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Grain Belt Nordeast | August Schell Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

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.

Added by jjanega08 on 04-07-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
448
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
33.52%
 
 
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17
Gots:
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4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is my go-to beer, especially for the price. It is great all year round, but especially refreshing in the summertime. I love it paired with a good grillout/tailgate experience. It is not one of the best beers I have had, but is a tasty, reliable beer for your money.

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Photo of deebo
4.41/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Clear with amber color and tan head with a thin lace that hangs on for the duration.
S-Malty aroma with a little alcohol bite.
T-This is where Nordeast shines-Great balance if you like slightly toasted malt, a little heavy on the malt but it works well. Just a kiss of the hops.
M-Medium body. Nice.
D-This is an easy drinker-keeps you wanting more.

Overall-Amazing how much better Nordeast is vs Grain Belt's premium lager. The few times I've had this on tap it's been a little better (Cleaner taste with more robust mouthfeel) than in the bottle. A great alternative to the large scale lagers.

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Photo of AleMan66
4.03/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: very nice golden color, clear, inviting
Smell: surprisingly very little smell as far as beer goes, but a good smell
Taste: bitter, malty
Feel: heavy, just short of chewy; above average carbonation
Overall: I really like this beer, especially for the price

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4.05/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Will buy again. I forgot about Grain Belt, now I am going to try the regular Grain Belt. Innovate or die. The August Schell Brewing Company appears to be doing that since the beer has been around for 15 years.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. The aroma doesn't have much going on other than a heavy dose of grain and sweet malt. The flavor is very similar, with grain and a little bit of fruit, which I can't really identify. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Fairly straightforward and not offensive, but something I cared too much for.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of bsp77
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from tap into Pint glass.

Appearance: Burnished amber with just a light head and not much lacing.

Smell: Light caramel malts - not much else.

Taste: Just barely sweet caramel grainy malts are the highlight, with a very, very light hop finish. Not much complexity, but appreciate the lower sweetness.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, surprisingly ample smooth body for a low abv lager.

Drinkability: Maybe not much going on, but it is well constructed and easy to kick back. Better than the standard Grain Belt.

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3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of MattyG85
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Clear amber reddish brown with a tint of orange and lots of bubbles. Solid two and a half finger off white head with very good retention and moderate lacing.

Smell: Sweet aroma of grains and caramel malts with a bit of corn. Light hints of earthy hops lingering. Mostly malts.

Taste: Big kick of sweet caramel malts that have a toasty quality. Good amount of grains throughout with a light hint of hop bitterness in the end. Starts very sweet but balances out towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Very crisp and smooth. Creamy.

Overall: A solid and easy drinking red lager. Sweet and fairly balanced.

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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.
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