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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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Photo of Ridgeback
2.99/5  rDev -13.6%
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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3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this on tap at the Sportsman Lodge near Baudette.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is nice amber with red highlights. There is an off-white head and lacing.

Beer has a smell of lightly toasted malts. Not a ton of aroma, but what there is, is nice.

Lightly roasted malts lead the taste. There is a hint of red apple and just a whisper of hops. Bready with crackers. No off or odd tastes. Everything hangs well together.

Decent mouth to style. It’s an easy beer to pair with food. I had three with the walleyes we caught that day.

One of those beers where the total is greater than the sum of the parts (hence the higher overall rating)

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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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