Grain Belt Nordeast | August Schell Brewing Company

Grain Belt NordeastGrain Belt Nordeast
BA SCORE
31%
Liked This Beer
3.46 w/ 467 ratings
Grain Belt NordeastGrain Belt Nordeast
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:
#40,664
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
467
Liked:
145
Avg:
3.46/5
pDev:
15.61%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
103
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 467 |  Reviews: 101
Photo of KeefD
2.52/5  rDev -27.2%
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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Photo of Mikepmeier651
2.54/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Good stuff but nothing special

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Photo of drpimento
2.6/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I looked at the website description before sampling. It was served with a nice cream colored to very light tan, fine head, that slowly subsided to a ring around the top, a tiny bit of lace, some bubble streams. Color was a nice clear medium amber. Aroma was beery and a bit of malt. Flavor was mainly sweet with a little malt thrown in. Body and carbonation were ok. Finish was like flavor. Fairly shallow overall. The darker color, I think, predisposes one to think there's more malt in here than there is. Didn't really pick up on the advertised bitterness. Not planning on having more.

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Photo of Foyle
2.6/5  rDev -24.9%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 1"+ off white head that slowly falls leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Color is a clear amber with mild streaming carbonation.

Aroma: toasted barley malt dominates the aroma, other than that, it is fairly mild.

Mouthfeel: light and frothy with a somewhat dry finish.

Flavor: toasted bread crust, some corn, raisin, maybe a hint of hops in the finish.

Overall: decent but pedestrian.

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Photo of DaCheesehead
2.7/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear darkish copper with a thin eggshell head. Aroma is cereal grain, light grassy and spicy hops, toast and a hint of corn sweetness, some caramel notes come out as it warms a bit. Flavor is cereal, a little toast, more corny sweetness, hay, some spicy hops and a touch of corn sileage. Palate is thin and has a neutral, watery feel throughout with a fairly heavy carbonation. Better than I expected, honestly.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
2.71/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mistofminn
2.71/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tried this one last week while landscaping at my girlfriends parents house.

Poured into a pint glass. It looks like you would expect it to, clear and brown, only reddish when held into the sun. A soft, half finger of off white colored head sits on top with terrible retention and leaves behind no lacing. A lively carbonation keeps things moving.

The aroma is...Grain Belt? I swear, in a blind smelling test I don't know if I could tell the difference. Ok, maybe this one is slightly more malty, and slightly sweeter? I was expecting some more hops or something, but meh.

The taste is the same as Grain Belt also. I get corn and other adjuncts. Sweet and malty, just a little maltier than Grain Belt.

Mouthfeel is thin and crisp, with a high carbonation. Drinkability is probably it's best quality, as this was rather refreshing and easy drinking on a hot, spring day filled with lots of heavy lifting and manual labor.

Was expecting something a little different at first, but the more I thought about it, this is pretty much what I should have expected. Not bad, but nothing special.

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Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 31% out of 100 with 467 ratings
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