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Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company

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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 9
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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

On tap into pint glass

A dark shade of amber, head/lacing unimpressive. Smell is reminiscent of a red ale: sweet malt, apples, pine trees, and earthy grain. Taste is on the sweet side, lots of sweet malt and grain, with a slight touch of bitter almost medicinal hops. Mouthfeel is light, well carbonated, fuller feeling than regular GB.

It's OK. A lot of people love this beer, I just like it.

04-16-2012 10:34:44 | More by jimmah120
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Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

A big shout out to cpolking for sending this beer. Poured from a clear 12 oz. bottle. Has an amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, caramel. Taste is very refreshing, crisp, bready, some malts and caramel, just a touch of hops. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Acquired via trade from cpolking, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light copper color, with a short white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains light caramelized malts, lager yeast, some honey, some fruit and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out a little sweet with flavors of fruit and honey followed by some breadiness from the lager yeast and a thin malt character. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while, but there are better beers in the style.

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Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -13.8%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a completely transparent standard amber color with a foam collar and no lacing. At first the aroma was strictly metallic, but as it warmed up it changed into a grassy hopping on top of raw grain aroma. Tastes of mostly raw grains (and a bit of wheat chaff) as well, the moniker "grain belt" was definitely well-chosen. The grassy hopping rises up and settles down without a fuss in the light bodied finish that definitely refreshes like a lawnmower beer. Not bad, not great.

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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.