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
Ratings:
466
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.49
pDev:
15.47%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
102
For Trade:
1
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of B_Faust
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Medium Dark Lager, SRM 12ish. Good Carbonation. Very clear, clean look. Large bubble, thin head.
S- Sulfur up front. Nice sweet maltiness. Spicy hops.
T- Sweet, toasty, malty, sulfur, dry finish. Well balanced. Clean and refreshing. Distinct.
M- Dry, Smooth, light, bubbly.
O- This is well brewed beer. Definitely a step up from the big boring American Light Lagers. Original comes to mind. Refreshing and not over-filling, easy drinking beer. I could and have kicked back several liters on a summer evening.

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Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of p-wagz
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of richkrull
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Ross_Haddow
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of mmulebarn
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of kennydawgg
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jim_carignan
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of pourmeadrink
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MJSawyer
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Burkbom23
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of Chunkysedated
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of skynyrdbyrd
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of AnalogErik
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WallE89
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of BurnMeInMyBar
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of Sludgeman
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of aswaller
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of beaversfan12
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of IchLiebeBierZu
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Ridgeback
2.99/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A - Really nice clear amber color with a nice white head. Note that the head doesn't last long but ample carbonation remains

S - A bit too bready. You do get that stale slightly sweet aroma that comes with a beer that is produced in larger quantities. No hop aroma whatsoever. This is the low point for Nordeast. It isn't pleasing to smell but it isn't completely repulsive either.

T - Very easy drinking. There is no hops bite at all so it is easy to drink down quickly. The taste is pretty non-descript but the carbonation is excellent. There is a mild maltiness and slight sweetness but nothing overpowering. A nice thirst quencher on a hot day.

F - This beer finishes clean with a slight bready after taste. It isn't unpleasant but there isn't any wow factor either

Overall - This is an excellent "have a couple beers in your neighbors garage" type beer. Showing up with a six of Nordeast shows that you aren't going to go "beer snob" on a bunch of regular guys used to drinking mass produced beer but at the same time shows that you aren't sharing any old beer with a bunch of random people.

Note - I chuckled as I poured this into a glass. This is one of those beers where it is perfectly fine to drink out of bottle (*gasp*)

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Photo of AllHailBeercules
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Grain Belt Nordeast from August Schell Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 466 ratings.
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