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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
schellsbrewery.com

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
Ranking:
#41,522
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
468
pDev:
15.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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15
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Trade:
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3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Figured I would give this one a try with all of the hype it has had the last few weeks. 12 oz. clear bottle.
The beer pours a clear amber hue with a thick white head that settles quickly. Carbonation consists of large bubbles.
Smell is a bit sweet, almost cloying with some bready malt notes, but mainly corn and sugar shine through. There are some hop aromas, but nothing enough to pick out. Taste is a bit better. Caramel and some fruity hints make up the malt backbone, while hops balance out the flavor with some mild bitterness and floral tones.
Light to medium bodied, has some lingering flavor. It's a drinkable beer, and good for a hot summer day while mowing the lawn. Not something I would drink on a daily basis, but overall decent.

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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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 468 ratings
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