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Grain Belt Nordeast - August Schell Brewing Company

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321 Ratings
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.76%
Wants: 9
Gots: 20 | 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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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 5-01-10
Reviewed cold from a bottle to a glass

A - Amber color, 2 fingers of foam but dissipated rather quick. Ok lacing ring with a fair amount of carbonation present

S - Caramel and malt notes, slight hops

T - Malty with a touch of caramel sweetness, lighter bodied brew

M/D - Another enjoyable brew from New Elm. Not quite a medium bodied brew, light and very easy to drink more than one. I recommend this brew if it is still around. I brought this brew to DarkLord day and had some good reviews from others outside of Minnesota

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 03:42:50 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-25-2012 14:10:19 | More by Localdrinklax
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Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

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Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

04-22-2012 04:25:45 | More by JMBSH
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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katan

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a very clear, transparent brown color. Head formation is strong, 2-3mm, just short of bright white. Breaks down to a film. Carbonation appears light.

S - Light caramel malt note, lightly sweet. Hopping is non-existent. Malt forward.

T - Starts off lightly sweet, some caramel and nutty malt notes. Mid-stream gets bitter, but still with a malt lean. A yeast spicy note comes in towards the end, with a hair of grainy finish.

M - Light mouth feel, light body. Carbonation massages the tongue, giving the beer a stinging feel.

D - Easy drinking. ABV is very manageable. Light sweetness is present, smooth, not overwhelming. Avoiding bitter flavors will appeal to the masses.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2010 02:59:37 | More by katan
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bismarksays

Iowa

3/5  rDev -14%

02-25-2013 09:30:10 | More by bismarksays
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A= pours a nice bright amber color completely translucent with a nice two finger eggshell white head that holds some everage retention. Nice rocky looking head on it with a little sticky lacing on the side of the glass.

S= Smells pretty average. Nice malty sweetness to it. little spicy hop notes built into it but nothing really exciting. Smells a little dirty I would say. Much more dirty than the Premium. I sort of like the dirty smell to it. More phenols and complexity built in while still keeping to to be an average easy sippin everyguy beer.

T= Tastes pretty nice. Sort of like a Premium with a little but more malty sweetness to it. Definitally a little more complexity which is odd to mention for this category. Hits the tip of you tongue with a little hop bite to it. Not really exciting just enough to let you know the hops are there. The hops are earthy and spicy not the typical citrus bombs you get with a lot of west coast strands. The hops quickly give way to a Premium like characteristic to it that is then hightened by a little malty sweetness to it. The finish is super clean with no lasting flavors.

M= Crisp and clean. One of the smoothest beers I've ever had.

D= Excellent brew. I think this is just a little step up from Premium without making it too much of a craft beer lovers only beer. This is a nice step from the ordinary. Nothing crazy or special just a good easy drinking Amber Lager for a hard working guy after the job is done; exactly what Grain Belt was trying to portrait. Excellent work.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 18:51:02 | More by jjanega08
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

03-03-2012 05:53:26 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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herman77

Minnesota

3.13/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 22:52:52 | More by herman77
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Mdog

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear amber, good head.

Smell: Mild caramel, light grass.

Taste: Light breadiness, a little sweet caramel, but not too sweet.

Drinkability: Very sessionable, could have several in a sitting.

I wasn't quite sure what to expect from Nordeast, but it is an easy drinking beer that I prefer over the standard Grain Belt. GB is a little too sweet/malt liquor tasting to me, Nordeast reminds me more of Sam Adams Light. Not super flavorful, but an easy drinker and good session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 17:06:58 | More by Mdog
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +14.6%

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Minnesota

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Minnesota

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Manitoba (Canada)

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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2012 07:11:03 | More by WastingFreetime
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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.