely smooth and easy to drink.

O: Yum. Love this beer. Every time one of my friends to MN, I always tell them to get me some of this. It's in the same league as other macros, but the taste is far superior.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 00:09:27 | More by TTAmod
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.