Grain Belt Nordeast | August Schell Brewing Company

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80
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461 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
461
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
15.47%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
96
For Trade:
2
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Photo of dheldman
1/5  rDev -71.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.25/5  rDev -64.2%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.9%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

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2/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of KJV1963
2.06/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A darker, more flavorful version of their flagship brew

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2.14/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Strong wheat-based beer that's crisp and light.

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Photo of GeorgeAKeim
2.22/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pretty bland. Pretty watery. Probably a great beer if you want to drink all day and piss a lot.

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Photo of jhartley
2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a stange glass.
Dark amber colored body. 1 finger white head. Left no lacing.
Not picking up too much on the aroma, what is there isn't really enticing.
Tastes like a low abv lager, with not much of a body; very easy to drink - definitely a picnic or beach beer.
Nothing really great or good with this beer other than it's ease of drink-ability.

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2.25/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of ewurm
2.33/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a clear glass bottle. Sin #1.

Appearance- This beer appears to be a malty lager with a tan/red/brown. Upon uncapping a small head forms and remains.

Smell- Not much going on here. A hint of malt.

Taste- It tastes like it smells. It has a hint of malt. Basically like an American lager with a touch of malt. Cheap lager aftertaste. I've had beers that were less expensive with better flavor, even at $1.00 a bottle retail. It is drinkable, but not impressive.

Mouthfeel- It's a fairly smooth drink.

Overall- The quality of this beer does not match the local hype. While it is significantly better and differentiated from Grain Belt Premium, this is not much of a step up. The flavor is not present enough to call this a craft beer. It's a pseudo-craft beer. While it isn't something that need be poured down the drain, I would not recommend it to those who are looking for premium craft beer quality. Then again, it isn't sold at a craft beer price.

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2.43/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Was in town for Thanksgiving. Not being a local, I guess I don't understand the appeal with this basically crappy beer.

The beer pours an amber gold color with fairly good head retention and lacing. The nose is OK, showcasing some light honey and brown sugar. On the palate, one is quickly reminded that this is macro swill, no matter where it's made. Although the flavors replicate the nose, what there is in this case is very light and weak. Mouthfeel is light and watery, with a light, slightly sour, flavorless finish. Drinkability is OK in a macro swill kind of way, but this is really a pretty weak effort. Anyone have a lawnmower handy?

There are worse adjunct lagers out there, but regardless, this is a pretty unimpressive effort. Seeing a BA score of B for this beer gives me a much better understanding of the score Masala Mama gets on BA as well.

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2.48/5  rDev -28.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

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2.51/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of KeefD
2.52/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Great amber orange color with a trillion miniature carbonation bubbles zipping forever upward, no lacing, but surprisingly decent head retention. Ugh, this smell is awful. Smells like a dirty old penny, very metallic, with a touch of grainy notes in the background. Taste is incredibly light, barely anything going on there. There are some very soft flavors of caramel and bread, but not much, metallic, and the hops are non-existent. How dare they put the Grain Belt name on this beer?! Sorry Schell's, but this is not very good at all.

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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 461 ratings.
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