Grain Belt Nordeast
August Schell Brewing Company

Grain Belt NordeastGrain Belt Nordeast
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From:
August Schell Brewing Company
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Lager
Ranked #54
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
79
Ranked #26,850
Avg:
3.46 | pDev: 15.32%
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
516
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 09, 2023
Added:
Apr 07, 2010
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  119
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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Rated: 3.15 by creedcanns from Minnesota

Nov 09, 2023
 
Rated: 4.63 by Yelnats from Indiana

Oct 23, 2023
 
Rated: 3.11 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Apr 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Brumaster77 from North Carolina

3.34/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours gold in color not much amber with a tall white head. Smells rich of corn typical of a light beer, bits of sweet grain. High carbonation and light bodied. The beer is overall smooth and crisp easy to drink.
Nov 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.61 by LunchMoney from Minnesota

Jul 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by adosen01 from Minnesota

Jul 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by MNAle from Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a ~44°F refrigerator.

Tall white head, thick and creamy looking, with excellent retention, leaving a pock-marked surface as it does recede with thick lacing. Clear golden-amber body with good carbonation visible.

Sweet caramel and malty, slightly roasted aroma.

Plenty of flavor for a budget-priced beer. Caramel and toasty. Barley malt backbone.

The initial flavor is somewhat sweet, balanced with a crispness. Some hops bittering, and a touch of hay in the middle, leading to a slightly bitter, slightly sweet finish. The aftertaste is pleasant and sweet, but with a bit of a crisp, lightly bitter character lingering in my mouth, inviting another sip. As the beer warms, it develops a tartness in the finish.

The body is on the thin side, but not at all “watery”. Feel is bitter-sweet tending toward (but not quite reaching) crisp, with moderate carbonation.

As I finish the beer, I am left with a very attractively laced glass from top to bottom.

This is quite good, for a cheap amber lager. Good flavor and enjoyable on a summer day. While it won’t be a regular in my refrigerator, I certainly would pick this out happily from an AAL-filled cooler.
Jul 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by alexvhrk from Wisconsin

May 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.55 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.68 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 28, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 29, 2021
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Reviewed by IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

2.81/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Pours golden amber in color with a tall white head. Smells rich of corn, not much else, little bit of sweet grain. Taste follows the nose, mainly corn. High carbonation, light bodied, smooth, crisp, crushable… Nice beer to session.
Jun 02, 2021
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can best before date Sept 7, 2021 into a 16oz pint glass.
L: Pours clean bronze/amber with an off-white 1" med-fluffy head. Well carbonated. Head dissipates to thin. Minimal lacing.
S: Malty and a bit earthy. Not much fragrance or aroma. Rather simple.
T: Hop snap, light caramel corn, not too sweet, a good malt wave, a hint of bread dough. Very evenly spaced and balanced flavors. Dry and tart at the finish. Soft caramel is the ghost in this machine.
F: It has a bright, snappy medium light-bodied mouth feel with a malty halo and is well carbonated with a fairly dry finish. Very refreshing and accessible flavors. It drinks quite easily for the 4.7%ABV. The price is unbeatable for the quality and drinkability of this beer. Brilliant!!
May 26, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can stamped 07/29/21 poured into mug at fridge temp, no ABV listed on can. The beer pours bright amber in color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. Good lacing. The aroma is grainy, with earthy & toasted malt notes. The taste is barely tart with toasted malt, corn and a quick, clean barely bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with average carbonation and a dry finish. Very clean. Overall, good. Very bright and refreshing red lager.
Apr 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.27 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Feb 03, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear, mix between a deep orange and light amber color. Mostly deep orange though with a rather thick white head. (4.00)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of smooth red fruit and cream sweetness. (3.75)

Flavor: Flavor follows with more red fruit, cherry, red apple, plum with a bit of pie, whip cream, and cream ale sweetness. Yet, it finishes dry which is impressive due to the lighter body. (4.00)

Feel: Body is light. Carbonation is moderate. Finishes rather dry for the red cream flavor. Leaves you wanting another sip on the palate. (4.00)

Compared to Bad Weather Windvane Red IPA 11/2/20: Pours a lighter color. More malty aromas/flavors. More red and amber too. Yet, it's lighter, dryer, and much cleaner.

Compared to Castle Cream Ale 11/2/20: Pours a slightly darker color. More dry redfruit aromas/flavors. Less sweet cream. Lighter bodied and dryer, yet more ruby red.

Overall: Great red fruit and creamy flavors while maintaining quite a dry and easy-drinking beer. This drinks like an Amber lager. This is what I would picture drinking during the cold autumn when you want to pound a beer, but don't want the volume of a sweet and darkened beer. Sort of like an Amber version of a Guinness. This one has an impressive flavor given the light body. (Final Rating: 3.94)
Nov 03, 2020
 
Rated: 2.84 by tonkabrews from Minnesota

Oct 29, 2020
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Rated by Poops from Minnesota

3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Had from a bottle three times. Somewhat flat, very light for an amber. Watered down amber might describe it well.
Oct 23, 2020
 
Rated: 3.27 by tristanrussell36 from Illinois

Jun 15, 2020
Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 516 ratings