Grain Belt Nordeast | August Schell Brewing Company

Grain Belt NordeastGrain Belt Nordeast
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Grain Belt NordeastGrain Belt Nordeast

Brewed by:
August Schell Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States

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

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampling right now on 5/16/14, but had this one in the past.Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a flute glass.

Pours a pretty dark amber with a thin off-white head that leaves a good amount of sticky lacing when sipped. Not much of a smell actually, just some malt and floral. The taste is lightly sweet upfront but isn't over done at all with a little dry finish from the malt. Just the right amount of carbonation and a very easy drinking brew. Has a clean crisp taste that is very enjoyable! Really like this one.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of Czequershuus
3.02/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

This beer pours a golden-copper color with a decent head. The aroma offers up biscuity malt and spicy/earthy hops. The flavor is fairly clean, giving toasty biscuity flavors, and a touch of sweet creaminess, with hint of something vaguely floral. The mouthfeel is fairly thick and creamy. Overall it is a nice beer for the price, but there is too much sweetness for the style to make it truly enjoyable.

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1.25/5  rDev -63.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of workingclassbrew
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can poured into a lager mug.

Beautiful dark amber, looks like last years Leinenkugel Oktoberfest., head is nice, dark cream lingers awhile. Just a nice looking beer.

Aroma, classic Grainbelt, but heavy floral, grain, sweet, very smooth on the nose.

Very easy drinkin, slick lager, sweetness is upfront with the malt. Hops if any gives you a bite, and disappears quickly. Leaves a little dryness. I like this brew. I first bought this a few years ago at a convenience store in Prescott, Wi. We took it to friends in Minnesota, they said they couldnt get it, it was selling out too fast. Taking a big quaff, and you get smooth, sweet, grain, dry all in that order. Dang this is good stuff. Right now a top 5 "go to beer". Too sweet for IPA lovers, but those still into lagers should appreciate this amber.

Left behind is a nice laced mug from top to bottom. Nice Minnesota beer!

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bullwinkle88
4.15/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Grain Belt Nordeast has been a popular seller in Minnesota and I am giving it a try here.

A- Cool amber color not unlike Negro Modelo with some pretty lacing in the bottle. Cool "Grain Belt" detailing on the glass bottle.

S- Clean smell, smells slightly astringent but nothing off putting. a tad of caramel.

T- Very clean and sweet but not too overdone. Grainy (duh) and a bit sweet with a nice aftertaste that doesnt dry out like many beers of this price point. Taste reminds me of a lighter Yuengling, which is not a bad thing.

M- Very juicy and satisfying. A nice level of carbonation.

O- Easily one of the best domestic beers of this style that I've ever had. This is not one of those craft beers so I see why people would not go nuts over something like this but at the same time I can see why it is so successful. Its a beer that can be enjoyed by all, no off putting flavors or bad aftertastes or anything like this. I've been told this is a beer that is indicative of the Schell lagers and if that is the case I will have to try some. This beer would satisfy most drinkers in my opinion but would be a real treat for someone like myself who typically drinks domestic beers like Miller or Yuengling. A terrific beer.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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