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Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | 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:
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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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Jamison85, Sep 02, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

rolltide8425, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

SlightlyGrey, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Oakenshield53
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.

Oakenshield53, Aug 29, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +16.1%

Shruber0, Aug 28, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

SF_Posse, Aug 26, 2014
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3.12/5  rDev -10.3%

AlexBassBerger, Aug 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

harty83, Aug 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

pharmerdoc, Aug 18, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +24.7%

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 (4.75) - 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 (4.34) : 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-Adjunct-Hippie, Aug 15, 2014
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2.76/5  rDev -20.7%

Knapp85, Aug 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

TGanyone, Aug 12, 2014
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2.51/5  rDev -27.9%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Wobbly, Aug 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

jzeilinger, Aug 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Hopstrutter, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

kbaker91, Aug 03, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +30.7%
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.

ANiklaus, Jul 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Ilafan, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

xhuang61, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Tyecko, Jul 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

AdmiralOzone, Jul 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -21%

jjunit, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

ovaltine, Jul 22, 2014
Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.